The Health Beliefs Model was originally developed in the 1950s to assess patient behavior toward preventative health strategies, and has evolved into a tool for measuring a variety of health related topics. Interns in an ambulatory care clinical training program were asked to complete a 62 item self-administered questionnaire based on concepts central to a modified Health Beliefs Model for assessment of their satisfaction with their internship program. A logistic regression was undertaken to identify relationships between interns' perceptions toward susceptibility and seriousness of illness, delivery of health care through outpatient clinics, supervisory professional personnel and their overall internship satisfaction rating. The data implies that the modified Health Beliefs Model is of value in predicting intern satisfaction.
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