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ERIC Number: ED003009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 68
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THE TEST OF DIAGNOSTIC SKILLS.
RIMOLDI, H.J.A.; AND OTHERS
THE METHODS USED BY PHYSICIANS IN THE SOLUTION OF CLINICAL PROBLEMS WERE STUDIED. THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED BY ANALYZING THE TYPE AND SEQUENCE OF QUESTIONS ASKED BY THE PHYSICIAN IN THE PROCESS OF UNDERSTANDING A PATIENT'S CONDITION. SEVEN TESTS WERE DESIGNED, TWO OF WHICH WERE THOROUGHLY EXPLORED. THESE TWO TESTS WERE ADMINISTERED SIMULTANEOUSLY TO GROUPS VARYING IN SIZE FROM APPROXIMATELY 5 TO 30 MEDICAL SCHOOL STUDENTS AND PHYSICIANS. THE SUBJECTS WERE INSTRUCTED TO LIST THE QUESTIONS ASKED DURING DIAGNOSIS. THE NATURE OF THE QUESTIONS WAS CLASSIFIED INTO THREE CATEGORIES--(1) CLINICAL INTERVIEW, (2) PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, AND (3) LABORATORY PROCEDURES. PERFORMANCE MEASURES OBTAINED SUGGEST THAT MEDICAL STUDENTS AT THE BEGINNING OF THEIR TRAINING VARY WIDELY IN THEIR APPROACH TO THE DIAGNOSTIC PROBLEM. DURING THEIR SENIOR YEAR OF TRAINING, INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES TEND TO BE MINIMAL. AFTER THE GRADUATED STUDENT GAINS CLINICAL EXPERIENCE, THERE APPEARS TO BE A GREATER VARIANCE IN THE NUMBER OF ITEMS SELECTED FOR A DIAGNOSIS. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Loyola Univ., Chicago, IL. Psychometric Lab.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Chicago)