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Table 2 List of workshops held on selected themes and relevant comments

From: Use of an evidence-based health portal to improve teaching and learning in primary care: a mixed methods evaluation

Selected themes and activities Comments
Group G1 Period: 01/2013 to 04/2013
Weekly workshops involving one preceptor and five interns.
Pre- and post-test application using a Likert scale.
Themes:
Is prophylactic use of acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin®) beneficial to heart disease patients?
Is prophylactic use of Aspirin® beneficial to healthy individuals?
Is physical activity beneficial for those who have had or not had an aAMI?
What is the relationship between smoking and cardiovascular disease?
What is the relationship between diet and cardiovascular disease?
What are the benefits of Omega 3 and 6 application?
What are the benefits of prescribing polyvitamins and calcium for the treatment of osteoporosis and osteopenia?
What are the benefits of applying a post-test?
Excellent reception.
The proposal to discuss clinical issues has been accepted.
dEBM and Telehealth discussion.
Themes chosen through group consensus among students and the preceptor.
Discussion of practical issues such as TV show use.
Rudimentary questions that include broader questions.
Full use of the portal and its databases in addition to the bBVS.
Discussion of systematic reviews.
Construction of a flowchart for accessing databases.
Group G2 Period: 04/13 to 07/13
Weekly workshops involving one preceptor and five interns.
Application of a pre-test using a Likert scale.
Themes:
What are the health benefits of zinc use?
What benefits does zinc use offer in childhood, youth and adulthood?
How can we use pumpkin seeds; phytotherapy and applications of folk, complementary or alternative medicine to address common complaints related to PC.
Phytotherapy
Vertigo: What is it? What is its etiology and diagnosis? How can one treat it? What is the efficacy of using cinnarizine (to treat dizziness) and Ginkgo biloba (a herbal medicine used to treat dizziness)?
Application of a post-test using a Likert scale
Excellent reception.
Discussion of clinical issues.
dEBM and Telehealth discussion.
Themes chosen through group consensus among students and the preceptor.
Full use of the portal and its databases in addition to the bBVS.
Use of systematic reviews and the cSBE Portal.
cSBE is expanded to include 12 databases.
  1. Source: the authors
  2. aAMI: Acute Myocardial Infarction
  3. bBVS: Virtual Health Library
  4. cSBE: Evidence-Based Health
  5. dEBM: Evidence-Based Medicine