- Primary Investigator:
- Primary Location:
Women's College Hospital
- Grant Type & Year:
Robert Derzon Fall 2009
To develop effective interventions to redress physicians’ contributions to the gender disparity in TKA utilization and develop tools to measure the effectiveness of these interventions.
The purpose of the project is to determine whether the source of the observed gender bias in physicians’ decision making behaviour is based on implicit attitudes towards gender (using a customized IAT).
Specific aim 1: To determine the level of implicit gender bias among physicians regularly engaged in decisions to refer for, or perform, TKA.
Specific aim 2: To examine the relationship between the level of implicit gender bias and physicians’ treatment recommendations regarding TKA to standardized patients among those physicians who participated in the standardized patient study.
Specific aim 3: To examine the relationship between the level of implicit gender bias and explicit attitudes towards gender according to physicians’ responses to a self-report survey and physicians’ treatment recommendations regarding TKA to paper patients (i.e., written case vignettes).