Adherence of the private sector to national tuberculosis guidelines in the Islamic Republic of Iran, 2001-02
ResumoWe determined the knowledge and practice of private sector physicians in three cites regarding management of pulmonary tuberculosis [TB] and their determinants. A random sample questionnaire survey was conducted of 732 private physicians. Stratified analysis and logistic regression were used to identify the adjusted determinants of the two outcomes. A high proportion of the doctors had correct knowledge about the major diagnostic criteria but there was a low level of knowledge and practice of TB management. Significant risk factors for poor knowledge were age > / = 36 years, being a GP rather than a specialist and no attendance in TB training courses or attendance in courses held by institutions other than the public health system. Age > / = 36 years was the only significant risk factor for poor practice
Shirzadi, M.R., Majdzadeh, R., Pourmalek, F. & Naraghi, K. (2003). Adherence of the private sector to national tuberculosis guidelines in the Islamic Republic of Iran, 2001-02. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119333
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 9 (4), 796-804, 2003
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