An adaptation of the simulated patient methodology to study preventive health advice by doctors

Y. Y. Wong, S. H. Shahabudin, A. B. Suleiman, M. Nordin

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    Abstract

    The simulated patient methodology was applied in a study to investigate the extent to which preventive and promotive advice is integrated into the clinical practices of private general practitioners, private specialists, medical officers in the outpatient department of general hospitals and government specialists. A random sample of 322 doctors were visited by the simulated patients. Twenty-eight volunteers acted as simulated patients and were trained to portray accurately the clinical problems related to the selected healthy lifestyle topic. The simulated patients were trained from protocols using standard methods. Each protocol contained a controlled and standardized stimulus in the form of either a verbal or physical cue to be presented to the study doctors. They were also trained to report accurately about the consultation, using a prepared checklist.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)111-114
    Number of pages4
    JournalMedical Teacher
    Volume18
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996

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    general practitioner
    random sample
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    Health
    methodology
    health
    Private Practice
    Checklist
    General Hospitals
    General Practitioners
    Cues
    Volunteers
    Outpatients
    Referral and Consultation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nursing(all)
    • Education
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Wong, Y. Y., Shahabudin, S. H., Suleiman, A. B., & Nordin, M. (1996). An adaptation of the simulated patient methodology to study preventive health advice by doctors. Medical Teacher, 18(2), 111-114.

    An adaptation of the simulated patient methodology to study preventive health advice by doctors. / Wong, Y. Y.; Shahabudin, S. H.; Suleiman, A. B.; Nordin, M.

    In: Medical Teacher, Vol. 18, No. 2, 06.1996, p. 111-114.

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    Wong, YY, Shahabudin, SH, Suleiman, AB & Nordin, M 1996, 'An adaptation of the simulated patient methodology to study preventive health advice by doctors', Medical Teacher, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 111-114.
    Wong YY, Shahabudin SH, Suleiman AB, Nordin M. An adaptation of the simulated patient methodology to study preventive health advice by doctors. Medical Teacher. 1996 Jun;18(2):111-114.
    Wong, Y. Y. ; Shahabudin, S. H. ; Suleiman, A. B. ; Nordin, M. / An adaptation of the simulated patient methodology to study preventive health advice by doctors. In: Medical Teacher. 1996 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 111-114.
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