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Table 3 Effectiveness of CMR-JC conducted at a private university in Karachi Pakistan from15 Sept 1999–15 Sept 2005 in the opinion of residents and alumni

From: Do community medicine residency trainees learn through journal club? An experience from a developing country

Variable Disagreement Neutral Agreement
Educational value of attending CMR-JC 3(11.1) 0(0.0) 24(88.8)
Educational value of preparing for CMR-JC 1(3.7) 2(7.4) 24(88.8)
CMR-JC provide good review of literature 0(0.0) 3(11.1) 24(88.8)
CMR-JC provide stimulus to further reading 2(7.4) 6(22.2) 19(70.3)
Presentation at CMR-JC refine research 4(14.8) 6(22.2) 17(62.9)
Satisfaction with residency program faculty participation 7(25.9) 8(29.6) 12(44.4)
Satisfaction with departmental faculty participation 22(81.4) 3(11.1) 2(7.4)
Timing of CMR-JC is appropriate 3(11.1) 3(11.1) 21(77.7)
Overall satisfaction with CMR-JC format 5(18.5) 8(29.6) 14(51.8)
Introduction of a standard check list for article review would be helpful 0(0.0) 2(7.4) 25(92.5)
  1. N = 27