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AWARENESS ABOUT DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTIVE OPTIONS OF THALASSEMIA

Daniyal - Ahmed, Kiran Tauseef Bukhari, Humaira - Zafar, Noor Khan Lakhnana, Muhammad Nouman Nawaz.

Abstract
Objective: To assess the frequency of individuals having awareness regarding diagnosis, management and prevention of Thalassemia.
Study Design: A Descriptive cross sectional study.
Study Setting: Al-Nafees Medical College & Hospital, Isra University, Islamabad Campus
Methodology: A simple random sampling technique was used for 130 (N) participants. A designed questionnaire with five sections (Demographics, Awareness about Diagnosis, Management and Prevention) for the study was used. The data was analyzed for frequency in terms of percentages by using SPSS version 23.
Results: Total enrolled participants in our study were 130 (N). Overall females have more awareness than males. 37% (n=48) males and 44% (n=57) females said they were not tested for thalassemia. 40% (n=52) males and 45% (n=58) females said they do not have thalassemia in their family. 37% (n=48) males and 49% (n=64) females responded that pre-marital screening could be beneficial. 22% (n=29) males and 42% (n=55) females responded that thalassemia could be prenatally diagnosed. Only 15% (n=19) males and 39% (n=51) females knew about chorionic villous sampling. 34% (n=44) males and 43% (n=56) females said thalassemia is treatable. 35% (n=45) males and 48% (n=62) females said thalassemia could be fatal. 34% (n=44) males and 44% (n=57) females think that thalassemic patients could lead a normal life with appropriate Management.
Conclusion: Awareness regarding diagnosis from blood, pre-marital screening, Management and different treatment modalities (Blood Transfusion, BMT), fatality and severity of disease among non-medical related individuals is less as compared to medical related individuals but in some cases medical related professionals also had very less awareness like prenatal diagnosis and chorionic villous sampling.

Key words: Thalassemia, Awareness, Diagnosis, Management, Prevention


 
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Ahmed D-, Bukhari KT, Zafar H-, Lakhnana NK, Nawaz MN. AWARENESS ABOUT DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTIVE OPTIONS OF THALASSEMIA.



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Ahmed D-, Bukhari KT, Zafar H-, Lakhnana NK, Nawaz MN. AWARENESS ABOUT DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTIVE OPTIONS OF THALASSEMIA. www.scopemed.org/?mno=269185 [Access: November 24, 2017].



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Ahmed D-, Bukhari KT, Zafar H-, Lakhnana NK, Nawaz MN. AWARENESS ABOUT DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTIVE OPTIONS OF THALASSEMIA.



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Ahmed D-, Bukhari KT, Zafar H-, Lakhnana NK, Nawaz MN. AWARENESS ABOUT DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTIVE OPTIONS OF THALASSEMIA.



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Ahmed, D. -., Bukhari, K. T., Zafar, H. -., Lakhnana, N. K. & Nawaz, M. N. (0) AWARENESS ABOUT DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTIVE OPTIONS OF THALASSEMIA.



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Ahmed, Daniyal -, Kiran Tauseef Bukhari, Humaira - Zafar, Noor Khan Lakhnana, and Muhammad Nouman Nawaz. 0. AWARENESS ABOUT DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTIVE OPTIONS OF THALASSEMIA.



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Ahmed, Daniyal -, Kiran Tauseef Bukhari, Humaira - Zafar, Noor Khan Lakhnana, and Muhammad Nouman Nawaz. "AWARENESS ABOUT DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTIVE OPTIONS OF THALASSEMIA."



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Ahmed, Daniyal -, Kiran Tauseef Bukhari, Humaira - Zafar, Noor Khan Lakhnana, and Muhammad Nouman Nawaz. "AWARENESS ABOUT DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTIVE OPTIONS OF THALASSEMIA."



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Ahmed, D. -., Bukhari, K. T., Zafar, H. -., Lakhnana, N. K. & Nawaz, M. N. (0) AWARENESS ABOUT DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTIVE OPTIONS OF THALASSEMIA.








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