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Medical Residents' and Practicing Physicians' e-Cigarette Knowledge and Patient Screening Activities

Title: Medical Residents' and Practicing Physicians' e-Cigarette Knowledge and Patient Screening Activities: Do They Differ?.
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Name(s): Geletko, Karen W, author
Myers, Karen, author
Brownstein, Naomi, author
Jameson, Breanna, author
Lopez, Daniel, author
Sharpe, Alaine, author
Bellamy, Gail R, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Text
Date Issued: 2016-11-28
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this study was to compare medical residents and practicing physicians in primary care specialties regarding their knowledge and beliefs about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). We wanted to ascertain whether years removed from medical school had an effect on screening practices, recommendations given to patients, and the types of informational sources utilized. A statewide sample of Florida primary care medical residents (n = 61) and practicing physicians (n = 53) completed either an online or paper survey, measuring patient screening and physician recommendations, beliefs, and knowledge related to e-cigarettes. χ tests of association and linear and logistic regression models were used to assess the differences within- and between-participant groups. Practicing physicians were more likely than medical residents to believe e-cigarettes lower cancer risk in patients who use them as an alternative to cigarettes ( = .0003). Medical residents were more likely to receive information about e-cigarettes from colleagues ( = .0001). No statistically significant differences were observed related to e-cigarette knowledge or patient recommendations. Practicing primary care physicians are accepting both the benefits and costs associated with e-cigarettes, while medical residents in primary care are more reticent. Targeted education concerning the potential health risks and benefits associated with the use of e-cigarettes needs to be included in the current medical education curriculum and medical provider training to improve provider confidence in discussing issues surrounding the use of this product.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_28462285 (IID), 10.1177/2333392816678493 (DOI), PMC5266463 (PMCID), 28462285 (RID), 28462285 (EID), 10.1177_2333392816678493 (PII)
Keywords: Clinical guidelines, Electronic cigarettes, Medical education, Primary care, Smoking
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5266463.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_28462285
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Health services research and managerial epidemiology.
2333-3928
Issue: vol. 3

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Geletko, K. W., Myers, K., Brownstein, N., Jameson, B., Lopez, D., Sharpe, A., & Bellamy, G. R. (2016). Medical Residents' and Practicing Physicians' e-Cigarette Knowledge and Patient Screening Activities: Do They Differ? Health Services Research And Managerial Epidemiology. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_28462285