Research Article

Knowledge, perception and practices of Suez Canal University students regarding Hepatitis C Virus infection risk and means of prevention

Nermine Elmaraghy*, Hesham El-Sayed, Sohair Mehanna, Adel Hassan, Mahmoud Sheded, Maha Abdel-Fattah, Samar Elfiky, Nehal Lotfy and Zeinab Khadr

Published: 05 July, 2019 | Volume 2 - Issue 1 | Pages: 020-027

Background: Egypt has the highest prevalence of HCV in the world as more than 10% of population suffers from HCV infection. High prevalence of HCV in Egypt represents a great risk to the whole population that requires aggressive mass awareness regarding routes of infection and means of prevention.

Aim: To determine the knowledge and practices of university students in 5 different faculties in Suez Canal University regarding HCV infection and means of prevention.

Materials and method: A cross sectional study was conducted in five university faculties in Suez Canal University.

Results: The study included 698 students from the faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing and Education in Suez Canal University in Ismailia city in Egypt. There was a statistically significant difference regarding the knowledge about the diagnosis, complications and routes of transmission total knowledge score for HCV among the different faculties.

Conclusion and Recommendations: Knowledge and practices of university students in Suez Canal University is partial to weak especially in students of non-biological sciences who have less close contact with patients

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Knowledge; Perception; Practices; HCV; Students


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