Factors Affecting Pediatric Residents’ Intentions to Screen for High Risk Behaviors
Middleman A B~~Binns H J~~et al
64 pediatric residents at a university children’s hospital were given 7 scenarios & were asked to rate the likelihood that they would ask & document adolescent patient responses about a number of high risk behaviours including depression/suicidal ideation. The association of patient-related factors & resident-related factors on intentions to screen was determined. Residents were least likely to ask about depression & fighting. Male residents reported a greater intention to screen for depression.