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Internet-Based Dementia Resources: Physician Attitudes and Practices.
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PMID:  21769164     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Despite the potential of the internet for informing clinical practice, little is know about physicians' use of and attitudes about internet use for dementia care. We surveyed 373 physicians to inform development of on-line dementia education resources. Two thirds reported using internet-based resources in their clinical practices at least three times per week; 61% participated in on-line continuing medical education. Three fourths agreed that internet-based resources are helpful in clinical care but most expressed mixed views about quality of available information. Respondents reported limited awareness and use of dementia-specific internet resources, but expressed an interest in such information regarding screening, treatment, community resources, and patient education. National Institute on Aging-funded Alzheimer's Disease Centers are in a unique position to disseminate on-line resources for physicians on dementia diagnosis, treatment, and care. Our study suggests that such a resource would be well received and utilized by physicians.
James E Galvin; Thomas M Meuser; Linda Boise; Cathleen M Connell
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0733-4648     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606502     Medline TA:  J Appl Gerontol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  513-523     Citation Subset:  -    
Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurobiology, Alzheimer Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO.
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P50 AG005681-25S1//NIA NIH HHS; P50 AG008671-19//NIA NIH HHS; P01 AG003991-26S1//NIA NIH HHS; P30 AG008017-19//NIA NIH HHS

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