Volume 23, Issue 3 (8-2021)                   yafte 2021, 23(3): 147-157 | Back to browse issues page

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Fallahi S, Chahichi Isfahan M, Kheirandish F, Birjandi M, Hashemzadeh P. Evaluation of Knowledge of Students of the Lorestan University of Medical Sciences about Congenital Toxoplasmosis. yafte 2021; 23 (3) :147-157
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Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
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Background: Toxoplasmosis is the most important parasitic infection associated with central nervous system. Sufficient knowledge and information about congenital toxoplasmosis and its effective factors is very helpful for health graduates in the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of the disease in infants. This study aimed to investigate the knowledge level of senior students related to pregnant women in Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran, about congenital toxoplasmosis.
Materials and Methods: This study included 177 students who would deal with pregnant women in their future careers. The students' knowledge and information about congenital toxoplasmosis were assessed and measured based on a pre-designed questionnaire. The Mann-Whitney and Chi-square tests were used to compare the obtained data.
Results: The results of this study showed that the students' knowledge about congenital toxoplasmosis was not in a desired range (4.72±71.14%). Based on the results, the level of knowledge was significantly lower in nursing and nutrition students (P=0.013), younger age groups (P=0.013), dormitory residents (P=0.002), and undergraduates (P<0.001), compared to other students (P<0.05).
Conclusion: The results of the present study indicated the poor level of information of senior students related to pregnant women about congenital toxoplasmosis. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the disease and its irreparable damage to the fetus, development of plans to increase students' awareness of the disease, as well as ways of transmission and prevention.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: انگل شناسی
Received: 2020/11/10 | Accepted: 2021/04/18 | Published: 2021/09/5

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