|Title:||The Effect of Elective Rotations on the Self-assessment Examination Results of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residents||Authors:||Lien I.-N.
|Issue Date:||2017||Publisher:||Lippincott Williams and Wilkins||Journal Volume:||96||Journal Issue:||8||Start page/Pages:||589-592||Source:||American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation||Abstract:||
Objective The aims of the study were (1) to assess whether a knowledge disparity existed between physical medicine and rehabilitation residents from community hospitals versus those from medical centers, before the introduction of short-term elective training at the end of 2008 and (2), if such disparity existed, to determine whether 1-month short-term elective training was associated with minimizing such disparity, as reflected in the self-assessment examination scores. Design Self-assessment examination scores from 2007-2016 were analyzed in each of the following three topics: (a) cardiac rehabilitation, (b) pulmonary rehabilitation, and (c) orthotics. Student's t tests were used to identify score discrepancies between both groups. Results (1) At baseline (2007-2008), trainees from community hospitals scored lower in all three topics (P < 0.05). (2) After the short-term elective training, follow-up comparisons showed no differences in either cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation for 2009-2016. Regarding orthotics, trainees from both groups showed no significant differences for 2009-2010 and 2011-2012. Interestingly, for 2013-2014 and 2015-2016, trainees from medical centers scored higher again, but only in orthotics. Conclusions (1) In 2007-2008, a knowledge disparity existed between physical medicine and rehabilitation residents from community hospitals and medical centers in Taiwan. (2) Short-term elective training was associated with minimizing such disparity from 2009-2016, especially in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Copyright ? 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
|ISSN:||0894-9115||DOI:||10.1097/PHM.0000000000000707||SDG/Keyword:||doctor patient relation; follow up; heart rehabilitation; human; human experiment; orthotics; pulmonary rehabilitation; rehabilitation medicine; resident; rotation; self evaluation; student; Student t test; Taiwan; adult; education; female; male; medical education; procedures; rehabilitation medicine; statistics and numerical data; Taiwan; Adult; Education, Medical; Educational Measurement; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Internship and Residency; Male; Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine; Self-Assessment; Taiwan
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