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ABSTRACT: Commitment to change instrument enhances program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Abstract INTRODUCTION: This study investigates the use of a commitment to change (CTC) instrument as an integral approach to continuing medical education (CME) planning, implementation, and evaluation and as a means of facilitating physician behavior change. METHODS: Descriptive statistics and grounded theory methods were employed. Data were collected from 20 consecutive CME programs. Physicians

ABSTRACT: Commitment to change statements can predict actual change in practice.

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Statements of commitment to change are advocated both to promote and to assess continuing education interventions. However, most studies of commitment to change have used self-reported outcomes, and self-reports may significantly overestimate actual performance. As part of an educational randomized controlled trial, this study documented changes that family physicians committed

ABSTRACT: Commitment to Practice Change: An Evaluator’s Perspective

Abstract A commitment to practice change (CTC) approach may be used in educational program evaluation to document practice changes, examine the educational impact relative to the instructional focus, and improve understanding of the learning-to-change continuum. The authors reviewed various components and procedures of this approach and discussed some practical aspects of

ABSTRACT: Effectiveness of commitment contracts in facilitating change in continuing medical education intervention

Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine whether physicians who committed themselves to making changes in clinical practice following a continuing medical education (CME) course were more likely to change than those not asked to make such a commitment. Physicians participating in a short course in geriatrics were randomly

ABSTRACT: Requesting a commitment to change: conditions that produce behavioral or attitudinal commitment.

Abstract There is a lack of clarity in the conceptualization of commitment underlying the commitment to change (CTC) procedure used by organizers of continuing education in the health professions. This article highlights the two distinct conceptualizations of commitment that have emerged in the literature outside health care education and practice. The

ABSTRACT: Effects of a signature on rates of change: a randomized controlled trial involving continuing education and the commitment-to-change model.

Abstract PURPOSE: Physicians frequently are asked to sign commitments to change practice, based upon their involvement in continuing medical education (CME) activities. Although use of the commitment-to-change model is increasingly widespread in CME, the effect of signing such commitments on rates of change is not well understood. METHOD: Immediately after a CME session, 110

MANUSCRIPT: The impact on medical practice of commitments to change following CME lectures: A randomized controlled trial

Abstract Background: Self-reported commitment to change (CTC) could be a potentially valuable method to address the need for continuing medical education (CME) to demonstrate clinical outcomes. Aim: This study determines: (1) are clinicians who make CTCs more likely to report changes in their medical practices and (2) do these changes persist over time? Methods: Intervention

ABSTRACT: Unanticipated learning outcomes associated with commitment to change in continuing medical education

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Educator-derived, predetermined instructional objectives are integral to the traditional instructional model and form the linkage between instructional design and postinstruction evaluation. The traditional model does not consider unanticipated learning outcomes. We explored the contribution of learner-identified desired outcomes compared with learner outcomes that were not named in the instructional design. METHOD: This

ABSTRACT: Information about barriers to planned change: a randomized controlled trial involving continuing medical education lectures and commitment to change.

Abstract PURPOSE: To determine whether practicing physicians receiving only clinical information at a traditional continuing medical education (CME) lecture (control group) and physicians receiving clinical information plus information about barriers to behavioral change (study group) would alter their clinical behaviors at the same rate. METHOD: In a randomized controlled trial, the investigators matched 13

ABSTRACT: Commitment to change statements: a way of understanding how participants use information and skills taught in an educational session.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Commitment to change has gained increasing use in assessing short course effectiveness. This study examined the changes that learners intended to make in practice following an intensive day-long course offered at multiple sites, counted changes relative to the curriculum's focus, and analyzed which changes were implemented in practice. METHODS: Participants at a