An exploration of profile, perceptions, barriers, and predictors of research engagement among resident doctors: A report from CHARTING study

Martin Igbokwe, Oladimeji Adebayo, Oluwaseyi Ogunsuji, Gbenga Popoola, Rereloluwa Babalola, Sebastine Oiwoh, Anuoluwapo Makinde, Adebayo Adeniyi, Kehinde Kanmodi, Wasinda Umar, Ayanfe Omololu, Ibiyemi Oduyemi, Abdulmajid Yahya, Aliyu Sokomba

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Purpose/Aims: This research aimed to study the profile, perceptions, barriers, and predictors of Nigerian resident doctors' level of engagement in scientific research. Methods: This study was a descriptive cross-sectional quantitative survey of 438 resident doctors in Nigeria. This study forms a part of the big CHARTING Study, the protocol of which was published in 'Nigeria Journal of Medicine 2019;28:198-205.' Results: Three hundred and eighteen (72.8%) respondents were male and 119 (27.2%) were female. There were 229 (52.4%) registrars and 208 (47.6%) senior registrars, while residents in surgical versus nonsurgical specialties were 190 (44.5%) and 237 (55.5%), respectively. Three hundred and sixty-eight (85%) respondents had participated previously in research; 67 (15.6%) and 72 (16.6%) had their papers published in local or international journals, respectively; and only 46 (10.6%) had held first authorship positions in peer-reviewed journal publications. The significant barriers to research identified among them included lack of funding, lack of free time, inadequate training/knowledge on research methodology, and the onerous nature of clinical research. The independent predictor of previous engagement with research was years on current job (P = 0.007). This was similar to finding for the first authorship of a peer-reviewed article among the respondents (0.017). Conclusion: This study concludes that publication and grantsmanship rates were very low among the surveyed resident doctors, despite their high rate of engagement in research projects. There is a need for increased research capacity building among resident doctors in Nigeria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-113
Number of pages8
JournalPerspectives in Clinical Research
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes

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