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Knowledge, attitudes and practices survey among health care workers and tuberculosis patients in Iraq.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15748069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cross-sectional study was made of 500 patients and 500 health care workers randomly selected from 250 primary health care centres throughout Iraq to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and practices towards tuberculosis (TB). Using structured questionnaire interviews, the study showed 64.4% of patients had good knowledge, while 54.8% had negative attitudes and practices towards TB. The 2 most important sources of patient information about TB were physicians and television. Of health care workers, 95.5% had good knowledge about TB and this was significantly associated with age and job duration. By contrast, health care workers' practice was poor: only 38.2% handled suspected TB cases correctly. The national TB programme in Iraq has had a good impact on knowledge of TB patients and health care workers.
D S Hashim; W Al Kubaisy; A Al Dulayme
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-07     Completed Date:  2005-04-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  718-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Tuberculosis Programme Manager, Ministry of Health, Baghdad, Iraq.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Attitude to Health*
Educational Measurement
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Personnel / psychology*
Iraq / epidemiology
Mass Media
Middle Aged
Occupations / statistics & numerical data
Patient Education as Topic / methods
Primary Health Care
Residence Characteristics / statistics & numerical data
Rural Health
Socioeconomic Factors
Tuberculosis / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  psychology*,  therapy
Urban Health
Erratum In:
East Mediterr Health J. 2004 Jul-Sep;10(4-5):493

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