Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Research Article

EEO. 2021; 20(1): 3412-3419

Knowledge and practice towards using ophthalmoscope and its application in ocular examination: a cross-sectional survey on general practitioners of rasht city, iran

Yousef Alizadeh, Mitra Akbari*, Maryam Dourandeesh, Maryam Aleali.

Purpose: Ophthalmoscopy is invaluable in the diagnosis of many eye diseases and ocular complications of systemic diseases. The goal of this study was to determine the knowledge of general practitioners regarding direct ophthalmoscopy and its frequency of use in the hopes of designing future programs for improving educational methods and fixing possible educational shortcomings.
Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, general practitioners were asked to fill out a questionnaire in their working place. Overall, 244 physicians were chosen randomly from a list of working physicians in Rasht, Iran, which were documented in the medical system.
Results: In total, 61.7% of the general practitioners in our study never used the ophthalmoscope, and 56.6% stated that they have little mastery of ophthalmoscope work. The reasons for not using an ophthalmoscope based on the statements of the general practitioners under study were unavailability in 51.67%, low mastery in 28.18%, lack of feeling needed for the general practitioner in 26.17%, and insufficient opportunity in 9.39%. Up to 84% of the physicians surveyed stated that more education was needed for medical students in this field. Comparing the baseline characteristics between the two groups with and without using ophthalmoscope indicated that the use of this tool was overall higher in men than in women, in age range higher than 30 years than in the elderly, in the graduates of the University of Tehran compared to other graduates, in those with more time out of university, and in those who were working in private offices relative to government centers. The physicians who reported greater mastery of working with the tool were also more likely to use it. About 84% of physicians emphasized needing more education to use this tool properly.
Conclusion: General practitioners in Rasht use ophthalmoscope infrequently, and over half of them do not have enough skills to use it. Practical training during medical students' externship and internship seems to be helpful in solving this problem. Improving educational curricula and providing ophthalmoscopes for doctors' working places, especially in public service, can improve the knowledge, proficiency, and use of ophthalmoscopes among physicians.

Key words: Ophthalmoscope, General Practitioner, Knowledge.

Similar Articles

First, do no harm: impact of the transition to an integrated curriculum on medical knowledge acquisition of the transitional cohort.
Nackers K, Tatar R, Cowan E, Zakowski L, Stewart K, Ahrens S, Jacques L, Chheda S
Medical education online. 2022; 27(1): 2007561

Racial and ethnic makeup of a dermatology community health center is reflective of the underlying general population in Kansas City.
Ho BVK, Ferguson J, Reme B, Akinwuntan J, Seger EW, Rajpara A
JAAD international. 2022; 6(): 1-2

Systematic Versus Rapid Versus Scoping Reviews.
Bouck Z, Straus SE, Tricco AC
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2022; 2345(): 103-119

Knowledge hiding in organizational crisis: The moderating role of leadership.
Nguyen TM, Malik A, Budhwar P
Journal of business research. 2022; 139(): 161-172

The dark side of Brazil: Effects of dark traits on general COVID-19 worry and responses against the pandemic.
Monteiro RP, Coelho GLH, Hanel PHP, Vilar R, Gouveia VV, Medeiros ED
Personality and individual differences. 2022; 185(): 111247

Full-text options

Latest Statistics about COVID-19
• pubstat.org

Add your Article(s) to Indexes
• citeindex.org

Covid-19 Trends and Statistics
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.

ScopeMed Web Sites