Main Organiser

Julius Centre University of Malaya

Co-organiser

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malay

Supported by

University of Malaya

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES OF PHYSICIANS TOWARDS EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE

Author

Milad Rashidbeygi

Institution

Students Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the attitude and knowledge of physicians towards evidence-based medicine and their related educational needs.

Methods: This study was a questionnaire study of physicians. One hindered twenty physicians were selected using stratified random sampling of 200 physicians of Ilam city. A main outcome measure are Attitudes and knowledge of physicians toward evidence based medicine, ability to access and interpret evidence, and best method of moving from opinion based to evidence based medicine.

Results: Of the 120 questionnaires we sent out, we received 94 questionnaires (78.3%). Fifty six point six percent using the Internet for answer questions about their patients. Twenty three point eight percent of first priority physicians refer to internet, was obtained clinical evidence. Mean and SD knowledge score and attitude score were 24% ±23%, 72% ±10% respectively.Awareness of physician females was more than physician males.Pearson correlation show that significant association between knowledge of physicians and years of graduation(r= -0.37, P= 0.00).There was significant different in mean score Knowledge of general, specialist and subspecialist physician (P= 0.026).

Conclusion: Promoting and improving access to summaries of evidence. Rather than teaching all physician literature searching and critical appraisal, would be the more appropriate method of encouraging evidence based physician. Physicians who are skilled in accessing and interpreting evidence should be encouraged to develop local evidence based guidelines advice. Review barriers of evidence based medicine in Iran and Ilam is there commendations of this study.