Content Analysis of Articles in Medical Education Journals of Iran

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Roghayeh Ershad Sarabi 1 , * , Tahereh Eslaminejad 1 , Hajar Shafian 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Ershad Sarabi R , Eslaminejad T, Shafian H . Content Analysis of Articles in Medical Education Journals of Iran, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2010 ; 7(2):e60523.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 7 (2); e60523
Published Online: January 15, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 20, 2017
Accepted: October 24, 2010

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Since evidence-based decision making is among essential issues in medical education, it is expected that educational policy makers use the results of researches for improving the quality of health care services. In this study Iranian journals of Medical Education were investigated to determine the most frequent topics discussed in this field.
Methods: In this cross sectional study, a total of 483 articles in three Iranian journals of Medical Education from 2000 to 2008 were investigated and their data including authors, abstract, subject, research type and the involved university were entered in EXCEL for content analysis.
Results: form the 483 articles, 8% (n=38) belonged to the Journal of Strides in Development of Medical Education published in Kerman University of Medical Sciences, 60% (n=290) appeared in the Iranian journal of medical education published by Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and 32% (n=155) were in journal of Medical Education published by Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. The most frequent topics were respectively educational management (159 articles, 33%), and teaching methods (128 articles, 26.5%) while, the least frequent topic (10 articles, 2.1%) was communication skills.
Conclusion: Research priority in medical education should be considered.

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Content analysis Medical education Articles Iran.

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