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Research Article

Moayid Fallatah,Mohamed Salih2

Abstract:

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.  
Multicenter (National/Regional) study is needed to generalize the findings.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 2
nd
 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

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