The use of the combined palmore and dye and sassenrath aging quizzes to assess gerontological knowledge in medical education

Michael B. Donnelly, E. H. Duthie, Robert A. Kirsling, Steven R. Gambert

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The utility of two easily administered tests which measure knowledge of aging was examined using a pre- and posttest format with preclinical medical students (n = 94) and a combined group of fourth year medical students and internal medicine resident physicians (n = 45). Both instruments were able to measure change (i.e., improvement), although the educational significance of these gains in questionable. The authors recommend the development of better designed instruments in the area of geriatric medical education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-24
Number of pages14
JournalGerontology and Geriatrics Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 16 1987
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Education
  • Medicine(all)

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