H. R. D. Peiris | Sri Lanka

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

H. R. D. Peiris

Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


  • Research   
    Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Towards the Thalassemia Among Young Population in Ibbagamuwa Divisional Secretariat, Kurunegala; Sri Lanka
    Author(s): B.G. K. P. Nandarathna* and H. R. D. Peiris

    Background: Thalassemia is an inherited disease and it is encountered in every population in the world. The most common single-gene disorder in Sri Lanka is thalassemia. Most developing countries lack the necessary resources and expertise to provide thalassemia treatment, meanwhile, they cannot bear the cost of treatments, Sri Lanka being a resource-constrained country, prevention is the best option for thalassemia. Hence, enhancing knowledge, attitudes and, practices toward thalassemia is very essential. Objectives: The objective of the study is to evaluate the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practices toward thalassemia among the young population in Ibbagamuwa divisional secretariat, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. Methods: This study is a cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study and was conducted for 9 months from April to December 202.. Read More»

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