Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Study on Hepatitis B among Medical verses Nursing Undergraduate Students
Background: One of the crucial illnesses of mankind is Hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is common infection with no seasonal distribution. Hepatitis B can attacks liver and causes acute and chronic disorders. It is generally transmitted from mother to child during stages of birth and delivery, further via contact with blood or alternative body fluids. It can be fatal if it isn’t treated. Objective: To compare the knowledge, attitude and practice study of hepatitis B virus infection among medical and nursing undergraduate students. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Settings: Aziz Fatima Medical and Dental College, Faisalabad Pakistan. Duration: August 2020 to March 2021. Methods: After meeting the inclusion criteria 510 students were enrolled. All the data was entered and analyzed on SPSS version 24. Results: Students participated in this study was 510. 153 (30%) were males and 357 (70%) were females students. The mean age was 21.48 ± 1.652 years. 26 (5%) participants belonged to upper socioeconomic status (SES), 447(95%) belonged to middle whereas 7 belonged to lower SES.MBBS 4th year students have more than 60% knowledge as compared to 1st, 2nd and 3rd year MBBS undergraduate students. Whereas in nursing BSN 4th year have more than 60% knowledge than other nursing students. Conclusion: In our study, both medical and nursing undergraduate students had adequate knowledge, good attitude and practice (>60%).