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American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2019, 7(4), 137-146
DOI: 10.12691/ajmsm-7-4-1
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Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice toward Medical Research among Physicians in Taif Military Hospital 2018

Fahad Ghazi Almatrafi1, , Ali Mubark Alshhrani2 and Alaa Maatooq Alwagdani1

1Senior Resident Family Medicine in Princ Mansor Military Hospital - Taif -KSA

2Consultant Family Medicine in Princ Mansor Military Hospital -Taif-KSA

Pub. Date: November 03, 2019

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Fahad Ghazi Almatrafi, Ali Mubark Alshhrani and Alaa Maatooq Alwagdani. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice toward Medical Research among Physicians in Taif Military Hospital 2018. American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2019; 7(4):137-146. doi: 10.12691/ajmsm-7-4-1


Health research coaching is a vital element of medical education and a vital exercise to assist develop physician research skills. Each doctor ought to try to contribute to the generation of proof by conducting research. A review of literature showed that the information concerning data, knowledge, attitude, practice towards medical analysis among resident doctors following post graduate studies is lacking. This best proof in creating choices for individual patient care or health service delivery. Current best proof is that the use of up-to-date info from relevant and valid research concerning the consequences of various sorts of clinical care, the potential for hurt from exposure to the actual agent, the accuracy of diagnostic tests, and also the prophetic power of prognostic factors. There's considerable concern that physicians haven't incorporated them into their practice. Study recommend that a ‘knowledge–attitude–behavior’ sequence is very important in modifying physician practice patterns. To address this, we examined physicians’ knowledge of, attitudes, practical toward medical research among physicians in Taif military hospital 2018. Research is commonly viewed because the corner stone of scientific progress. It's a systemic process based on scientific method that carries with it testing hypothesis, observation and measuring, systematic analysis of information, and drawing a legitimate conclusion. It is felt that the existing level of knowledge, attitude and practice among physicians who have already conducted/are conducting at least one research study should be evaluated. Hence, the present study was carried out to assess the research-related knowledge, attitude, and practices of Taif military hospital physicians. Aim of the study: To assess knowledge, practice and attitude of physicians related to medical research at Taif military hospitals in 2018. Method: This is a cross sectional study conducted at Taif military hospitals in 2018 was carried out on sample size (n) would be (194). In order to account for non-response and achieve more generalizable results, the investigator will increase the sample size up to (200). Stratified sampling technique will be used then simple random. Results: The majority of our participants not attend a training program, and the majority of our study weak practices, Knowledge toward medical research were constitutes (64.2%, 50.5%) while the majority is high attitude toward medical research (77.9%). A significant positive correlation between Attitude, Knowledge and Practices toward medical research Where r= 0.233 and p-value <0.001. Conclusion: In the present study, it had been found that postgraduate students had unsatisfying knowledge of health research. They positive attitude towards research, however they didn't remodel their data, but they failed to transform their knowledge and attitude in actual practices due to lack of time and lack of research curriculum. There is need to encourage postgraduate students to carry out research through provision of technical assistance and essential infrastructure during their postgraduate training program.

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