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Fam Med. 2009 Feb;41(2):89-91.

Reliability and validity testing of an evidence-based medicine OSCE station.

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Department of Family Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA. tudiverf@etsu.edu

Abstract

The six competencies of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education include the lifelong learning skills of evidence-based medicine (EBM)/information mastery. We developed and tested an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) station that would measure these skills in family medicine residents. This EBM OSCE station is a 30-minute station within a regular OSCE exam. It uses an 8-point checklist and global measure and has good psychometric properties, including construct validity, interrater reliability (correlation=.96), and internal reliability (Cronbach's=.58). This tool is useful for training programs, since assessing EBM/information mastery is an important part of the evaluation of physician skills.

PMID:
19184682
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