International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | Saudi Arabia | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022

Assessment of Second and Third Year Nursing Students Knowledge towards Mycetoma Disease in Hayatt University College - 2020

Sahar Ahmed Mohammed | Amel Ahmed Hassan [2] | Tayseer Ahmed Hassan | Esraa Mohammedalhussin [2]

Abstract: Background: Mycetoma is a chronic inflammatory process caused either by bacteria (actinomycetoma) or fungi (eumycetoma), Characterized by enormous deformities, disfigurement and disabilities if untreated early. But it has been widely observed that student have poor knowledge about mycetoma disease. Aim: To assess the knowledge of second & third year nursing students regarding mycetoma disease at Hayatt University College, Khartoum, Sudan. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional institutional based study design was done at Hayatt University College during the period of November ? December 2020. It was total coverage sample included 183 nursing students from second and third year. The data was collected using self-administered questionnaire developed by the researcher, after permission was taken. Data were coded, entered and analyzed using SPSS version 20 in form of frequency & percentage and P.value set as < 0.05. Results: Theexistent study revealed thatmost of the students 53% not heard about mycetoma, and majority of them 63.4% believed that the most common causes of mycetoma were virus. The majority of students 58% said that antifungal & antibiotic were best treatment of it, and only 1.5% mentioned that antivirus & antifungal were not effective. Half of them 53% said that mycetoma can prevent by wearing shoes. Conclusion: The students have had poor knowledge regarding the disease. The researchers recommended that integrated the mycetoma as a topic in the university curriculum to raising awareness among students to help in control and prevention of this disease.

Keywords: Knowledge, mycetoma, nursing, student, Sudan

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,

Pages: 191 - 194

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