Forest Students and Faculty Member Publish Research Summary
Stacy Ogbeide, David Bauman, Bridget Beachy, Cassandra Neuhaus, and Dr. Michael Leftwich recently published research in the area of primary care service delivery in the Winter 2012 edition of the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.
The Nonphysician Clinician Experience: Attitudes Toward Communication and Collaborative Patient Care
by Stacy A. Ogbeide, David Bauman, Bridget Beachy, Cassandra Neuhaus, Michael Leftwich - The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute
The collaborative care model and the patient-provider relationship are associated with encouraging treatment outcomes in medical settings. In order to ascertain if these variables intersected, the goal of this study was to examine the relationship between attitudes toward collaborative care and attitudes toward patient-provider communication in nonphysician clinician students. Sixty-one students currently enrolled in either physician assistant or nurse practitioner programs completed the Physician Belief Scale (PBS) and the Attitudes Toward Health Care Teams Scale (ATHCTS). We found that physician assistants (M
= 85.6, SD
= 7.6) have more positive attitudes toward collaborative care than nurse practitioners (M
= 82.1, SD
= 10.9). These findings have important implications regarding the impact of interdisciplinary care on attitudes toward collaborative care and patient-provider communication.
Spring 2013 | Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research (Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 20), published by Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology (Chattanooga, TN). Copyright, 2013, Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology. All rights reserved.