The Impact Of A Patient Survey Or A Physician Reminder On The Provision Of Adolescent Preventive Health-care

Title

The Impact Of A Patient Survey Or A Physician Reminder On The Provision Of Adolescent Preventive Health-care

Creator

Jolliff A S; Gilchrist V J; Bourguet C C

Publisher

Journal of Family Practice

Date

1992
1992-12

Description

Background. The objective of this study was to determine if the use of a patient survey or a chart stamp could increase the implementation of adolescent preventive health care in a family practice center. Methods. Subjects were all patients 13 to 18 years old (date of birth 1972 to 1977), who visited the Aultman Family Practice Centers from October 1, 1989, through September 30, 1990 (N = 801 patient visits). Three different 1-month interventions (patient questionnaire, physician stamp, and both patient questionnaire and physician stamp) as well as a 1-month control period were implemented. The effect of the intervention on adolescent preventive health care was measured by review of documentation in the patient's chart. Results. Those charts that indicated that either the questionnaire or stamp had been used showed significantly more documented discussion of issues relating to mood, injury, sexuality, exposure to toxins, and lifestyle (all P < .01). These discussions most commonly took place during a visit for a physical examination. The percentage of visits with documented discussions did not vary significantly according to type of reminder, nor with any physician or patient characteristic. Conclusions. The use of a reminder, especially in the context of an office visit for a physical examination significantly increased the implementation of adolescent preventive health care in this family practice center.

Subject

Adolescence; General & Internal Medicine; health promotion; preventive medicine; reminder systems; trial

Identifier

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Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

URL Address

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Pages

655-659

Issue

6

Volume

35

Citation

Jolliff A S; Gilchrist V J; Bourguet C C, “The Impact Of A Patient Survey Or A Physician Reminder On The Provision Of Adolescent Preventive Health-care,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 8, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10362.

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