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Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Towards Climate Change Education among Teaching Staff and Medical Students of CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Towards Climate Change Education among Teaching Staff and Medical Students of CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore

Authors

  • Ashraf Chaudhry
  • Fatima Zubair CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore
  • Fatima Arshad
  • Hafsa Shaukat
  • Bushra Amin
  • Iqra Fatima

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37018/JFJMU/TAY/1487

Keywords:

climate change education, knowledge, practices, attitudes, teaching staff, , medical students

Abstract

Background: Climate change education is a multidisciplinary approach aimed at increasing knowledge and understanding of the causes, impacts, and solutions related to climate change. This study aims to assess knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) of medical undergraduate, post-graduate students and teaching staff pertaining to climate change education (CCE) and to foster sustainable practices and amplify awareness and understanding of climate change among healthcare professionals within the country.

Subjects and methods: The Department of Community Medicine conducted a cross-sectional survey at CMH Medical College, Lahore, involving 267 medical undergraduate, postgraduate students and teaching staff who willingly volunteered to take part. This study took place from January 2023 to June 2023. A self-designed questionnaire, with a calculated reliability of 78% using Cronbach's Alpha in SPSS version 20 was employed. This questionnaire encompassed demographic details and inquiries related to Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) among medical students and teaching staff. The questionnaire included four sections. First section evaluated participants demographic information which included age, gender and discipline. Second section consisted 18 survey questions regarding knowledge of participants.

Results: Out of 267 participants, 110 (42.8%) were males and 157 (61%) were females. This study revealed that female students had more knowledge as compared to male students and teaching staff and this difference was statistically significant (p=0.026). In case of attitude, results showed 36.4% of males and 63.6% of females showed good attitude, with a statistically significant difference (p=0.014).In practicing habits regarding CCE, results showed 57.8% of females as compared to 42.2% of males had good practices.

Conclusion: Female medical students were more aware, showed positive attitude and practiced good habits towards CCE as compared to male students followed by teaching staff.

Published

2024-03-10

How to Cite

1.
Chaudhry A, Zubair F, Arshad F, Shaukat H, Amin B, Fatima I. Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Towards Climate Change Education among Teaching Staff and Medical Students of CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore. J Fatima Jinnah Med Univ [Internet]. 2024 Mar. 10 [cited 2024 May 18];17(4):142-7. Available from: http://jfjmu.com/index.php/ojs/article/view/1097