Study Demonstrates Continuing Education Improved Healthcare Providers' Knowledge of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

PR Newswire (10/15/19)

A study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology evaluated an online certified continuing education (CE) activity designed by CMEology for healthcare providers who manage patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). The results indicated that providers were more confident, knowledgeable, and competent having participated in the CE activity, which delivered expert training on the recognition and pathogenesis of ADPKD and approaches for predicting disease progression. Participants in the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education-compliant activity included almost 1,000 physicians, nurses, and physician assistants, whose confidence in achieving the goals of the learning objectives and in ADPKD-related practices increased following the activity. Statistically significant improvements also were observed across multiple-choice question/vignette assessment of participants' knowledge of pathogenesis, genetics, imaging, diagnosis, and management, with a 59% mean increase in scores from pre-activity to post-activity. "In this busy world of fast-moving information, having the opportunity to focus and review evidence specifically for ADPKD is advantageous," said University of Chicago professor Arlene Chapman, MD.

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