General info about MEDICODE (1/2)
General info about MEDICODE (2/2)
Application of MEDICODE in research
Developers: Richard C, Lussier MT, Roberge D
Year of publication: 2006
Date of last revision: 21 October 2019
Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: Primary care encounters
Restriction to setting(s): None to our knowledge
Target group: has been used in multiple contexts: PC, Oncology, Nursing (Diabetes care), Pharmacy
General communication behavior / Overall communication behavior
Patient participation / patient engagement (patient)
Discussion themes on the medical condition and treatment, whether non pharmacological or medication; Dialogue ratio and practitioner and patient roles; Initiative of talk on a theme
Types of data required to use the tool: Video recordings, Audio recordings
Intended application: Research
Reference(s) to development/validation paper(s):
1. Richard C, Lussier MT MEDICODE: An instrument to describe and evaluate exchanges on medications that occur during medical encounters. PEC,2006 (64), 197-206.
2. Richard C, Lussier MT Nature and Frequency of exchanges on medications during Primary care encounters. PEC, 2006 (64), 207-216.
3. Richard C, Lussier MT Measuring patient and physician participation in exchanges on medications: Dialogue ratio, preponderance of initiative and Dialogical roles. PEC, 2007, 65 (3) 329-341
Tool/manual available: Yes. (Please contact authors. Available on request)
Tool description by the author:
Requirements: Approximately one month training to become proficient in MEDICODE use.
Intended applications: Research tool useful in descriptive studies and to measure effects of interventions on quantity and quality of exchanges on medical conditions, lifestyles and medication discussions;
Tool nature: Both descriptive and evaluative
Additional information on copyright or other matters: We would prefer authors to communicate directly with us. Claude Richard email@example.com Marie-Therese Lussier firstname.lastname@example.org We will provide the documentation on request.
Contact: Claude Richard