The use of trained patient instructors for teaching and assessing rheumatologic care.
The training of professionals in rheumatologic care requires review and study. To improve teaching methods, 6 patients with stable rheumatic disease were trained to evaluate and teach medical students by using themselves as models for musculoskeletal examinations. Checklists for scoring performance and content were developed. Criteria established to give evidence of the validity of the checklists and of the reliability of the patient instructors in their scoring were met or exceeded. The patient instructors are now an integral part of the Preparation for Clinical Medicine curriculum at our institution and serve as resources for evaluation and teaching in the continuing education of practicing professionals.
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Gall, E. P., Meredith, K. E., Stillman, P. L., Rutala, P. J., Gooden, M. A., Boyer, J. T., & Riggs, G. E. (1984). The use of trained patient instructors for teaching and assessing rheumatologic care. Arthritis and rheumatism, 27(5), 557–563. https://doi.org/10.1002/art.1780270512
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine