KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES SURVEY ON EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE AMONG VIETNAM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
 
More details
Hide details
1
Ton Duc Thang University
2
Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine
Online publication date: 2018-05-25
Publication date: 2018-05-25
 
Eurasian J Anal Chem 2018;13(3):emEJAC04043
 
KEYWORDS
ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to examine the knowledge, practices and attitudes of undergraduate students towards Ebola virus disease. The study was conducted in the context of Vietnam, with qualitative and quantitative data gained from the participants. Indeed, the study revealed that there was a high knowledge level about Ebola infection among these participants. Some of the factors explaining these results included the backgrounds and expertise of the students. As such, the results concurred with those documented in the previous literature, which contended that there is a direct correlation between individuals’ education levels and their knowledge of Ebola. The implication for the national government of Vietnam is that there is a need to embrace mass education to ensure that communities are sensitised to signs and symptoms of the Ebola virus disease. In future, there is a need for research to focus on the efficacy of such mass education in reducing the risk of Ebola infection among communities in Vietnam and other developing countries.
eISSN:1306-3057