Developers: Richard C, Lussier MT, Roberge D

Year of publication: 2006

Date last updated: 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

Language(s): French

Translations(s): English

Specific constructs/behaviours:

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

Tool topics:

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

Reference links:

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 4400earnscliffe@gmail.com Marie-Therese Lussier mtlussier@videotorn.ca We will provide the documentation on request.