Acta Medica International

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19--30

Introduction of module on informed consent training for interns during compulsory surgery rotation


Rajneesh Kumar1, Tania Moudgil2, Rajiv Arora3, Ankita Attri4, Sahil Singh4 
1 Department of Surgery, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
3 Department of Physiology, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
4 Department of Anaesthesia, Max Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Tania Moudgil
Department of Ophthalmology, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, Punjab
India

Background: The use of consent in patient care is a critical skill it is as essential as any other basic standard on which surgical exercise relies. In the present study, an effort was made to formulate a module for training interns on this skill. Materials and Methods: After taking permission from IEC, 140 interns were enrolled for the study. After needs assessment, a module for training the interns for taking informed consent in all scenarios was prepared and validated. Interns were assessed using directly observed procedural skill (DOPS). Feedback was taken from interns and faculty on training through this module at the end of their posting. Results: A total of 140 interns undertook 3 DOPS each and all the interns performed: nonsatisfactory in DOPS 1 (below 4 in each subcompetency), satisfactorily in DOPS 2 (4–6 in each subcompetency), and satisfactorily in DOPS 3 (6–8). Comparison of DOPS 1, 2, and 3 done was done using repeated measure ANOVA and P value was highly statistically significant (P = 0.000). Comparison of progression of scores showed statistically significant P value (P = 0.000). Conclusion: DOPSs is an effective and feasible assessment tool for assessing interns for taking informed consent.


How to cite this article:
Kumar R, Moudgil T, Arora R, Attri A, Singh S. Introduction of module on informed consent training for interns during compulsory surgery rotation.Acta Med Int 2020;7:19-30


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Kumar R, Moudgil T, Arora R, Attri A, Singh S. Introduction of module on informed consent training for interns during compulsory surgery rotation. Acta Med Int [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 25 ];7:19-30
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