Clinical Environment Assessment Based on DREEM Model from the Viewpoint of Interns and Residents of Hospitals Affiliated with Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran

AUTHORS

Roya Vatankhah 1 , Sakineh Sabzevari 2 , * , Mohammad Reza Baneshi 3

1 M.Sc. in Medical Education, Medical Education Development Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

2 Ph.D. in Nursing, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

3 Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Center for Modeling in Health, Institute for Future Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Vatankhah R , Sabzevari S, Baneshi M R. Clinical Environment Assessment Based on DREEM Model from the Viewpoint of Interns and Residents of Hospitals Affiliated with Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2015 ; 12(S1):e59593.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Strides in Development of Medical Education: 12 (S1); e59593
Published Online: March 28, 2015
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 07, 2017
Accepted: June 21, 2014

Crossmark

CHEKING

READ FULL TEXT
Abstract

Background & Objective: Clinical environments have a crucial role on medical students' training. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess clinical environments based on the (Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure) DREEM model from the viewpoint of interns and residents in hospitals affiliated with Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in 2012.

Methods: This was a descriptive-analytic study. The data collection tool was the DREEM Questionnaire with 50 questions (5-point Likert scale) in the 5 domains of learning, teachers, educational environment, student's academic self-perceptions, and student's social self-perceptions. The study environment consisted of 4 main wards (internal, surgical, pediatrics, and gynecology) of hospitals affiliated with Kerman University of Medical Sciences. The study subjects consisted of 63 interns and 73 residents. Data was analyzed in SPSS software using Students' t-test and ANOVA.

Results: Mean score of perception of educational environment in interns was 161.17 ± 22.30 and in residents was 157.45 ± 21.14. The comparison of different areas of clinical environment evaluation only showed a significant difference between the two groups in the area of student's social self-perceptions (P < 0.05). The interns' score was higher than that of the residents. No significant differences were observed between hospitals and the studied wards.

Conclusion: The students' perceptions of their educational environment in clinical wards were desirable. Despite different literature's recommendation of using DREEM in order to evaluate weaknesses and strengths of clinical environments, the concurrent use of other methods and instruments for the assessment of the efficacy of this questionnaire is recommended.

Keywords

DREEM model Assessment Residents Interns Iran

© 2015, Medical Education Development Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.

Fulltext

 

References

  • 1.

    Reference is available in pdf

  • COMMENTS

    LEAVE A COMMENT HERE: