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A residents' training program for the development of smoking intervention skills
Women’s Health Research Faculty Publications
  • Judith K. Ockene, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Mark E. Quirk, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Robert J. Goldberg, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jean L. Kristeller
  • Gary Donnelly
  • Kathryn L. Kalan
  • Bruce Gould
  • Harry L. Greene
  • Richard Harrison-Atlas
  • James Pease
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Date
5-1-1988
Document Type
Article
Subjects
Attitude of Health Personnel; Family Practice; Health Promotion; Humans; *Internship and Residency; Massachusetts; *Physician's Role; *Role; Smoking
Abstract
This article describes the results of a three-hour training program that teaches residents a patient-centered counseling approach to smoking cessation, emphasizing questioning and exploring feelings, rather than providing information. Fifty internal medicine and family practice residents affiliated with a university medical center were assessed before and after training using questionnaires and videotape documenting changes in their knowledge about smoking, attitudes concerning intervention, and intervention skills. The residents showed a significant increase in knowledge and perceived themselves as having significantly more influence on their patients who smoke after completion of the training program. Counseling skills improved significantly in the use of questions and exploring feelings as judged by blind evaluation of videotapes. The results of this three-hour training program suggest that physicians in training are responsive to the teaching of specialized skills deemed important for promoting health behavior changes in their patients.
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Citation: Arch Intern Med. 1988 May;148(5):1039-45.
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Link to article in PubMed
PubMed ID
3365074
Citation Information
Judith K. Ockene, Mark E. Quirk, Robert J. Goldberg, Jean L. Kristeller, et al.. "A residents' training program for the development of smoking intervention skills" Vol. 148 Iss. 5 (1988) ISSN: 0003-9926 (Print)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_goldberg/277/