Fitting contraceptive diaphragms: Can laywomen provide quality training for doctors?

Citation
S. Pickard et al., Fitting contraceptive diaphragms: Can laywomen provide quality training for doctors?, J FAM PLAN, 27(3), 2001, pp. 131-134
Citations number
22
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science
Journal title
JOURNAL OF FAMILY PLANNING AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE
ISSN journal
1471-1893 → ACNP
Volume
27
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
131 - 134
Database
ISI
SICI code
1471-1893(200107)27:3<131:FCDCLP>2.0.ZU;2-B
Abstract
Objective. To test the feasibility of training laywomen as professional pat ients to teach doctors to fit the contraceptive diaphragm. Design. Semi-structured interviews with instructing doctors and questionnai res to DFFP trainees. These documented current teaching practice and the ac ceptability of professional patients. The Delphi technique was used to esta blish a curriculum for the professional patients' training programme. Results. The results show that there is currently, a lack of standardisatio n in teaching methods and content with respect to diaphragm fitting. All in structing doctors and DFFP trainees involved had experienced difficulties i n recruiting women for training, and the majority would be happy to work wi th professional patients. After three rounds of the Delphi procedure, conse nsus was reached and a curriculum developed. Five women were recruited on t o a training programme, and four successfully completed it. Conclusion. Lack of standardisation and difficulty recruiting patients are current problems when training doctors to fit diaphragms. Our study shows t hat the use of professional patients would be acceptable to both DFFP train ees and instructing doctors, and that it is possible to recruit and train w omen for this purpose.