CHANGING THE ATTITUDE ABOUT THE OLDER POPULATION: THE ROLE OF GERIATRIC CURRICULUM

Title CHANGING THE ATTITUDE ABOUT THE OLDER POPULATION: THE ROLE OF GERIATRIC CURRICULUM
Author, Co-Author Karla Rumsey
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Year
1992
Day
Sunday
Program Number
2:15 pm
Room
Scotland A
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Abstract As primary care health care professionals, optometrists encounter a large segment of the adult population. Ageism (negative feelings towards the elderly) represents a serious obstacle to the delivery of quality health care to older adults. This study examines the effect a didactic course in Geriatrics and a clinical rotation in Geriatrics have on the knowledge and attitude of optometry students towards older adults. Palmore's Facts on Aging Quiz: Part 1, a test of knowledge about older adults and an indirect measure of bias towards the elderly, was administered to two classes of optometry students. One class experienced a geriatric course and clinic concurrently; the other class experienced geriatric clinic prior to the didactic course. Scores increased significantly post-test for both classes (pCONTRAST AND SIZE DEPENDENT INTERACTIONS IN HUMAN MOTION PERCEPTION
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