Training program of pediatric outpatient medications for medical interns: A quasi-experimental study
Keywords:Outpatient Drugs, Pediatrics, Medical Interns, quasi-experimental
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of selected pediatric outpatient medicine training programs on the knowledge of interns in the pediatric quarter.
Methods: The present study was a quasi-experimental study on all medical interns of the second semester of the 2017-2018 academic year season of pediatric who were selected by convenience sampling and divided into two groups of intervention and control. In addition to the usual training, they also received supplementary training in pediatric outpatient medications through a training program. All of them were given a questionnaire to assess their knowledge and awareness about pediatric outpatient medications before and after the intervention.
Results: Average score prior to initiation of ward session showed no significant difference between study groups (P=0.41). In both groups, a comparable and significant improvement in scores was observed by the end of pediatric season (P<0.0001). However, enhancement was more conspicuous in intervention group (P=0.023).
Conclusion: The present study was able to confirm the effect of these pieces of training on the promotion of routine training and as an effective complementary training to increase pharmacological knowledge of medical interns.
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences.
Conflicts of interest:
AK conceived and designed study, supervised data collection, and contributed to manuscript writing. RGN and RIP were responsible for data analysis and interpretation, and contributed to manuscript writing. AT contributed to study design, data collection, and manuscript writing. All authors critically reviewed and approved final manuscript.
The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences.
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