Purpose: The BELIEF Instrument is a cultural interviewing tool for preclinical medical students that does not require diagnostic or therapeutic skills. Methods: An expert panel developed and taught the instrument to 200 first-year medical students in (1) a didactic session, (2) standardized patient interviews, and (3) clinical correlation sessions with community physicians and third-year medical students. Standardized patients evaluated students on the BELIEF questions in a graded interview. Results: A total of 93.5% (range 86% to 97%) of 197 students elicited information on each of the BELIEF items. Conclusions: The BELIEF instrument works as a cultural interviewing tool. It is unknown if students' interviewing behavior generalizes to real patients in clinical settings.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - May 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Family Practice