Knowledge Attitudes and Barriers of Undergraduate Medical Students towards Research in University of Babylon
Keywords:medical students , undergraduate, knowledge, attitude, barriers , Babylon.
Students who did not participate in this activity during their training that might negatively affect their understanding of the importance of research in their future careers. Objective of the study: To evaluate the attitude and knowledge and barriers of a sample of Iraqi medical undergraduate students. Methodology: Across sectional study was done using a self-administered pretested questionnaire to measure the knowledge, barriers and attitudes of students toward research. Results: Two hundred eight medical students were studied in the University of Babylon. The female to male ratio was 2:1. Regarding barriers , the study revealed that( 55.3% )of the students had efficient internet. This study explained that the skill of English language writing is very low. Only one-fourth of the students were exposed to the encouragement to participate in academic research and 8.7% of the students mentioned that there was available chance for them to conduct research. Only 15.8% agreed that they can access scientific journals through university library while 3.4% of study group knew that there are government financial support toward research, 68.2% of the students said that there are no enough training in research. Regarding the attitude 73.3% of the participants had positive attitudes. The high majority of the students (85%) believed that research is highly important for their medical practice.
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