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Research in Surgery and Anesthesia, experience from MakCHS. ELOBU Emmanuel Alex, MD(Dar), MMed Surgery (MUK) FCS-ECSA, Dip ACREM. Background. Paucity of literature on conduct and training of research in Africa COSECSA report-2011

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Research in Surgery and Anesthesia,experience from MakCHS

ELOBU Emmanuel Alex,

MD(Dar), MMed Surgery (MUK)

FCS-ECSA, Dip ACREM

13th COSECSA AGM Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Background

  • Paucity of literature on conduct and training of research in Africa

  • COSECSA report-2011

  • “It is even more difficult to measure how much surgical research is being done in Africa”

  • Early introduction & initial experiences with research influence later conduct and utilization of research in a persons career

  • 13th COSECSA AGM Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


    Background cont’d

    • Significant introduction of research is at specialist training in terms of

      • Utilization of research

      • Conduct of research

    13th COSECSA AGM Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


    Background cont’d

    • Surgery and anesthesia should be developed hand in hand

    13th COSECSA AGM Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


    Aims of the study

    • Examine the experiences of current trainees with conduct of research at MakCHS

    • Explore areas of improvement

    13th COSECSA AGM Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


    Methods

    • Descriptive cross sectional survey

    • Post graduate students in General Surgery and Anesthesia in 2nd & 3rd year

    • Pretested self administered questionnaire with open and closed ended structured question was used for data collection

    13th COSECSA AGM Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


    Results

    • 76 % response rate (n=43)

    • 94 % -research is important to their career

    • 85% -intended to submit dissertations for publication

    13th COSECSA AGM Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


    challenges

    13th COSECSA AGM Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


    Way forward

    • Research agenda

      • Departmental research themes/ priority areas

      • Leads to prioritized output that is recognizable and utilizable

    13th COSECSA AGM Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


    • Research Question Bank

      • Identified problems

      • Ease struggle of search for topic

      • Easier to translate into practice or open up further inquiry

    13th COSECSA AGM Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


    • Translating research into Practice (TRIP)

      • Focus on utilizing local research to change practice

      • Involvement of Surgery and Anesthesia in TRIP/ QI programs

    13th COSECSA AGM Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


    • Departmental outlook at conduct f research

      • Protected time

      • Journal club to include local research articles

    • Capacity improvement

      • mentorship – training

      • Research methodology

      • Grant writing

      • Faculty to conduct research

    13th COSECSA AGM Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


    • Grants and other funding

      • Improve “financability”

    • Nobody will fight for us- we must fight for ourselves

    13th COSECSA AGM Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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