Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2 Neurology Research Centre, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Abstract

Background: Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is a current practice in medicine to produce clinical practice guidelines from well-designed, randomized, controlled trials. We studied knowledge, attitude, and practice of EBM of neurologists who participated in the Iranian congress of neurology.Methods: A self-administered anonymous questionnaire was distributed and filled by neurologists. A total of 200 neurologists were randomly sampled and with response rate of 56%. 33.9% of responder had previously participated in EBM courses.Results: The average total knowledge score was 4.05 ± 0.80 out of a maximum possible score of 5.0. Textbooks were still the most favorite source of knowledge for our neurologists. A lack of time was the highest, and motivation the least mentioned barrier in using EBM.Conclusion: Overall, the Iranian neurologist had acceptable knowledge and attitude toward EBM and had same similar as found in other studies.