Assessment of Medical Student’s Skill for Pediatric Blood Pressure Measurement

Authors

  • Hamidreza Badeli Pediatric Diseases Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran Author
  • Sahab Jamshidi Pediatric Diseases Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran Author
  • Azita Tangestani Nejad Inflammatory Lung Diseases Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran Author
  • Shahrbanou Shadpour Pediatric Diseases Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran Author
  • Farzaneh Hosseinnejad Pediatric Diseases Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran Author
  • Narges Mohammadian Pediatric Diseases Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran Author
  • Fataneh Gholamlou Pediatric Diseases Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran Author
  • Afagh Hassanzadeh Rad Pediatric Diseases Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran Author

Abstract

Introduction. The main reason for this study is regarding the importance of correct estimation, which can consequently decreases the risk of under or over estimation. Methods. This was an observational analytic cross-sectional study. An online data collection tool “Google Form” was used to gather personal information and self-assessment score. Results. From the 121 participants, the majority of them (76) were women. Most of the participants (33.9%) were seventh-year medical students. The results of this study showed that 100% of the participants believed that they possessed the skillset to measure BP correctly with an average self-assessment score of 8.20 ± 1.05. However, the mean total score for the participants was 3.69 ± 1.59, with only two of the participants scoring as high as 7. Conclusion. The majority of participants attained low average score of correct blood pressure measurements. However, they noted high self-assessment scores before conducting the study. This disparity between reported results may show and emphasizes the importance of considering these 11 tips in the BP training courses.

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Author Biography

  • Farzaneh Hosseinnejad, Pediatric Diseases Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

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Published

2020-03-05

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BRIEF COMMUNICATION | Kidney diseases

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Assessment of Medical Student’s Skill for Pediatric Blood Pressure Measurement. (2020). Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases, 14(2), 153-156. https://www.ijkd.org/index.php/ijkd/article/view/5127

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