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Indian Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Knowledge, attitude & perceptions of 3rd term medical students towards clinical trials in a medical college in southern India

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Author Details : Priyadarshini M. Deodurg, Harish G. Bagewadi, B.V. Patil, Asha P. Dass

Volume : 4, Issue : 3, Year : 2017

Article Page : 125-129

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Aim of the study: The present Study was performed to know the awareness of clinical trials and to assess the effectiveness of an educational intervention.
Materials and Method: This was a questionnaire-based pre- and post-test educational interventional study. Handouts which contain information about clinical trials were given one week before the study. A pre-validated 20-point questionnaire comprising of Knowledge, attitude, perceptions about clinical trials was given to 3rd term medical students (n=115). With the help of Power point presentation the educational intervention was done. For statistical calculation, chi-square test and unpaired paired t-test were performed.
Results: are tabulated as percentages, Mean±SD. The scores pertaining to knowledge, attitude and perceptions of clinical trials were found to be statistically significant (P<0.001) when before (pre-KAP) and after (post-KAP) the educational intervention, was assessed.
Conclusion: The feedback from the students was encouraging, handouts supplied before the class made them to understand the subject better during lectures.

Clinical trials, Continuous medical education, KAP questionnaire

How to cite : Deodurg P M, Bagewadi H G, Patil B, Dass A P, Knowledge, attitude & perceptions of 3rd term medical students towards clinical trials in a medical college in southern India. Indian J Pharm Pharmacol 2017;4(3):125-129

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