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  1. Content type: Research article

    The evidence-based practice profile (EBP2) questionnaire assesses students’ self-reported knowledge, behaviour and attitudes related to evidence-based practice. The aim of this study was to translate and cross-cu...

    Authors: Kristine Berg Titlestad, Anne Kristin Snibsoer, Hilde Stromme, Monica Wammen Nortvedt, Birgitte Graverholt and Birgitte Espehaug

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:44

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  2. Content type: Research article

    E-learning is an established concept in oncological education and training. However, there seems to be a scarcity of long-term assessments of E-learning programs in oncology vis-á-vis their structural manageme...

    Authors: Jan Degerfält, Staffan Sjöstedt, Per Fransson, Elisabeth Kjellén and Mads U. Werner

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:39

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  3. Content type: Research article

    North American medical schools have used problem-based learning (PBL) structured medical education for more than 60 years. However, it has only recently been introduced in other medical schools outside of Nort...

    Authors: Jordan Tsigarides, Laura R. Wingfield and Myutan Kulendran

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:24

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Advanced life support (ALS) and cardio pulmonary resuscitation, provided at the right time is essential for improving mortality in medical emergencies. Accurate knowledge and skills on this regard, in all medi...

    Authors: Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Priyantha Udaya Kumara Ralapanawa, Kushalee Poornima Jayawickreme, Ekanayake Mudiyanselage Madhushanka Ekanayake and Pallegoda Vithanage Ranjith Kumarasiri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:462

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  5. Content type: Research article

    From 2012–2015, the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Pediatrics at the University of Copenhagen conducted a project, “Internationalization at Home ”, offering clinical teaching in English. The p...

    Authors: L. Nilas, E. C. Løkkegaard, J. B. Laursen, J. Kling and D. Cortes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:420

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The psychometric characteristics of multiple-choice questions (MCQ) changed when taking into account their anatomical sites and the presence of item-writing flaws (IWF). The aim is to understand the impact of ...

    Authors: João Pais, Artur Silva, Bruno Guimarães, Ana Povo, Elisabete Coelho, Fernanda Silva-Pereira, Isabel Lourinho, Maria Amélia Ferreira and Milton Severo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:399

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) affects up to 28 % of the adult population in Western countries. The detection and management of OSA by general practitioners (GPs) can be poor. The study aimed to examine what i...

    Authors: Christine Paul, Shiho Rose, Michael Hensley, Jeffrey Pretto, Margaret Hardy, Frans Henskens, Tara Clinton-McHarg and Mariko Carey

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:350

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Treatment of metastatic NSCLC patients with immune-checkpoint medicine is intriguing for the potential efficacy; however it may be difficult to evaluate the clinical response due to the lack of reliable immune...

    Authors: Alessandra Bearz, Tiziana Perin, Luca Cancian, Eleonora Berto, Ivana Sartor and Umberto Tirelli

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:349

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Integrity in academic work is a critical benchmark of every profession. For this reason, special attention should be devoted to addressing academic dishonesty (AD) in higher education to prevent the potential ...

    Authors: Sixtus Bieranye Bayaa Martin Saana, Ephraim Ablordeppey, Napoleon Jackson Mensah and Thomas K. Karikari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:234

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Desire to attend graduate school for academic research training following the mandatory two-year clinical internship is unknown among young Japanese physicians who work at community hospitals after their inter...

    Authors: Noriaki Kurita, Minoru Murakami, Sayaka Shimizu, Junji Kumasawa, Teruhisa Azuma, Yuki Kataoka, Shungo Yamamoto, Shingo Fukuma, Yosuke Yamamoto and Shunichi Fukuhara

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:227

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to assess the association of the constructs of theory of planned behaviour (behavioural beliefs, normative beliefs, control beliefs) and demographic variables with the intention...

    Authors: Muhammad Umair Khan, Akram Ahmad, Muhammad Fayyaz, Nida Ashraf and Akshaya Bhagavathula

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:183

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, the progressive form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, have increased risk of...

    Authors: Susan Polanco-Briceno, Daniel Glass, Mark Stuntz and Alexis Caze

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:157

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Recently, conventional interviews have been replaced with the multiple mini-interviews (MMI) for medical student selection in Korea. We first introduced the MMI as a new admissions tool in Korea. The aim of th...

