Volume 23, Issue 101 (6-2013)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2013, 23(101): 105-110 | Back to browse issues page

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DavoudiBadabi A, Babamahmudi F, ,Najafi N, Alian S, Ghasemian R, Alikhani A et al . The Awareness of General Practitioners of Mazandaran Province to Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Cholera. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2013; 23 (101) :105-110
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-2263-en.html
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Background and purpose: We evaluated awareness of general practitioners (GP) of Mazandaran province to diagnosis, management and prevention of cholera Materials and methods: In a prospective study, 156 GPs answered to a questionnaire containing 15 questions in a face to face Interview. Sampling was randomly. Results: Sixty eight (43.6%) were female and 88 (56.4%) were male. The mean age of male was 42±7.8 years and female was 40±5.8 years. In total, awareness level of GPs about cholera was moderate in 89 (57.1%) and good in 48(30.8%). The awareness about diagnosis of cholera was good, moderate and poor in 23%, 69.9% and 7.1%, respectively. Also 17.3%, 71.8% and 10.9% of GPs had a good, moderate and poor (respectively) awareness of treatment. The awareness level of GPs about prevention of cholera was good, moderate and poor in 26.3%, 59% and 14.7%, respectively Conclusion: Given the moderate level of awareness of GPs about cholera, raises the need for more planning for control of epidemic.
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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: infection

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