KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PERCEPTION TOWARD EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS IN SHENDI UNIVERSITY- SUDAN
Keywords:Medicine, Knowledge, Attitude, Perception, Cochrane
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the “conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence (Thamer Z. et al. 2018 .It is the evolving science of clinical care. It is the judicious use of the best current evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It also integrates clinical expertise, patient desires, values, and needs . (Michael LeFevre.2014 )
The current study intended to assess Knowledge, attitude and perception toward EBM among medical students in Shendi University in Sudan. It was descriptive cross-sectional one, from October to December 2020; It included one hundred and twenty one (121) medical students. Data was collected employing structural self –administered questionnaire and the data collected was analyzed by SPSS.
The findings of the study described the current status of level of awareness and use of EBM .More than half of students have poor knowledge toward EBM. Approximately half or less have good attitude compared with their poor knowledge, while the perception of the importance of evidence based medicine was good (72%).
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