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Knowledge, attitude and practice of Malaysian public university students on viral hepatitis

Mohd Nazri, Nurul Nadia and A. Rahman, Nor Azlina and Mohd Shafri, Mohd Affendi and A.Rahman, Nor Iza and Haque, Mainul (2019) Knowledge, attitude and practice of Malaysian public university students on viral hepatitis. Advances in Humas Biology, 9 (1 (Jan-Apr)). pp. 46-53. ISSN 2321-8568 E-ISSN 2348-4691

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Abstract

Background: Viral hepatitis is a type of liver disease caused by viral infection and is the leading cause of liver cancer and liver cirrhosis. Adequate information, positive attitude and good practice are essential factors to reduce the risk of this disease. This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) regarding viral hepatitis amongst university students in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 120 students to represent the population of medical and non-medical science students. A questionnaire was used to collect the data regarding demographic information and KAP of students on viral hepatitis. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software was used to analyse the data. Results: The mean total scores of KAP regarding viral hepatitis were significantly higher in medical as compared to non-medical science-based participants with the P < 0.001 for each comparison. A total number of sources of information were also significantly correlated with a higher total score of KAP regarding viral hepatitis (P < 0.001 each). Conclusion: The finding of this study is crucial as it can be the benchmark for assessing the KAP of society regarding viral hepatitis.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5509/59775
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge, attitude and practice, public university, students, viral hepatitis
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Physical Rehabilitation Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Nor Azlina A. Rahman
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2019 16:52
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 15:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59775

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