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Improvement in knowledge, attitude and practices on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis among medical and surgical residents of Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center.

Author

Angel Bryan D. Cabuyao,
Gertie May Plameras

Related Institution

Department of Internal Medicine - Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center

Publication Information

Publication Type
Research Report
Date
September 1, 2015-February 1, 2016

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:


Venous thromboembolism is serious complication that is frequently encountered in medical and surgical practice.  The aim of this study is to assess and to compare the knowledge, attitude and practices on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis among medical and surgical residents of Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center before and after an educational intervention.


STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS:


This is a prospective cross-sectional survey which aims to improve the knowledge, attitude and practices of 104 medical and surgical residents in Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center.  Educational sessions were conducted about the latest guidelines in VTE prophylaxis.  The participants were asked to fill up a questionnaire before and after the lectures.


RESULT:


Pre-test and post-test response of the participants on the clinical vignettes showed that there was statistically significant difference in cases 2a, 2b, 3a with subsequently p values of <0.0001, 0.0490 and


CONCLUSION:


Based on the results gathered, there is a statistically significant difference in the response of the participants after the educational sessions about the guidelines on VTE prophylaxis.  This study concluded that strategies such as an educational intervention should be implemented to improve the knowledge, attitude and practices among medical practitioners.

Objectives

To compare the knowledge, attitude and practices among medical and surgical residents of Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center before and after the lecture about the guidelines on VTE prophylaxis.

References

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3. Sandler, D A, Martin, J F. "Autopsy proven pulmonary embolism in hospital patients: Are we detecting enough deep vein thrombosis?" J R Soc Med 82, 203-5, 1989

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