Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
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FONTE GALINDO, Luis et al. Kowledge, perceptions and practice with respect to giardiasis: Results of a survey applied to gastroenterologists. City of Havana. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1729-519X.
To ascertain the level of knowledge, the perceptions and practice of gastroenterologists in the City of Havana with respect to Giardia lamblia infection. Methos: with prior informed consent given by the gastroenterologist from the City of Havana, to 63 gastroenterologists- a number very close to the universe of these experts in the province- were administered a survey of their knowledge, perceptions and practice about this parasitosis. The survey was prepared in 4 phases; that is, interviews to physicians on diagnosis, treatment and control of giardiasis; drafting of a preliminary questionnaire based on the interview results; submission of this instruments to the experts, and finally its validation through its application to a small group of physicians. Results: it was evidenced that the gastroenterologists in the City of Havana had poor knowledge about giardiasis, particularly its cutaneous manifestations (out of 19 questions on cognitive aspects, the correct answer mean was 9,87) and some inadequate perceptions. Conclusions: with the aim of mitigating these difficulties, some academic intervention is needed to improve the work in relation to parasitic diseases in general and giardiasis in particular.
Palabras llave : Giardiasis; Giardia lamblia; extraintestinal manifestations; cutaneous manifestations; gastroenterologists; knowledge; perceptions and practice..