Knowledge, attitude and practices towards medical research among resident doctors at a tertiary care hospital

Rajshree N. Mandhare, Venkatesh V. Khadke, Saleem B. Tamboli


Background: Research is a systematic process utilizing the scientific method for generating new knowledge that can be used to solve a problem or improving the existing status of a system. Human being is living a life of ease due to research in medical field. But it is important to know that whether those who are closest to society like resident doctors are involved in research process or not. Thus, the present study is planned to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of resident doctors in a tertiary care hospital.

Methods: This was the questionnaire-based study conducted among the resident doctors. Sample size calculated was 110 by open Epi software. A self-structured questionnaire was validated and distributed. Then we collected the data which was analysed using statistical analysis with MS excel and SPSS software version 21.

Results: The 62% response rate was achieved. More than 50% of the resident doctors have the knowledge of p value and protocol writing. 63% students are strongly agreed that research in medical field is important while only 19% students are strongly disagreed that research increases burden over students 17% of the students have presented research paper. More than 75% student told that there are many barriers conducting research.

Conclusions: This study demonstrates that more than 50% respondents have the basic knowledge about the medical research and they have the positive attitude too. But there is lack of the practices regarding research. Thus, there should be some efforts to improve practices of medical research among resident doctors.


Biomedical research, Ethics, Patient care

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