Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 6

Trainers Knowledge, Attitude and Practice in Family Medicine about Virtual Learning: A Cross-Sectional Study

Mohammed Ali Altokhais1*, Faisal Eid Almutairi1, Abdullah Khalid Alburayk1, Khalid fares Alotaibi1, Moawadh Alotaibi2, Ghada Alarfaj2, Saad Albattal2, Abdelaziz Alrasheed2 and Mostafa Kofi2

1Family Medicine Residents, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2Family Medicine Consultant, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author: Mohammed Ali Altokhais, Family Medicine Residents, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Received: April 24, 2023; Published: May 08, 2023

Abstract

Background: During covid19 pandemic, virtual learning has been used in the family medicine residency program. However, the improvement of virtual learning from the perspective of family medicine trainers is warranted.

Objectives: To assess family medicine trainers` attitude and practice about virtual learning as well as to identify areas for improvement in virtual learning.

Subjects and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at Family Medicine Department, Prince Sultan Military Medical City (PSMMC), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), from Dec 20th, 2021 to Apr 20th, 2022. All Family Medicine trainers were included in this study. Online survey was used to collect participants response using a valid questionnaire

Results: The study included 81 trainers. Males represented 55.6% of them and 60.5% aged between 25 and 35 years. Overall, more than half of the trainers (58%) expressed positive attitude towards virtual learning. Male trainers expressed higher more positive attitude compared to females towards virtual learning (68.9% vs 44.4%), = p = 0.027. Traines in the age group 36-45 years had the highest rate of positive attitude towards virtual learning (76.9%) whereas those aged over 45 years had the lowest rate (33.3%), p = 0.043. Female trainers were more than males to have a working well access to a device for teaching online (94.4% vs. 86.7%), p = 0.024. On the other hand, male trainers were more likely than females to agree that their residents` learning was as much during COVID-19 as they were before switching to virtual learning (86.7% vs. 33.3%), p < 0.001.

Conclusion: A considerable proportion of family medicine trainers expressed negative attitude towards virtual learning; particularly females and older trainers (>45 years old).

 Keywords: Trainers; Family Medicine; Attitude; Virtual Learning; Saudi Arabia

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Citation

Citation: Mohammed Ali Altokhais., et al. “Trainers Knowledge, Attitude and Practice in Family Medicine about Virtual Learning: A Cross-Sectional Study”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.6 (2023): 26-37.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Mohammed Ali Altokhais., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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