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Evaluation and comparison of a 1-month versus a 2-week community pediatrics and advocacy rotation for pediatric residents.
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PMID:  17641116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This prospective study was conducted to assess the effects of a 4-week community pediatrics and advocacy rotation with a unique project (Curriculum A), a 2-week community pediatrics rotation with advocacy training and unique project throughout residency (Curriculum B), or no curriculum exposure on residents' attitudes, perceived competence, knowledge, and behaviors. A 27-item questionnaire was used to assess attitudes, competence, and knowledge. Examination of residents' patients' use of Early Intervention services during the 5-year period after curricula introduction assessed behaviors. Seventy percent of questionnaires distributed over several years were completed by 105 of 111 eligible residents. Residents exposed to Curriculum A or B demonstrated improved competence and knowledge but no significant increase in positive attitudes toward community pediatrics and advocacy. Residents' patients' use of Early Intervention services increased 65% during the 5-year period after curriculum introduction. No significant differences in outcome measures were observed between Curriculum A and Curriculum B.
Cynthia Delago; Edward Gracely
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article     Date:  2007-07-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-23     Completed Date:  2008-01-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  821-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
CARES Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, New Jersey 08084, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Community Medicine / education*
Internship and Residency*
Pediatrics / education*
Personnel Staffing and Scheduling*

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