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Revista Científica Ciencia Médica

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RIOS-GONZALEZ, Carlos Miguel; DE BENEDICTIS-SERRANO, Ginno Alessandro  and  CHIRINO-CAICEDO, Alfonzo David. Knowledge, attitudes and practices on medical students in Zika, 2016. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2016, vol.19, n.2, pp.33-37. ISSN 2077-3323.

Objective: Determine the knowledge, attitudes and practices about Zika medical students at the University of Carabobo in Venezuela, Aragua headquarters, during the months of March and April 2016. Material and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study with non-probabilistic sampling was performed for convenience in medical students from the University of Carabobo in Venezuela, Aragua headquarters during the months of March and April 2016. It was designed and validated a questionnaire to data collection. Data is expressed in frequency table and proportions. Results: Of 172 medical students, 18 to 41 years old, with an average of 20,64 years (SD=2,26), of which 66,28%(114) belonged to the male, the level of knowledge was 90,70% (156) high. The 56,98% (98) of the students agree that the public has the most important role in controlling Zika. As for the practices; 75,58% (130) of medical students do not use repellents at any time of the day; 20,35% (35) uses it only at night. Conclusion: The level of general knowledge of students was high, a good attitude in most cases and not so good practices.

Keywords : Virus; Attitude; Knowledge; Medicine students.

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