Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3.3 (September 2017)

Page No.: 4419-4423

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.357


Saurabh P Kulkarni 1, Archana G Kalyankar *2.

1 Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Govt Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

*2 Associate Professor of Anatomy, Govt Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr Archana G Kalyankar, Associate Professor Of Anatomy, Govt Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Mobile No. – 9702169287 E-Mail: spk2184@gmail.com


Background: Modern diagnostic policies recommend evaluation of genetic susceptibility of common diseases. With the advances in genetic research many genetic tests are available for prevention and early diagnosis of such diseases. General practitioners perform key role in primary screening and directing patients for diagnosis. Awareness amongst them about application of fundamental principles of hereditary and appropriate referral system can help society in decreasing burden of such diseases. But lack of this orientation in GPs as noted by many authors demands educational intervention at training level as well as for improving competency of practitioners.

Aim: To evaluate genetic knowledge of GPs on behaviour and attitude scale.

Methods: Prevalidated questionnaire was used to obtain perceptions of GPs for their knowledge, attitude and behaviour through true/false questions and Lickerts scale.

Results: GPs are deficient in evaluating risk factors and prompt referral for diagnostic techniques. They lack required knowledge for associating fundamental principles of genetic with clinical conditions. Their behaviour toward record keeping and sensitizing patients was inappropriate. Their attitude needs to be changed so that they can understand gravity of genetic disorder and use of advanced  genetic techniques.

Conclusion: Educational interventions for case-based and competency based medical education modules at training level and continuous medical education programme on genetic issue are indicated for improving GPs knowledge ,behaviour and  attitude regarding application of genetic  principles in management of patients.

Key words: General Practitioners, Genetic, Knowledge, Educational Interventions.


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Cite this article: Saurabh P Kulkarni, Archana G Kalyankar. A STUDY ON SUFFICIENCY AND RELEVANCY OF KNOWLEDGE OF GENETICS: A GENERAL PRACTITIONERS PERSPECTIVE. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(3.3):4419-4423. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.357