Year: 2008 Source: BMC Health Services Research, v.8, article no.246, (December 2008), 13p. SIEC No: 20080901

Participants attending STORM training in Highland Region (Scotland) during March 2004-February 2005 were recruited. Some 203 individuals completed a series of questionnaires immediately pre- & post-training & there were significant improvements in attitudes & confidence of participants. Key factors in the diffusion, dissemination, & implementation process were the presence of a champion or local opinion leader who supported & directed the intervention, local adaptation of the materials, commissioning of a group of facilitators who were provided with financial & administrative support, dedicated time to provide the training, & regular peer support.