ERIC Number: ED048442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Pilot Study of the Practice of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Final Report.
Athelstan, Gary T.; And Others
This study is intended to provide the methodology for a full-scale study which will develop a model of physician behavior in the practice of physical medicine, evaluate the adequacy of residency training in this field, and analyze the role of paramedical personnel in rehabilitation. Regular staff members of the Commission on Education in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation recorded the activities of eight physiatrists for 4 months. Although acquainted with medical terminology, they were not familiar with the practice of physical medicine, and they avoided all unnecessary interference, so that their influence would not bias the data. The data classification techniques developed from the observations demonstrate the feasibility and desirability of a comprehensive study. (BH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Rehabilitation Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn.
Identifiers: Physiatrists; Physical Medicine