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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51

Peer education for medical students on health promotion and clinical risk management


1 Department of Medicine, University of Udine; Accreditation and Quality Unit, Central Friuli University Integrated Trust, Udine, Italy
2 Hygiene and Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Central Friuli University Integrated Trust, Udine, Italy
3 Department of Medicine, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
4 Medical Directorate, Central Friuli University Integrated Trust, Udine, Italy
5 Department of Medicine, University of Udine; Medical Directorate, Central Friuli University Integrated Trust, Udine, Italy
6 HTA Unit, Regional Trust for Healthcare Coordination, Udine, Italy
7 Department of Medicine, University of Udine; Hygiene and Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Central Friuli University Integrated Trust, Udine, Italy

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Laura Brunelli
Via Colugna 50, 33100 Udine
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_29_20

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CONTEXT: Health promotion (HP) and clinical risk management (CRM) topics are seldom discussed during medical school lessons. Peer-assisted learning (PAL) has long occurred informally in medical education, and interest in this method has recently grown, as it is considered a valuable technique for both tutors and tutees. AIMS: The aim was to evaluate the impact of HP and CRM PAL intervention on medical students' (tutees) knowledge level. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A PAL intervention has been implemented at Udine University medical school during 2017. It was composed of lectures and practical activities conducted by ten near-peer tutors. METHODS: The effectiveness has been evaluated by giving tutees: (1) a knowledge multiple-choice questionnaire, before and after the intervention; (2) a satisfaction questionnaire; and evaluating (3) tutees' group assignments. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED: We performed descriptive analysis; then McNemar, Wilcoxon signed rank, Wilcoxon Mann–Whitney, and t-tests were applied. RESULTS: The number of students addressed by PAL intervention was 62. Difference in total correct answers among pre- and post-intervention questionnaires showed a statistically significant improvement (P < 0.0001), both when analyzing it globally and by area (HP/CRM). Students' satisfaction for CRM was greater than for HP area (P = 0.0041). CONCLUSIONS: This educational intervention based on PAL showed its effectiveness producing a statistically significant improvement in students' knowledge. Our findings confirm that PAL could be a feasible method for HP and CRM topics.


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