Table 4

Attendance and appreciation of the ACA training programme by responding general practitioners (GPs, N = 53) and general practitioner trainees (GPTs, N = 36)¹
Steps of the ACA training programme GPs attendance GPs appreciation scores 1-52, mean (SD) GPTs attendance GPTs appreciation scores 1-52, mean (SD)
Step 1a: Videotaped interview 100% 3.8 (0.5) 92% 3.7 (0.6)
Step 1b: Oral feedback from actor 100% 3.9 (0.5) 92% 3.5 (0.8)
Step 2a: Oral presentation on ACA checklist (GPs only) 98% 3.5 (0.6) n.a.3 n.a.
Step 2b: Usefulness of content of ACA booklet (GPTs only) n.a. n.a. 94% 3.9 (0.7)
Step 3a: Written feedback on videotaped interview (GPs only) 94% 3.6 (0.5) n.a. n.a.
Step 3b: DVD of the videotaped interview (GPs only) 57% 3.7 (0.4) n.a. n.a.
Step 3c: Interactive feedback on videotaped interview (GPTs only) n.a. n.a. 81% 4.0 (0.4)
Step 4a: Studying the ACA booklet 79% 3.8 (0.4) 83% 2.9 (0.9)
Step 4b: Applying the ACA checklist in peer group discussions 55% 3.6 (0.4) 92% 3.0 (0.9)
Step 4c: Using the ACA checklist in palliative practice 68% 3.7 (0.4) 89% 3.6 (0.9)
Step 4d: Applying the ACA checklist in discussions with vocational GP trainer (GPTs only) n.a. n.a. 89% 3.2 (1.0)
Step 5: Formulation of individual learning goals (GPTs only) n.a. n.a. 83% 2.9 (1.2)
Step 6: Role-play to practise individual learning goals 87% 3.9 (0.5) 78% 3.6 (0.9)
Overall satisfaction with ACA training programme (GPTs only) n.a. n.a. 94% 3.5 (0.8)

1 Response was 85% for GPs and 67% for GPTs; 2 Scores from one (= no appreciation at all) to 5 (= maximal appreciation); 3 n.a. = not applicable.

Slort et al.

Slort et al. BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:9   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-11-9

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