Commitment to change statements can predict actual change in practice.

  title={Commitment to change statements can predict actual change in practice.},
  author={Jacqueline G Wakefield and Carol P. Herbert and Malcolm Maclure and Colin R. Dormuth and James M. Wright and Jeanne Legare and Pamela Brett-Maclean and John Premi},
  journal={The Journal of continuing education in the health professions},
  volume={23 2},
INTRODUCTION Statements of commitment to change are advocated both to promote and to assess continuing education interventions. However, most studies of commitment to change have used self-reported outcomes, and self-reports may significantly overestimate actual performance. As part of an educational randomized controlled trial, this study documented changes that family physicians committed to make in their prescribing and then used third-party data to examine actual changes. METHOD Following… CONTINUE READING
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