International Journal of Dentistry / 2011 / Article / Tab 3

Clinical Study

Knowledge, Awareness, and Attitudes about Research Ethics among Dental Faculty in the Middle East: A Pilot Study

Table 3

Knowledge of research ethics: aggregate correct responses to questions and association between correct responses and independent variables. Numbers represent percentage of correct responses.

Question Aggregate ๐‘› = 1 2 5 (%) KAU ๐‘› = 7 5 (%) ASU ๐‘› = 5 0 (%)Gender (%)Academic position (%)Prior ethics training (%)Prior research (%)
MenWomenProfMid-levelJuniorAny ethics trainingNoneAnyNone

(1) Informed consent67.273.358.057.473.964.180.058.776.162.070.855.9
(2) Research involving children48.054.738.038.953.6**30.872.5**41.356.543.048.344.1
(3) Retrospective research involving tissue samples35.241.326.048.1**23.217.960.0**28.345.729.139.326.5
(4) Confidentiality49.658.7*36.055.643.538.570.041.358.744.355.132.4
(5) Knowledge of different guidelines in research ethics12.014.78.014.810.110.315.010.926.1**3.814.65.9
(6) Knowledge of the roles of a research ethics committee29.337.0*20.029.629.028.245.0*19.534.827.833.723.5

Overall Score
โ€ƒAverage Score (%)40.247.0**30.042.037.733.855.8**32.250.334.342.533.8
โ€ƒ>80% (5-6 correct)15.221.3**6.014.813.010.330.0**6.523.9*10.114.617.6
โ€ƒ>50% (3-4 correct)28.836.018.035.224.625.637.523.932.626.631.517.6
โ€ƒ<50% (0โ€“2 correct)56.042.776.050.062.364.132.569.643.563.353.964.7

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