ERIC Number: ED051846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-3
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Medical Information Project; A Study of an Audiovisual Device as a Technique for Continuing Education for General Practitioners. Final Report.
Abrahamson, Stephen; And Others
The unique factor in the Medical Information Project is that working from ground zero, it undertook to design and put into operation a communication system for general medical practitioners using an individualized, programmed, audiovisual medium. The development of this system involved three general phases. Phase I, consisted of: (1) obtaining and reviewing literature pertaining to medical communication problems; (2) designing a means of sampling, drawing the sample, obtaining the physicians' participation; (3) laying out the general design for research and development; (4) developing and validating the instruments to be used to assess the physicians' cognitive and affective reactions; (5) testing and selecting the hardware to be used as the communication device; (6) developing the programming concepts; (7) developing the production process and (8) selecting the content areas and the medical consultants for the program topics. Phase II, consisted of (1) distributing the hardware to the participating physicians, (2) producing and distributing the training program on equipment utilization, (3) pre-and post-program questionnaires and interviews and (4) producing and distributing the fifteen content programs. Phase III consisted of: (1) collecting and processing raw data, (2) analyzing the data and (3) writing the final report. (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Professions Education and Manpower Training.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. School of Education.; University of Southern California, Los Angeles. School of Medicine.