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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2005, 5(2): 129-138 Back to browse issues page
Knowledge, Attitude and Research Ability of General Physicians and Dentists Graduated from Hamadan University of Medical Sciences
Mohammad Fallah , Behzad Houshmand, Ahmad Joneidi Jafari, Farshid Shamsai, Saeed Bashirian
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Introduction: General physicians (GPs) and dentists have to acquire reasonable research capability during academic education in Iran. For this purpose, various educational programs such as: statistics and research methodology course, Health System Research (HSR) workshop and research thesis have been planned in their curriculum. The purpose of this study was to determine knowledge, attitude and research ability of general practitioners and dentists graduated from Hamadan University of Medical Science (HUMS). Methods: In a descriptive study 60 general physicians and dentists who had been graduated in the previous 2 years, were selected randomly and asked to design a research proposal. They were also asked to complete a valid and reliable questionnaire containing 22 questions regarding their knowledge and attitude. The data was analyzed by SPSS software using frequency, mean, standard deviation, frequency and t-test. Results: The mean and standard deviation for knowledge and attitude were 12.5±2.72 (out of 22), and 55.25±6.49 (out of 80), respectively. The mean and standard deviation of research capability was 15±7.27 (out of 34). In total, 27.5% of GPs and dentists had low knowledge, while, only 3% had negative attitude towards research. There was no significant relationship between HSR workshop participation and research capability. Conclusion: The majority of medical doctors and dentists graduated from Hamadan University of Medical Sciences had low but acceptable knowledge about research methodology. More than 50% of them had low research capability, but more than 95% had a positive attitude towards research. In total their research capability was far from optimal situation.
Keywords: Capability, Research, Medical doctors, Dentists.
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Received: 2007/02/10
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Fallah M, Houshmand B, Joneidi Jafari A, Shamsai F, Bashirian S. Knowledge, Attitude and Research Ability of General Physicians and Dentists Graduated from Hamadan University of Medical Sciences. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2005; 5 (2) :129-138
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