Evidence-based medicine behavior and attitude in teaching medical students in clinical years

Authors

  • Paskorn Sritipsukho Pediatric department, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Center of Excellence in Applied Epidemiology, Thammasat University

Keywords:

behavior, attitude, evidence based medicine, clinical instructors, medical school

Abstract

The study aimed to evaluate behavior and attitude of Evidence-based medicine (EBM) use in teaching medical students among clinical instructors at medical school of Thammasat University. This cross-sectional survey was performed among 178 clinical instructors working in major departments including Obstetrics-Gynecology, Surgery, Medicine and Pediatrics and in other departments beyond the major departments. The self-administered questionnaire containing 5-point frequency scale items related to use of EBM in teaching medical student was utilized in this study. The results found that there were 102 of 178 participants completing the questionnaire. The staffs recognized and had positive attitudes toward EBM in teaching medical students. The staffs from major departments performed MEDLINE/other database search to answer clinical questions (p=0.003) and also encouraged medical students to perform literature search (p<0.001) more than those in the other departments. In conclusion, most clinical staffs integrated EBM in teaching medical students in clinical years with positive attitudes toward EBM. Those from the major departments used EBM more often than those from the other departments.

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2020-08-31

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