To describe current practices of chaperone use during pelvic examinations among obstetrician/gynecologists affiliated with a large tertiary care teaching hospital.
Questionnaires were distributed at department of obstetrics and gynecology grand rounds to all practicing attending physicians to obtain physician demographic data, including age, years in practice, practice type (solo or group) and whether chaperones were currently used when performing pelvic examinations at the first obstetric or gynecologic office visit.
Physicians were also asked whether they were taught to use chaperones for pelvic examinations during medical school or residency.
Of the 59 attending physicians, 100% responded to the questionnaire.
As compared to female physicians, male physicians used chaperones more at the first obstetric examination (76.9% vs. 27.8%, P<. 002), at gynecologic office visits (70.0% vs. 22.2%, P<. 002) and for breast examinations (51.2% vs. 11.1%, P<. 01).
Physicians greater than 40 years old, in practice longer than 10 years and taught as medical students or residents to use chaperones were statistically more likely to use chaperones.
No attendings, male or female, reported losing a patient to another provider or being sued or threatened with legal action because of not using a chaperone. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Obstétrique, Gynécologie, Questionnaire, Chaperon, Utilisation, Contrôle connaissance, Cavité pelvienne, Consultation privée, Evaluation, Enseignement universitaire, Sexe, Homme, Recommandation, Appareil génital femelle, Abdomen, Enseignement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Obstetrics, Gynecology, Questionnaire, Chaperone, Use, Examination, Pelvic cavity, Private consultation, Evaluation, Higher education, Sex, Human, Recommendation, Female genital system, Abdomen, Teaching
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0336456
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 16/11/1999.