    Authors: Hee Jae Lee, Sung Bae Park, Sung Chul Park, Won Sun Park, Sook-Won Ryu, Jeong Hee Yang, SungHun Na, Jun Yeon Won and Gi Bong Chae

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:93

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Student-led teaching has long been regarded as a useful ancillary educational method. It is also a valuable tool in the development of aspects of professionalism in student tutors and contributes to a sense of...

    Authors: Antonia J. Clarke, Annette Burgess, Audrey Menezes and Craig Mellis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:743

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Medical education can play important role in cultivating the willingness among the medical students to work in underprivileged areas after their graduation. Experiential learning through early exposure to prim...

    Authors: Rolina Dhital, Madhusudan Subedi, Neeti Prasai, Karun Shrestha, Milan Malla and Shambhu Upadhyay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:741

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The medical student population is believed to be at an increased risk for sleep deprivation. Little is known about students’ perceptions towards sleep deprivation and its relationship to academic performance. ...

    Authors: Lama AlFakhri, Jumana Sarraj, Shouq Kherallah, Khulood Kuhail, Akef Obeidat and Ahmed Abu-Zaid

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:740

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The Greek version of the Postgraduate Hospital Educational Environment Measure (PHEEM) was evaluated to determine its psychometric properties, i.e., validity, internal consistency, sensitivity and responsivene...

    Authors: Persa Koutsogiannou, Ioannis D. K. Dimoliatis, Dimitris Mavridis, Stefanos Bellos, Vassilis Karathanos and Eleni Jelastopulu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:734

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  18. Content type: Research article

    There is increasing awareness about the association of sleep quality and academic achievement among university students. However, the relationship between sleep quality and academic performance has not been ex...

    Authors: Hyder Osman Mirghani, Osama Salih Mohammed, Yahia Mohamed Almurtadha and Moneir Siddig Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:706

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  19. Content type: Case Report

    Hyperopic shift and chorioretinal folds are common findings with intraorbital masses compressing the posterior pole of the globe. These signs usually regress after complete tumour excision. To the best of our ...

    Authors: Agnes Galbo Jacobsen, Peter Bjerre Toft, Jan Ulrik Prause, Henrik Vorum and János Hargitai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:678

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  20. Content type: Research article

    At the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, third year undergraduate teaching is a hybrid of problem-based learning (PBL) and didactic lectures. PBL discourages students from simply getting basi...

    Authors: Sehlule Vuma and Bidyadhar Sa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:673

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    Video analyses of real-life newborn resuscitations have shown that Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) guidelines are followed in fewer than 50 % of cases. Multidisciplinary simulation is used as a first-rate...

    Authors: Liisa Rovamo, Elisa Nurmi, Minna-Maria Mattila, Pertti Suominen and Minna Silvennoinen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:671

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Feedback drives learning in medical education. Healthcare Supervision Logbook (HSL) is a Smartphone App developed at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for providing feedback on medical training, from both a trainee...

    Authors: Thomas G. Gray, Gill Hood and Tom Farrell

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:653

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Drug-related problems are prevalent among older patients, and substantially increase the risk of morbidity, (re-)hospitalisation and mortality. To detect drug-related problems and optimize treatment primary ca...

    Authors: Ruth Mast, Abeer Ahmad, Sacha C. Hoogenboom, Walter Cambach, Petra J. M. Elders, Giel Nijpels and Jacqueline G. Hugtenburg

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:642

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Knowledge acquisition and skill maintenance are important in learning neonatal resuscitation. Traditionally this is taught by using low fidelity mannequins. Technological advancement enabled a move towards hi...

    Authors: Archana Nimbalkar, Dipen Patel, Amit Kungwani, Ajay Phatak, Rohitkumar Vasa and Somashekhar Nimbalkar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:636

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  25. Content type: Research Article

    Use of reference sources for medical knowledge has changed dramatically over the last two decades with the introduction of online sources of information. This study analyses the medical knowledge seeking behav...

    Authors: Chaturaka Rodrigo, Sachith Maduranga, Milinda Withana, Deepika Fernando and Senaka Rajapakse

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:610

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Students at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) are introduced to ethics and professionalism using the inter-professional education (IPE) model. Ethics and professionalism should be running...

