12741 - HIV/AIDS Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment in...

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HIV/AIDS Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment in Older Patients An Interactive Online CME Program for Primary Care Providers NIA Grant # R44AG019518 Rita Strombeck, Ph.D. HealthCare Education Associates
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Study Goals “…to develop a cost-effective Internet-based education program that will improve the performance of physicians and other health professionals in preventing, diagnosing, and managing HIV/AIDS in persons over age 50.”
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Study Features 2 1/2 years Phase 1: define learning objectives, develop and review curriculum, (6 months) Phase 2: refine & develop online program format, validate curriculum in clinical setting, compare online education to traditional written format (2 years)
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Need Health care providers less likely to discuss HIV/AIDS with older patients (Skiest & Kaiser, 1997 ). Providers less likely to recognize HIV- associated diagnoses and symptoms in older adults (Alpert et al. 1996; Justice Y Weissman, 1998 ). Timely diagnosis of HIV/AIDS in older adults frequently delayed (CDC 1996; Vanhems et al. 1999). Treatment difficulties in older patients due to multiple comorbidities, potential drug interactions, and altered pharmacokinetics (Gegeny 2000).
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Current CME Programs on HIV/AIDS Linear, text-based presentation Live lectures Online offerings - mostly linear, few interactive opportunities
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