The Effect of ECG Training Workshop on Medical Students' Knowledge of ECG Reading and Interpretation


Nikoo Yamani 1 , * , Navid Omidifar 1 , Alireza Yousefi 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Yamani N , Omidifar N , Yousefi A . The Effect of ECG Training Workshop on Medical Students' Knowledge of ECG Reading and Interpretation, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2007 ; 3(2):e58250.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 3 (2); e58250
Published Online: January 10, 2007
Article Type: Review Article
Received: July 18, 2017
Accepted: November 30, 2006




Background: The importance of adequate training of Medical students in regard to the reading and interpretation of ECG is obvious and there are various studies about new methods of teaching ECG interpretation.

Objective: This study was aimed to determine the effect of teaching ECG interpretation in workshops and to compare it with current method of ECG training in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences.

Methods: This experimental study was done on two groups of students using pre-test/ post-test   design. For this purpose, 88 Medical students of an academic semester admitted to the university in the same year were selected and randomly divided into two groups of experimental group (taught in the workshop), and control group (taught by the current method) during Internal Medicine Ward.

Results: In whole, 88 students participated in the study of whom 45 were in the experimental group and 43 ones in the control group. In the experimental group mean (±SD) scores of the pre-test (6±1.1) and post-test test (17±.7) showed a significant difference (p=0.0001). Mean difference of pre- and post-test scores in experimental group was significantly higher than that in the control group (P=0.0001). Eighty five percent of students in the control group believed on the inefficacy of ECG training in the current educational system, while, 83.80% of participants in the experimental group believed on the efficacy of ECG workshop on their learning.

Conclusion: Using new educational methods to improve the quality of educational system and to provide some new opportunities for students to learn by more initiative ways are highly necessary. The obtained results showed clearly the efficacy of the new method comparing to the current one.


Training ECG (Electrocardiography) Medical student Workshop

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