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BACKGROUND General practitioner (GP) trainees state that their trainers are not consistent in using evidence-based medicine (EBM) or are even dismissive of it. As trainers are important role models in the Dutch GP training system this could have a large influence on the EBM training of GP trainees. AIM To establish the motivations and barriers of Dutch GP(More)
BACKGROUND GPs report various barriers to the use and practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM). A review of research on these barriers may help solve problems regarding the uptake of evidence in clinical outpatient practice. AIM To determine the barriers encountered by GPs in the practice of EBM and to come up with solutions to the barriers identified.(More)
Although efforts are made to integrate evidence-based medicine (EBM) into clinical practice, physicians experience significant barriers to its implementation. The aim of this study is to quantify the barriers that general practice (GP) trainees experience when using EBM in practice. In September 2008, a questionnaire was administered to 140 GP trainees from(More)
BACKGROUND Primary health-care professionals play an important role in the treatment and prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI). Continuing Medical Education (CME)-courses can influence the knowledge and behavior of health-care professionals concerning STI. We performed a prospective cohort study to evaluate if the individual and online(More)
13 clinical experience as part of the definition. In our view, the authors strengthen this interpretation by the questionnaires used in their study. These questionnaires focus on the search and use of evidence regarding clinical questions and not on the integration of the evidence with clinical expertise and patient’s wishes. We think that knowledge and(More)
INTRODUCTION Blended learning (the combination of electronic methods with traditional teaching methods) has the potential to combine the best of traditional education with the best of computer-mediated training. We chose to develop such an intervention for GP trainers who were undertaking a Continuing Medical Education (CME) course in evidence-based(More)
BACKGROUND General practitioners (GPs) experience barriers to the use of evidence-based medicine (EBM) related to a negative attitude and to insufficient knowledge and skills. We therefore designed a blended learning intervention to develop the competence of GP trainers in EBM. This study investigated the effectiveness of this intervention in increasing the(More)
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