Correlates of Attitude Towards Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis among Health Care Students - A Cross-sectional Study Findings
Objectives: To evaluate correlated factors (correlates) of attitude towards Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) among health care students in a medical university. Methods: A stratified convenient sampling technique was used to calculate the sample size for the current study in three different health care faculties. A pre-validated and self-developed questionnaire was used for data collection of the present study. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 24.0 was utilized for data analysis and the interpretation of the results with the help of both descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: A total of 268 health care students from three faculties (medical, pharmacy and dental) participated in the current study. In univariate analysis, a statistical significance (p<0.05) was observed in all of the studied variables. Conversely, in multivariate logistic regression model, gender, faculty, year of education and residence variables were observed as statistically significant (p<0.05). Conclusion: This study confirmed that gender, faculty, year of education and residence were the correlates (pure) of the attitude towards ALS among health care students of a medical university in Malaysia.