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Knowledge and attitude regarding sleep medicine of medical students and physicians in Split, Croatia.
Croat Med J. 2002 Feb; 43(1):71-4.CM

Abstract

AIM

To assess the knowledge and attitudes regarding sleep medicine among second-year medical students and physicians.

METHODS

A total of 112 respondents were surveyed for their attitude and knowledge regarding sleep medicine and hypertension. The respondents were divided into three groups: 1) second-year medical students (46 or 41%); 2) physicians at postgraduate study program (26 or 23%); and 3) specialists in different fields (40 or 36%). The questionnaire was composed of the sleep medicine attitude test, sleep medicine knowledge test, and hypertension knowledge test. Differences among the groups were statistically analyzed with ANOVA, and differences within each group were analyzed with Wilcoxon test.

RESULTS

Postgraduate students and specialists showed better knowledge in hypertension than in sleep medicine (p=0.001 and p<0.001, respectively). In the student group, no difference was found between the knowledge in hypertension and sleep medicine (p=0.192). Differences in sleep medicine knowledge were not found between medical students and specialists (p=0.228) or between postgraduates and specialists (p=0.647). Sleep medicine attitude score was similar in all groups (p=0.470). In general, there was a positive correlation between sleep medicine knowledge and attitude (p=0.002), and between hypertension knowledge and sleep medicine attitude (p=0.019).

CONCLUSION

Medical students, postgraduate physicians, and specialists showed poor knowledge but positive attitude toward sleep medicine. This finding points to the need for better education in the field of sleep medicine in medical schools.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Split University School of Medicine, Soltanska 2, 21000 Split, Croatia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11828565

Citation

Kovacić, Zrnka, et al. "Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Sleep Medicine of Medical Students and Physicians in Split, Croatia." Croatian Medical Journal, vol. 43, no. 1, 2002, pp. 71-4.
Kovacić Z, Marendić M, Soljić M, et al. Knowledge and attitude regarding sleep medicine of medical students and physicians in Split, Croatia. Croat Med J. 2002;43(1):71-4.
Kovacić, Z., Marendić, M., Soljić, M., Pecotić, R., Kardum, G., & Dogas, Z. (2002). Knowledge and attitude regarding sleep medicine of medical students and physicians in Split, Croatia. Croatian Medical Journal, 43(1), 71-4.
Kovacić Z, et al. Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Sleep Medicine of Medical Students and Physicians in Split, Croatia. Croat Med J. 2002;43(1):71-4. PubMed PMID: 11828565.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Knowledge and attitude regarding sleep medicine of medical students and physicians in Split, Croatia. AU - Kovacić,Zrnka, AU - Marendić,Mirela, AU - Soljić,Martina, AU - Pecotić,Renata, AU - Kardum,Goran, AU - Dogas,Zoran, PY - 2002/2/6/pubmed PY - 2002/4/25/medline PY - 2002/2/6/entrez SP - 71 EP - 4 JF - Croatian medical journal JO - Croat. Med. J. VL - 43 IS - 1 N2 - AIM: To assess the knowledge and attitudes regarding sleep medicine among second-year medical students and physicians. METHODS: A total of 112 respondents were surveyed for their attitude and knowledge regarding sleep medicine and hypertension. The respondents were divided into three groups: 1) second-year medical students (46 or 41%); 2) physicians at postgraduate study program (26 or 23%); and 3) specialists in different fields (40 or 36%). The questionnaire was composed of the sleep medicine attitude test, sleep medicine knowledge test, and hypertension knowledge test. Differences among the groups were statistically analyzed with ANOVA, and differences within each group were analyzed with Wilcoxon test. RESULTS: Postgraduate students and specialists showed better knowledge in hypertension than in sleep medicine (p=0.001 and p<0.001, respectively). In the student group, no difference was found between the knowledge in hypertension and sleep medicine (p=0.192). Differences in sleep medicine knowledge were not found between medical students and specialists (p=0.228) or between postgraduates and specialists (p=0.647). Sleep medicine attitude score was similar in all groups (p=0.470). In general, there was a positive correlation between sleep medicine knowledge and attitude (p=0.002), and between hypertension knowledge and sleep medicine attitude (p=0.019). CONCLUSION: Medical students, postgraduate physicians, and specialists showed poor knowledge but positive attitude toward sleep medicine. This finding points to the need for better education in the field of sleep medicine in medical schools. SN - 0353-9504 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11828565/Knowledge_and_attitude_regarding_sleep_medicine_of_medical_students_and_physicians_in_Split_Croatia_ L2 - http://www.cmj.hr/2002/43/1/11828565.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -