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Emperical Study about Fears and Misconceptions of Aids and Hepatitis among Medical Students

Malaysian Journal of Medical and Biological Research

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Title Emperical Study about Fears and Misconceptions of Aids and Hepatitis among Medical Students
 
Creator Ghafoor, Ammarah
Khan, Adeel Ahmad
 
Subject Modes of transmission, source of transmission, vaccination
 
Description Background: A number of evaluations regarding awareness among people about modes of transmission, sources of transmission and vaccination against HBV, HCV and HIV have been carried out but very few of them have specifically focused medical students. This study reflects the degree of awareness of 3rd year MBBS students on these issues and their vaccination status. It also depicts whether medical students are afraid of examining patients afflicted with these diseases or not.Objectives: To determine the knowledge of medical students about various aspects of HBV, HCV and HIV.Methodology: This is an observational cross-sectional study with prospective data, done through a questionnaire survey on 130 3rd year M.B.B.S students.Results: Knowledge of students about modes of transmission of HBV, HCV and HIV: 28.4% complete/70.7% incomplete/ 0.007% no knowledgeFear among students for examination of patients with HBV, HIV and HCV: 40% afraid/60% not afraidKnowledge of students about availability of vaccination against HBV, HCV and HIV: HBV :  80.7%     HCV: 42.3%       HIV:   16.9%Vaccination status of students against HBV: 81.5% vaccinated/19.5% not vaccinatedConclusion: The percentage of students having complete knowledge about these diseases is lower than that is expected. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11903/mjmbr.v1n1.3 
 
Publisher i-Proclaim
 
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Date 2014-04-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://i-proclaim.my/archive/index.php/mjmbr/article/view/74
 
Source Malaysian Journal of Medical and Biological Research; Vol 1, No 1 (2014): Inaugural Issue; 25-34
2313-0016
2313-0008
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://i-proclaim.my/archive/index.php/mjmbr/article/view/74/73
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Ammarah Ghafoor, Adeel Ahmad Khan
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