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  1. Developing musculoskeletal education programs for physicians and the general public : Findings from a needs assessment : Patient and public health education in arthritis and musculoskeletal disorders.

    Article - En anglais


    To assess the educational needs and learning preferences of primary care physicians and the general public in receiving musculoskeletal health education.


    Prospective surveys were mailed simultaneously to 2,250 primary care physicians and 2,250 members of the general public.

    The surveys included questions about demographics, motivation for attending programs, and preferred education program formats.


    The 68 responding physicians attend continuing medical education programs mainly based on topics, speakers, and timing.

    They prefer lectures and find question and answer sessions least helpful in supporting learning.

    The 96 responding members of the general public attend programs mainly based on topics, speakers, and fees.

    The general public stated that question and answer sessions best support learning in programs.

    A large percentage of responding physicians provide health education to their patients, but a small percentage of the general public respondents stated that they receive health education from physicians.


    Responses from physicians and the general public were generally not surprising but revealed interesting contrasts between learning preferences.

    While physicians and the general public both value speakers and topics, the physicians want to increase their knowledge about disease, whereas the general public wants practical information.

    Physicians and the general public also appear to take different approaches to learning. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Formation permanente, Soin santé primaire, Education santé, Système ostéoarticulaire, Evaluation, Besoin, Malade, Politique sanitaire, Homme, Questionnaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Continuing education, Primary health care, Health education, Osteoarticular system, Evaluation, Need, Patient, Health policy, Human, Questionnaire

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

    Cote : 99-0079904

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 31/05/1999.