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Knowledge, awareness, and perception of contraception among senior pharmacy students in Malaysia: a pilot study

Elkalmi, Ramadan Mohamed Mahmod and Khan, Muhammad Umair and Ahmad, Akram and Srikanth, Akshaya B. and Ab Rahman, Norny Shafinaz and Jamshed, Shazia Qasim and Awadh, Ammar Ihsan Jawad and Ab. Hadi, Hazrina (2015) Knowledge, awareness, and perception of contraception among senior pharmacy students in Malaysia: a pilot study. Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice, 4 (2). pp. 94-98.

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Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to assess the knowledge, awareness, and perception of contraception among senior pharmacy students of a public sector university in Malaysia. Methods: A cross‑sectional, questionnaire‑based study was conducted among senior pharmacy students. The pretested questionnaire was used to collect data from the participants over the period of 1‑month. The questionnaire was divided into four sections, for gathering the information about students’ demographic data, and their knowledge, attitudes, and perception toward contraception. Data were statistically analyzed using SPSS version 20. Findings: The response rate was 68.6%. The results showed that the contraceptive knowledge was comparatively higher in year four students (P < 0.001), married respondents (P < 0.001) and those taking elective courses (P = 0.022) as compared to their respective counterparts. Majority of the students were well aware and had a positive perception about contraception. Conclusion: Overall findings reflect that the majority of the students had good knowledge, perception, and awareness about contraception. The study recommends future studies to be conducted covering different pharmacy schools across the country to further establish the results.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6718/43053
Uncontrolled Keywords: Awareness; contraceptive; knowledge; perception; students
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Dr Shazia Jamshed
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 10:58
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 09:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43053

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