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Differences in the knowledge about tuberculosis among general urban population and student population in Zagreb

Sanja Popović Grle ; University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Clinical Department for Lung Diseases Jordanovac, Zagreb
Davor Plavec ; Children’s Hospital Srebrnjak, Zagreb
Nikolina Brčina ; School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb
Tina Borčić ; 4University Hospital Merkur, Zagreb

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APA 6th Edition
Popović Grle, S., Plavec, D., Brčina, N. & Borčić, T. (2014). Differences in the knowledge about tuberculosis among general urban population and student population in Zagreb. Medicina Fluminensis, 50 (1), 98-105. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/118567
MLA 8th Edition
Popović Grle, Sanja, et al. "Differences in the knowledge about tuberculosis among general urban population and student population in Zagreb." Medicina Fluminensis, vol. 50, no. 1, 2014, pp. 98-105. https://hrcak.srce.hr/118567. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Popović Grle, Sanja, Davor Plavec, Nikolina Brčina and Tina Borčić. "Differences in the knowledge about tuberculosis among general urban population and student population in Zagreb." Medicina Fluminensis 50, no. 1 (2014): 98-105. https://hrcak.srce.hr/118567
Harvard
Popović Grle, S., et al. (2014). 'Differences in the knowledge about tuberculosis among general urban population and student population in Zagreb', Medicina Fluminensis, 50(1), pp. 98-105. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/118567 (Accessed 30 July 2021)
Vancouver
Popović Grle S, Plavec D, Brčina N, Borčić T. Differences in the knowledge about tuberculosis among general urban population and student population in Zagreb. Medicina Fluminensis [Internet]. 2014 [cited 2021 July 30];50(1):98-105. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/118567
IEEE
S. Popović Grle, D. Plavec, N. Brčina and T. Borčić, "Differences in the knowledge about tuberculosis among general urban population and student population in Zagreb", Medicina Fluminensis, vol.50, no. 1, pp. 98-105, 2014. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/118567. [Accessed: 30 July 2021]

Abstracts
Aim of study: The aim of this study is to find out the population knowledge, the most common misconceptions about tuberculosis (TB) and target groups for educational programs. Methods: Through a questionnaire (13 questions about the extent of the disease, symptoms, modes of transmission, risk factors and the curability of tuberculosis) respondents were pre-tested in the Croatian capital city Zagreb. Respondents (N = 328) were divided into groups ranked by two city locations: the Student Centre location, with the expected predominance of the younger student population (N = 157) and the main square area, with the expected predominance of people of different ages and professions (general urban population) (N = 171). Results: The general urban population group showed better knowledge in questions considering droplet transmission, smoking and excessive alcohol use as a risk factor for TB and description of TB as a primary infectious disease and curable disease. Many of the respondents (almost 20%) did not know the symptoms of manifest TB. Some respondents had misconceptions and perhaps the most important is that TB happens to someone else. Conclusion: Misconceptions about TB need to be eliminated through focused health education. Improvement in knowledge about TB can be achieved especially among student (young) population.

Keywords
Croatia; knowledge; tuberculosis

Hrčak ID: 118567

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/118567

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