The Gerontologist, Vol 32, Issue 2 171-174, Copyright © 1992 by The Gerontological Society of America
Medical students' knowledge and misconceptions about aging: responses to Palmore's Facts on Aging Quizzes
MC Duerson, JW Thomas, J Chang and CB Stevens
Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610.
Palmore's Facts on Aging Quizzes I and II and Facts on Aging Mental Health
Quiz were administered as a single test to third-year medical students
before and after their 6-week Community Health and Family Medicine
clerkship. The clerkship experience contributed to a small improvement in
students' knowledge about the aged, net bias scores decreased from pre- to
posttest, and scores on FAQI were significantly higher than scores on FAQII
both pre- and posttest.