Knowledge of tuberculosis among medical professionals and university students in Oman

A. A. Al-Jabri, A. S S Dorvlo, S. Al-Rahbi, J. Al-Abri, S. Al-Adawi*

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Abstract

This study in Oman investigated knowledge about tuberculosis among 142 medics (medical students, paramedics) and 133 non-medics (arts and social science students). Knowledge was assessed using a validated questionnaire with 28 statements on general knowledge, risk factors and diagnosis of tuberculosis. As expected, tuberculosis knowledge was significantly higher among medics but there was no significant difference between men and women. Although medics had better knowledge in general, some of the technical statements were answered correctly by higher proportions of non-medics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-521
Number of pages13
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume12
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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