Research awareness among Saudi medical students: umm al-qura university medical school as an example
Background: The ideal medical practice depends mainly on applying EBM when
dealing with patients in order to offer the optimal medical care. Many studies
have shown that using EBM potentially leads to health care improvement, cost
reduction, trust building between health care providers and feeling of satisfaction
among patients. In this study, we attempted to investigate the mindfulness of the
research awareness among UQU students.
Method: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in which all medical
students (form 2nd year to the sixth year) were targeted. Close ended and Likert
scale questionnaire was distributed electronically to the students.
Results: 306 out of 1380 students in the college responded to the study. The
majority of the students (79.4%) reported a positive attitude towards the
importance of research in general.
Conclusion: The results showed the awareness of the studied sample is quite
satisfactory compared to the regional or international similar studies. A Multicenter (National/Regional) study is needed to generalize the findings.
Published Date: 12 Sep 2017