Title

Basic skills for working with smokers: a pilot test of an online course for medical students

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

Publication Date

2007-12

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Clinical Competence; *Curriculum; *Education, Medical; Educational Status; Health Behavior; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Models, Educational; *Online Systems; Pilot Projects; Risk-Taking; *Smoking; *Students, Medical

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Online learning can be an excellent method for presenting clinical skills to address health behaviors.

METHODS: Medical students pilot tested a skills-building course consisting of an online component and a practical application.

RESULTS: A total of 38 students were registered, 25 (66%) completed the online component, and 22 (58%) completed both course components. Students reported they were adequately trained to administer the brief 5A intervention to patients who smoke and they intended to deliver the intervention routinely.

CONCLUSIONS: Online skills-building courses can have a positive effect on students' knowledge and skills and can be used across health behaviors promote healthy lifestyles.

DOI of Published Version

10.1080/08858190701643921

Source

J Cancer Educ. 2007 Winter;22(4):254-8. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

18067439

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