AWARENESS & KNOWLEDGE REGARDING RESEARCH SKILLS AMONG POST GRADUATE TRAINEE DOCTORS IN TEACHING HOSPITALS IN INDIAJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.8, No. 02)
Publication Date: 2020-02-18
Authors : Neris Dkhar;
Page : 858-871
Keywords : International Journal of Advanced Research (IJAR);
Introduction: Medical research is conducted to aid and support the knowledge in Health and Medicine. This is the era of evidence-based medicine. Research experience is essential for emergency physicians, in order to provide the best possible care for their patients. Research is a creative systemic activity undertaken to increase the knowledge of man, society and the use of this knowledge to utilize new medical advancement applications. It is also used to establish a fact and reaffirm the results of previous work, solving new or existing problems and to develop physician research skills. Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study is to assess the awareness and knowledge of research skills among Emergency medicine post graduate trainee doctors in India and to identify any further scope to inculcate research skills of emergency medicine residents leading to contribution in health research. Methodology: It is a multicentre, prospective, survey among Emergency post graduate trainee doctors in teaching hospitals in India. The sample size was 150 done over a period of 1year. The inclusion criteria for the study are Master in Emergency medicine Post graduate trainee doctors from teaching hospitals in India. The exclusion criteria is Non-Emergency post graduate trainee in teaching hospitals in India. Results: It is seen that 53.3% were more than the age of 29, 34.7% were between the age of 26-28 and 12.0% were among the age group of 23-25. It is found that we had male predominant in our study population with 66%. Majority of the participants are in their final year of post-graduation programs with 53.3%. Regarding knowledge 91.3% were able to define research hypothesis.72.7% believes that research methodology should be made compulsory for postgraduate students. 94% felt that separate time should be allotted during postgraduate course for research with attractive stipend. In regards to practice, it is found that 80% were willing to participate in a workshop methodology to improve their knowledge in research programme. Hence steps should be taken to improve research among postgraduate residents in emergency medicine as doing quality research and publishing is now not only a criterion for career advancement but also for the quality of health care delivery by the physicians and for the outcome of the Patients. Similarly, developing a research culture in our medical institutions would ensure that trend setting quality research will emerge from our country.
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