September 21, 2016
International students attending a leading research university in Malaysia were not fully knowledgeable about hepatitis B and C viruses, according to recent findings published in BMC Public Health. Despite this, most of them displayed safe practices.
“It can be concluded that the levels of knowledge of hepatitis B and C among the respondents as well as attitudes toward the disease were marginally low, although the practices toward the disease were reasonably good,” Hejar Abdul Rahman, MD, in the department of community health at Universiti Putra Malaysia, and colleagues wrote. “The study level, faculty, age, nationality, marital status and gender of the respondents were significantly associated with their levels of knowledge, attitude and practices toward hepatitis B and C.”