RMJ. 2013; 38(4): 432-439
Assesment of research-oriented Knowledge, Attitude & Practice of medical students and interns about research with implementation of educational intervention program, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Nahla Khamis R. Ibrahim1,2, Dina M. Fetyani1, Jamil Bashwari1.
Objectives: To determine knowledge, attitude and practice of medical students and interns towards research, to identify factors affecting research knowledge and to improve research knowledge among a group of new graduates through a research methodology educational intervention course.
Methodology: Both cross- sectional study and intervention educational program were conducted in King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah in 2012. A total of 260 medical students and interns were selected using multistage stratified random sample. A pre-constructed, confidential, validated, self-administered questionnaire inquiring about research knowledge, attitudes and practice was used. A Pre-test and Post-Test were implemented among 33 new graduates.
Results: The cross-sectional study revealed that knowledge about research was generally low. Study participants who received research training and conducted researches had significantly higher knowledge score compared to others (p
Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Research, Medical students, Intervention