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East Mediterr Health J. 2014 Mar 13;20(2):99-104.

Perceptions, attitudes, and practices towards research among resident physicians in training in Saudi Arabia.

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1
Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
2
King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

in English, Arabic, French

Health research training forms an important part of medical education. This cross-sectional study examined the attitudes to research, perceived barriers to research and experience of participation in research projects among resident physicians in Saudi Arabia. A self-administered email questionnaire was completed by 191/207 residents working in different specialties and regions of Riyadh. A majority (97.9%) agreed that research is essential and improves health care and 86.9% that it helps in building a future academic career. Lack of research training (93.2%), lack of time (89.5%), work-related stress (83.2%) and lack of supervisors (73.3%) were perceived barriers to doing research. Only 58 (30.4%) had had any research involvement. Involvement in research was significantly more likely for residents at an advanced level of training than at earlier levels (OR 3.50, 95% CI: 1.1-11.1) and less likely for those who had 1 or 2 children during residency than those who had none (OR 0.29, 95% CI: 0.1-0.8).

PMID:
24945558
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