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dc.contributor.authorSvendsen, Øyvind Veel
dc.contributor.authorHelgerud, C
dc.contributor.authorvan Duinen, Aalke Johan
dc.contributor.authorSalvesen, Øyvind
dc.contributor.authorGeorge, Peter M.
dc.contributor.authorBolkan, Håkon Angell
dc.identifier.citationBMC Medical Education. 2019, 19 (1), 1-7.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractBackground Personal logbooks are universally applied for monitoring and evaluation of surgical trainees; however, the quality and accuracy of such logbooks in low income countries (LICs) are poorly examined. Logbooks are kept by the individual trainee and detail every surgical procedure they perform and their role during the procedure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of such a logbook system in Sierra Leone and to identify areas of improvement. Methods The last 100 logbook entries for students and graduates participating in a surgical task sharing training programme were compared with hospital records (HRs). The logbook entries were categorized as matching, close matching or over-reported. Moreover, HRs were checked for under-reported procedures. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with the study participants on logbook recording routines. The results were analysed using mixed effects logistic regression models. Results Three thousand one hundred sixty-nine database entries from 35 participants were analysed. Of that amount, 62.2% of the entries matched the HRs, 10.4% were close matches and 26.9% were over-reported. 20.7% of the investigated HRs were under-reported. Conclusions Information gathered from surgical logbook systems must be applied with care, and great efforts must be made to ensure that the logbook systems used provide reliable data. Based on analysis of the logbook data and interviews, focus areas are suggested to ensure reliable logbook data in LICs. Clear instructions and proper training should be provided when introducing the logbook system to the users. The importance of logging all procedures, including minor ones, should be emphasized. The logbook system should be user friendly and only as extensive as necessary. Lastly, keeping the logbooks exclusively digital is recommended, combined with sufficient IT equipment and training.nb_NO
dc.publisherBioMed Centralnb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleEvaluation of a surgical task sharing training programme's logbook system in Sierra Leonenb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalBMC Medical Educationnb_NO
dc.description.localcodeOpen Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.nb_NO
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for klinisk og molekylær medisin
cristin.unitnameKirurgisk klinikk
cristin.unitnameMH fakultetsadministrasjon

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