Project Title

The Effectiveness of Educating Medical Residents on ACE Scores

Authors' Affiliations

Laura Helmly, DO, Department of Family Medicine, ETSU, Johnson City, TN Megan Dycus, MD, Department of Family Medicine, ETSU, Johnson City, TN Julie Reddick, MD, Department of Family Medicine, ETSU, Johnson City, TN

Faculty Sponsor’s Department

Family Medicine

Type

Oral Competitive

Classification of First Author

Medical Resident or Clinical Fellow

Project's Category

Other Medical

Abstract Text

Adverse Childhood Experience Scores, more commonly known as ACE scores, have provided new insight into the effects of adverse events on longstanding health and chronic illnesses in adults. Evidence shows that individuals with history of ACEs have increased risk of developing multiple chronic illnesses with or without increased exposure to activities that are detrimental to health, i.e. tobacco, alcohol, or other drug use. Additionally, a history of ACEs significantly increases an individual’s likelihood of participating in behaviors that are detrimental to long-term health, including risky behaviors and resulting addiction issues. However, in most individuals with ACEs, their childhood experiences, or the extent of the experience, is not likely to be mentioned in casual conversation. By increasing knowledge on ACE scores and implementing scoring of all individuals possible, it would improve a physician’s ability to assess risk and health screening needs for a patient on a more individualized basis. The purpose of this study is to educate Bristol Family Medicine residents on the daily uses and clinical correlations provided by ACE scoring in an attempt to increase score documentation of future patients.We will begin by providing a short knowledge assessment about ACE scores to residents in the Bristol Family Medicine residency program. We will then give a detailed presentation on the usefulness and effectiveness of using ACE scores in clinical judgement and screening. Following the presentation, we will provide a similar knowledge assessment as well as a questionnaire to assess likelihood of residents to implement ACE scores in their current practice.

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The Effectiveness of Educating Medical Residents on ACE Scores

Adverse Childhood Experience Scores, more commonly known as ACE scores, have provided new insight into the effects of adverse events on longstanding health and chronic illnesses in adults. Evidence shows that individuals with history of ACEs have increased risk of developing multiple chronic illnesses with or without increased exposure to activities that are detrimental to health, i.e. tobacco, alcohol, or other drug use. Additionally, a history of ACEs significantly increases an individual’s likelihood of participating in behaviors that are detrimental to long-term health, including risky behaviors and resulting addiction issues. However, in most individuals with ACEs, their childhood experiences, or the extent of the experience, is not likely to be mentioned in casual conversation. By increasing knowledge on ACE scores and implementing scoring of all individuals possible, it would improve a physician’s ability to assess risk and health screening needs for a patient on a more individualized basis. The purpose of this study is to educate Bristol Family Medicine residents on the daily uses and clinical correlations provided by ACE scoring in an attempt to increase score documentation of future patients.We will begin by providing a short knowledge assessment about ACE scores to residents in the Bristol Family Medicine residency program. We will then give a detailed presentation on the usefulness and effectiveness of using ACE scores in clinical judgement and screening. Following the presentation, we will provide a similar knowledge assessment as well as a questionnaire to assess likelihood of residents to implement ACE scores in their current practice.

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