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    (Napata College, 2020) Issra Elkhair; Arafat Ali; Hala Ismail; Abdul-Aziz Suleiman; Amna Mohammad Noor
    Background: Attitudes and beliefs about mental illness are shaped by personal knowledge about mental illness, knowing and interacting with someone living with mental illness, cultural stereotypes about mental illness, media stories, and familiarity with institutional practices and past restrictions (e.g., health insurance restrictions, employment restrictions; adoption restrictions). Objective: To study Knowledge, attitudes and perception of community Tertiary Students in Ribat University towards mental illness. Methods: This was a cross sectional study in evidence based, conducted in AL-Ribat among Economic and Information Technology Students, during the period from October 2019 to January 2020. The sample size was selected convenient, 190 students were questioned using a questionnaire about knowledge, attitudes and perception regarding mental illness. Data were collected, computerized, and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). Results: This study found that 66.8% of participants were females, while 33.2% were males. The mean age was 23.7 years. The present study found that level of knowledge, attitude and perception were 85%, 82% and 67% respectively. Knowledge and attitudes were higher than perception, there was significantly association between attitude and age, elder students had higher attitude than younger. Gender was not significantly associated with knowledge, attitude and perception (P. Values >0.05). Conclusion: The present study concluded that levels of knowledge, attitudes and perception were higher than previous studies. Depression and Schizophrenia were the most common diseases known by the Students. Majority of students think that mental patients are not crazy. Approximately half of students think psychopath cannot bear responsibilities. Knowledge and perception showed insignificant association with age, while attitude was significantly associated with age. Knowledge, attitude, and perception showed insignificant association with gender.
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    Knowledge and Practice of doctors and Nurses in ICU About Personal Protective equipment at Alribat university Hospital
    (Napata College, 2020)
    Background: Personal protective equipment are designed to protect health care providers from serious workplace injuries or illnesses. Personal protective equipment provides a physical barrier between microorganism and wearer. Objective: This study aimed to evaluate knowledge and practice among doctors and nurses regarding personal protective equipment in El Ribat Hospital. Method: This study was a descriptive cross sectional study conducted in El Ribat University Hospital during December 2019 to February 2020. All ICU staff including doctors and nurses The researchers used a well designed valid questionnaire. The data were analyzed by computerized program; statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Results: the study found that 27(37.5%) of participants were male, while 45(62.5%) were female. the average availability of protection tools in hospital was 60%. Availability of medical showed was 35%, while availability of gloves was 84%. 50(69.4%) of participants had weak knowledge, 18(25%) had moderate knowledge, while 4(5.6%) had strong knowledge. 76.9%) of doctors had weak knowledge while 65.2%) of nurses had weak knowledge. And 0% of doctors had strong knowledge while 8.75) of nurses had strong knowledge. This differences between doctors and knowledge was not significant (P. Value >0.05). low practice was 0%, moderate practice was 53(73.6%), while high practice was 19(26.4%). there was significant differences between practice of nurses and practice of doctors, nurses had higher levels of practice than doctors. Conclusion: The present study concluded that level of knowledge among ICU staff doctors and nurses was lower than previous studies. No statistically significant differences between knowledge of nurses. The level of practice was similar to the previous studies, nurses are significantly more compliance with PPEs than doctors. Knowledge was significantly associated with qualification and availability of tools, while practice just significantly associated with availability of tools.
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    Factors affecting choice of specialty amongst Sudanese house officers and General Practitioners in 3 Sudanese hospitals in 2019
    (Napata College, 2020) Hassan I. Osman; Aya Abdelrahman; Mohammed Bahaaeldin Abdulghaffar; Abu Bakr Mohammed Osman; Mohammed Algum Elamin
    Background: All around the world, there has been an outcry by health officials discussing the shortages/possible shortages in certain specialties of medicine. In this research, we have identified the specialties suffering from this risk in Sudan as well as the cause(s) behind such a manifestation. Objectives: General: To determine the factors influencing specialty choice amongst Sudanese GPs and House Officers in 3 Sudanese hospitals. Specific: To determine the most attractive career paths for recently graduated medical personnel. To determine the factors influencing said career choice. To determine which medical specialties are likely to suffer from shortages in the upcoming future. Methods: A total coverage sample of 250 participants was obtained using a questionnaire designed to help achieve our objectives. The data was run through SPSS v.21. Results: 71.43% (178) of our respondents were female. 71.43% (178) were between 24-26 years of age. 67% (167) of our respondents were single. 57% (142) of our respondents were House Officers. The most sought after specialty was Obstetrics/Gynecology with 24% (60) of our respondents choosing it as their desired specialty of practice, followed by Internal Medicine at 16% (40). Helping patients was chosen as the primary motivation behind the choice of 24% (60) of our participants, followed by fewer work hours at 12% (30). Conclusion: Most recent graduates are single females aged 24-26 years who plan on perusing Obstetrics and Gynecology as their specialty of choice. They have made this choice because they believe it is the best manner in which they could be of aid to their patients.