Enhancement of knowledge and skills in laboratory techniques for autoantibody evaluation

Utility of a single-day hands-on workshop

Durga Misra, Krushna Pani, Sajjan Shenoy, Anupam Wakhlu, Parasar Ghosh, Pravin Hissaria, Vikas Agarwal

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Background: Laboratory tests evaluating autoantibodies form a key part of rheumatology practice, yet this remains the least emphasized part of rheumatology training. Methods: We conducted a single-day autoantibody workshop to train young rheumatologists in the principles of autoantibody testing as well as provide hands-on exposure to conduct these tests. We assessed the efficacy of this workshop by pretest and posttest questionnaires evaluating three domains-Antigen-antibody interactions and laboratory techniques other than immunofluorescence (Domain 1); immunofluorescence (Domain 2); and clinical relevance of autoantibodies (Domain 3). In addition, we also sought unstructured feedback from participants. Results: There was a baseline knowledge deficit regarding autoantibody estimation and evaluation among the participants. Comparison of pre- A nd posttest questionnaires revealed that the 1-day workshop was effective in improving overall knowledge about autoantibody testing as well as in Domain 1 and 2 but not Domain 3. Hands-on exposure and basic level discussion of laboratory techniques were appreciated by attendees. Conclusion: A single-day workshop is effective in enhancing knowledge of attendees about autoantibody testing. In-depth discussions about these laboratory techniques in rheumatology, the immune mechanisms involved and association with clinical scenarios require workshops of longer duration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-181
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Rheumatology
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2018
Externally publishedYes

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Autoantibodies
Education
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Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Antigens
Antibodies

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Misra, Durga ; Pani, Krushna ; Shenoy, Sajjan ; Wakhlu, Anupam ; Ghosh, Parasar ; Hissaria, Pravin ; Agarwal, Vikas. / Enhancement of knowledge and skills in laboratory techniques for autoantibody evaluation : Utility of a single-day hands-on workshop. In: Indian Journal of Rheumatology. 2018 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 178-181.
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Enhancement of knowledge and skills in laboratory techniques for autoantibody evaluation : Utility of a single-day hands-on workshop. / Misra, Durga; Pani, Krushna; Shenoy, Sajjan; Wakhlu, Anupam; Ghosh, Parasar; Hissaria, Pravin; Agarwal, Vikas.

In: Indian Journal of Rheumatology, Vol. 13, No. 3, 01.09.2018, p. 178-181.

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