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Keywords : knowledge


Assessment the Knowledge and Attitude of Breast Self Examination among Secondary School Female Students in Mosul City

Marab Younis Abdullah Al-Fathy

Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences, 2020, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 98-104

Background: the examination of the Breast is regarded as the secondary method of breast cancer protection which must be done by all females during the age 20 years and above. Aim: To assess knowledge and attitude level of females secondary school student’s towards breast self examination (BSE). Subject and method: Cross-sectional study design involved 1000 female student in secondary school in Mosul city .The study started from (1st March till 1st June) 2019, lasting for about (3 months ) by using a self-administer standardized questionnaire include knowledge and attitudes toward , source of knowledge Result: the study revealed that grand mean assessment value regarding BSE general information was 2.09 just above the (cut – off point = 2). The main source of knowledge was health professional (32.3%), followed by TV and social media (27.6%). Nearly two third of study sample had positive attitude to consult doctor and period of consultation within one week with mean score 2.3 and 2.4 respectively. In general the mean score assessment value of attitude toward BSE among study sample was below the cut of point 1.7. Recommendation: Provision of intensive educational program to secondary school students by health professional and encourage school teachers to teach and complete educational curriculum which focus to BSE and take attention to the subject to increase awareness and improve attitude toward it.

The Role of Mobile Learning in Medical Educational Improvement

Wafa Mahmood Jasim

Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences, 2018, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 41-48

Background: Mobile learning is a new type of learning method which has a some similarities with the electronic learning used for easily obtaining the necessary information at any time need and creating a modern flexible environment for learner in their different setting. The study aim: The study aim was to assess the knowledge and attitude of 6th year medical students regarding the role of mobile learning in medical education. Subjects and Methods: A cross- sectional study was done on 75 medical sixth class/ Tikrit University student were selected randomly from the period of 1st January/ 2013 till the end of April /2013. A six parts questionnaires form has been prepared by the investigators and distributed to the study sample after receiving their agreements in participating in the study after complete explanation the study purpose. Results: The study show that most of study sample were female (40-53.3%), and from urban area (57- 76.0%) and majority of them agree that m- learning is very important in medical education (32-57.1%). Most of students go with that m-learning enhancing communication abilities and obtaining a large amount of information with the easily gaining the necessary scientific knowledge. Conclusion: The study concluded that m- learning provides many services like logging of medical books with lecture notes and practical reports.

Attitude of Physicians to Standard Treatment Guidelines in Kirkuk City

Oral Mohamed Bakr; Huda Yahya Shimar; Abdullah Mahmud Abdullah; Osama Qusay Salih

Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences, 2016, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 19-24

Background: Clinical guidelines considered important instruments to improve quality in health care. The implicating guidelines lead to reduce the non-rationally medication use, insuring the best treatment way to patients, helping best decisions choosing by physicians and protecting the patients against medical errors as the guidelines depending on evidence based medicines . The guidelines is not implicating in Kirkuk city hospitals. 
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge and attitude of physicians to standard treatment guidelines in Kirkuk city searching for the barriers that prevent implicating it. 
Methods: 61 physicians questionnaire were completed in a prospective observational multi-center study in Kirkuk city by indicators used to investigate knowledge on guidelines, (86.8% male, 13.1% female). 
Results: The physicians who have good information were (63.9%) and (81.08%) were satisfied according to standard treatment guideline. (59.01%) choose that they want an already prepared guideline to adopt it. From over all comments, the frequent one (27.86 %) which” need team work and reevaluation”. 
Conclusion: The conclusion of this study is to implicate the standard treatment guideline, we need a committee to adopt an guidelines and revising it according to our environment.