Genomic medicine practice among physicians in Taiwan Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • AIM: To examine genomic medicine (GM) practice and associated factors (i.e., attitudes, intention, self-efficacy, previous training in genomics, and demographic characteristics) among Taiwanese physicians. METHODS: A survey was distributed to physicians attending an internal training workshop at a large medical center in Taiwan. Data were analyzed using structural equation modeling. RESULTS: A total of 137 physicians comprised our final sample; less than a third of them had practiced GM. Yet, participants overall had positive intention, favorable attitudes, and high self-efficacy in GM practice. Moreover, intention, attitudes, self-efficacy, educational level, and continuing education in GM were positively and significantly associated with participants' GM practice. CONCLUSION: Offering continuing education for Taiwanese physicians is needed to enhance their practice in GM.

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, L., Chang, F., Kim, M., Talwar, D., & Zhao, S.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Chen, Lei-Shih||Chang, Fung-Wei||Kim, Minjung||Talwar, Divya||Zhao, Shixi

publication date

  • March 2017