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Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding Rocky Mountain spotted fever among healthcare providers, Tennessee, 2009.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23243110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tennessee has a high incidence of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), the most severe tick-borne rickettsial illness in the United States. Some regions in Tennessee have reported increased illness severity and death. Healthcare providers in all regions of Tennessee were surveyed to assess knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions regarding RMSF. Providers were sent a questionnaire regarding knowledge of treatment, diagnosis, and public health reporting awareness. Responses were compared by region of practice within the state, specialty, and degree. A high proportion of respondents were unaware that doxycycline is the treatment of choice in children ≤ 8 years of age. Physicians practicing in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and family medicine; and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and providers practicing for < 20 years demonstrated less knowledge regarding RMSF. The gaps in knowledge identified between specialties, designations, and years of experience can help target education regarding RMSF.
Authors:
Emily Mosites; L Rand Carpenter; Kristina McElroy; Mary J Lancaster; Tue H Ngo; Jennifer McQuiston; Caleb Wiedeman; John R Dunn
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.     Date:  2012-12-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1476-1645     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-10     Completed Date:  2013-02-26     Revised Date:  2014-01-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  162-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Personnel
Humans
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  epidemiology
Tennessee
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