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Horizonte Médico (Lima)

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NORABUENA GRANDA, Marina Alejandra  and  MORENO GARRIDO, Zoila Rosa. Level of knowledge of tuberculosis among high school students from Lima, Peru, 2019. Horiz. Med. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.3, e1084. ISSN 1727-558X.


To determine the level of knowledge of tuberculosis among fourth- and fifth-year high school students from the education center No. 2027 "José María Arguedas."

Materials and methods

A quantitative, descriptive, prospective and cross-sectional study. The sample consisted of 146 fourth- and fifth-year high school students enrolled during 2019. The research instrument was a questionnaire modified and validated by experts using a Kappa coefficient of 1.01. The reliability was found to be 0.70, according to the Kuder- Richardson coefficient distributed into two dimensions, which evaluated the students' level of knowledge of tuberculosis. Results: The average age of the participants was 15.39 ± 0.85 years, with a median age of 15 years. Ages ranged from 14 to 18 years. In general terms, the participants showed a medium level of knowledge of tuberculosis (50 %). Concerning the dimensions, they showed a medium level of knowledge for both the disease dimension (54.1 %) and the prevention dimension (43.8 %).


Fifty percent (50 %) of the students have a medium level of knowledge of tuberculosis, despite having received information at some point during their school years. This demonstrates the need to monitor the education center.

Keywords : Knowledge; Tuberculosis; Students.

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