Journal article

Effects of an educational intervention for general practitioners in adolescent health care principles: a randomized controlled study

LA Sanci, CMM Coffey, FCM Veit, M Carr-Gregg, GC Patton, G Bowes

Arizona Medicine | B M J PUBLISHING INC | Published : 2000

Abstract

Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention in adolescent health designed for general practitioners, in accordance with evidence-based practice in continuing medical education. Design Randomized, controlled trial with baseline testing and 7- and 13-month follow-ups. Setting The intervention was delivered in local community settings to general practitioners in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia. Participants A total of 108 self-selected general practitioners. Intervention A multifaceted educational program (2.5 hours per week for 6 weeks) in the principles of adolescent health care, followed 6 weeks later by a 2-hour session of case discussion and debriefing. Outcome..

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