domingo, 5 de abril de 2009

As babozeiras que a mídia conta sobre saúde

Oi pessoal,
Esse é o tema do próximo paper que estou enviado para uma revista americana de educação médica. Na verdade é um estudo que descreve as provas que damos para nossos alunos de medicina e nutrição na UnB. Elas servem para que os estudantes possam identificar as melecas que aparecem na mídia sobre temas de sáude (vejam um exemplo aqui: Prova de V-ou-F de bioquímica clínica).
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Este artigo, se aceito, será publicado em um volume especial da Bambed (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education). Saibam mais clicando aqui. .
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Vejam um trecho do nosso paper:
We consider the use of an exam based on “what´s on the news” because our students will have to face the heavy influence of the media on how their future patients perceive and handle health issues [11, 12]. Since health information on the media commonly contains errors and oversimplification [12, 13, 14], our future health professionals should be able to distinct what is correct from what is not. By being able to make distinctions, these future professionals might be able to advise their patients of these mistakes and avoid negative influence media might have on them. An example of mistake found in the media is the case of a US television network that aired a story that lemon-juice could be a substitute for costly HIV medications [14] (in fact, the true story was that lemon juice could affect sperm motility [15]).
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Gostaram do exemplo do suco de limão como "medicamento" anti-AIDS ? Espero que em alguns meses nosso estudo esteja publicado e disponível a todos.
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Judging media-texts on health issues as a new type of medical exam
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Julia Oliveira (foto abaixo), Diego Mesquita and Marcelo Hermes-Lima
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Departamento de Biologia Celular, and Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, DF 70910-900, Brazil.
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Para ler o resumo (abstract) do estudo, clique aqui.
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2 comentários:

Ciência Brasil disse...

BAMBED, a ser submetido
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Judging media-texts on health issues as a new type of medical exam

Julia Oliveira, Diego Mesquita and Marcelo Hermes-Lima

Abstract:

Health-related popular articles issues and medical tips are easily found among magazines and other media sources. With the increasing popularity of the internet, medical information has become more abundant and easier to be obtained by the general population. Misconceptions are very common on these sources, however recognizing them may require good biomedical knowledge. The ability to judge knowledge is, according to Bloom’s scale, a very advanced step in the learning process. In this sense, we decided to use fragments of articles from the internet as part of a formal exam to evaluate students' overall learning of Clinical and Applied Biochemistry (CAB). This test, known as the True-or-False (T-or-F) exam, is made up of statements found online that are judged by freshman medical and nutrition students taking Basic Biochemistry. In the last 4 teaching-semesters, students' acceptance and responses to T-or-F exam on CAB were evaluated through questionnaires (using a 5-point Likert scale). Results from 258 students indicate that 69% of them felt the exam was difficult. 87% thought the exam was of good quality, and 69% believed that using media-questions is relevant for learning CAB. However, only 64% thought the exam evaluated satisfactorily what they learned in class. Also, the average grade obtained was 5.85 (out of 10, for the four semesters). Such low average is probably because students are not familiarized with this sort of examination that does not require memorizations of biochemical pathways – it instead evaluates the application of knowledge. Thus, the T-or-F exam on CAB is an innovative way of evaluating knowledge and of enabling students to be critic about information they receive. The majority of students acknowledged the relevance of this exam for learning purposes and, so, it could be well-applied to other fields of science.

Anônimo disse...

Faustão e Gugu juntos mais a propaganda das Casas Bahia é o estupro dominical que afeta os tímpanos (causando, entre outros males, um stress sem tamanho), dos brasileiros!