Evidence-Based Medicine in Iranian Schools of Traditional Medicine According to Experts

AUTHORS

Gholamreza Kordafshari 1 , Shoaleh Bigdeli 2 , Seyed Kamran Soltani Arabshahi 3 , Mohammad Reza Shams Ardakani 4 , Hoorieh Mohammadi Kenari 5 , *

1 PhD in Traditional Medicine, Professor, Department of Traditional Medicine, School of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Iran

2 PhD in Educational Planning, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Medical Education Research Center. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Iran

3 Internist, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Medical Science Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Iran

4 Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy, Professor, Department of Traditional Medicine, School of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Iran

5 MD, M.Sc. in Medical Education, Office of Educational Development, Department of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Kordafshari G , Bigdeli S , Soltani Arabshahi S K , Shams Ardakani M R , Mohammadi Kenari H . Evidence-Based Medicine in Iranian Schools of Traditional Medicine According to Experts, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2013 ; 10(3):e60771.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Strides in Development of Medical Education: 10 (3); e60771
Published Online: October 01, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 23, 2017
Accepted: August 19, 2013

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Most experts of Iranian traditional medicine believe that it is absolutely necessary and inevitable to update the field to utilize evidence in education of Iranian traditional medicine students and treatment of its patients. In this regard, this study attempted to evaluate utilization of evidence-based medicine (EBM) in the curriculum of School of Iranian Traditional Medicine.

Methods: In this qualitative study, semi-structured, individual, and face-to-face interviews were done to collect Iranian traditional medicine expert’s point of views in regard to EBM. Content analysis was done to analyze the data.

Results: The study findings were classified in two major categories including EBM in the curriculum of Iranian traditional medicine, and EBM application in Iranian School of Traditional Medicine. The sub-categories were also mentioned.

Conclusion: Although some sections of PhD program in traditional medicine are related to evidence based medicine, it is not satisfying yet. Therefore, the concept and principles of evidence based practice should be included in theory and practice.

Keywords

Evidence-based medicine Iranian traditional medicine Curriculum

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