[Knowledge, believes and practices of physicians from Cienfuegos in relation to intestinal amebiasis: results of an intervention].

Revista cubana de medicina tropical

PubMedID: 15849924

Galindo LF, Valdés LS, de los Angeles Fernández Ferrer M, Iglesias HM, Goodridge IM, Galindo OF. [Knowledge, believes and practices of physicians from Cienfuegos in relation to intestinal amebiasis: results of an intervention]. Rev Cubana Med Trop. 2005;55(3):185-90.
In a study conducted in the province of Cienfuegos, it was proved by using immunological and biomolecular tools that intestina amebiasis in that province was an overdimensioned health problem. A survey on knowledge, perceptions and practices applied to those physicians related to the diagnosis, treatment and control of this parasitosis showed that the overdimensioning may be associated with an inadequate perception of the problem and with a marked lack of knowledge about important aspects of this entity. To contribute to the solution of the ovedimensioning and of its consequences, a set of actions were taken in that province. After a year, a second survey was done, whose results are published in this document, allowing to know about a significant improvement of the surveyed in almost all the evaluated cognitive and perceptual aspects (6.73 and 11.23 means of correct answers before and after the intervention, respectively).