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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2002, 2 - : 47-47 Back to browse issues page
Determining the awareness of general practitioners and interns of yasuj about pediatric tuberculosis
Mehrdad Rezaie , Samer Moradian
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Introduction. Tuberculosis is one of the important diseases caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis , bovis and africanum and has infected one third of worlds population. The highest priority of any tuberculosis control program should be on case finding and treatment. This study was done to determine the level of awareness of general practitioners and interns in yasuj. Methods. This study was done as cross-descriptive method through which 64 general practitioners and 20 interns ,employed in yasuj completed a questionnaire consisting of 20 questions about different aspect of pediatric tuberculosis. Results. Most general practitioners and interns (51.2%) had medium level of awareness which maximum awareness was about diagnosis and minimum was about clinical manifestation. There was no significant difference between general practitioners and interns and also between awareness of practitioners considering their year of graduation, site of education, site of employment and reinstruction state. Conclusion. It is necessary that educational programs of medical universities for students and graduated practitioners be reviewed, specially in the field of infectious diseases and other important diseases.
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Type of Study: Original research article |
Received: 2007/05/27 | Published: 2002/06/15

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