Journal article

Evaluation of the effectiveness of an educational intervention for general practitioners in adolescent health care: randomised controlled trial

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

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL | BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP | 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: Randomised controlled trial with baseline testing and follow up at seven and 13 months. SETTING: Local communities in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 108 self selected general practitioners. INTERVENTION: A multifaceted educational programme for 2.5 hours a week over six weeks on the principles of adolescent health care followed six weeks later by a two hour session of case discussion and debriefing. OUTCOME MEASURES: Objective ratings of consultations with standardi..

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