Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

1

IJAVMS. 2010; 4(1): 15-22


Impact of Modern Media about Awareness of Hepatitides among University Graduate Students in Lahore, Pakistan

Abdulmajeed Akhter, Muhammad A. khan, Bilal M. Ahmad, Tayyaba Ijaz, Mansuruddin Ahmad, Azhar Maqbool, Muhammad K. Shahzad.

Abstract
To analyze the effectiveness of various media utilization for health education, false believes, and misconceptions about disease prevalence among the youngsters and to disseminate the findings to the health planners and mangers to establish new health education intervention about Hepatitis. A cross sectional descriptive self administered questionnaire based study was conducted to investigate the current state of knowledge about Hepatitides and the source of information among 200 boys studying in Government College University Lahore in the year 2009. Among 200 graduate students, 58.5% mentioned TV as their major source of information about Hepatitis. Similarly 44% discussed with parents, 41.5% with friends and 37.5% got information form magazines about Hepatitis.
While using a cumulative Hepatitis knowledge score, statistically significantly better knowledge about Hepatitis was found among students whose parents monthly income was above 10,000. Similarly the students who watched medical forum and movies on TV or who watched dish antenna/cable programs and likewise the students who were having information from their relatives. It can be concluded safely from the data collected in this study that although general level of awareness regarding Hepatitis transmission and prevention seems to be satisfactory in the University boys included in the study. Yet a lot of misconception, beliefs and malpractices exists which need rectification. Those students who have more interaction, read more newspapers, watch more television talk shows have better knowledge. So these can be used as an appropriate route for dissemination of information. It was also identified that students in science have better knowledge because of their more exposure to the medical sciences.

Key words: Hepatitides, Media, Health, Hospital, University, Prevention



Share this Article


Advertisement
Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
BiblioCAM
Article Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Suggest a Journal
Publisher Login
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons