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Use of Geriatrics At Your Fingertips, a pocket guide, to educate physiatrists in geriatric care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15375834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a geriatric pocket guide, Geriatrics At Your Fingertips, may be a useful tool in educating physiatrists about the care of their older patients. DESIGN: Geriatrics At Your Fingertips was distributed through the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) to physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) residents and practicing physiatrists. Two questionnaires evaluated guide use. SETTING: Two academic PM&R departments and physiatrists in the United States. PARTICIPANTS: Two PM&R residency programs, members of AAPM&R's Geriatric Rehabilitation Special Interest Group (GR-SIG), and AAPM&R's membership. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Identification of clinically useful information by residents and GR-SIG members and frequency of guide use among AAPM&R membership. RESULTS: Forty-five PM&R residents and 17 GR-SIG members reported examples of useful information. Geriatrics At Your Fingertips was requested by 483 AAPM&R members. Forty-six percent returned questionnaires (N=223). Seventy percent had used the guide at least once and 49% 4 or more times. CONCLUSIONS: Geriatrics At Your Fingertips is a useful tool with which to educate PM&R residents and physiatrists about geriatric care.
Hilary Siebens; Joseph Tucker; Katie Leander
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-17     Completed Date:  2004-10-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1552-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Education, Medical, Graduate / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Geriatrics / education*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Internship and Residency / methods*
Medical Staff, Hospital / education,  psychology
Middle Aged
Needs Assessment
Physical Medicine / education*
Practice Guidelines as Topic / standards
Qualitative Research
Teaching Materials / standards*
United States
Comment In:
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Apr;86(4):846   [PMID:  15827945 ]

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