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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 (%)