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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 9(1) pp. 049-057, January, 2021 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4459559

Original Research Article

Knowledge, Attitude, Research Participation and Obstructions among Medical Students towards Research


Nirma Safder, Muhammad Hussain, Muhammad Afzal, Prof. Dr. Syed Amir Gilani


1BS Nursing, Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan
2Associate Professor, Lahore School of Nursing, the University of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan
3Associate Professor, Lahore School of Nursing, the University of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan
4Professor, FAHS the University of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author's Email: nirmasafder@gmail.com

Received: 23 December 2020  I  Accepted: 20 January 2021  I  Published: 24 January 2021  I  Article ID: MRJMMS-20-213
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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.




The purpose of medical research study is very wide. It is about knowing the diseases physiology and pathophysiology, to understand the effect of congenital and outdoor factors on human health, knowing the burden of diseases in the population, introducing the new helpful interventions in the medical field, keeping healthcare workers up-to-date. The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, precipitation and obstructions among medical students towards research and also their background experience. A cross sectional study was conducted in university students of medical departments such as nursing, doctor of physiotherapy, medical imaginary doctor, IMBB, MBBS were measured in 2020 through based questionnaire. Close-ended question was used to assess the knowledge, attitude, participation and difficulties among medical student while conducting research study. One hundred and thirty-eight medical students were involved in the research study. Most of the students who participated in the research were nursing students 47.8% (66), 16.7% (23) students were medical imaginary doctor, 10.1% student were IMBB department, 25.4% (35) student were department of MBBS, Doctor of physiotherapy. This study showed the average knowledge and behavior of student towards the research but students lacked participation and facing the different barriers while conducting the research study. Students showed average knowledge and attitude towards research. All students know about the advantages of research project but they did not actively participate in any research related tasks because of the obstacles they are facing. These obstructions must be expressed by giving suitable observation, good mentorship, research funding and awards for students to join in research activities. It is suggested to establish research workshops, common research presentations, and journal clubs to provide knowledge and skills needed for the medical students to carry out their logical study in their various prospect.

Keywords: Perception, attitude, barriers, medical research.











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