El nivel de conocimiento que tiene el estudiantado de Medicina sobre el cáncer bucal en Costa Rica
Howard Mora, Madeline
Castillo Rivas, Jacqueline
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This research determined the knowledge of medical students about oral cancer. The population comprised last year students of the Licentiate career of five Costa Rican universities. A structured questionnaire was administered. One-hundred-fourteen students completed the evaluation; 51 were men. Their mean age was 24 years; 95% had ages between 21 and 29 years. Medical students have poor knowledge about oral cancer (mean value of 39,8%, with a minimum value of 5% and a maximum value of 77,5%); no statiscally significant differences were detected (p = 0,489) within the scores of the students of the different universities.
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