PERCEPTION, ATTITUDES AND BARRIERS TOWARD MEDICAL RESEARCH IN REHMAN MEDICAL COLLEGE, PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN

Fazia Raza, Qamar Nisa

Abstract


Abstract

Objectives

To know the perception attitude and barriers toward medical research of medical students of Rehman medical college.

Method

A cross-sectional structured questionnaire was completed by 150 medical students at Rahman medical college. The questionnaire consisted of 16 questions. The students response was recorded on a Likert scale from strongly agree 1 to strongly disagree 5.The collected data was analyzed by SPSS version 17.

Results

Of the 400 students enrolled 150 of the student’s responded.70% of the students had previous experience in research and 92 % agreed that research is an important component of medical education.88.6% considered research as a mandatory component of medical school curriculum.

The motives of the student’s behind conducting Research during medical school included Research being mandatory in curriculum (88.6%), facilitating acceptance to residency program (40.7%), Appreciation and acknowledgement by teachers (47.3%) and Research by peer (46.7%). 

The barriers were Lack of interest, extensive medical curriculum, examphobia and lack of training in scientific literature and research methodology.

Conclusion

The majority of students in the study showed diverse and positive attitudes and perceptions toward medical research. Addressing perceived students barriers can help in an improvement in Research activities among medical Students.


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