Iranian Journal of Neurology 2017. 16(1):26-29.

Knowledge, attitude, and practices among Iranian neurologists toward evidence-based medicine
Kaveh Shafiei, Fatemeh Sedaghati


Background: Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is a current practice in medicine to produce clinical practice guidelines from well-designed, randomized, controlled trials. We studied knowledge, attitude, and practice of EBM of neurologists who participated in the Iranian congress of neurology.

Methods: A self-administered anonymous questionnaire was distributed and filled by neurologists. A total of 200 neurologists were randomly sampled and with response rate of 56%. 33.9% of responder had previously participated in EBM courses.

Results: The average total knowledge score was
4.05 ± 0.80 out of a maximum possible score of
5.0. Textbooks were still the most favorite source of knowledge for our neurologists. A lack of time was the highest, and motivation the least mentioned barrier in using EBM.

Conclusion: Overall, the Iranian neurologist had acceptable knowledge and attitude toward EBM and had same similar as found in other studies.


Evidence-Based Medicine; Knowledge; Attitude; Neurologist; Iran

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