A STUDY TO ASSESS THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE REGARDING EBOLA VIRUS INFECTION AND ITS PREVENTION AMONG MEDICAL AND NURSING STUDENTS OF TEERTHANKER MAHAVEER UNIVERSITY MORADABAD
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Author(s): Garba Adamu, N. V. Muninarayanappa, Nageswar V, Prabhu J.

This study was conducted to assess the level of knowledge regarding Ebola virus infection and its prevention among medical and nursing students of Teerthanker Mahaveer University Moradabad. The main aim of the study was to assess the level of knowledge about Ebola infection and compare the knowledge level between Medical and Nursing students. A quantitative research approach was adopted and sample was drawn from third year students from the respective colleges. Structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the study population and it entailed information about Ebola disease. Collected data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Knowledge level score was tabulated by mean and comparisons in knowledge level were known using standard deviation and unpaired T. test. Association was measure using chi-square test. The study revealed that, 39.2% have inadequate knowledge, 60.8% have moderate knowledge and none have adequate knowledge regarding Ebola virus infection. The different in knowledge revealed that, Medical students have a mean score of 12.74 with standard deviation of 3.345, while Nursing students have mean score of 11.19 and standard deviation of 2.363. The mean different in knowledge level is 1.56. Keywords: Ebola, knowledge, infection, prevention

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