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Correlation between demographic perspective of PG trainees and research. A Cross-Sectional Multidisciplinary study.

Nabiha Farasat Saeed,Muhammad Saeed,Usama Saeed.

Objective: Demographic perspectives of future investigators (PG trainees of Medicine & Dentistry) have more or less effect on their achievements. Such perspectives may also work as barriers towards scientific activities which was evaluated in the current study.
Methodology: To assess the effects of demographic view on the research activities of 72 PG trainees a cross-sectional comparative survey was carried out at 3 different public sector medical and dental institutes (Bolan Medical Complex Hospital (BMCH), Quetta Institute of Medical Sciences (QIMS) and Institute of Public Health (IPH) within 3 months (May-July 2018). Data was collected and analyzed by using SPSS version 20. A p-value of < 0.05 was considered significant.
Results: Sixty-one percent of the study participants were males. Almost half (43%) PG trainees demonstrated positive attitude towards item number 3 “students can plan & conduct scientific research” (Mean±SD4.36±.65), 86.1% agreed to accomplish research work at undergraduate level, even in the absence of a supervisor (p-0.004). Low father educational level induces a lack of interest in PG trainees research work (p-0.01), whereas PG trainees having illiterate mothers present a strong association between lack of research work and un co-operative faculty (

Key words: Demographic perspective, PG trainees, Dentistry, Medicine, Hurdles, Research work.

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