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TITLE:

BEHAVIOR OF MEDICAL STUDENTS TOWARDS THE PATIENTS OF LEUKEMIA & AIDS

AUTHORS:

Dr Muhammad Adeel Basharat, Dr Muhammad Tanveer, Dr Malik Zeeshan

ABSTRACT:

Objective: The objective of this study was to know about the behavior of students of medical field to the patients suffering with leukemia versus patients of AIDS. Methodology: This transverse research work was based on non-probability sampling method. Two hundred and five medical students were the participants of this research work. The duration of this research work was from July 2017 to October 2018. The measurement of prejudicial behaviors and consent to work together carried out on the basis of a little written description on four case with the utilization of PES (Prejudicial Evaluation Scale) & SIS (Social Interaction Scale). SPSS software version seventeen was in use for the analysis of the data. T test was in use for the calculation of the disparities among the average inventory score & every inventory item. Paired T test was in use for the analysis of the disparity in the behavior of the students of medical field after & before attending the medical institute. Results: Very high significant disparities were available in the behavior of medical students concluded by the general average scores of responses to the patients suffering with AIDS (44.45±9.32) & (24.22±11.69) versus patients of leukemia (49.65±10.73) & (20.67±7.84) of prejudicial evaluation scale & social interaction scale Inventories correspondingly. The comparison on these scales for every item on both of these scales concluded various items to be different for patients suffering with AIDS versus patients of Leukemia displaying negative bias to the group of stigmatization. Conclusions: The medical students found with negative prejudice for the patients suffering with AIDS & stated much lower consent to work together with AIDS in comparison with the patients suffering with the patients of leukemia. Keywords: Inventories, Medical Students, Stigmatization, Disparity, Leukemia Epidemics.

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