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Knowledge and Attitude of Students regarding Bioterrorism in a University of Military Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran
Ameneh Marzban , Mostafa Modareszadeh , Mohsen Dowlati *
Department of Health in Disasters and Emergencies, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , dowlati2020@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: Bioterrorism is an important health and social issue in the world. This research was conducted with the aim of determining the knowledge and attitude of students regarding bioterrorism in a military medical science university.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2021. The study population included all students studying at a university of military medical sciences in Tehran, Iran. A sample size of 300 students was calculated and demographic data were recorded. The data collection tool was the standard questionnaire of students' knowledge and attitude regarding bioterrorism.
Results: The mean and standard deviation of students' knowledge and attitude scores regarding bioterrorism were 8.15±2.11 and 12.35±2.35, respectively. Low knowledge and attitude were reported in 63 and 72 percent of students, respectively. The mean score in the domain of decontamination and maintenance of bioterrorism victims was 3.56 and in the domain of factors causing bioterrorism was 1.25. The most important sources of students' information about bioterrorism were radio and television, followed by newspapers and magazines.
Conclusion: Low knowledge in students about bioterrorism can increase the probability of risks related to bioterrorist attacks. Therefore, educational programs and workshops about bioterrorism for students can be effective in increasing the level of students' knowledge and attitude.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Bioterrorism, Student, Military.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Marine Medicine
Received: 2022/05/12 | Accepted: 2022/09/24 | Published: 2022/10/2
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Marzban A, Modareszadeh M, Dowlati M. Knowledge and Attitude of Students regarding Bioterrorism in a University of Military Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. J Mar Med 2022; 4 (4) :247-253
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