Iraqi Journal of Medical Sciences








Vol. 16 Issue 3 July - September / 2018
Published on website | Date : 2018-11-18 18:35:03

13.PATIENTS ATTITUDE TOWARDS PRESENCE OF UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS DURING CONSULTATION IN 2016

Berq J.H. Al-Yasseri


Abstract

Background: Bedside teaching enables students and trainees to acquire many clinical skills and professional behaviors during process of learning.
Objective: To investigate views of patients towards presence of undergraduate medical students during consultation.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted in Al-Imamein Al-Kadhimein Medical City, Baghdad-Iraq; during period of February through July, 2016. It involved patients admitted to internal medicine, surgery, and gynecology and obstetrics departments of hospital during time of data collection. The study relied on performing face to face interviews with participants and a total of 400 individuals were enrolled in it. To be included in the study, patient's age should be 18 years or older. Seriously ill, confused or cognitively impaired individuals were not involved. SPSS program was used for computerized statistical analyses. Categorical variables were compared using Chi-square X² tests, and Continuous variables were compared by Student t - test or analysis of variance (ANOVA) test. P -values less than 0.05 & 0.01 was considered to be statistically significant and highly significant, respectively.
Results: Those who allowed presence of students represented 80.3% of participants. Factors associated significantly with patients' decision were age (p=0.034) and hospital department (p=0.009). Among those with positive attitude, 145 (45.2%) thought students' number should not exceed five, while remaining did not care. Answers of patients about their view for allowing students to perform examination revealed that 169 (52.6%) accepted all times, 105 (32.7%) linked acceptance by students' sex, and remainders rejected all times.
Conclusion: The overall attitude of our patients towards students' involvement in consultation was positive and comparable to that reported in previous studies.
Keywords: Patients' Attitude, Bedside Teaching, Medical Consultation, Iraq
Citation: Al-Yasseri BJH. Patients attitude towards presence of undergraduate medical students during consultation in 2016. Iraqi JMS. 2018; 16(3): 335-343. doi: 10.22578/IJMS.16.3.13


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