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Geriatrics Gerontology Knowledge and Skills Survey for Residents

Geriatrics Gerontology Knowledge and Skills Survey for Residents

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
M. Jane Mohler, FACN, Lynne Tomasa, FACN, Craig McClure, FACN
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
20607
Date Posted: 
10/29/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
10/29/2009
Abstract: 

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.

Educational objectives: 

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.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

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.

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Estimated time to complete: 
15 minutes
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Suggested Citation:
Dr. Craig McClure, Dr. M. Jane Mohler and Dr. Lynne Tomasa. Geriatrics Gerontology Knowledge and Skills Survey for Residents. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20607