The Effect of Using the Obstetrics and Gynecology Logbook on the Clinical Skills of Interns and Trainees


Zohreh Khazaee 1 , Tahereh Khazaee 2 , * , Maleknaz Ghannadkafi 1 , Mohammad Zaher Ibrahimi 1


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How to Cite: Khazaee Z , Khazaee T , Ghannadkafi M , Zaher Ibrahimi M . The Effect of Using the Obstetrics and Gynecology Logbook on the Clinical Skills of Interns and Trainees, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2013 ; 10(2):e60950.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 10 (2); e60950
Published Online: August 31, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 27, 2017
Accepted: July 07, 2013




Background & Objective: Pre-identification of practical educational objectives and provision of equal learning opportunities, corresponding to the objectives, for students are among the needs of the educational system that should be fulfilled using the clinical handbook (Logbook). The current research tried to assess the effect of using this handbook on the learning of the students of the department of obstetrics and gynecology.
Methods: This quasi-experimental study was carried out on 117 medical students composed of trainees and interns in the academic year 2010-2011. The students were randomly divided into an experimental group and a control group. The experimental group participants were trained with the help of the logbook while the control group's training followed the normal established method. The skills of the two groups were evaluated at the end of the term through direct observation based on a checklist. 
Results: The average of the total scores of the trainees and the interns of the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the control group (P < 0.05). However, with regard to a number of skills, there was no difference between the scores of the trainees of the two groups.
Conclusion: The Logbook is efficient but not sufficient for teaching clinical skills, and therefore, there should be an appropriate ground for a more efficient usage of the book.


Clinical guide (Logbook) Obstetrics and gynecology Clinical skills

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