Authors

DRKARAMI, AFSANEH1, SHIRIGHIDARI PARVIN*2, DRVAKILI, MOHAMMADMASOUD3, DRAMINIAN, IMAN4, DRSAMADI SHAHRAM5

Departments

1 Assistant Professor, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran - 2 Corresponding Author, Faculty Member, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran - 3 Assistant Professor, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran - 4 General Practitioner, Zanjan University of Medical Science, Zanjan, Iran - 5 Infectious assistant, Zanjan University of Medical Science, Zanjan, Iran

Abstract

Back ground and purpose: Due to the indisputable role of Helicobacter pylori in Pathogenesis of gastrointestinal diseases which nowadays isn’t hidden on anyone and the paramount importance of appropriate diagnosis and treatment of this infection, this research was designed in order to determine the interns’ knowledge and attitude in the field of Helicobacter pylori infection.

Methodology: this is a descriptive , cross- sectional study. The population of the research included 45 interns of medical sciences university in Zanjan were selected by using of simple sampling. Data were collected by using of questionnaire. Their reliability was confirmed through calculating the Cronbach's alpha coefficient and they were analyzed by using of related statistical tests in spss software.

Results: 45 interns with an average age of 25.76 took part. 4.4% of interns were categorized with low knowledge, 62.2 medium knowledge and 30.1 had highly knowledge. 8.9 had a weak attitude whilst the other 91.1 had strong attitude.

Conclusion: the average scores of interns with regards to knowledge and attitude were in order 62.8 and 53.03 percent, the knowledge and attitude level of interns was medium. In fact, this level needs further development. Therefore, according to past studies suggesting the significance of education on physicians’ knowledge and attitude, it seems vital to formulate more precise and consistent educational programs which can lead to knowledge and attitude development of interns in this field .

Keywords

Helicobacter pylori, Knowledge, Attitude, Intern, Zanjan.