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A comparison of videotaped and live patient interview examinations and written examination in psychiatry

A comparison of videotaped and live patient interview examinations and written examination in psychiatry

American Journal of Psychiatry 134(10): 1093-1097

The authors scored the examination performance of 28 psychiatrists who were tested after conducting an interview with a real patient and after seeing a videotaped interview with an actor playing the role of either a psychotic or a neurotic patient. The also scored the performance of 15 of the same examinees who completed a written examination. Eighty-five percent of the examinees reported that the videotaped interview examination was a useful learning experience, and 81% said that it was a useful testing experience. The examiners' feelings varied regarding the use of the standardized videotaped format for certification and recertification of psychiatrists.

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Accession: 039052575

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PMID: 900260

DOI: 10.1176/ajp.134.10.1093

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