Knowledge and Attitude of Medical Students and Lecturers Toward Evidence-Based Medicine: Evidence from Shiraz

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Ahmad Ghanizadeh 1 , * , MH Imaniyeh 2 , MR Kadivar 3

1 Assisstant Professor of Child and adolescent Psychiatry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Hafez Hospital, Shiraz, Iran.

2 Professor of Pediatric, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Hafez Hospital, Shiraz, Iran

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How to Cite: Ghanizadeh A, Imaniyeh M, Kadivar M. Knowledge and Attitude of Medical Students and Lecturers Toward Evidence-Based Medicine: Evidence from Shiraz, J Med Edu. 2006 ; 9(2):e105290. doi: 10.22037/jme.v9i2.719.

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Journal of Medical Education: 9 (2); e105290
Published Online: June 01, 2006
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 01, 2006
Accepted: June 01, 2006
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Abstract

Background and purpose: The application of diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic evidence in day-to-day management of patients has been in constant focus during the last two decades. This study is an attempt to investigate attitude and knowledge of post-graduated medical students and lecturers towards evidence-based medicine (EBM) and assess their preferences to clinical practice guidelines.Methods: The designed questionnaire was posted to the randomly selected post-graduated medical students and lecturers of medical department at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.Results: There were one hundred sixty subjects (60%) who answered the questionnaire. Sixty nine percent were male, 46.3% were lecturers, and 53.2% were post-graduated medical students.About 66% of the respondents have heard of the term of EBM. Only 7.8% of the respondents have already attended to a course to learn the skills of EBM and one hundred twenty five (78.1%) like to attend a course to learn the skills of EBM. The most common perceived reason for use of EBM was lack of enough motivation.Conclusion: They have not yet integrated the use of EBM into their practices widely. Their knowledge is at a high risk of becoming out of data. Education of EBM should be a hot topic among educationalplanning programmers until it becomes a part of university educational curriculum in Iran.

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