El nivel de conocimiento que tiene el estudiantado de Medicina sobre el cáncer bucal en Costa Rica

This research determined the knowledge of medical students about oral cancer. The population comprised last year students of the Licentiate career of five Costa Rican universities. A structured questionnaire was administered. One-hundred-fourteen students completed the evaluation; 51 were men. Their...

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Autores Principales: Howard Mora, Madeline, Castillo Rivas, Jacqueline
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2011
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/Odontos/article/view/4776
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21373
Sumario: This research determined the knowledge of medical students about oral cancer. The population comprised last year students of the Licentiate career of five Costa Rican universities. A structured questionnaire was administered. One-hundred-fourteen students completed the evaluation; 51 were men. Their mean age was 24 years; 95% had ages between 21 and 29 years. Medical students have poor knowledge about oral cancer (mean value of 39,8%, with a minimum value of 5% and a maximum value of 77,5%); no statiscally significant differences were detected (p = 0,489) within the scores of the students of the different universities.