Improving students' sexual history inquiry and HIV counseling with an interactive workshop using standardized patients

Steven A. Haist, Charles H. Griffith, Andrew R. Hoellein, Gregg Talente, Thomas Montgomery, John F. Wilson

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Abstract

Sexual history and HIV counseling are essential clinical skills. Our project's purpose was to evaluate a standardized patient (SP) educational intervention teaching third-year medical students sexual history taking and HIV counseling. A 4-hour SP workshop was delivered to one-half of the class. Four weeks later, all students engaged in an SP examination including one station on assessing sexual history taking and HIV counseling. Workshop participants scored one standard deviation higher on sexual history and HIV counseling items than nonparticipants. Our sexual history and HIV counseling curriculum was associated with students asking more thorough sexual histories and providing more HIV counseling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-553
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of General Internal Medicine
Volume19
Issue number5 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004

Keywords

  • HIV counseling
  • Interviewing
  • Sexual history
  • Standardized patients
  • Teaching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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