Students’ Knowledge Regarding Oral Cancer at The University of Jordan: A Preliminary Study

  • Musab Masadeh, Dr. Oral and maxillofacial senior resident Jordan University Hospital, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Abstract

Article history:
Received date 15th January 2017, Accepted date 15th June 2018, Published 1st July 2018


Abstract:
Background: The aim of this study was to assess the level of awareness and knowledge about signs and risk factors of oral cancer in the Jordan university student population as a sample from Jordanian population.


Materials and Methods: A web-based questionnaire was administered through e-mails selected randomly from different collages provided by the university administration a 1-month response period given for the questionnaire to be answered by replay with response rate 55% from 1000 email sent.


Results: Female to male ration 60% were females and 10% has good knowledge with no gender preferences 10% had a moderate knowledge about oral cancer and 60% has poor knowledge about oral cancer.


Conclusion: Overall, the awareness of oral cancer in the Jordan university student population was not satisfactory, pointing to a need for further dissemination of information on this issue and its associated risks.

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Published
2018-07-01
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MASADEH, Musab. Students’ Knowledge Regarding Oral Cancer at The University of Jordan: A Preliminary Study. Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS), [S.l.], v. 7, p. 244-249, july 2018. ISSN 2305-9249. Available at: <http://centreofexcellence.net/index.php/JSS/article/view/jss.2018.7.3.244.249>. Date accessed: 19 sep. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.25255/jss.2018.7.3.244.249.
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