Students’ Knowledge Regarding Oral Cancer at The University of Jordan: A Preliminary Study
Keywords:oral cancer, awareness and knowledge, signs and symptoms, risk factors
Received date 15th January 2017, Accepted date 15th June 2018, Published 1st July 2018
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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