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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Appraisal Of The Retention Of The Knowledge For Ophthalmology Specialists Of The Brazilian Ophthalmology Council.
Author: Limeira-Soares, Paulo Henrique
Lira, Rodrigo Pessoa Cavalcanti
Paccola, Marcelo
Arieta, Carlos Eduardo Leite
Abstract: To determine the retention of knowledge along the years after certification of physicians as ophthalmology specialists. The physicians, former ophthalmology residents, were selected at the Department of Ophthalmology, State University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, and randomly allocated to three groups of seven individuals, according to the time as specialists. Group 1 consisted of one-year specialists, group 2 of five-year specialists and group 3 of ten-year specialists. Each participant answered a test with twenty-five multiple choice randomly selected questions, based on the national certificate tests applied by the Brazilian Ophthalmology Council between 1994 and 2003. Each question scored four points. The mean age of groups 1, 2 and 3 was 27, 30 and 36 years, respectively. A preponderance of males was found in all groups. Group 1 achieved the highest score, average of 88, group 2 achieved 77, and group 3 achieved the lowest, average of 64 (p<0.05). Loss of knowledge retention amongst specialists of the Brazilian Ophthalmology Council, has been observed along the years after the certification.
Subject: Adult
Education, Medical, Continuing
Educational Measurement
Retention (psychology)
Specialty Boards
Citation: Arquivos Brasileiros De Oftalmologia. v. 69, n. 1, p. 47-9
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: /S0004-27492006000100010
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