Awareness of Hepatitis C in University Students of Lahore

Dr. Kiran Mazari, Dr. Muhammad Kashif Bilal, Dr. Imran Zahid

Abstract


Objective: The idea of this study is to spread Awareness of Hepatitis C among the non medical students of Educational Institutes of Lahore.

Place and Duration of Study: This observation was regulated at the Government College University, University of Engineering and Technology, University of Lahore, and Punjab University from the month of December 2018 to Feburary 2019.

Materials and Methods:

The sample of 400 undergraduate was secured through Non-Likelihood Purposive Sampling.An educated verbal assent was taken from the hopefuls. To evaluate the legitimacy of the survey, .Pilot study was organized. An organized survey was then issued, got filled, information was entered and scrutinized utilizing SPSS V. 17, 0.05 p-value and 95% confidence interval.

Results:

There were an aggregate of 400 undergraduates who took an interest in the study. Most of the understudies were from field of science numbering 243(60.75%), trailed by arts. Among the understudies, just 68 (17%) knew that hepatitis C was a viral ailment while 332 (83 %) felt that it was bacterial. The number of undergraduates who knew that it is spread by means of unscreened blood was 312(78%) and that it is spread through sharing needles were 353 (88.25%).Regarding the counteractive action of hepatitis C, 310 (77.5%) realized that it was preventable while 256 (64%) suspected that an immunization existed for anticipation of Hepatitis C. 213(53.25%) Undergraduates guaranteed that new syringes were utilized by the medical clinic staff at whatever point they vested emergency clinic. 235 (58.75%) guaranteed that disinfected instruments were utilized amid dental checkup. 315 (78.75%) ensured that new sharp edges were utilized in hair dressing salons. 373 (93.25%) responded that they would not wed a Hepatitis C contaminated individual. 231 (57.75%) undergraduates believed that the contaminated ought to be confined from others. A dominant part 372 (93%) had not attended to a Hepatitis C awareness programs .

Conclusion: The outcome from the investigation demonstrated the studentslack certain information in their insight in specific areas relating to hepatitis C. Despite the fact that the dominant part appeared to have adequately cautious practices, the demeanors of the students demonstrated a more prominent requirement for awareness. This explains a requirement for more prominent exertion for crusading to expand the awareness.

Keywords: Hepatitis C, Awareness, Attitude.


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