Dr. Muhammad Ahmad Mustafa, Dr. Hafiza Zarnab Aslam, Dr. Anam Ashfaq
Objective: The objective of our study was to analyze the KAP (knowledge, Attitude and practice) levels of hepatitis B & C patients regarding hepatitis. Study Design: A cross sectional study. Place and Duration: This was carried out for the duration of one year at Services Hospital, Lahore starting from April, 2019 to March, 2020. Methodology: Our study was consisting of 399 patients of hepatitis B & C with age of more than or equal to 18 years visiting the OPD of the hospital. Approval of the study was taken from ethical committee of the hospital. Took written consent from all selected patients. A pre-designed questionnaire was used to get informational data of the patients. Used SPSS 20 for the analysis of gathered data. Results: The total number of patients of hepatitis B & C included in our study were 399. Gender distribution as male and female was as 169 and 230 respectively. The internet, Television and radio were the main information source for 138 patients about hepatitis. There were 103 patients without any formal education. With the mean average of 7.33±2.03 poor knowledge was observed in our study. Mean ± Standard deviation of practice and attitude in the patients was as 2.97±1.05 and 4.33±1.19 accordingly. With the P value less than 0.01 relationship among practice and knowledge was found statistically significant. Conclusion: At the end of our study we concluded that the main reason behind poor practice and negative attitude of hepatitis B & C patients was the deficiency of necessary knowledge about the hepatitis. Keywords: KAP study, OPD patients, Hepatitis clinic, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C.