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Title: Knowledge, attitudes and practices survey among health care workers and tuberculosis patients in Iraq
Authors: Hashim, D.S.
Al Kubaisy, W.
Al Dulayme, A.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: A cross-sectional study was made of 500 patients and 500 health care workers randomly selected from 250 primary health care centers 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
Description: 718-731
Keywords: Attitude to Health
Educational Measurement
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Personnel
Mass Media
Patient Education
Primary Health Care
Residence Characteristics
Rural Health
Socioeconomic Factors
Urban Health
Subject: Attitude of Health Personnel
ISSN: 1020-3397
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