%0 Journal Article
	%A Weidong Xia and  Malgorzata Kolotylo and  Xuan Tan
	%D 2016
	%J International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 118, 2016
	%T Factors Affecting General Practitioners’ Transfer of Specialized Self-Care Knowledge to Patients
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10005530
	%V 118
	%X This study examines the key factors that influence general practitioners’ learning and transfer of specialized arthritis knowledge and self-care techniques to patients during normal patient visits. Drawing on the theory of planed behavior and using matched survey data collected from general practitioners before and after training sessions provided by specialized orthopedic physicians, the study suggests that the general practitioner’s intention to use and transfer learned knowledge was influenced mainly by intrinsic motivation, organizational learning culture and absorptive capacity, but was not influenced by extrinsic motivation. The results provide both theoretical and practical implications.

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