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Table 7 Pharmacy students’ awareness and opinion regarding genetic tests and pharmacogenomics

From: Perceptions of students in health and molecular life sciences regarding pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine

 

Total

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sarajevo

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Tuzla

p*

Have you heard about personal genome testing companies?

 Yes

95 (57)a

53 (62)

42 (52)

0.261

 No

39 (24)

17 (20)

22 (27)

 Do not know

32 (19)

15 (18)

17 (21)

Total

166

85

81

To what extent do you think genes influence your health?

 Completely

30 (18)

20 (24)

10 (12)

0.011

 Moderately

129 (78)

64 (75)

65 (80)

 Not at all

1 (1)

1 (1)

 Do not know

6 (4)

1 (1)

5 (6)

Total

166

85

81

Would you consider having a genetic test?

 Yes

85 (51)

51 (60)

34 (42)

0.047

 No

24 (14)

9 (11)

15 (18)

 Not sure

57 (34)

25 (29)

32 (40)

Total

   

Do you agree that personalized medicine represents a new and promising healthcare model?

 Agree

116 (70)

78 (92)

38 (46)

p < 0.001

 Disagree

14 (8)

2 (2)

12 (15)

 Not sure

37 (22)

5 (5.9)

32 (39)

Total

167

85

82

Pharmacogenomics should be an important part of my study curriculum.

 Agree

65 (39)

65 (76)

 

p < 0.001

 Disagree

86 (52)

5 (5.9)

81 (100)

 Not sure

15 (9)

15 (18)

 

Total

166

85

81

Would you like to continue your postgraduate education in the field of personalized medicine?

 Yes

107 (64)

31 (36)

76 (94)

p < 0.001

 No

19 (11)

16 (19)

3 (4)

 Do not know

40 (24)

38 (45)

2 (2)

Total

166

85

81

  1. *Chi-square test, Bonferroni-adjusted p values
  2. aPercentage (%)