Supervisors' Perspective on Electronic Logbook System for Postgraduate Medical Residents of CPSP.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To find out the perspective of the supervisors about the role of electronic logbook (E-Logbook) of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan (CPSP) in monitoring the training of postgraduate medical residents of CPSP. STUDY DESIGN Descriptive cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP), Karachi, from May to October 2015. METHODOLOGY An electronic computer-based questionnaire designed in Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) language was distributed to the registered CPSPsupervisors through the e-log system. The questionnaire comprised of seven close ended questions. The data were entered and analyzed by SPSS version 20. Descriptive statistics were determined. RESULTS Atotal of 1,825 supervisors responded to the questionnaire. Fifteen hundred and ninety-eight (87.6%) supervisors gave regular feedback for their trainees, 88.2% considered it a better monitoring tool than conventional logbook, 92.5% responded that e-logbook helped in the regular assessment of the trainees, 87.8% believe that quality of training will improve after introduction of e-logbook, 89.2% found e-logbook useful in implementation of outcome-based learning and 88.4% considered e-logbook user-friendly. The main reasons for not providing regular feedback included the supervisors not familiar to e-logbook interface, internet access problems, and busy schedules of supervisors. CONCLUSION There was a wide acceptability of the e-log system among the supervisors with positive perception about its usefulness. The common reasons that hinder the provision of regular feedback include not being familiar to e-log interface, internet access problem, busy schedule and some consider using e-logbook a cumbersome task. These reasons can be alleviated to provide a better training monitoring system for the residents.

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@article{Gondal2017SupervisorsPO, title={Supervisors' Perspective on Electronic Logbook System for Postgraduate Medical Residents of CPSP.}, author={Khalid Masood Gondal and Uzma Iqbal and Arslan Saeed Ahmed and Junaid Sarfraz Khan}, journal={Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP}, year={2017}, volume={27 9}, pages={540-543} }