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ERIC Number: EJ1014109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-1482
Designing Standardized Patient Assessments to Measure SBIRT Skills for Residents: A Literature Review and Case Study
Wamsley, Maria A.; Julian, Katherine A.; O'Sullivan, Patricia; Satterfield, Jason M.; Satre, Derek D.; McCance-Katz, Elinore; Batki, Steven L.
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v57 n1 p46-65 Apr 2013
Objectives: Resident physicians report insufficient experience caring for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). Resident training in Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) has been recommended. We describe the development of a standardized patient (SP) assessment to measure SBIRT skills, resident perceptions of the exercise, and confidence in SBIRT skills. Methods: Fifteen Internal Medicine residents participated in the pre-curriculum SP assessment and 12 participated in the post-curriculum assessment. Results: Residents reported that SP encounters were similar to patients seen, and resident satisfaction was high. Residents felt confident screening for alcohol abuse, but less confident developing SUD treatment plans. Conclusion: An SP assessment can evaluate SBIRT skills and is well received. Residents may need additional practice to improve confidence in making SUD treatment plans. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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