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Table 3 Attitudes toward EBM before and after the course (with N &%)

From: Undergraduate medical students’ perceptions, attitudes, and competencies in evidence-based medicine (EBM), and their understanding of EBM reality in Syria

EBM Attitude Component AGREEMENT DIS-AGREEMENT
Pre Post Pre Post
Expertise 27 (53%) 10 (19%) 23 (46%) 41 (82%)
Need training 49 (98%) 50 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Curriculum 50 (100%) 50 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
I can assess 17 (34%) 42 (84%) 34 (67%) 8 (16%)
Is Systematic reviews important in decision-making 47 (94%) 50 (100%) 3 (6%) 0 (0%)
EBM had a weak effect on medical practice 10 (20%) 4 (8%) 40 (80%) 46 (92%)
Good training 12 (24%) 46 (92%) 38 (76%) 4 (8%)
Patients desire override evidence 21 (42%) 18 (36%) 29 (58%) 32 64%)
EBM trend 8 (15%) 0 (0%) 43 (85%) 50 (100%)
Do research 48 (96%) 50 (100%) 2 (4%) 0 (0%)
Do not have the ability 26 (52%) 19 (38%) 24 (48%) 31 (62%)