ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : Awareness on MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS and Role of histamine in multiple sclerosis; A survey based study
Authors : Safila Naveed, Wishah Zehra Jaffery, Asra Hameed
Keywords : Multiple sclerosis (MS), neurological, autoimmune, inflammatory, demyelinating
Issue Date : August 2014
Abstract :
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological conditions among young adults. MS is known as an autoimmune condition. It is an inflammatory, demyelinating CNS disease. Our survey aimed to find out its awareness among the undergraduates of MBBS & Pharmacy in Karachi city. A cross-sectional and random method was used to collect data in the month of April-June, 2014 in different medical colleges and universities of Karachi. We find that undergraduate students are well aware of this term Multiple sclerosis (MS). Different questions were asked for the collection of data. The overall awareness rate among MBBS and Pharmacy undergraduates in Karachi according to our survey is found to be as 75.4%. According to our survey, 87% undergraduates have basic knowledge about MS. 79% undergraduates aware about the stages of MS while 75% undergraduates aware about the causes of MS. Multiple sclerosis has no cure yet. 76% undergraduates aware about the treatment strategies for the betterment and stop progression of MS whereas 60% undergraduates aware about the role of histamine in MS.
Page(s) : 470-477
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 5, No.8