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Attitude of Jordanian Physicians toward Biochemistry and Genetics

Table 3

Attitudes and perceptions of Jordanian physicians toward the contemporary advances in molecular medicine.

StatementInterns (agree)Residents (agree)Specialists (agree)Total value
N%N%N%N%

I appreciate the role played by biochemists in designing targeted therapy10365.616962.84766.231964.20.787
Genetic or biochemical changes have been linked to many of the most common disorders including neuropsychiatric, autoimmune, endocrine, cardiovascular, and chronic inflammatory disorders12276.722081.56284.940480.60.284
Genetic polymorphisms account for the patient’s variation in susceptibility to disease development, its complications, and response to treatment13383.623687.15779.242685.00.218
I believe that sequencing the entire human genome will affect the quality of health care worldwide12176.120575.95169.937775.20.475
I am familiar with whole genome association studies and appreciate how these studies advanced our understanding of multifactorial diseases8352.216862.23750.728857.80.059
I support the routine use of modern molecular techniques in primary prevention, early diagnosis, and long-term follow-up of patients including DNA sequencing and expression microarrays10365.217765.64461.132464.90.776
I am familiar with the term “epigenetics” and I understand how molecular alterations at this level may contribute to health and disease6943.915257.13447.225552.20.023
I support establishing a DNA sequence database as part of a national health care plan9559.720174.44664.834269.00.005
I am aware that the sequence of the human genome was published in 20038050.314854.63243.826051.90.24
I believe that the concept of “personalized medicine” as a treatment strategy can be applied in the conceivable future8251.616862.24461.129459.10.087
I believe that “pharmacogenomics” may have the potential to maximize the therapeutic gain obtained from drugs and minimize their untoward effects11169.820676.95676.737374.80.244

Data are presented as numbers and percentages. values were calculated using the chi-square test.

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