Perceptions of Medical Students Undergoing Cadaveric Training: A Sociocognitive Perspective (Original Work) (Report)

Perceptions of Medical Students Undergoing Cadaveric Training: A Sociocognitive Perspective (Original Work) (Report)

Perceptions of Medical Students Undergoing Cadaveric Training: A Sociocognitive Perspective (Original Work) (Report)

ABSTRACT: The emotional and sociocognitive aspects of human dissection are important aspects of professionalism in medical training and so should be critically evaluated in the present day changing society. Medical students of Ebonyi State University, Nigeria completed 390 questionnaires. The questionnaires included questions seeking demographic information; open-ended questions on their first experience of dissection and suggestions on improvements in training. The Visual analogue scale (VAS) was used to assess anxiety and satisfaction levels. The questionnaires were analyzed statistically with P0.05 indicating level of significance. Majority (35.7%) of the students was excited/fulfilled after their first experience and 41.5% were of the opinion that life in humans is more appreciated by dissection. Their mean anxiety level was 3.42 while satisfaction rating was 7.13 on a scale of 1-10. A greater number of students suggested that conducive learning environment and improved preservation techniques would improve satisfaction (30.3% and 33.1% respectively). A Conducive environment and better preservation of cadavers are the major factors that improve satisfaction. Psychosocial factors should be assessed constantly to ascertain attitudinal changes of students, which will be helpful in quality of professional formation. KEY WORDS: Perceptions; Medical Students; Sociocognitive; Cadaveric Training

Perceptions of Medical Students Undergoing Cadaveric Training: A Sociocognitive Perspective (Original Work) (Report)

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