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  1. Impact of education for physicians on patient outcomes.

    Article - En anglais


    This study was conducted to assess the impact of an interactive seminar based on self-regulation theory on 1) the treatment practices and communications and education behavior of physicians, 2) the health status and medical care utilization of their pediatric patients with asthma, and 3) the satisfaction with care of the subjects'parents.


    A total of 74 general practice pediatricians were assigned to either a program or a control group in a randomized controlled study.

    Data were collected from physicians at baseline, and 69 (93%) provided follow-up data 5 months after the program.

    Data were also collected from 637 of their patients at baseline, and in a 22-month window after the intervention, 472 (74%) of this number provided follow-up data.


    After the seminar, physicians in the program group were more likely than were control group physicians to address patients'fears about medicines, review written instructions, provide a sequence of educational messages, write down how to adjust the medicines at home when symptoms change, and report that they spent less time with their patients.

    Parents of the children treated by program physicians were significantly more likely than were control group parents to report that the physician had been reassuring, described as a goal that the child be fully active, and gave information to relieve specific worries. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Formation permanente, Comportement, Pratique professionnelle, Evaluation performance, Relation médecin malade, Autorégulation, Médecin, Asthme, Traitement, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Continuing education, Behavior, Professional practice, Performance evaluation, Physician patient relation, Self regulation, Physician, Asthma, Treatment, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0246920

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 11/09/1998.