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Title: Analysis of theoretical knowledge and the practice of science among Brazilian otorhinolaryngologists
Authors: Mendonça, Vitor Rosa Ramos de
Alcântara, Thiago
Andrade, Nilvano
Andrade, Bruno de Bezerril
Barral Netto, Manoel
Oliveira, Viviane Sampaio Boaventura de
Affilliation: PHD Student
Hospital Santa Izabel. Santa Casa de Misericórdia da Bahia. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Hospital Santa Izabel. Santa Casa de Misericórdia da Bahia. Salvador, BA, Brasil
National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases. Clinical Research Fellow.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil / Federal University of Bahia. School of Medicine. Department of Pathology. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Hospital Santa Izabel. Salvador, BA, Brasil / Federal University of Bahia. School of Medicine. Department of Pathology. Salvador, BA, Brasil / Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Abstract: Physicians from all medical specialties are required to understand the principles of science and to interpret medical literature. Yet, the levels of theoretical and practical knowledge held by Brazilian otorhinolaryngologists has not been evaluated to date. OBJECTIVE: To assess the background and level of scientific knowledge of Brazilian otorhinolaryngologists. METHOD: Participants of two national ENT meetings were invited to answer a questionnaire to assess scientific practice and knowledge. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: This study included 73 medical doctors (52% otorhinolaryngologists and 38% residents) aged between 18 and 65 years. About two-thirds have been involved in some form of scientific activity during undergraduate education and/or reported to have written at least one scientific paper. Physicians who took part in research projects felt better prepared to interpret scientific papers and carry out research projects (p = 0.0103 and p = 0.0240, respectively). Respondents who claimed to have participated in research or to have written papers had higher scores on theoretical scientific concepts (p = 0.0101 and p = 0.0103, respectively). However, the overall rate of right answers on questions regarding scientific knowledge was 46.1%. Therefore, a deficiency was observed in the scientific education of Brazilian otorhinolaryngologists. Such deficiency may be mitigated through participation in research.
Keywords: Education
Medical
Knowledge
Otolaryngology
DeCS: Pesquisa Biomédica
Competência Clínica/estatística & dados numéricos
Competência Clínica/estatística & dados numéricos
Compreensão
Internato e Residência
Otolaringologia/educação
Ciência/educação
Adolescente
Adulto
Idoso
Brasil
Estudos Transversais
Feminino
Humanos
Masculino
Meia-Idade
Questionários
Adulto Jovem
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Publishing Management System
Citation: MENDONÇA, V. R. R. de et al. Analysis of theoretical knowledge and the practice of science among Brazilian otorhinolaryngologists. Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, v. 79, n. 4, p. 487-493, 2013.
DOI: 10.5935/1808-8694.20130087
ISSN: 1808-8686
Copyright: open access
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