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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of participants

From: Development and validation of the Evidence Based Medicine Questionnaire (EBMQ) to assess doctors’ knowledge, practice and barriers regarding the implementation of evidence-based medicine in primary care

  n (%)
Median age [IQR] 32.2 [4.0]
Female 222 (69.4)
Male 98 (30.6)
No. of participants with postgraduate qualifications
 None 251 (78.4)
 Diploma 58 (18.1)
 Masters 11 (3.4)
Current designation
 Medical Officer 311 (97.2)
 Family Medicine Specialist 9 (2.8)
Current Work Place
 Government health clinics 174 (54.4)
 Private clinic 81 (25.3)
 Government hospital 42 (13.1)
 Othersa 13 (4.1)
 Private hospital 5 (1.6)
 University hospital 5 (1.6)
Have heard of the term “evidence-based medicine” 319 (99.7)
Have attended EBM courses 222 (69.7)
Have received formal trainings in literature search 156 (48.8)
Have received formal trainings in questions formulation 121 (37.8)
Have received formal trainings in critical appraisal 111 (34.7)
Have conducted research after graduating from medical school 111 (34.7)
Have published any article in a journal 36 (11.3)
  1. IQR Interquartile range
  2. aOthers: Military health clinic (n = 6), Private Polyclinic(n = 1), Private University(n = 1), Traditional & Complimentary Medicine Division(n = 1), University Health Clinic(n = 4)