DESCRIPTION (adapted from investigator's abstract): The Talaria company
proposes to continue development of DIANA2, a computer-aided software
tool for medical education, and apply it to teaching abut pain and
symptom management in the elderly. Using a technique called "facet-
based learning", DIANA2 engages learners in interactive vignettes that
hone clinical skills more quickly and conveniently than traditional
training methods. The training is to be delivered over the internet.
In Phase I, Talaria developed DIANA2 modules that assess and ultimately
modify learners' knowledge about pain management in the elderly. In
pre- to post-test comparison against a control group using traditional
techniques, the DIANA2 group improved "three times as much." In Phase
II will develop a comprehensive program for teaching this topic, and
test its effects with a target audience of medical students.
PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: NOT AVAILABLE
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