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Knowledge assessment of Cienfuegos´ health workers on human toxocariasis.

By Martina S. Jiménez Suárez and Blanca Elena Duménigo Ripoll

Abstract

<strong>Background:</strong> Human toxocariasis is one of the most worldwide extended zoonosis. It mainly affects children and it is not always well known by medical staff. <strong><br />Objective:</strong> To assess knowledge of Cienfuegos´s health workers on human toxocariasis. <br /><strong>Method:</strong> A descriptive cross-sectional study was developed from May to September 2005 and a survey was applied to a total sample of 51 doctors through a randomized, stratified sampling. In addition to consider professional category, years of experience and knowledge on zoonosis, we analyzed different aspects the form the variable general knowledge on human toxocariasis. <strong><br />Findings:</strong> We could develop a knowledge assessment on toxocariasis in Cienfuegos´ doctors. These findings were compared with surveys in other countries. There is not history of this kind of research in Cuba. <strong><br />Conclusions:</strong> Cienfuegos´ doctors knowledge on toxocariasis diagnosis, transmission, and prevention and not satisfactory except for clinic and treatment

Topics: toxocariasis (prev) (diag) (trasm), zoonosis, Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, R
Publisher: Centro Provincial de Información de las Ciencias Médicas en Cienfuegos
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:89c295a404f34dfe85073cf73ae50299
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