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Baradaran-Binazir M. Knowledge about human papilloma virus among medical students of Tabriz University of medical sciences. Journal of Inflammatory Diseases. 2021; 25 (4) :7-7
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-3272-en.html
Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Health Management and Safety Promotion Research Institute, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran , maryam_baradaran@hotmail.com
Abstract:   (83 Views)
Background: Physicians ‘knowledge and comments are important in the uptake of Human papilloma virus (HPV) screening among women. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the knowledge of ​Senior medical students on HPV, as the future physicians of Iran.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed between March 2021 and May 2021. All Final year l medical students of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences were invited to complete an online Standardized questionnaire through the mobile app. Data analysis was done by the Independent Samples t-test in SPSS 16.
Results: In the present study, 215 female medical students and 128 male ones participated with average age of 23.14 (SD=1.21). Most of students (85.67%) were single. The average knowledge score of all students was 9.25 (SD= 6.21), which demonstrated that comprehensively they had low level of knowledge toward HPV. Furthermore, no significant score differences were between students grouped by gender and marital status.
Conclusion: Regarding the low scores of final year medical students' knowledge on HPV, educational programs should be directed to HPV to improve medical students ‘knowledge about this virus and its related diseases.
Type of Study: Short communication | Subject: Medical Education

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