    Authors: Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, Annet Kutesa, Rhona Baingana, Christine Muhumuza, Freddy Eric Kitutu, Catherine Mwesigwa, Rose Nabirye Chalo and Nelson K. Sewankambo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:598

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The number of medical students accepted into medical programs is increasing, which has made the traditional long/short case style of examination difficult to conduct. At Dammam University, the program is shift...

    Authors: Aisha M. Al-Osail, Mona H. Al-Sheikh, Emad M. Al-Osail, Mohannad A. Al-Ghamdi, Abdulaziz M. Al-Hawas, Abdullah S. Al-Bahussain and Ahmed A. Al-Dajani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:582

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Skills trainings are increasing in popularity in undergraduate medical education enhancing clinical competencies and motivation for clinical practice. A suprapubic aspiration (SPA) is the gold standard to obta...

    Authors: Hans Martin Bosse, Alice Martin, Kerstin Ling, Suzan Memili, Silvan Patalong, Veronika Rings, Elisabeth Dorothea Jasper, Katharina Luczak, Svenja Liesenjohann, Alix Witsch and Carolin Wengel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:552

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The frequently observed stress of medical students worldwide leads them to have psychic suffering often leading to illness. Minor psychic disorders such as anxiety, depression and burnout, have a higher preval...

    Authors: Maria Amélia Dias Pereira, Maria Alves Barbosa, Jomar Cleison de Rezende and Rodolfo Furlan Damiano

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:430

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Attention for the well-being of medical school faculty is not only important for the prevention of attrition and burnout, but may also boost performance in their tasks in medical education. Positive well-being...

    Authors: J. W. van den Berg, C. P. M. Verberg, J. J. Berkhout, M. J. M. H. Lombarts, A. J. J. A. Scherpbier and A. D. C. Jaarsma

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:401

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  31. Content type: Short Report

    Referrals are an important and frequent part of a junior doctor’s work. Difficulty with making successful referrals is also very common. Despite this, training in referral skills is not routinely carried out i...

    Authors: Victoria Bradley, Benjamin C. Whitelaw, Dan Lindfield, Richard J. W. Phillips, Corinne Trim and T. A. Lasoye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:375

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Throughout the world all health professionals face stress because of time-pressures, workload, multiple roles and emotional issues. Stress does not only exist among the health professionals but also in medical...

    Authors: Eliza Omar Eva, Md Zakirul Islam, Abu Syed Md Mosaddek, Md Faizur Rahman, Rini Juliet Rozario, A F Md Hassan Iftekhar, Tarafder Shahniam Ahmed, Iffat Jahan, Abdullahi Rabiu Abubakar, Wan Putri Elena Wan Dali, Mohammed S Razzaque, Rahat Bin Habib and Mainul Haque

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:327

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Sexual history training during undergraduate education is essential for preparing future doctors to handle patients’ sexual health concerns. The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes and perception...

    Authors: Farnaza Ariffin, Ken Lee Chin, ChirkJenn Ng, Maizatullifah Miskan, Verna KarMun Lee and Mohammad Rodi Isa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:248

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Continuing medical education (CME) is compulsory in Iran, but has shown limitations in terms of educational style and format. Outcome-based education (OBE) has been proposed internationally to create links to ...

    Authors: Hamideh M Esmaily, Rezagoli Vahidi, Niaz Mousavian Fathi and Rolf Wahlström

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:944

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Waterpipe tobacco smoking is increasing in popularity especially among young adults. This spread could be related to limited knowledge of the negative health effects of waterpipe smoking. In this study, preval...

    Authors: Suhair R Obeidat, Omar F Khabour, Karem H Alzoubi, Arwa M Mahasneh, AbdelRaheem M Bibars, Yousef S Khader and Amani Alsa'di

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:832

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  36. Content type: Short Report

    We have conducted 23 operational research (OR) courses since 2009, based on ‘The Union/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’ model, now popularly known as SORT-IT (Structured Operational Research and Training Initi...

    Authors: Ajay MV Kumar, Rony Zachariah, Srinath Satyanarayana, Anthony J Reid, Rafael Van den Bergh, Katie Tayler-Smith, Mohammed Khogali and Anthony D Harries

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:819

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