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dc.contributor.authorLawrentschuk, Nathanen
dc.contributor.authorBolton, Damien Men
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-15T23:02:57Z
dc.date.available2015-05-15T23:02:57Z
dc.date.issued2004-09-20en
dc.identifier.citationMedical Journal of Australia; 181(6): 323-5en
dc.identifier.govdoc15377244en
dc.identifier.otherPUBMEDen
dc.identifier.urihttps://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/9802en
dc.description.abstractTo assess the attitudes of final-year medical students to digital rectal examination (DRE) and their experience of performing DRE during clinical training.Questionnaire-based survey.All students in the final year of medical school at the University of Melbourne in 2003.Agreement with statements about attitude to DRE; number of DREs performed and abnormalities palpated; and ratings of frequency of supervision and perceived barriers to performing DRE.222 of 256 students (87%) responded. Almost all (97%) believed that DRE is an essential requirement for a medical practitioner, and 94% that they should have the skill before graduating, while 92% said they had been taught how to perform it. The median number of DREs performed was two, with 17% of students performing none. Sixty-three per cent had palpated a prostate, 24% a prostate cancer, 19% a rectal tumour, and 11% faecal constipation. Half the students (52%) felt they could give a reasonable or confident opinion based on their DRE findings. The most often cited reason for not performing DREs was the lack of a doctor to act as a supervisor.A concerted effort is needed from academics, supervising doctors and students to improve medical students' proficiency in performing DRE and confidence about their findings.en
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dc.subject.otherAdulten
dc.subject.otherAttitude of Health Personnelen
dc.subject.otherAustraliaen
dc.subject.otherClinical Competenceen
dc.subject.otherData Collectionen
dc.subject.otherEducation, Medical, Undergraduate.standards.trendsen
dc.subject.otherFemaleen
dc.subject.otherHumansen
dc.subject.otherMaleen
dc.subject.otherPhysical Examination.standardsen
dc.subject.otherQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.otherRectumen
dc.subject.otherStudents, Medicalen
dc.titleExperience and attitudes of final-year medical students to digital rectal examination.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleMedical Journal of Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Surgery and Urology, University of Melbourne, Austin Hospital, Studley Rd, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australiaen
dc.description.pages323-5en
dc.relation.urlhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15377244en
dc.type.austinJournal Articleen
local.name.researcherBolton, Damien M
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crisitem.author.deptUrology-
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