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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

Key words: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Research, Medical students, Intervention

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