Consultation Needs Assessment in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: Viewpoints of Medical Students

AUTHORS

Cyrus Jalili 1 , Farzad Jalilian 2 , Maryam Molseghi 1 , Mehdi Mirzaei Alavijeh 2 , *

1 Fertility and Infertility Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of Public Health, School of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Jalili C , Jalilian F , Molseghi M , Alavijeh M M . Consultation Needs Assessment in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: Viewpoints of Medical Students , Educ Res Med Sci. 2018 ; 6(2):e79658.

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Educational Research in Medical Sciences: 6 (2); e79658
Published Online: January 27, 2018
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 23, 2017
Accepted: December 27, 2017
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Abstract

Introduction: Consultation can play an effective role in accommodating students to conditions and can be followed by academic achievement. This study was aimed to determine the consultation needs assessment among medical students in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS).

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 300 students from undergraduate basic sciences of medical faculty of KUMS during 2016. Two structured questionnaires were applied for collecting data: demographics and consultation needs assessment. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 16 using bivariate correlations, t-test, and ANOVA test.

Results: The age range of participants was 19 to 31 with the average of 22.78±2.30. Gender was associated significantly and statistically with the areas of individual growth and promotion needs, educational needs, employment needs and emotional needs; girls in these areas acquired a higher score compared to boys (P<0.05). Furthermore, the domain of individual growth and promotion needs acquired the highest score.

Conclusion: Our findings indicated that most of the students' needs were in the field of individual and educational growth and promotion. Furthermore, the average scores of guidance and consultation needs assessment of the female students was higher, with the necessity of paying more attention to the consultation problems among them.

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