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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2011, vol. 17, book 1
Subject Collection: Medicine
Page: 189-192
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2011171.189
Online date: December 29, 2011

J of IMAB 2011; 17(1):189-192
Gabriela Tsankova1, Bisera Yustiniyanova1, Lyusi Kapreljan2
1Prof. Paraskev Stoyanov Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria; 2Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Aim:  carrying out of secondary school students’ health awareness about tuberculosis’ characteristics and its prophylaxis.
Materials and methods:  An anonymous inquiry examination of 190 students at the age of 15-18, 69 (36%) of who - boys and 121 (64%) girls in IX, X, XI classes, from 3 secondary schools in Varna. The inquiry consists of 32 questions, classified in 4 sections.
SPSS ver. 19.0 software package was used for statistical data processing.
Results: Studies show that the interviewed students are aware of the basic characteristics of tuberculosis. The research displays significant differences between girls and boys` answers. Boys are better grounded in the causes, the processes of transmission and the basic prophylactic measures for prevention of tuberculosis whereas girls are very knowledgeable about the main symptoms of the disease.

Key words: tuberculosis, risk factors, prevention.

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Please cite this article as: Tsankova G, Yustiniyanova B, Kapreljan L. PREVENTION OF TUBERCULOSIS AT SCHOOL AGE-AWARENESS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS. J of IMAB. 2011; 17(1):189-192. doi:10.5272/jimab.2011171.189

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