To describe the pediatric interview as it is conducted in different practice settings and with children ranging in age from infancy to adolescence, and to identify pediatric history-taking strategies that varied across age groups.
A self-administered survey was designed and mailed to a group of pediatricians in the Chicago metropolitan area to assess commonly used strategies in the pediatric interview across varied patient ages and settings.
The pediatricians sampled varied by geographic location as well as by practice setting.
Results of the survey indicated that pediatricians use common strategies for establishing rapport, calming the disruptive child, and obtaining information from the child within particular age groups, but vary these strategies as the child matures.
The findings substantiate the influence of the developmental stage of the child on interview strategies used by pediatricians.
Implications pertaining to development of a standardized teaching curriculum for the pediatric interview are also discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Entretien clinique, Pédiatrie, Consultation, Pratique professionnelle, Etude comparative, Age, Malade, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adulte, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Clinical interview, Pediatrics, Consultation, Professional practice, Comparative study, Age, Patient, United States, North America, America, Adult, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0153102
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 16/11/1999.