Background: In medical institutions, health researchers are confronted with existing barriers to health research during the conduct process, which may have an impact on the quality of health research conducted by medical trainees. The majority of health researchers are unaware of the advantages of existing impediments to high-quality health research at various public-sector medical universities. The purpose of this research is to see how barriers affect the quality of health research undertaken.

The goal of this study is to see how impediments affect the quality of health research.

Descriptive cross-sectional study was used in this study.

Place and Duration of Study: From September 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, research was conducted in a public sector medical university in a developing country with postgraduate trainees in diverse disciplines.

Methodology: A stratified sampling strategy was used to recruit 216 health research trainees for the study; the subjects included 79 males and 137 females between the ages of 24 and 50. Data was collected using a pre-made questionnaire and analysed in SPSS version 23.0 by computing proportions, mean standard deviation, and using the Chi-square test as a statistical test of significance with a p-value of 0.05 as the level of significance.

Results: A total of 250 respondents were contacted in order to acquire a complete response from the needed sample of 216. The percentage of those that responded was 86.4 percent. 66 (92 percent) of the 72 (33.3 percent) trainees in medicine and allied sciences encountered various hurdles in the quality of their health research. Barriers were evaluated as having an impact on the quality of health research conducting (HRC) by 42 (19.4%) trainees in surgery and associated disciplines. 15 (45%) of the 33 (15.3%) trainees in basic sciences encountered various obstacles while performing their study; unexpectedly, all trainees conducting research in the discipline of pharmacology encountered various barriers during the research process. 60 (90 percent) of the 67 (31.0 percent) postgraduate dental trainees identified various impediments (p= 0.03).

Conclusion: The majority of medical researchers and trainees face impediments to conducting high-quality health research during their postgraduate study. When compared to researchers in the basic sciences, the majority of postgraduate trainees performing research in clinical disciplines experience larger consequences on the quality of their research.

Recommendation: During the research phase, a quality evaluation strategy should be implemented. It is necessary to take steps to reduce the hurdles to HRC quality. To improve the quality, collaborative health research between clinical and basic sciences domains can be done.

Author(S) Details

Shanti Chouhan
Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Sindh, House # 132, Block C Phase 2 Qasimabad, Hyderabad Sindh, Pakistan.

Khalida Naz Memon
Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Community Medicine & Public Health Sciences, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro Sindh, Pakistan.

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