Lesley J Dawson

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BACKGROUND This systematic review reported on the clinimetric properties of outcome measures for use in clinical practice for adults with musculoskeletal conditions of the knee. METHODS A systematic search was performed in Medline, EMBASE, Cinahl and AMED to identify studies examining the clinimetric properties of outcome measures for adults undergoing(More)
Adolescents represent the fastest growing segment of HIV+ individuals in the United States. Therefore, high school teachers should be both knowledgeable of and comfortable with issues related to HIV/AIDS. This study examined high school teachers' AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes. One hundred forty-one high school teachers from nine central Massachusetts(More)
Irrespective of nationality, this statement underscores the importance of undergraduate education, and its associated assessments, because the best and most cost-effective way to protect the public is to ensure that only the right individuals go on the professional register in the first place. For providers of undergraduate education, this distils down into(More)
BACKGROUND A national survey was undertaken to establish a baseline of our final year students' perception of how their undergraduate oral surgery education has equipped them for key areas of general dental practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS Questionnaires were distributed to the 13 UK schools with final year students, towards the end of the academic year in(More)
BACKGROUND The assessment of clinical skills is essential to determine whether an undergraduate is competent to perform the tasks outlined in the curriculum. Such assessments in dentistry have historically not been subjected to large scale validity and reliability testing due the relatively small student numbers at each institute. The aims of this study(More)
UNLABELLED The assessment of competence in clinical skills has become more frequent in published healthcare curricula and syllabuses recently. There are agreed mechanisms for the assessment of competence in the post-graduate environment, but no consensus within the undergraduate curriculum. This paper seeks to develop an agreed generic checklist for the(More)
The technical aspects of dentistry need to be practised with insight into the spectrum of human diseases and illnesses and how these impact upon individuals and society. Application of this insight is critical to decision-making related to the planning and delivery of safe and appropriate patient-centred healthcare tailored to the needs of the individual.(More)
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