Brian D Hodges

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OBJECTIVE The authors reviewed the literature on mental health education for primary care physicians and made recommendations for the design of educational programs and research. METHOD They searched the MEDLINE and PsycLIT databases from 1950 to 2000 by using a variety of key words and subjects. RESULTS More than 400 articles were identified, ranging(More)
PURPOSE There are several reasons for using global ratings in addition to checklists for scoring objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) stations. However, there has been little evidence collected regarding the validity of these scales. This study assessed the construct validity of an analytic global rating with 4 component subscales: empathy,(More)
  • B Hodges
  • CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal…
  • 1995
OBJECTIVE To examine the type and number of interactions of psychiatry residents, interns and clerks with sales representatives of pharmaceutical companies and the attitudes of physicians-in-training toward these interactions. DESIGN Survey conducted with the use of a self-report questionnaire. SETTING Seven teaching hospitals affiliated with the(More)
PURPOSE To address methodologic and statistical problems of previous studies of self-assessment by exposing participants to relevant standards, anchoring rating scales, and providing practice in the use of the assessment tool. METHOD Fifty first- and second-year family practice residents performed a ten-minute patient interview with a difficult(More)
Medical education practice is more often the result of tradition, ritual, culture, and history than of any easily expressed theoretical or conceptual framework. The authors explain the importance and nature of the role of theory in the design and conduct of graduate medical education. They outline three groups of theories relevant to graduate medical(More)
Resident duty hours restrictions have now been instituted in many countries worldwide. Such policies have resulted in a broad-based discussion in the medical literature concerning their effects on patient care, resident education, and resident well-being. To better understand the impetuses behind these changes, the authors examine not only the duty hours(More)
OBJECTIVE Given the recent finding of an association between intermediate-length polyglutamine (polyQ) expansions in ataxin 2 and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), we sought to determine whether expansions in other polyQ disease genes were associated with ALS. METHODS We assessed the polyQ lengths of ataxin 1, ataxin 3, ataxin 6, ataxin 7, TBP,(More)