Monthly Archives: May 2011

Likert scales

I’ve been told it’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.  I’m still trying to disprove that one, but I have accepted the impossiblity of creating a CME survey without a Likert scale question.

Before you create your next Likert scale question, check out this post.  How big should your scale be?  How should it be labeled?  Turns out there’s a science behind these questions.

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All of your CME questions answered

Want to be the smartest CME person in the room?  Better be able to answer these four questions:

  1. What is the relative effectiveness of each CME delivery method?
  2. How sustainable are changes in physician competence/practice or patient outcomes resulting from CME participation?
  3. What audience characteristics influence the effectiveness of CME?
  4. How good of a job have we been doing in assessing CME outcomes?

All the answers are here: http://www.ahrq.gov/downloads/pub/evidence/pdf/cme/cme.pdf

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