Vol. 11 No. 1 (2019): Archives of Public Health
Public Health

Knowledge and attitudes for HCV infection among students of the medical faculty, University Ss.Ciril & Metodius, Skopje

Viktor Isjanovski
Faculty of Medicine, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
Igor Isjanovski
Faculty of Medicine, University Ss Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
Pavle Nikolovski
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program, Los Angeles, USA

Published 2019-04-06

Keywords

  • Hepatitis C, knowledge, attitude, medical students

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Исјановски В, Исјановски И, Николовски П. Knowledge and attitudes for HCV infection among students of the medical faculty, University Ss.Ciril & Metodius, Skopje. Arch Pub Health [Internet]. 2019 Apr. 6 [cited 2022 Sep. 30];11(1):43-50. Available from: https://id-press.eu/aph/article/view/2846

Abstract

The aim of the study was to determine knowledge and attitudes for HCV infection among medical students. Material and methods: The research was an analytical cross-sectional study. The study was conducted at Medical faculty, and convenience sample of 360 students, interviewed students of the second semester to final year. Specially designed questionnairy was developed by the researcher It was consisted of three parts include questions related to socio-demographic status, to level of knowledge for HCV infection, and question related to attitude of students towards HCV-positive patients. Results: The response rate of the survey was 90%. Тhe present study, indicated that medical student overall knowledge is moderate (very good 7-8). Students had more information about hepatitis prevention than about other aspects of the disease such as mode of transmission and symptoms, there was a significant correlation among student’s attitude and the total level of knowledge toward patients with hepatitis C in a way that higher knowledge is associated with better attitude. Conclusion: Our study has shown that medical students have a sufficient knowledge about HCV to face future challenges; they need further education on the subject. 

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