Projects
Name
Contraceptives knowledge , attitude and awareness of practice among bearing age females in Khartoum state
University
Sudan (MedSIN-Sudan) - Omdurman Islamic University, Khartoum
Domain
Public Health
Departement
Department of Community Medicine, faculty of medicine and health sciences at Omdurman Islamic University, Al-Fetihab, Khartoum, Sudan
Head
Dr. Tarig Almardi
Tutor
Dr. Tarig Almardi
Languages
English (Required) - Arabic (Accepted)
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
The growing antibiotics resistance and drugs’ adverse effects due to the misuse of the medications has a major impact on the public health. Information provided by health care workers either doctors, nurses or even pharmacists for patients regarding their treatment and medications wither inpatients or outpatients are usually not enough. Low health literacy has a negative impact on the patient’s health, patients with low health literacy level cannot make decisions regarding their health care It is important for patients to have at least the information that keep them on the safe side and to avoid side effects, drug-drug interactions and complications acquired due to lack of knowledge, and give them the chance to choose their proper treatment. This project has started since last June it aims to determine the role of the health care workers in patient's education regarding their treatment and medications. The research will deal with one of the major birth control and family planning methods with the aim to assess the knowledge, attitude and awareness of practice of these drugs as they preventing unintended pregnancy and keep decent spacing between pregnancies will reflect huge beneficial on the mother health and child development, that’s only can be reach by knowledgeable and well-educated parents on how Contraceptive should be used with the right attitude and practice. Despite the benefits of these drugs, also the misuse, lack of knowledge and the hazard use of contraceptive carry scary health problems that may have fatal effect on the mother life e.g. Breast Cancer, Pulmonary embolism and heart attack, or may lead to social and functional disturbance on the daily activity of the mother e.g. mood swinging, headache and nausea & vomiting.
What is the aim of the project?
To assess the knowledge, attitude and awareness of practice of contraceptives and define the gap between the proper use and the misuse of these pills among the bearing age females.
What techniques and methods are used?
Literature review: Will use systematic review Data collection: The data in this research are from primary resources that been processed directly from the respondents and will be collected on quantitative base by using questionnaire with close ended question. Data management and analysis plan: Data is will be collected in a quantitative base by a questionnaire and we will use IBM-SPSS program for data analysis. Analysed data will be represented by the following methods: Table, Hectograph, Bare chart, Pie chart Ethical consideration: We thank Omdurman Islamic University for providing us with a written ethical approval to conduct our research study. After consideration of patient autonomy, beneficence and confidentiality, we will obtain verbal consent from females at the site of data collection.
What is the role of the student?
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Prior to starting up with the research process the student is expected to spend some time to get familiar with the basics. With the help of the coordinators of the program, this is made possible through: • Attending lectures related to the topic of interest • Doing further literature review to build a reliable database related to the research topic • Attending a brief course on scientific research methodology • Visiting hospitals, health care centers and pharmacies to get hold of the Sudanese health care system and its main problems Following that, the student will proceed with the main program, starting up with a meeting that gathers the research team in order to set up a working plan and design the research questionnaire. The list of objectives shall include: 1. Collecting data and interviewing the patients 2. Analyzing the data to extract relevant results 3. Preparing the final report and presenting it with team members 4. Based on the research results the student shall participate in a small awareness campaigns 5. Making a relevant policy that serves as a preventive/therapeutic measure be presented to interested parties.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Yes, through the exchange there will be numerous lectures with students who study the same topic, about the topic and research methodology and will be presented by the tutor.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a presentation
- The student will prepare a scientific report
- The student’s name will be mentioned in a future publication
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Nothing but motivation and curiosity, because we will cover all the needed basics through theoretical teaching.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
6
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Pre-Medical students from the American-British system
Articles
- Nansseu JR et al. Assessing the knowledge; attitude and practice of family planning among women living in the Mbouda health district; Cameroon. 2015