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Kalavani A, Kazerani M, Shekofteh M. Evaluation of SBMU Residents’ Knowledge and Use of Evidence-Based Medical Databases and Concepts. payavard. 2018; 12 (1) :34-43
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-6472-en.html
1- Master of Science in Medical Library & Information Science, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Medical Library and Information Sciences Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , kazerani@sbmu.ac.ir
3- Assistant Professor, Medical Library and Information Sciences Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Background and Aim: With the development of the Internet and databases and the increasing need to institutionalize evidence-based medicine, physicians' awareness and use of evidence-based medical databases and concepts are considered to be necessary. Therefore, the aim of this study is to evaluate the knowledge and use of evidence-based medical concepts and databases among residents of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU).
Materials and Methods: The present study is an applied and descriptive research. The population of this study comprised 192 SBMU residents in 2016. A questionnaire was used for data collection and SPSS software was applied for data analysis.
Results: The findings showed that residents obtained 2.99 for knowledge and 2.73 for the use of evidence-based medical databases out of a total average of 5 points, which indicates that their knowledge and practical use of evidence-based medical databases are moderate. Databases about which residents have the highest knowledge and practical use are UpToDate, PubMed Clinical Queries, and 
Cochrane, respectively. 
Conclusion: The majority of residents at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences do not have sufficient awareness about databases and concepts of evidence-based medicine; in fact, most of the resources that are used to answer their information needs are non-evidence-based resources. Therefore, planning to accept evidence-based medicine and databases and teach them to residents is essential.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Library & Information Sciences
ePublished: 2018/05/27

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