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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: June | Volume: 7 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 162-166

Evaluation of Bioethics Workshop Using Pre- and Post-Test Questionnaire

Dr. Chaudhari Vijaya Laxman1, Dr. Vemuri Veena Rani2

1MD Pharmacology, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, SMBT IMS & RC, Dhamangaon, Igatpuri, Maharashtra.
2MD Pharmacology, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Terna Medical College, Navi Mumbai.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Chaudhari Vijaya Laxman


Background: The previous studies reported a lack of awareness about bioethics among the medical undergraduate students and teaching staff. Hence, this study was planned to promote Bioethics through a workshop and aimed to evaluate the impact of this workshop.
Methodology: The study population was medical students and teaching staff who participated in the Bioethics workshop. Pre-and post-test quasi- experimental model was used to assess the impact of workshop. Pretested and validated self-administered structured questionnaire was employed in pre- and post-test. The data was statistically analysed using paired t - test with significance level set at 5%.
Result: Total 213 participants completed the study, of which 77% were medical students and 23% were the teaching staff. There was statistically significant improvement (5.29 vs 7.43) noted in the mean post-test score of the participants. Item-wise analysis also found significant improvement in the correct response.
Conclusion: A well-organized workshop can improve the knowledge and attitude towards bioethics among the participants. Similar types of studies are recommended in other medical institutions.

Key words: Item analysis, Medical ethics, Medical students, Paired t test

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