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dc.contributorHashim, D.S.EN
dc.contributorAl Kubaisy, W.EN
dc.contributorAl Dulayme, A.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:26:51Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:26:51Z
dc.date.issued2003EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0904/9_4_2003_718_731.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119325
dc.description718-731EN
dc.description.abstractA 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 workersEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAttitude to HealthEN
dc.subjectEducational MeasurementEN
dc.subjectHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, PracticeEN
dc.subjectHealth PersonnelEN
dc.subjectMass MediaEN
dc.subjectNegativismEN
dc.subjectOccupationsEN
dc.subjectPatient EducationEN
dc.subjectPrimary Health CareEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectResidence CharacteristicsEN
dc.subjectRural HealthEN
dc.subjectSocioeconomic FactorsEN
dc.subjectTuberculosisEN
dc.subjectUrban HealthEN
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health PersonnelEN
dc.titleKnowledge, attitudes and practices survey among health care workers and tuberculosis patients in IraqEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 9 (‎4)‎, 718-731, 2003


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