Perceptions of U.S. Physician Assistants (PAs) regarding implementation of a specialty certification

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dc.contributor.advisor Muma, Richard D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Montoya, Cassandra L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Pettijohn, Amanda K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-15T14:59:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-15T14:59:54Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-04 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Montoya, Cassandra L. & Pettijohn, Amanda K. (2011). Perceptions of U.S. Physician Assistants (PAs) Regarding Implementation of a Specialty Certification. -- In Proceedings: 7th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 117-118 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/3627
dc.description Paper presented to the 7th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, May 4, 2011. en_US
dc.description Research completed at the Department of Physician Assistant en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to obtain opinions from practicing PAs concerning their knowledge about specialty certification and perceptions about its impact on their practice. This cross-sectional study involved a survey sent to a randomized sample of 3,000 U.S. PAs. Results were analyzed using descriptive and chi-square statistics. The response rate was 11% (n=293). The survey collected respondent demographic information, asked two categorical questions regarding knowledge of specialty certification, and several questions regarding perceptions about certification based on a 5-point Likert scale. Results suggest that although PAs are knowledgeable about the specialty certification issue, the majority do not plan to obtain the certification if offered and view it as a potential barrier to movement between specialties. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wichita State University. Graduate School en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries GRASP en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries v.7 en_US
dc.title Perceptions of U.S. Physician Assistants (PAs) regarding implementation of a specialty certification en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US

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