›› 2011, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (11): 1638-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2011.11.029

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Analysis of cognition of clinicians on clinical trails and their educational demand

LU Jing1,2, FANG Hong-juan2, CHEN Li-zhang1   

  1. 1.School of Public Health, Central South University, Changsha 410078, China;2.Beijing Branch of the Chinese Medical Association, Beijing 100005, China
  • Online:2011-11-28 Published:2011-11-29


Objective To investigate the cognition of clinicians on clinical trials and their educational demand, and provide reasonable proposals for clinical trial education. Methods A total of 160 clinicians with experience in clinical trials were randomly selected from 5 upper first-class hospitals in Beijing, Jinan, Hangzhou and Chongqing for questionnaire survey. One hundred and forty-one questionnaires were recovered, with the recovery rate of 88.1%. The questionnaire included the basic information of clinicians, cognition of clinicians on clinical trials (basic knowledge, recent advances or relevant knowledge about clinical trials), current situation on clinical trial taining and influencing factors. Results The scores of trial procedure, ethics and monitor knowledge and total score of basic knowledge in clinicians with training were significantly higher than those in clinicians without training (P<0.05), while there was no significant difference in scores of quality control and data management of basic knowledge between clinicians with and without training (P>0.05). The scores of clinical trial design, new technology and idea in clinical trials, and scientific report of findings were lower in clinicians. The influencing factors for mastery of basic knowledge of clinical trials were training participation, educational degree and technical titles, and the influencing factors for training participation were training opportunity, training content and job involvement. Conclusion Clinicians have a poor cognition on clinical trials, and most clinicians have not received systemic training on clinical trials. The current training is not standardized or systemic, but it can improve the cognition of clinicians to some degree. The establishment of occupation qualification system, professional clinician team and qualified teachers for clinical trials is the effective way to improve the clinical trial levels.

Key words: clinician, clinical trial, cognition, educational demand