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ABSTRACT: Evaluation of GPs diagnostic knowledge and treatment practice in detection and treatment of early schizophrenia: a French postal survey in Brittany.

Abstract AIMS: Evaluating French general practitioners (GPs) diagnostic knowledge and practice in the detection and treatment of early schizophrenia as well as needs and preferences with specialist services. METHODS: A postal survey comprising 27 questions was conducted among 2,039 GPs from three counties of Western France. Composite scores were calculated to determine a level

ABSTRACT: Barriers to Improving Primary Care of Depression

Using clinical trials, researchers have demonstrated effective methods for treating depression in primary care, but improvements based on these trials are not being implemented. This might be because these improvements require more systematic organizational changes than can be made by individual physicians. We interviewed 82 physicians and administrative leaders of

ABSTRACT: Connecting to the Future: Telepsychiatry in Postgraduate Medical Education.

Abstract Abstract Objective: This study characterized and examined factors influencing psychiatry residents' and fellows' interest, exposure, and future plans to use telepsychiatry. Subjects and Methods: A 17-item electronic survey was distributed to 485 psychiatry residency and fellowship programs in the United States. Each program director or administrator was asked to voluntarily

MANUSCRIPT: Clinician uptake of obesity-related drug information: A qualitative assessment using continuing medical education activities.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Medications necessary for disease management can simultaneously contribute to weight gain, especially in children. Patients with preexisting obesity are more susceptible to medication-related weight gain.How equipped are primary care practitioners at identifying and potentially reducing medication-related weight gain? To inform this question germane to public health we sought to identify

ABSTRACT: Evaluation of an experiential curriculum for addiction education among medical students

Abstract OBJECTIVES: Undergraduate medical education about addictive disease can take many forms, but it is unclear which educational methods are most effective at shaping medical students into physicians who are interested in and competent at addressing addiction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Betty Ford Institute's

ABSTRACT: Unintended consequences: abortion training in the years after Roe v Wade

Abstract The US Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v Wade decision had clear implications for American women's reproductive rights and physician ability to carry out patient choices. Its effect on physician abortion training was less apparent. In an effort to increase patient access to abortions after Roe, provision shifted from hospitals to

ABSTRACT: Comprehensive assessment of chronic pain management in primary care: a first phase of a quality improvement initiative at a multisite Community Health Center

Abstract BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to conduct a comprehensive formative assessment of chronic pain management in a large, multisite community health centre and use the results to design a quality improvement initiative based on an evidence-based practice model developed by the Veterans Health Administration. Improving quality and safety by

ABSTRACT: Clinicians’ Attitudes and Beliefs About Opioids Survey (CAOS): Instrument Development and Results of a National Physician Survey

Abstract Beliefs surrounding the use of opioids for chronic noncancer pain have vacillated over time. Concerns regarding long-term efficacy and adverse effects of opioids, along with increases in opioid prescribing, have contributed to many political, regulatory, and clinical responses. The present study was designed to 1) develop a reliable and valid

ABSTRACT: Attitudes and Compliance with Research Requirements in Ob/Gyn Residencies

Abstract Background/Aims: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that all Ob/Gyn residents accomplish scholarly activity. We hypothesize resident productivity is poor. Methods: This was a web-based two-survey study using SurveyMonkey®. Surveys queried both program directors and residents regarding their adherence to ACGME guidelines. All 233 accredited Ob/Gyn programs

ABSTRACT: Summit on medical school education in sexual health: report of an expert consultation.

Abstract INTRODUCTION.: Medical education in sexual health in the United States and Canada is lacking. Medical students and practicing physicians report being underprepared to adequately address their patients' sexual health needs. Recent studies have shown little instruction on sexual health in medical schools and little consensus around the type of material