Assessment of Knowledge Regarding Hepatitis C Virus among Medical Students in a Tertiary Care


Authors : Aradhya Abrol; Surbhi Abrol; Abhinav Goyal; Savita Mahajan; Ram Kishan Abrol; Gaurav R. Kumar

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 8 - August

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DOI : 10.38124/IJISRT20AUG047

Hepatitis C virus infection is a globally prevalent pathogen and is a major cause of health care burden in India. HCV is affecting about 170 million people annually throughout the world. The estimated prevalence of HCV in India is about 0.5-1.5% and is a leading cause of chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma rapidly transmitting as silent killer.This study was planned with an aim to determine awareness about Hepatitis C infection among medical students.A cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey containing 30 questions to assess the knowledge about Hepatitis C infection was conducted.Total 125 students participated, overall score of knowledge-based questions and about transmission of HCV infection were satisfactory. Majority of students were aware of HCV transmission and prevention but have not shown good results about laboratory diagnosis.Overall grasp of Hepatitis C by the studied group was good. However, there were serious gap in their knowledge of lab diagnosis which need to be filled. Knowledge about transmission was very good

Keywords : Awareness, HCV.

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