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Title: Knowledge, skills and attitude of evidence-based medicine among obstetrics and gynaecology trainees: a questionnaire survey
Authors: Jeve, Yadava Bapurao
Doshani, Angi
Singhal, Tanu
Konje, Justin
First Published: 21-Nov-2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Citation: JRSM Short Reports, 2013, 4 (12), pp. 204253331349871-204253331349871
Abstract: Objectives: To determine current evidence-based medicine skills and practice among trainees. Design: Questionnaire study. Setting: Electronic survey was sent to all obstetrics and gynaecology trainees in East Midlands South Deanery, and responses collected were anonymous. Participants: All obstetrics and gynaecology trainees in East Midland South Deanery. Main outcome measures: Self-reported attitude, skills and knowledge in various components of evidence-based medicine. Results: 69 trainees were included in the study of which 35 responded. Among all respondents, almost 72% of trainees use non-evidence-based methods to find answers for their clinical questions, whereas only 18% use appropriate evidence-based medicine practice for such queries. Just 35% of trainees have minimum skills of literature searching. Most of the trainees struggle to understand various components of evidence-based medicine. Nearly 80% of trainees do not have formal education or training with regard to evidence-based medicine. Conclusions: This study highlights the inadequacy of evidence-based medicine skills among trainees and urges that evidence-based medicine be incorporated in formal training along with specialty study modules.
DOI Link: 10.1177/2042533313498719
ISSN: 2042-5333
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2013. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium non-commercially, provided the original author and source are credited.
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