University of Arizona College of Medicine
The Geriatrics Gerontology Knowledge and Skills Survey is a self-assessment tool designed to allow residents to rate their level of confidence regarding geriatrics and gerontology based knowledge and care skills. This self assessment tool represents 11 important domains with 61 questions using Likert-like responses. Programs can use the tool as a baseline and post measure for residents beginning their geriatric experiences. This tool is also useful for faculty development and fellow training.
To identify a resident's level of confidence in medical knowledge specific to caring for older adults. To identify a resident's level of confidence in patient care skills specific to caring for older adults. To identify the geriatrics and geronotology based knowledge and patient care skills necessary to include in a faculty development program.
The self assessment tool is useful as a baseline and post measure for residents (an fellow beginning their geriatric experience. It can be administered to clinical faculty involved in teaching in order to identify topics that are useful for a faculty development program.