To assess whether patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) trained as educators can enhance the integration of clinical and basic science education among second-year medical students during their rheumatology sequence.
Twenty patients with RA and strong communication skills were extensively trained to teach students how to perform the whole-body joint examination.
Each arthritis educator taught three 2-hour small group sessions and participated in a concluding 2-hour panel discussion with the entire class.
Changes in student knowledge and attitudes were assessed in a prepost evaluation design.
There were statistically and educationally significant gains in knowledge, confidence, and attitudes related to psychosocial aspects of arthritis in each of the 2 years the program was implemented.
One-year followup data indicated substantial retention of these gains.
Patients trained in arthritis education can effectively teach fundamental musculoskeletal examination skills and encourage the development of sensitivity to the impact of chronic arthritis on the daily life of other patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Polyarthrite rhumatoïde, Etudiant, Médecin, Enseignement professionnel, Homme, Chronique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Immunopathologie, Maladie autoimmune
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rheumatoid arthritis, Student, Physician, Occupational education, Human, Chronic, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease, Immunopathology, Autoimmune disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0385746
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 10/04/1997.