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Commitment to change (CTC) in CME literature

For those so engaged, here are a list of five “must reads”.  I especially recommend #1 (Overton and MacVicar) because it describes CTC evaluation techniques associated with physician change – that’s right, just participating in a CTC evaluation can create change.


1. Overton GK and MacVicar R. Requesting a commitment to change: Conditions that produce behavioral or attitudinal commitment. J Cont Educ Health Prof 2008;28:60-66. (abstract)


2. Wakefield JG. Commitment to change: Exploring its role in changing physician behavior through continuing education. J Contin Educ Health Prof 2004;24:197-204. (abstract)


3. White MI, Grzybowski S, Broudo M. Commitment to change instrument enhances program planning, implementation, and evaluation. J Contin Educ Health Prof 2004;24:153-62. (abstract)


4. Lockyer JM, Fidler H, Hogan DB, Pereles L, Wright B, Lebeuf C. Assessing outcomes through congruence of course objectives and reflective work. J Contin Educ Health Prof 2005;25:76-86. (abstract)


5. Lockyer JM, Fidler H, Ward R, Basson RJ, Elliot S, Toews J. Commitment to change statements: A way of understanding how participants use information and skills taught in an educational session. J Contin Educ Health Prof 2001;21:82-9. (abstract)

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