|Assessment on the Dissemination and Knowledge Translation of Medical Students and PhD Students’ Theses in the Year 2006-2013|
|Nahid Ramezan Ghorbani1, Shokoh Ahmadi2, Payam Kabiri2, Abbas Najjari2, Zohre Rezaee2, Rosemari Noot2, Farnaz Zahedi2, Ali Moradi3, Fatemeh Fallah Rostami4|
|1Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Deputy for Research and Technology and School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Deputy for Research and Technology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
4Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Pediatric Neuro Rehabilitation Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
CJMB 2014; 1: 054-058
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Keywords : Assessment, Dissemination, Knowledge Translation, Medical Student These
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Objective: The importance of research and its fundamental role in the country’s growth and development is vital. Connecting research to knowledge translation is an essential component of research process and its production, management, and the maintenance of this process is the reason behind the survival of the national health research system. Knowledge translation is the process of disseminating knowledge into actual use, or simply application of knowledge.
Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted on 418 university students enrolled in medical universities throughout the country during the period from September 2006 to 2013.
Results: About 42.5% of respondents have expressed that results of dissertations will benefit the health care providers while 2.2% of respondents have expressed that research results can benefit the industrial sector, they further expressed that 11.4% of researchers and 32.2% of the general population can benefit from these researches. Furthermore, in order that results of students’ dissertations will become useful to others 71.7% of the students have expressed that research results be published as an article in international indexed journals.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that majority of students have selected the title of their research project based on their personal interest and then decided based on the opinion of their thesis mentor. The principles of accurate and relevant data management must be implemented in order that researches will be directed toward being more practical rather than theoretical. Hence, by performing more extensive researches, barriers as well as factors that promote researches will be identified and by emphasizing on knowledge translation a cultural environment aiming at presenting research results to users will be achieved and researches and dissertations that resulted to the solution of the problems of the community will be promoted.
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