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Physician Decision-Making and Career Satisfaction

Selected Research Projects

Physicians Reactions to Uncertainty (PRU) Scales
PI: Martha Gerrity, MD, MPH, PhD
The goal of this project is to review the literature to summarize what is known about physicians' responses to uncertainty in clinical care, identify research gaps, and refine a conceptual model to guide future research in this area.  Click here [n1]  to obtain a copy of the revised PRU scales.  Please contact gerritym@ohsu.edu for permission to adapt the scale or use it in research studies.

Selected Papers

  1. Carney PA, Yi JP, Abraham LA, Miglioretti DL, Aiello EJ, Gerrity MS, Reisch L, Berns EA, Sickles EA, Elmore JG. Reactions to uncertainty and the accuracy of diagnostic mammography. J Gen Intern Med 2007;22:234-241.
  2. Carney PA, Elmore JG, Abraham LA, Gerrity MS, Hendrick RE, Taplin SH, Barlow WE, Cutter GR, Poplack SP, D'Orsi CJ. Radiologist uncertainty and the interpretation of screening mammography. Med Decis Making 2004;24(3):255-264.
  3. Konrad TR, Williams ES, Linzer M, McMurray J, Pathman DE, Gerrity M, Schwartz MD, Scheckler WE, Van Kirk J, Rhodes E, and Douglas J for the SGIM Career Satisfaction Study Group.  Measuring physician job satisfaction in a changing workplace and a challenging environment.  Med Care 1999;37:1174-1182.
  4. Williams ES, Konrad TR, Linzer M, McMurray J, Pathman DE, Gerrity M, Schwartz MD, Scheckler WE, Van Kirk J, Rhodes E, and Douglas J for the SGIM Career Satisfaction Study Group.  Refining the measurement of physician job satisfaction: results from the Physician Worklife Survey.  Med Care 1999;37:1140-1154.
  5. Allison JJ, Kiefe CI, Cook EF, Gerrity MS, Orav EJ, Centor R.  The association of physician attitudes about uncertainty and risk taking with resource use in a Medicare HMO.  Med Decis Making 1998; 18:320-329.
  6. McMurray JE, Williams E, Schwartz MD,  Douglas J, Van Kirk J, Konrad TR, Gerrity M, Bigby JA, Linzer M, for the Career Satisfaction Study Group (CSSG).  Physician job satisfaction: developing a model using qualitative data.  J Gen Intern Med 1997; 12:711-714.
  7. Gerrity MS, Pathman D, Linzer M, Steiner B, Winterbottom L, Sharp M, Schockelak S for the SGIM Career Satisfaction Study Group.  Career satisfaction and clinician-educators: the rewards and challenges of teaching.  J Gen Intern Med 1997; 12(suppl 2):S90-97.
  8. Gerrity MS, White KP, DeVellis RF, and Dittus RS.  Physicians' reactions to uncertainty: refining the constructs and scales. Motivation and Emotion 1995;19:175-91.
  9. Gerrity MS, Earp JA, DeVellis RF, and Light DW.  Uncertainty and professional work: perceptions of physicians in clinical practice. Am J of Sociology 1992; 97(4):1022-1051.
  10. Gerrity MS, DeVellis RF, Earp JA.  Physicians' reactions to uncertainty in patient care: A new measure and new insights.  Med Care 1990; 28(8): 724-736. 

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