Awareness of Leukemia among Medical Students
Objectives: The goal of current study is the assessment of awareness and knowledge about the leukemia among medical students.
Background: Leukemia is a malignant disorder characterized by abnormal hematopoietic development and abandoned production of WBCS and their precursors in bone marrow and blood. It is the leading cause of death in children due to cancer.
Design: A questionnaire having 14 close ended questions is given to 200 students. Data of 150 students was included in the studies while other was excluded due to incomplete information.
Result: It is shown by the result that the knowledge of leukemia among medical students is 71.3%. 25.3% said leukemia is inherited, and 54% think it can acquired through blood transfusion, only 7% students know about its type, and 48.7% students think survival rate is decreasing with age. The result of statistical analysis shows significant results.
Conclusion: There is a strong relationship between leukemia and Down syndrome but majority of students don’t aware about this, therefore an educational program is required for medical students to improve their knowledge about leukemia.
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