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Effect of educational intervention on knowledge and attitude towards research, research ethics, and biobanks among paramedical and administrative teams in the National Liver Institute, Egypt

Authors
  • EL-Khadry, Sally W.1
  • Abdallah, Ayat R.1
  • Yousef, Marwa F.1
  • M. abdeldayem, Hesham2
  • Ezzat, Sameera1
  • Dorgham, Laila Shehata1
  • 1 Menoufia University, Gamal Abdel Nasser Street, Shebein El–Kom, Menoufia, Egypt , Shebein El–Kom (Egypt)
  • 2 Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt , Menoufia (Egypt)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Egyptian Liver Journal
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication Date
Jan 03, 2020
Volume
10
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s43066-019-0010-y
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

BackgroundMedical research has increased greatly in many developing countries during the recent decade, motivated by the need to improve health in these countries. Such research needs to be guided by fundamental ethical principles to ensure the protection of patient’s rights and welfare. Also, biobanks have become increasingly important for the study of health and disease. There is a significant public interest in the outcomes of genetic research, which include diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health methods. This study was conducted assess and raise the knowledge and attitude towards several aspects of research, related ethics, and biobank ethical issues for paramedical and administrative teams working at the National Liver Institute (NLI).ResultsThe education intervention study was effective in increasing percentage of good knowledge in paramedical and administrative teams (p value < 0.001). Also, the education intervention study was effective in increasing percentage of positive attitude in paramedical and administrative teams (p value < 0.001).ConclusionThere were good knowledge and attitude about research and related ethics, but poor knowledge and attitude about biobanking. The educational intervention study significantly increased knowledge and attitude about research, related ethics, and biobanks.

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