ERIC Number: ED059345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Evaluation of Programmed Instruction Techniques in Medical Interviewing. Final Report, June 15, 1966 to June 15, 1968.
Adler, Leta McKinney; And Others
Since the medical interview is usually considered to be the basis of all diagnosis and treatment in medicine, this study investigated alternative ways of improving medical interview techniques. To test the hypothesis that the visual (videotape) technique would be more effective than the lecturing or audiotape technique, 12 videotaped interviews were made between a physician and various professional models who served as patients, and a postgraduate course in medical interviewing was developed. After the course, an evaluation was made of the content-learning gain and also of the attitudinal changes in training. The programed instruction in medical interviewing was found to be as effective as two alternative instructional methods in meeting its teaching goals, and the evidence suggested that it was more effective. (BC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Psychiatry.