An Evaluating Of A Continuing Medical Education Program On Urinary Stone


avatar Seyed Jalil Hoseini 1 , * , avatar Azam Aslani 2 , avatar Fereidoun Azizi 3 , avatar Naser Valae 2 , avatar Kamal Azam 2 , avatar Mohammed Reza Nikobakht 2 , avatar Ali Shahrazad 2 , avatar Yusef Ataepour 2 , avatar Abdollah Bahrame 2

1 Researcher, faculty member of shaheed beheshti, M.S university Director General, CME department, Ministry of health and medical education.PO-box 14195-114 Tehran, Iran

2 CME department, Ministry of health and medical education.

3 CME department, Ministry of health and medical education

How to Cite: Hoseini S J, Aslani A, Azizi F, Valae N, Azam K, et al. An Evaluating Of A Continuing Medical Education Program On Urinary Stone. J Med Edu. 2001;1(2):e104939. doi: 10.22037/jme.v1i2.959.


Journal of Medical Education: 1 (2); e104939
Published Online: April 18, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 14, 2009
Accepted: April 18, 2009


Purpose: present study is to evaluate the effect of the urinary stone continuing medical education program on GPs' knowledge,  attitude  and  performance  in real situation.Material & Method: 80 GPs, 19 female and 61 male, 43.2 +/-12.5 years old, 14.5 +/-11.9 years after graduation, who work in private practice in Tehran, participated in the  study.  They participated  in  two-day conference  run  by  lectures  and  active discussion.   The GPs' knowledge, attitude and behavior in managing three conditions: renal colic,  ureteral stones,  and  passed stones  were  evaluated before  and  after program.         The      scores were,  then, compared. GPs' performance evaluated using simulated patients one week before and  two months          after    the       program. Knowledge by 29 MCQ tests and attitudeby 10 items based on Likert's scale  that was tested before and after the program.Findings: The urinary stone CME program had positive effects on attitude and knowledge, so that its effects were still present two months after the program.The program had a significant influence on the GPs' behaviors in managing ureteral stones, but not in the other two conditions.Conclusion: Providing appropriate content educational programs and encouraging the learners' participation in the programs will lead to an increase in knowledge and attitude.  To make positive change in GPs' behaviors, other educational methods should be applied.


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