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Knowledge, skills and attitude of evidence-based medicine among obstetrics and gynaecology trainees: a questionnaire survey

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posted on 2017-09-20, 13:47 authored by Yadava Bapurao Jeve, Angi Doshani, Tanu Singhal, Justin Konje
Objectives: To determine current evidence-based medicine skills and practice among trainees. Design: Questionnaire study. Setting: Electronic survey was sent to all obstetrics and gynaecology trainees in East Midlands South Deanery, and responses collected were anonymous. Participants: All obstetrics and gynaecology trainees in East Midland South Deanery. Main outcome measures: Self-reported attitude, skills and knowledge in various components of evidence-based medicine. Results: 69 trainees were included in the study of which 35 responded. Among all respondents, almost 72% of trainees use non-evidence-based methods to find answers for their clinical questions, whereas only 18% use appropriate evidence-based medicine practice for such queries. Just 35% of trainees have minimum skills of literature searching. Most of the trainees struggle to understand various components of evidence-based medicine. Nearly 80% of trainees do not have formal education or training with regard to evidence-based medicine. Conclusions: This study highlights the inadequacy of evidence-based medicine skills among trainees and urges that evidence-based medicine be incorporated in formal training along with specialty study modules.

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JRSM Short Reports, 2013, 4 (12), pp. 204253331349871-204253331349871

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/School of Medicine

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2013

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2017-09-20

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2042533313498719

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