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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

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


MENA CANTERO, Alvin  y  VALDES SEDENO, Raúl. Knowledges on shigellosis and its epidemiological management in medical staff. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.1. ISSN 0864-2125.

Introduction: Shigella as causal agent of diarrheic episodes with presence of blood has been the more frequent isolated agent in clinical laboratories; however, the number of cases reported by System of Diseases of Mandatory Statement is lower demonstrating a sub-registry of its notification. Objectives: to confirm the knowledge level of medical staff on the Shigellosis. Methods: a quasi-experimental study was conducted before and after a educational intervention on the Shigellosis and its epidemiological management. Research was made in the "Marcio Manduley" and "Nguyen Van Troi" Teaching and Community polyclinics from January to June, 2008. Sample included 43 physicians and 21 internal students in which the intervention was applied. Information was obtained by application of anonymous questionnaire. Results: before intervention it was possible to verify that taxonomic knowledges were satisfactory in only 9 polled persons for a 14,06%, after it, the figure of persons with a good level of knowledges raised to 90,63%. Authors confirmed that the medical staff had limited knowledges on the main symptoms of Shigellosis onset. The persons polled with high knowledges on main prophylactic measures to prevent this disease, increase significantly after intervention and a similar behavior was noted in relation to subject on suitable treatment in Shigella patients. Conclusions: educational intervention raised the knowledge level on Shigella in the medical staff. It is necessary to continue promoting and researching this subject matter at primary care level and to extend an action plan not only to hospitals, polyclinics and consulting rooms but also to involve family.

Palabras clave : Shigella; shigellosis; intervention; knowledges; physicians.

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