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PIZARRO, Rodolfo et al. Validation of an instrument to assess research critical appraisal skills in residents in a university hospital. Educ. méd. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.3, pp.171-179. ISSN 1575-1813.
Aim. To validate an instrument to assess research critical appraisal skills in residents in a university hospital by the extreme groups method. Subjects and methods. 272 residents completed the questionnaire. The mean of correct answers was 45%. Results. No significant differences between gender, specialty or post-graduate year were found. Reliability (alpha = 0.83) was acceptable and difference between extreme groups was significant (0.45 vs. 0.91). Conclusions. Residents showed poor skills to interpret typical results of clinical studies, finding consistent with other countries.
Palabras clave : Data interpretation; Internship; Medical education; Residency; Statistical.