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Research Article

Effect of Health Education Programme on the Knowledge of and Attitude about Sickle Cell Anaemia among Male Secondary School Students in the Jazan Region of Saudi Arabia: Health Policy Implications

Table 2

Baseline and postintervention correct answers on knowledge questions.

No.Knowledge question / correct answerBeforeAfter
Number (%)Number (%)

1Is SCA common in Jazan? Yes46 (38.3%)88 (73.3%)

2Is SCA a hereditary disease? Yes75 (62.5%)104 (86.7%)

3Is SCA an infectious disease? No68 (56.7%)92 (76.7%)

4Which type of blood component is affected by SCA? Red blood cell59 (49.2%)100 (83.3%)

5Does consanguinity increase the probability of SCA? Yes53 (44.2%)84 (70.0%)

6Does an SCA carrier suffer from symptoms? No13 (10.8%)63 (52.5%)

7Is a marriage between two diseased persons risky? Yes88 (73.3%)102 (85.0%)

8Is a marriage between two carriers risky? Yes66 (55.0%)82 (68.3%)

9Is a marriage between one carrier and one healthy individual risky? No20 (16.7%)51 (42.5%)

10Should an SCA patient abstain from marriage so as not to have diseased children? No53 (44.2%)76 (63.3%)

11Should an SCA carrier abstain from marriage so as not to have diseased children? No61 (50.8%)84 (70.0%)

12Is there a complete cure for SCA? No15 (12.5%)94 (78.3%)

13Can an SCA carrier become an SCA patient? No13 (10.8%)85 (70.8%)

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