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Article: Attitude and knowledge of evidence-based practice (EBP) among doctors in Hong Kong: A questionnaire survey

TitleAttitude and knowledge of evidence-based practice (EBP) among doctors in Hong Kong: A questionnaire survey
Authors
KeywordsEvidence-based practice
Hong Kong doctors
Questionnaire survey
Issue Date2008
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
Citation
Hong Kong Practitioner, 2008, v. 30 n. 3, p. 128-135 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To find out the attitude and knowledge of evidence-based practice (EBP) among doctors in Hong Kong. Design: Questionnaire survey of attitudes, perceived barriers and knowledge of EBP. Subjects: Three groups of doctors: (i) a random selection from all registered medical practitioners (N=276/3,000), (ii) members of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (N=422/1,488), and (iii) participants in EBP training courses (N=159). Main outcome measures: Attitude and barriers towards EBP, mean knowledge score in searching. Results: Most respondents agreed that EBP was useful in clinical practice (73%), few agreed that they would prefer to search the literature to find answers to clinical questions (46%). Most ranked "poverty of local evidence" as an important barrier (44%). Though few thought that "lack of knowledge and skills" was important (20%), the mean EBP knowledge score was below the pass-mark of 50% (43%, Cl 41-46%). Having internet access and training were predictive of better knowledge, while a more positive attitude was associated with regular searching. Conclusion: Respondents showed a positive attitude towards EBP, but knowledge of searching was barely satisfactory, especially for doctors in private practice. The low response rate precludes generalization but the results probably represent the most favourable scenario. Providing training, improving internet access, encouraging regular searching and alerting to pre-appraised evidence are likely to improve attitude and knowledge of EBP.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/59150
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101
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dc.contributor.authorGlasziou, PPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, CLKen_HK
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dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Practitioner, 2008, v. 30 n. 3, p. 128-135en_HK
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dc.description.abstractObjective: To find out the attitude and knowledge of evidence-based practice (EBP) among doctors in Hong Kong. Design: Questionnaire survey of attitudes, perceived barriers and knowledge of EBP. Subjects: Three groups of doctors: (i) a random selection from all registered medical practitioners (N=276/3,000), (ii) members of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (N=422/1,488), and (iii) participants in EBP training courses (N=159). Main outcome measures: Attitude and barriers towards EBP, mean knowledge score in searching. Results: Most respondents agreed that EBP was useful in clinical practice (73%), few agreed that they would prefer to search the literature to find answers to clinical questions (46%). Most ranked "poverty of local evidence" as an important barrier (44%). Though few thought that "lack of knowledge and skills" was important (20%), the mean EBP knowledge score was below the pass-mark of 50% (43%, Cl 41-46%). Having internet access and training were predictive of better knowledge, while a more positive attitude was associated with regular searching. Conclusion: Respondents showed a positive attitude towards EBP, but knowledge of searching was barely satisfactory, especially for doctors in private practice. The low response rate precludes generalization but the results probably represent the most favourable scenario. Providing training, improving internet access, encouraging regular searching and alerting to pre-appraised evidence are likely to improve attitude and knowledge of EBP.en_HK
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dc.subjectEvidence-based practiceen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kong doctorsen_HK
dc.subjectQuestionnaire surveyen_HK
dc.titleAttitude and knowledge of evidence-based practice (EBP) among doctors in Hong Kong: A questionnaire surveyen_HK
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