Red Eye: Next Steps for Conducting Research in Knowledge, Attitude and Practice in Ophthalmology

  • Francisco J. Bonilla-Escobar Cisalva Institute, Group of Epidemiology of Trauma and Lesions, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0224-3482
  • Hugo H. Ocampo-Dominguez Cisalva Institute, Group of Epidemiology of Trauma and Lesions, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. Clínica de Oftalmología de Cali, Cali, Colombia.
Keywords: Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Eye Hemorrhage, Students, Medical

Abstract

Background: Research in Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) in health sciences is relevant to health care providers and patients to identify factors to address educational interventions.

Methods: A pilot study based on surveys amongst participants in a medical update conference in Cali, Colombia, was conducted to estimate participants’ knowledge on red eye in 2011.

Results: The population was composed of medical students and general practitioners, with 72.7% of students being in their final year of their training. The classification of red eye was correct in 47% of respondents and we found errors in the classification of emergency, glaucoma and uveitis.

Conclusions: Further research proposals in KAP are required for the recognition of this medical education indicator.

Author Biography

Francisco J. Bonilla-Escobar, Cisalva Institute, Group of Epidemiology of Trauma and Lesions, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

Francisco J. Bonilla-Escobar is a recent graduate of the Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia and currently a Master’s student in Epidemiology at Universidad del Valle as well as Research Assistant at CISALVA Institute. He is former President of the Colombian Society of Medical Students’ Associations (ASCEMCOL).

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Published
2013-04-30
How to Cite
Bonilla-Escobar, F. J., & Ocampo-Dominguez, H. H. (2013). Red Eye: Next Steps for Conducting Research in Knowledge, Attitude and Practice in Ophthalmology. International Journal of Medical Students, 1(1), 24-27. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2013.21
Section
Short Communication