Knowledge Attitudes and Barriers of Undergraduate Medical Students towards Research in University of Babylon

Authors

  • Nadia H. Sahib1, Hasan Alwan Baiee2, Hadi Mohammad Ali Al mosawi2, Zaid Amjed Al-husseini3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i2.3004

Keywords:

medical students , undergraduate, knowledge, attitude, barriers , Babylon.

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Nadia H. Sahib1, Hasan Alwan Baiee2, Hadi Mohammad Ali Al mosawi2, Zaid Amjed Al-husseini3

1 Lecturer, 2 Prof. Dr., 3Assist. Prof., University of Babylon – Hammurabi Medical College, Iraq

Published

2020-04-29

How to Cite

Nadia H. Sahib1, Hasan Alwan Baiee2, Hadi Mohammad Ali Al mosawi2, Zaid Amjed Al-husseini3. (2020). Knowledge Attitudes and Barriers of Undergraduate Medical Students towards Research in University of Babylon. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(2), 909-915. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i2.3004