A Survey on the Attitudes & Anxiety of the Participants at Morning Report (MR) Sessions Held in English at SBMU Hospitals in Tehran


avatar AA Khadem Maboodi 1 , avatar Y Heydari 2 , avatar SJ Hosseini 3 , avatar A Hemmatti 4 , avatar H Zojaji 5 , avatar R Rokni 6 , avatar Ali Salahi Yekta 7 , *

1 Faculy member, Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, SBMU, Tehran, Iran

2 Faculy member Department of Internal Medicine, Tajrish Hospital, SBMU, Tehran, Iran

3 Faculy member, Department of Urology, Tajrish Hospital, SBMU, Tehran, Iran

4 Faculy member, Department of Neurology, Tajrish Hospital, SBMU, Tehran, Iran

5 Faculy member, Department of Internal Medicine, Taleqani Hospital, SBMU, Tehran, Iran

6 Resident, Department of Orthopedics, Akhtar Hospital, SBMU, Tehran, Iran

7 Faculty member, Department of English, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University(M.C.)

How to Cite: Khadem Maboodi A, Heydari Y, Hosseini S, Hemmatti A, Zojaji H, et al. A Survey on the Attitudes & Anxiety of the Participants at Morning Report (MR) Sessions Held in English at SBMU Hospitals in Tehran. J Med Edu. 2009;13(1 & 2):e105384. doi: 10.22037/jme.v13i1,2.1127.


Journal of Medical Education: 13 (1 & 2); e105384
Published Online: July 25, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 25, 2009
Accepted: July 25, 2009


Background an purpose: English as the lingua franca of the third millennium has well opened its way through all aspects of life including medicine. In line with this trend, some hospital wards at Shahid Beheshti Medical University (SBMU) have started to hold their usual morning report(MR) sessions in English. Usually everyday there is an MR session in Farsi, and one day per week it is held in English. Among other factors, participants’ attitudes and the stress/or anxiety felt by the participants in these aural/oral sessions may become important and have impacts on patients’ future treatment plans decided at the MR sessions. The present study seeks to determine the participants’ attitudes and probable anxiety experienced by them.Methods: A total number of 110 participants (61 male, 45 female) attendants at the MR Sessions from three of the SBMU affiliated hospitals in Tehran attended this study. The participants included 13 attending physicians (all SBMU academics), 56 residents (from orthopedics, urology, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, obstetrics & GYN wards), 24 interns and 12 stager students from the above wards also attended the study. 4 validated questionnaires were filled out by the participants at the MR Sessions along with a form to show their attention to the cases presented and a form on how they had answered the questions. The data collected were analysed by the SPSS16.


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