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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2125versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038


MARTIN PUPO, Deisy et al. Knowledges, perceptions and practices of family physicians from Playa, La Lisa and Marianao municipalities on giardiasis. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.1. ISSN 0864-2125.

Objectives: to characterizar on the knowledges, perceptions and practices of family physicians from Playa, La Lisa and Marianao municipalities related to Giardia lambia infection. Methods: a survey on knowledges, perceptions and practices of 285 family physicians from the above mentioned municipalities was applied on this parasitosis. From them, 205,1 and 79 were first degree specialists of second degree specialists and residents, respectively and accounted for the 76.8 % of those working in consulting rooms and polyclinics from these municipalities. Research was made between August, 2007 and March, 2008. Survey design had four stages: 1) interviews to physicians related to diagnosis, treatment and giardiasis control; 2) design of a questionnaire based on results from these interviews; 3) submitting the tool used by expert criteria and 4) its validation by means of its application to a small groups of physicians. Results: we found that in relation to giardiasis and in a particular way, to cutaneous manifestations associated to it, dermatologists of Ciudad de La Habana showed insufficient knowledges (from 19 question marks assessing cognitive features, mean of correct answers among participants was of 7.5), inappropriate perceptions and incorrect practices. Conclusions: to reduce the strength of these difficulties, it is necessary a academic intervention emphasizing in the formative features related to parasitic diseases, in general, and the giardiasis in particular.

Palabras clave : Giardia lamblia; giardiasis; extra-intestinal manifestations; skin manifestations; knowledges; perceptions and practices.

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