Mason, R and Doherty, K and Eccleston, C and Winbolt, M and Long, M and Robinson, A, Effect of a dementia education intervention on the confidence and attitudes of general practitioners in Australia: a pretest post-test study, BMJ Open, 10, (1) Article e033218. ISSN 2044-6055 (2020) [Refereed Article]
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Design: Pretest post-test research design.
Setting: Continuing medical education in Australia.
Participants: 332 GPR and 114 GPS.
Interventions: Registrars participated in a 3-hour face-to-face workshop while supervisors participated in a 2-hour-modified version designed to assist with the education and supervision of registrars.
Main outcome measures: The General Practitioners Confidence and Attitude Scale for Dementia was used to assess overall confidence, attitude to care and engagement. A t-test for paired samples was used to identify differences from preworkshop (T1) to postworkshop (T2) for each GP group. A t-test for independent samples was undertaken to ascertain differences between each workshop group. A Cohen's d was calculated to measure the effect size of any difference between T1 and T2 scores.
Results: Significant increases in scores were recorded for Confidence in Clinical Abilities, Attitude to Care and Engagement between pretest and post-test periods. GPR exhibited the greatest increase in scores for Confidence in Clinical Abilities and Engagement.
Conclusions: Targeted educational interventions can improve attitude, increase confidence and reduce negative attitudes towards engagement of participating GPs.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||dementia, general practitioners, education, attitudes|
|Research Group:||Specialist studies in education|
|Research Field:||Education assessment and evaluation|
|Objective Group:||Other health|
|Objective Field:||Other health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Mason, R (Mr Ron Mason)|
|UTAS Author:||Doherty, K (Dr Kathleen Doherty)|
|UTAS Author:||Eccleston, C (Dr Claire Eccleston)|
|UTAS Author:||Long, M (Dr Marita Long)|
|UTAS Author:||Robinson, A (Professor Andrew Robinson)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||2|
|Deposited By:||Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre|
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