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Physical Examination for Kids: Quality and Value for Money2

This is a sequel to the original poll “Physical Examination for Kids: Quality and Value for Money (http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/351624).” The results of this poll indicated that most parents valued thoroughness of examination over anything else. Some of the parents were quite disturbed when the examination was not conducted as per their expectations, in particular, when the kids were not appropriately undressed for the examination. Some parents expressed suing their pediatricians for misconduct if the kids were not completely undressed for examination. I, personally, feel this is happening because of inadequate preparation before the check up and a lack of communication of parents’ expectations to the physicians. I am, therefore, attempting to include steps to do before going to the doctor’s office and drafts of letters to help parents communicate key information, i. e., brief history, areas they wish the physician to look for, advice from physician, and mode of conduct of examination. Please use these letters and let me know their effectiveness through this poll. Kids mean prepubertal children less than 11 years old, in the context of this poll. Thanks!
1. Which part of the world do you belong?
USA
Canada
UK
Germany
France
China
Japan
North America (Other Countries)
Europe (Other Countries)
Asia (Other Countries)
Africa
South America
Australia
2. Are you a single parent?
No
Yes
3. How many sons do you have, who are less than 11 years of age?
None
One
Two
Three
More than three
4. What are the ages of your sons (check all those, which apply)?
Less than 1 year
1+ (equal to or more than 1 year, but less than 2 years)
2+
3+
4+
5+
6+
7+
8+
9+
10+
5. How many daughters do you have, who are less than 11 years of age?
None
One
Two
Three
More than three
6. What are the ages of your daughters (check all those, which apply)?
Less than 1 year
1+
2+
3+
4+
5+
6+
7+
8+
9+
10+
7. When your kids go for a routine check up, do you instruct them to undress to undergarments (or less) in the waiting room?
Yes
No
8. If you selected first option in Q. 7 (yes), your sons undress to:
Skin (everything removed), no covering of any kind
Briefs only (stripped to waist)
Vest and briefs
T-shirt and briefs
Other (please describe)
9. If you selected first option in Q. 7 (yes), your daughters undress to:
Skin (everything removed), no covering of any kind
Panties only (stripped to waist)
Vest and panties
T-shirt an panties
Other (please describe)
10. Did you follow the guidelines given the messages area for the pre-checkup, checkup and post-checkup preparations?
Yes, to letter
Yes, some of them
No
11. If you answered (a) or (b) in Q. 10, did it improve co-operation of your kids during the checkup?
Yes, a lot
Yes, a little
No
Not able to make a decision
12. Did you write a letter expressing your preferences for the medical examination (given in the messages area)?
Yes, used version A
Yes, used version B
No
13. If you answered (a) or (b) in Q. 12, did it improve the quality of checkup?
Yes, a lot
Yes, a little
No
Not able to make a decision
14. Would you recommend other parents to follow these protocols?
Yes
No
15. Do you think doctors should have evaluation forms, to assess quality of care offered by their offices, which should be filled out by older kids and parents?
Yes
No
This poll was created on 2009-09-05 14:32:06 by Sylveef