• TKR15: Tech Fellows

      Dannenberg, David; DeHass, David; Hedwig, Travis; Howard, Veronica; Madden, Lara (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-02-02)
      Yo Nerds, Today’s show dealt with the UAA Technology Fellowship program. The program, celebrating its 11th year, is designed to encourage and foster student achievement through the use of technology engaged learning with faculty and staff at UAA. We were delights to have Travis Hedwig, Veronica Howard, and Lara Madden in studio to talk about the program and there experience in the program. Travis is doing some really exciting work integrating ePortfolios into the Health Science program. Not to be outdone, Veronica is using OER and has redesigned her Psychology class to be textbook free. Very Cool. The Boss did another segment of It Happened in Texas (iHiT). 1. Inflatable Miley Cyrus doll stolen 2. Man punches horse flank 3. Officer mistaken for Male Stripper As always we spent time kidding Josh about anything he has going on in his life. But, congratulations are in order for his upcoming I AM UAA profile in the Green and Gold. We’ll be sure to post it when the story goes up live. Keep those ear holes listening.
    • Young Adult Perceptions of Patient-Provider Interactions in Primary Care

      McCafferty, Kelcie; Howard, Veronica (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2020-09-24)
      The patient-provider relationship may significantly impact a variety of health-related factors, ranging from the experience of chronic pain. (Jonsdottir, Oskarsson, & Jonsdottir, 2016) to overall healthcare outcomes (Beach, Keruly, & Moore, 2006). Patient demographics and previous medical history can influence patient perceptions of providers (Marchland, Palis, & Oviedo-Jones, 2016; Dennison et al., 2019), with previous studies exploring differences in the patient experience as a function of race, ethnicity, gender, location, socioeconomic status, and experience of chronic pain. However, few studies have assessed the interaction of multiple demographic and medical factors with patient perceptions of their interactions with providers. This study evaluated whether young adult patients’ demographic, medical, and gender-related factors were associated with perceptions of their most recent Primary Care Provider (PCP) interaction. Participants were surveyed regarding their medical history, experience of chronic pain, patient trust in physicians, patient-provider depth of relationship, quality of interactions with their PCP, and view the overall healthcare experience. Results indicate that women and participants with chronic pain disorders, mental health disorders, and sexual health disorders reported lower levels of satisfaction with interactions with providers. Moreover, inconsistency between quantitative ratings of recent PCP relationship quality and open-ended qualitative responses indicate a potential lingering effect of prior poor provider interactions on participants’ perceptions of health care providers.