|ID (ISN) del documento||61576|
|ISSN - Título de la serie
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Número de serie
||Upfal M.J., Markell B.
||Training and proficiency in the medical review of job applicant drug screens
||Dec. 1992, Vol.34, No.12, p.1189-1196. Illus. 10 ref.
||A survey was conducted to examine the proficiency of urine drug screen medical review officers (MROs) and the effect of training upon their performance. 139 attendees of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine basic MRO training course, and 82 attendees of the advanced course completed both pre-course and post-course surveys. The questionnaires included 10 vignettes with positive analytical results, of which only half should be reported as positive to management. The mean number of correct responses among the 10 cases presented were: basic pre-test - 4.91; basic post-test - 7.45; advanced pre-test - 6.68; advanced post-test - 7.33. Differences between all four groups were significant (P<0.001 to P=0.003), except for the basic post-test versus the advanced post-test, for which there was no significant difference. It is concluded that: (1) inadequate knowledge and skill in the medical review of drug screens may contribute to errors in reports to management; (2) physicians' performance can be improved with training; (3) certification of MROs in both the private and public sectors should be considered.
||programas de higiene; cursos de formación; exámenes médicos de contrato; tests de exposición; despistaje de la toxicomanía
||encuesta por cuestionario; vigilancia de la orina; calificaciones; valoración del programa
|Tipo de documento
||D - Artículos periódicos
|País / Estado o Provincia||Estados Unidos|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Estrés, factores sicosociales
|Navegación por categoria(s)
||Workplace health promotion
Abuso de alcohol y drogas
Occupational health services