Role of e-Health in Imparting Continuing Medical Education to General Practitioners of Rural Areas of Sindh


  • Inayat Ullah Memon Department of Pathology, Indus Medical College, Tando Mohammad Khan. Sindh, Pakistan
  • Ambreen Usmani Department of Anatomy, Bahria University Medical & Dental College, Karachi Pakistan



Continuing medical education, General Practitioners, Online learning, Telemedicine


Objective: To determine the effectiveness of e-Health in imparting continuing medical education to general practitioners of
rural areas of Sindh.

Study Design: Prospective comparative study

Place and Duration of study: Department of Path, Indus Medical College, Tando Muhammad Khan, Pakistan from Feb to Jul 2021.

Methodology: General Practitioners of any age group gender and working experience, presently practising in rural areas of
Sindh, attended all five e-Health Continuing Medical Education sessions organized by the Department of Pathology. Before
each online session, pre-tests and post-tests were conducted on completing each of the five online sessions. Scores of all preand post-session tests were calculated for analysis for each participant.

Results: One hundred participants were included in the study, of which the majority (73%) were male compared to their
counterparts. There was a statistically significant difference (p<0.05) between the pre and post-test scores of all study
participants (24.92±6.98 and 30.91±6.19), respectively. While a statistically significant difference (p<0.05) between pre and posttest scores of male and female participants (24.47±6.43 and 26.11±8.31) and (30.64±5.62 and 31.62±7.59) respectively.

Conclusion: Continuing e-Health medical education sessions revealed a significant improvement in general practitioners'
medical knowledge and professional competency, as reflected in the testing score.


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How to Cite

Memon, I. U., & Usmani, A. (2023). Role of e-Health in Imparting Continuing Medical Education to General Practitioners of Rural Areas of Sindh. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 73(6), 1749–1752.



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