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KNOWLEDGE IN STATISTIC AND EPIDEMIOLOGY AMONG MALAYSIAN POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS: IS IT DIFFICULT FOR OUR TRAINEES TO PERFORM ON THE MOCK CRITICAL REVIEW PAPER?Author(s): Azlin Baharudin*, Nik Ruzyanei Nik Jaafar*, Hatta Sidi*
Objective: Critical appraisal is a process of systematically examining research evidence to assess its validity, results and relevance before using it to form a decision. A basic knowledge in statistic and epidemiology is important among postgraduate students in psychiatry to acquire the skills for appraising clinical research evidence. This is a descriptive study that attempts to look into the level of knowledge among the postgraduate psychiatry students in terms of statistic and epidemiology.
Methods: A total of 31 postgraduate students in their second (N= 26) and third year (N=5) Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) and Master of Psychological Medicine from three different universities, namely: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Malaya and Universiti Sains Malaysia participated in this research. The participants were asked to answer 7 questions within 30 minutes. The passing mark for this critical review paper is set at 25 out of 50.
Results: Overall, only 32.3% passed the mock critical review paper. About 67.7% of the students passed their epidemiology component and only 19.4% passed the statistic component.
Conclusion: We found poor performance in basic statistics among psychiatric trainees which highlights the need for further improvement in the subject???s training.