Degree of education of the patient in the research as potentional bias

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Degree of education of the patient in the research as potentional bias

What is this about?

A majority of research include subjects with different level of education. Is it possible that the subjects with a higher level of education can approach the research more seriously than those with a lower level of education?

Why is this important?

This team is important because often the results of our research depend on the patient's follow-up and in those follow-ups the important part is that the patients do what they are told ( e.g. take a pill, eat diet food, sleep,...). The validity of the research results depends on one hand on the patient's responsibility and seriousness of the approach.

For whom is this important?

What are the best practices?

The best practices are those how can provide patients with the same level of degree.

In Detail


1.        Anderson L, Brown JPR, Clark AM, Dalal H, Rossau HK, Bridges C, et al. Patient education in the management of coronary heart disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2017.

2.        Nabeiei P, Amini M, Hayat AA, Mahbudi A, Mousavinezhad H. Barriers to the implementation of research priorities in medical education from the point of view of medical education experts at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences: A qualitative study. J Pak Med Assoc. 2019;

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