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Awarenesss of Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) students regarding Leukemia and associated complication


MOJ Bioequivalence & Bioavailability
Tahseen Ahmed Channa,1 Altaf Ali Mangi,2 Haroon Khan,2 Fazal-ur-Rehman,2 HashmatUllah,2 Muhammad Asif Shehzad,2 Muhammad Khalid Khan2

Abstract

Objective: The theme of this study is to upgrade the students of Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur about leukemia and its associated complication.
Introduction: Leukemia is type of tumor cells and considered as disorder associated with aberrant expansion of hematopoietic which leads to indulging of WBCs count and its herald with blood and bone marrow. This type of cancer is considered as leading cause of death in children.
Design: a descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at various departments of science faculty of SALU Khairpur and questionnaire was given to the various students to get feedback about leukemia knowledge and the data was analyzed.
Results: about 204 students had participated in this research study. Only 71.4% students were aware about this fetal disease, 27% students had opinion that leukemia was a genetic disorder and 61.3% students had replied with causative agent of leukemia was blood transfusion. Only 02% had given the accurate answer regarding leukemia along with its causes and complications. Significant results were obtained through statistical software.
Conclusion: According to survey conducted in SALU khairpur, it was noticed that leukemia had almost same symptoms that of Down syndrome and students were totally unaware about leukemia complication and severity. So it was necessary to conduct various educational programs regarding attentiveness about fetal diseases.

Keywords

leukemia, cancer, WBCs count, hematopoietic, fetal diseases, patients, blood transfusion, lymphoid cells

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