Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
ISSN 1726-4634 versão impressa
ZEA-VERA, Alonso, LIENDO-CARO, Carola, LUNA-CARRILLO, Lucía et al. Conocimientos de los alumnos de últimos años de medicina y residentes sobre indicadores de riesgo epidemiológico utilizados en ensayos clínicos. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica, jun. 2012, vol.29, no.2, p.218-222. ISSN 1726-4634.
A cross-sectional study evaluated 182 students in the last two years of medical school and 70 residents of a national hospital in Peru on the risk indicators used for reporting results in clinical trials. A questionnaire was used to assess the ability to recognize and calculate risk indicators most widely used in the epidemiological literature. From the participants, 19.4% did not recognize any of the indicators and 81.4% was not able to calculate them. The relative risk reduction was the most recognized indicator (55.2%), followed by the number needed to treat (51.6%), the absolute risk reduction (26.6%), and the hazard ratio (9.5%). In conclusion, medical students in the last two years of school and medical residents do not recognize or are able to calculate properly the risk indicators used in clinical trials
Palavras-chave: Relative risk; Students, medical; Data interpretation, statistical; Education, medical.
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