Educational Measurement

Publication Title: 
Journal of Allied Health

Integrative medicine (IM) is a subset of interprofessional health care that seeks to join the knowledge and practices of various allopathic and complementary and alternative medicine disciplines in an attempt to offer cost-effective and clinically significant healthcare options for persons with acute or chronic illnesses. Although touted as a means for improving health outcomes and patient satisfaction while possibly lowering costs, further scientific evidence regarding the utility of IM approaches to health services delivery is needed.

Author(s): 
Goertz, Christine
Lyons, Stacie Salsbury
Andresen, Andrew
Hondras, Maria
Jones, Mark
Killinger, Lisa Zaynab
Long, Cynthia
Lyons, Kevin
Mulhausen, Paul
Vining, Robert
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

INTRODUCTION: Anatomy has been at the foundation of medical students' training. In recent decades, medical programs in many countries have undergone major reform in both pedagogy and content. These reforms generated intense debates, focusing mainly on the way the new programs affected medical graduates' knowledge of anatomy and their clinical capabilities. Anatomy, however, is not only core to medicine, but also to a number of allied and complementary health disciplines.

Author(s): 
Štrkalj, Goran
Schroder, Tania
Pather, Nalini
Solyali, Veli
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of an evidence-based practice (EBP) curriculum incorporated throughout a chiropractic doctoral program on EBP knowledge, attitudes, and self-assessed skills and behaviors in chiropractic students.

Author(s): 
Haas, Mitchell
Leo, Michael
Peterson, David
Lefebvre, Ron
Vavrek, Darcy
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the current scope of practice of chiropractic radiologists by identifying frequent tasks conducted as well as those conditions most often seen and those that present the greatest risk of harm to patients. METHODS: A mixed-methods approach was used. An online survey was conducted with 91 diplomates listed with the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology.

Author(s): 
Smith, Sara Dawn
Beran, Tanya N.
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To understand the degree of local medical students' clinical practice skills, evaluate teaching achievements and reveal weaknesses by analyzing the test papers and grades, so as to provide scientific advices for reform in clinical education. METHODS: Test papers of 721 copies of traditional Chinese medical qualification examination (practical skills examination) were collected from the examination district of Shanghai in 2009. The papers were analyzed by using the principle and method of teaching statistics.

Author(s): 
Zhou, Jia-Jun
Situ, Xia-Hao
Zhou, Yuan
Gu, Yao-Dong
Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases

BACKGROUND: Knee arthrocentesis is a commonly performed diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in rheumatology and orthopedic surgery. Classic teaching of arthrocentesis skills relies on hands-on practice under supervision. Video-based online teaching is an increasingly utilized educational tool in higher and clinical education. YouTube is a popular video-sharing Web site that can be accessed as a teaching source.

Author(s): 
Fischer, Jonas
Geurts, Jeroen
Valderrabano, Victor
Hügle, Thomas
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Public Health

OBJECTIVES: To guide development of a hepatitis B control program in China, we investigated village doctors' sterilization practices, injection use, vaccination levels, and knowledge and counseling skills. METHODS: The head doctor from each village health station in a rural county (n = 260) completed a self-administered questionnaire. RESULTS: Of the respondents, 94.2% reported adequate sterilization of needles; however, inadequate sterilization of syringes and acupuncture needles was common. Injections were found to be frequent and profitable.

Author(s): 
Clayton, S.
Yang, H.
Guan, J.
Lin, Z.
Wang, R.
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To understand the degree of local medical students' clinical practice skills, evaluate teaching achievements and reveal weaknesses by analyzing the test papers and grades, so as to provide scientific advices for reform in clinical education. METHODS: Test papers of 721 copies of traditional Chinese medical qualification examination (practical skills examination) were collected from the examination district of Shanghai in 2009. The papers were analyzed by using the principle and method of teaching statistics.

Author(s): 
Zhou, Jia-Jun
Situ, Xia-Hao
Zhou, Yuan
Gu, Yao-Dong

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