Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 609-612

Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of pediatric oncology among undergraduate medical students in Al-Majmaah University

Authors: Eyad Mohammed Alodhaydan, Khalid Saud Alshalhoub, Bandar Mohammed Alotaibi.

ABSTRACT

Background: The prevalence of pediatric tumors has been increasing rapidly worldwide in recent years. It has become very important to investigate the awareness of physicians and pediatricians regarding childhood oncology and its diagnosis and referral. So this study was aimed to assess the perception, attitude, and awareness of pediatric oncology among undergraduate medical students. Methodology: The study was conducted in 500 undergraduate students in a pediatric clinical at Al-Majmaah University. A 12 point survey was formulated to assess the understanding of pediatric malignancies and the interest in childhood tumors among undergraduate medical students. Results: The majority (80%) of participants had pursued pediatrics as a career, and only 20% of them had not pursued pediatric oncology as a career. Among the total, 54% of the students had not witnessed paediatric tumor patients in the ward. Further, 52% had not received lectures on childhood oncology. Among the total, 58% of the students thought that they had enough knowledge of childhood cancer to diagnose and refer pediatric tumor patients correctly. Though, 98% believed that improvement was required in pediatric oncology teaching in their medical curriculum. Conclusions: There is a good perception of pediatric tumors among undergraduate medical students and the majority of them had confidence in their ability to recognize and manage pediatric malignancies. However, pediatric oncology curriculum needs to be improved.

Keywords:
Awareness, childhood cancer, undergraduates


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Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of pediatric oncology among undergraduate medical students in Al-Majmaah University


Authors
Eyad Mohammed Alodhaydan
Al-Majmaah University, Al-Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Khalid Saud Alshalhoub
Al-Majmaah University, Al-Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Bandar Mohammed Alotaibi
Al-Majmaah University, Al-Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Al-Majmaah University, Al-Majmaah, Saudi Arabia; eyadm65@gmail.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 25 Jan 2019
Accepted 05 Feb 2019
Published in print 04 Apr 2019

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Alodhaydan EM, Alshalhoub KS, Alotaibi BM. Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of pediatric oncology among undergraduate medical students in Al-Majmaah University. IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 609-612. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548380495


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Alodhaydan EM, Alshalhoub KS, Alotaibi BM. Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of pediatric oncology among undergraduate medical students in Al-Majmaah University. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=27858 [Access: June 17, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548380495


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Alodhaydan EM, Alshalhoub KS, Alotaibi BM. Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of pediatric oncology among undergraduate medical students in Al-Majmaah University. IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 609-612. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548380495


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Alodhaydan EM, Alshalhoub KS, Alotaibi BM. Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of pediatric oncology among undergraduate medical students in Al-Majmaah University. IJMDC. (2019), [cited June 17, 2019]; 3(7): 609-612. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548380495


Harvard Style

Alodhaydan, E. M., Alshalhoub, . K. S. & Alotaibi, . B. M. (2019) Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of pediatric oncology among undergraduate medical students in Al-Majmaah University. IJMDC, 3 (7), 609-612. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548380495


Turabian Style

Alodhaydan, Eyad Mohammed, Khalid Saud Alshalhoub, and Bandar Mohammed Alotaibi. 2019. Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of pediatric oncology among undergraduate medical students in Al-Majmaah University. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (7), 609-612. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548380495


Chicago Style

Alodhaydan, Eyad Mohammed, Khalid Saud Alshalhoub, and Bandar Mohammed Alotaibi. "Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of pediatric oncology among undergraduate medical students in Al-Majmaah University." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 609-612. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548380495


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alodhaydan, Eyad Mohammed, Khalid Saud Alshalhoub, and Bandar Mohammed Alotaibi. "Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of pediatric oncology among undergraduate medical students in Al-Majmaah University." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.7 (2019), 609-612. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548380495


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alodhaydan, E. M., Alshalhoub, . K. S. & Alotaibi, . B. M. (2019) Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of pediatric oncology among undergraduate medical students in Al-Majmaah University. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (7), 609-612. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548380495


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