ESTIMATION OF BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF COPD ISSUES IN GRADUATE STUDENTS - FINAL RESULTS OF ASCO STUDY


DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18565/pharmateca.2018.8.72-78

R.A. Bontsevich (1), K.V. Shchurovskaya (1), T.G. Pokrovskaya (1), N.Yu. Goncharova (2), G.A. Batishcheva (2), V.O. Barysheva (3), G.G. Ketova (3), O.G. Kompaniets (4), E.V. Luchinina (5)

1) Belgorod State National Research University, Belgorod, Russia; 2) Voronezh State Medical University n.a. N.N. Burdenko, Voronezh, Russia; 3) South Ural State Medical University, Chelyabinsk, Russia; 4) Kuban State Medical University, Krasnodar, Russia; 5) Saratov State Medical University n.a. V.I. Razumovsky, Saratov, Russia
Background. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading respiratory diseases, which lasts for a long time without significant clinical symptoms and affects people of working age. Objective: To determine the level of basic knowledge on COPD in 5th- and 6th-year students («General Medicine» and «Pediatrics» specialties) of medical universities. Methods. An analysis of an anonymous multicenter questionnaire in the framework of the first phase of the ASCO project in 2015–2016. Results. The study revealed that more than half of the senior students do not give the correct answers to the main questions about the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical picture and treatment of COPD. Conclusion. The obtained questionnaire results show the necessity of increasing the duration of the cycles for respiratory diseases in the curriculum of universities in courses of therapy, pulmonology and clinical pharmacology, and also necessitate additional educational activities on diagnosis and therapy of COPD.
Keywords: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, questionnaire

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Corresponding author: R.A. Bontsevich – PhD, Associate Professor, Belgorod State National Research University, Belgorod, Russia; e-mail: bontsevich@bsu.edu.ru, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9328-3905


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