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Impact of congress attendancy on clinical outcome

Shahid A A Khan, Richard T M Chang, Kamran Ahmed, Thomas Knoll, Roland van Velthoven, Ben Challacombe, Prokar Dasgupta, Abhay Rane
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the experience and views regarding live surgical broadcasts (LSB) among European urologists attending the European Association of Urology Robotic Urology Society (ERUS) congress in September 2012. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An anonymous survey was distributed via email inviting the participants of the ERUS congress with experience of LSB to share their opinions about LSB. The outcomes measured included; personal experience of LSB, levels of anxiety faced and the perceived surgical quality...
July 2014: BJU International
Abdulraheem O Mahmoud, Abdulkabir A Ayanniyi, Abdu Lawal, Charles O Omolase, Yinka Ologunsua, Elsie Samaila
PURPOSE: To study the views of ophthalmologists on research priorities and outcomes in Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A structured questionnaire was distributed to 120 ophthalmologists and ophthalmic residents who were attending an annual congress in Nigeria. The participants' background information, relative research priorities, frequency of publications, research types, publication media, challenges faced in publishing and impact on health practice or policy were collected...
April 2011: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
B Millat, A Fingerhut, Y Flamant, J M Hay, P L Fagniez, A Farah, J J Duron, J M Courchevel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of randomised clinical trials (RCT) on decision-making and therapeutic policies among general and gastrointestinal surgeons in France. DESIGN: Telephone questionnaire. SETTING: Multicentre study, France. SUBJECTS: A random sample of 152 surgeons, mean (SD) age 50 (8) years. INTERVENTIONS AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Surgeons were asked 12 questions about their knowledge of RCT and how trials were conducted; influence of RCT on their treatment policies; means of obtaining information about treatments; how they evaluated their own results; whether they were willing to take part in RCT; and personal details including age, speciality, and type of practice...
February 1999: European Journal of Surgery, Acta Chirurgica
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