Experiences of investigators in a trainee-led research collaboration among early-career doctors in Nigeria (charting study).
Ibiyo M1, Ekundayo OO2, Kanmodi KK3, Olaopa O4, Amoo A5, Egbuchulem IK6, Ogunsuji O7, Adeniyi MA8, Efuntoye O9, Babalola R9, Tanimowo A1, Buowari DY10, Yahya A11, Grillo E12, Omololu A13, Oladimeji FA14, Kpuduwei SPK15, Okoro-Ocheme C16, Egwu O17, Selowo T18, Umar WF18, Adebayo O1
1Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
2Department of Family Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Nigeria.
3Kebbi Medical Centre Kebbi, Nigeria.
4Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
5Department of Microbiology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
6Division of Paediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
7Department of Periodontology and Family Dentistry, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
8Department of Community Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
9Department of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
10Department of Accidents and Emergency, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
11Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery, Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe, Nigeria.
12Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
13Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
14Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
15Department of Surgery, Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Nigeria.
16Federal Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Nigeria.
17Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical Centre, Gombe, Nigeria.
18Department of Chemical Pathology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria.
19Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Katsina, Nigeria.
*Correspondence: Dr. Oladimeji Adebayo; +234 805 658 2113; email@example.com
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Background: Research collaboration platforms are platforms for improving research depths and quality and serve as a resource for rich and expansive data bases with notable outcomes. In addition, they impart on the research skills and professionalism of the collaborators.
Objective: To evaluate the experiences of collaborating investigators in a trainee-led research among early-career doctors (ECDs) in Nigeria.
Materials and Method: An online survey of 43 members of the 2018/2019 Research Collaboration Network (RCN) cohort who doubled as investigators in the CHARTING (Challenges of Residency Training and early career doctors in Nigeria) Phase 1 Study was conducted between January and June, 2020, using a semi-structured questionnaire. Analysis of collected data was done using SPSS version 21 software.
Result: Twenty-two (51.2%) RCN members from 11 collaborating centres (hospitals) across five of six geopolitical zones in Nigeria participated in the study, with the majority (63.6%) of them having affiliations with centres in South-west Nigeria. More than one-fourth of the respondents indicated that they participated in data collection and manuscript drafting processes in the CHARTING Phase 1 Study. Roughly four-tenth of the respondents believed that the outcome of the CHARTING Phase 1 Study would influence policy formulation and planning by stakeholders for the benefit of ECDs in Nigeria.
Conclusion: The CHARTING Phase 1 Study collaboration – a trainee-led research collaboration among early career doctors (ECDs) in Nigeria – improved the research skills of the ECDS involved. Furthermore, the findings recorded in the study is a driver of change in the Nigerian health sector.
Keywords: Nigeria, Health Policy, Research, Early Career Doctors, Health system, Health Education.
Cite this article: Ibiyo M, Ekundayo OO, Kanmodi KK, Olaopa O, Amoo A, Egbuchulem IK, et al. Experiences of investigators in a trainee-led research collaboration among early-career doctors in Nigeria (charting study). Yen Med J. 2021;3(1):59–66.
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