volume 61, issue 3, P384-388 1978
DOI: 10.1542/peds.61.3.384
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P. Farsad, P. Galliguez, R. Chamberlin, K. J. Roghmann

Abstract: Interviewing skills of 34 pediatric house officers were compared with those of five practicing members of the clinical faculty. Interviews with a programmed mother were videotaped to evaluate physician-patient interaction, data gathering, hypothesis formation and provision of therapy education, reassurance, support, and anticipatory guidance. In addition, eight pediatric interns (PL-Is) were assigned to a study group and five to a control group at the beginning of their outpatient department rotation. The stud…

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