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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Training Medical Students To Improve The Management Of People With Epilepsy
Author: Noronha A.L.A.
Fernandes P.T.
Andrade M.D.G.G.
Santiago S.M.
Sander J.W.
Li L.M.
Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate the knowledge, attitude and perception of medical students prior to and after a training course about epilepsy. Methods: We used a KAP questionnaire with sixty-one questions which assesses knowledge, attitude and practice of epilepsy. Questionnaires were completed by 185 medical students, before and after epilepsy training. We compared the answers to see whether the lecture had changed the knowledge, attitude and practice in epilepsy. Results: One hundred and six students completed the questionnaire before an eight hour course on epilepsy and 79 students completed the questionnaire one year after the course. Comparison of the knowledge scores prior to (mean=53.9, standard deviation=11.4) and after the course (mean=63.8, standard deviation=11.9) showed that students had improved knowledge after the course (t-test=5.6, p<0.001). Discussion: Training course on epilepsy for medical students can promote improvement in the knowledge, attitudes and perception regarding epilepsy, which is maintained one year later. These results highlight the importance of continuous educational programs within the Medical Curriculum.
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Date Issue: 2007
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