Patient Interview – Online Course

Rehab Learning Center · October 1, 2020

Art & Science of the Patient Interview

Michael Reiman, PT, DPT, PhD, MEd, OCS, SCS, ATC, FAAOMPT, CSCS 

Online Course – 2.0 hours

In our patient interview physical therapy online course we examine the art and science of the clinician-patient interview. Previous studies have shown how this ritual has benefitted patients psychological and clinical outcomes.

Studies have also shown the value of the interview in determination of a patient diagnosis. Similar studies have also compared the subjective and clinical examination for determination of an eventual diagnosis.

This course goes much deeper than this though. We detail characteristics of what has been reported as a good interview. We provide practical examples and discuss things we could have improved when doing the subjective interview in the examples provided.

Finally, we address motivational interviewing and communicating evidence to patients. We provide practical examples of each. We utilize current best evidence demonstrating the more effective strategies when providing your patient with information. After all, it has been shown that patients generally only remember about 50% of the information provided to them. We must be better for the sake of our patients and their families.

Free Course Introduction Video

PATIENT INTERVIEW OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify the generally discussed definitions of art and science.
  • Identify the reported value of the subjective and objective components of the examination in medical studies.
  • Identify the reported diagnostic utility of groin pain presence/absence.
  • Identify the differences between expert and novice clinicians as it relates to performing the subjective examination.
  • List the suggested approaches in performing a structured subjective examination.
  • List the components of Maitland’s SINS.
  • List a technique discussed that can be utilized to help determine a patient’s understanding of your examination consultation.
  • List the principles of motivational interviewing.
  • List the suggested principles to follow when communicating evidence to patients.

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Estimated Time: 2.0 hrs

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Course Instructor:

Michael Reiman, PT, DPT, PhD, MEd, OCS, SCS, ATC, FAAOMPT, CSCS

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Physical Therapy Course BOC Approved

This course meets the standards for continuing education by most state physical therapy boards. Please contact your state board for details on their specific requirements.

Rehab Learning Center (BOC AP#: P10231) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers.

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Course Information

Estimated Time: 2.0 hrs

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