Kristin Hendrickx

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BACKGROUND For fifth-year's undergraduates of the medical school, a project with simulated patients (Intimate Examination Associates, IEA) was implemented in 2002 at the University of Antwerp. In this project, students from the new curriculum (NC) learned uro-genital, rectal, gynaecological and breast examination in healthy, trained volunteers and received(More)
OBJECTIVES Teaching intimate physical examinations in medical schools generates practical, didactical and ethical problems. At the University of Antwerp, a unique program with intimate examination assistants (IEA) was implemented for fifth year's undergraduate students. They learn gynaecological and urological skills in healthy volunteers. Technical,(More)
1. The effect of two recombinant Bacillus thuringiensis delta-endotoxins on brush border membrane vesicles of Manduca sexta midgut was investigated using an in vitro assay system, based on ion-amino acid cotransport. 2. A CryIA(b)-toxin provoked an increase in the permeability of the vesicles. 3. A CryIB-toxin, not toxic to M. sexta larvae in vivo, had no(More)
Provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling (PITC) is recommended to reduce late HIV diagnoses, common among Sub-Saharan African migrants (SAM) residing in Europe. Primary care represents an ideal entry point for PITC. To support Flemish general practitioners (GPs), we developed a culturally sensitive PITC tool. Over a 12-week period, 65 GPs implemented(More)
CONTEXT The necessity of learning skills through "integrated skills training" at an undergraduate level has been supported by several studies. The University of Antwerp implemented undergraduate skills training in its renewed curriculum in 1998, after it was demonstrated that Flemish students did not master their medical skills as well as Dutch students who(More)
BACKGROUND Several reports suggest that low educated adolescents of ethnic minority origin are at a higher risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection (STI) than autochthonous teens. On the other hand, focus group research with young Moroccan boys revealed a positive attitude towards condom use; they claim to use a condom even more frequently than(More)
OBJECTIVE Synthesise evidence about the impact of family medicine/general practice (FM) clerkships on undergraduate medical students, teaching general/family practitioners (FPs) and/or their patients. DATA SOURCES Medline, ERIC, PsycINFO, EMBASE and Web of Knowledge searched from 21 November to 17 December 2013. Primary, empirical, quantitative or(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the possible mismatch of obstetrical skills between the training offered in Ecuadorian medical schools and the tasks required for compulsory rural service. SETTING Primary care, rural health centres in Southern Ecuador. PARTICIPANTS A total of 92 recent graduated medical doctors during their compulsory(More)
CONTEXT One goal of undergraduate assessment is to test students' (future) performance. In the area of skills testing, the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) has been of great value as a tool with which to test a number of skills in a limited time, with bias reduction and improved reliability. But can OSCEs measure undergraduate internship(More)
OBJECTIVE To construct a typology of general practitioners' (GPs) responses regarding their justification of therapeutic inertia in cardiovascular primary prevention for high-risk patients with hypertension. DESIGN Empirically grounded construction of typology. Types were defined by attributes derived from the qualitative analysis of GPs' reported reasons(More)