Appendix B – Physical examination

Physical examination 4: Specific skills

Main Scale

The doctor often has some difficulty in gaining cooperation when examining patients. He/ she is not very good with instruments nor at using the correct technique in examining patients The doctor positions the patient properly, shows that he/she can elicit physical signs adequately, and displays skill in the use of instruments.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Has little understanding of this. Attempts to do this but is not yet skilful and sometimes runs into difficulty. Attempts to do this and is usually successful but recognises his/her limitations. Perfect

Subscales

The doctor does examine:

Rarely Occas
ionally
Fairly
frequently
Often Usually
(a) Each system ( eg cardiovascular , respiratory,
CNS) properly.
(b) Each organ (eg eye, ear, liver, heart) properly
and can demonstrate the proper use of :
Auriscope
Ophthalmoscope
Sphygmomanometer
Stethoscope
Patella hammer
Tuning fork
Vaginal speculum
Proctoscope
Largyngoscope
Peak flow meter
ECG

Notes for raters

This area of behaviour can only be assessed by direct observation.

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