Knowledge of a sample of girls in the secondary schools about genetic diseases and its relationship to the attitude towards premarital Medical Examination

  • Faten Mostafa Kamal Lotfy Prof. Home Management & Family Economics of Faculty of Specific Education Alexandria University
  • Sahar Amin Hemeida Soliman Lecturer of Home Management & Family Economics Home Economics Department- Faculty of Specific Education -Alexandria University
  • Yathrib Ali Mohamed Morsi Lecturer of Home Management & Family Economics Home Economics Department - Faculty of Specific Education -Alexandria University
Keywords: Genetic diseases, premarital medical examination

Abstract

The research aimed to identify to study  The knowledge of a sample of girls in secondary schools aboute genetic diseases and their relationship to the attitude towards premarital medical examination. The research sample included 300 female students from technical secondary schools in both rural and urban areas of El- Beheira governorate .The researcher has followed the descriptive analytical method . A questionnaire was used as a tool data collection by personal interviewer. The data were analyzed statistically by the computer program (SPSS V.20).

     The results of the study are shown low knowledge level of the research sample aboute genetic diseases and premarital medical examination,  No statistically significant correlation between knowledge of the students about genetic diseases and premarital medical examination and their attitudes towards premarital medical examination, there are significant correlation between family monthly income and the level of students’ knowledge about genetic diseases, and statistically negative correlation between the degree of parental kinship and the level of students’ knowledge about genetic diseases , also there are statistically significant differences between the means of the students’ knowledge’s grades about genetic diseases in terms of (place of residence – mother’s work) in favour of students of urban areas and non-working mothers.

Published
2018-12-15
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