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Principles Information About Knowledge's Among Nursing and Paramedical Students of Ebola Virus Disease in Baghdad City

Ayyed Mohammed Namoos

Medical Journal of Babylon مجلة بابل الطبية
ISSN: 1812156X 23126760 Year: 2017 Volume: 14 Issue: 4 Pages: 724 -731
Publisher: Babylon University جامعة بابل

Abstract

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) previously discerned as (Ebola hemorrhagic fever) is acute, frequency killer disease, with a situation mortality average of approximately 90 %. The knowledge about Ebola Virus Disease is very critical in the reply to the new diffusion and in command to predominance its circulate. The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge of the nursing and paramedical students towards Ebola Virus Disease. This is across sectional descriptive study which was conducted on health science students in Nursing college Baghdad, Medical Institute Technical Al-Mansour and Medical Institute Technical Bab Al-Muadham of nursing and paramedical students. The study sample included 200 nursing and paramedical senior students of their last year of study. The duration of the study started from the first October 2015 to the end of February 2016. A pre tested structured questionnaire was designed and used to assess the knowledge about Ebola Virus Disease. The findings revealed that most of participants were males, students' knowledge about the real causative agent of the disease was very good (87%). Regarding the knowledge of symptoms highest proportion of respondents (78%) mention correctly that fever is the main symptom of the disease. The correct mode of transmission and diagnosis were mentioned by more than half of them. While unacceptable knowledge was identified with regard correct diagnosis and symptomatology of the disease, about one fourth of them mentioned that they didn’t know about these issues. Males and paramedical students had better knowledge but these differences didn’t reach the significant level p<0.05. This study is closed that the knowledge of Ebola Virus Disease was good in general with variations according to gender and type of studied.

Keywords

Knowledge --- Ebola Virus Disease --- nursing --- paramedical --- students.