Proportion of the 4th and 5th Year Medical Students in Srinagarind Hospital who have knowledge about Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

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Sinchai Wongpichedchai
Nunnapat Manavut
Natthachet Anurakphatthana
Raya Thanayongpibu
Pisit Thechoprasert
Nattanan Sinthuchao
Amornrat Ratanasiri
Sompong Srisaenpang

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Background and Objective: Dengue is the major public health problem in all over the world. The4th and 5th year medical students in Srinagarind hospital should have knowledge about dengue hemorrhagic fever for appropriate application.  This study aimed to study 1)Proportion of the 4th and 5th year medical students in Srinagarind hospital who  had knowledge about dengue hemorrhagic fever 2)the central tendency in each part of  knowledge about dengue hemorrhagic fever.

Methods: Descriptive study at Faculty of Medicine, KhonKaen UniversityStudy population: 284 of 4th and 5th year medical students in Srinagarind hospital. Using systematic sampling technique.The sample size is 143. Tool and measurement: A self-administered questionnaire. Data analysis: SPSS v.19 and Epi Info v. 3.5.4 were used to analyze the proportion, percent, frequency, maximum, minimum, median, interquartile range, p-value and 95%CI.

Results: the response rate is  90.9% (130/143) and proportion of the 4th and 5th year medical students in Srinagarind hospital who have knowledge about dengue hemorrhagic fever is 73.9% (95%CI: 65.3, 81.0).  The knowledge about natural history of disease has the highest median score: 8 (Interquatile range 7-9), followed by signs and symptoms and prevention and management which are 7 (IQR 6-8), 7 (IQR 6-8) and 7 (IQR 7-8) respectively (from 10 points)

Conclusion: Three-fourths of the 4th and 5th year medical students in Srinagarind hospital  had knowledge about dengue hemorrhagic fever and the knowledge about  natural history of disease has the highest median.

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Wongpichedchai S, Manavut N, Anurakphatthana N, Thanayongpibu R, Thechoprasert P, Sinthuchao N, Ratanasiri A, Srisaenpang S. Proportion of the 4th and 5th Year Medical Students in Srinagarind Hospital who have knowledge about Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2016 Oct. 5 [cited 2022 Jun. 28];31(5):69. Available from: https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SRIMEDJ/article/view/68239
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