Medical students' knowledge about the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Nigeria

Obianuju Beatrice Ozoh, T. Awokola, A (Sonia) Buist

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SETTING: College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. OBJECTIVE: To determine the level of knowledge of medical students regarding the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional survey using a structured questionnaire on risk factors for COPD and some of the diagnostic criteria recommended by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) and treatment options. RESULTS: Among 139 questionnaires analysed, the mean total score (maximum 14) was 8.35 ± 2.75. Based on the opinion of pulmonologists in Nigeria who were considered an appropriate standard, 53 students (38.1%) had good (≥70%), 52 (37.4%) had fair (≥50 to

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Knowledge Management
Nigeria
Medical Students
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Cross-Sectional Studies
Medicine
Students
Surveys and Questionnaires
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Attitude
  • Diagnosis
  • Practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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Medical students' knowledge about the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Nigeria. / Ozoh, Obianuju Beatrice; Awokola, T.; Buist, A (Sonia).

In: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.01.2014, p. 117-121.

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