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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

DOI: 10.21045/2071-5021-2016-48-2-6
Amlayev K.R., Shikina I.B., Zafirova V.B., Baronova O.D., Vechorko V.I.

1 Stavropol State Medical University, Stavropol
2 Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Informatics of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow
3 Regional Tuberculosis Dispensary, Stavropol

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Significance. Determining level and quality of knowledge about TB both among tuberculosis patients as well as people at large, is an important scientific and practical issue. Facts proving impact of TB knowledge upon TB prevalence, morbidity, early detection of clinical and radiological forms, and effectiveness of TB therapy are yet to be fully explored.

Purpose. To assess knowledge about TB among Stavropol primary care physicians.

Methods of work. Analytical, sociological, mathematical statistics.

Results of work. 456 physicians of health care facilities in Stavropol were surveyed with the original questionnaire, including: pediatricians - 29.2%; general practitioners (therapeutists) - 34.9%; other specialty physicians - 35.8%.

Analysis of the obtained data shows that performance quality of primary care physicians related to TB prevention and detection needs to be improved. Low level of TB knowledge among physicians (based on responses to the test questions) correlates with informing patients about treatment of somatic diseases, risk factors, and need to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Conclusion. The study identified a low level of competence among physicians, which affects quality of informing patients about TB treatment and disease prevention.

Scope of application. The identified gaps in competence in TB prevention and detection among primary care physicians should be considered in training programs for specialists.

Keywords: tuberculosis; medical prevention; health literacy; treatment of tuberculosis.


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Comments (2)
1. 06-07-2020 11:01
Анкета была самостоятельно была составлена нами (организаторами здравоохранения — доктора мед наук и фтизиатрами — канд мед наук, все специалисты высшей категории). Валидизация анкеты осуществлялась путем полевого исследования, то есть предварительного собеседования с группой потенциальных респондентов. Выяснялось однозначно ли понимаются вопросы анкеты респондентами, ясны ли они им. Во всех спорных случаях вопросы корректировались. После этого проводилось сплошное анкетирование респондентов.
Written by Ирина Борисовна Шикина (shikina_mednet.ru) (Guest)
2. 18-04-2020 18:59
Добрый вечер! Можно узнать, какую анкету вы использовали - валидированную или самостоятельно составленную? Я фтизиатр, хочу провести похожее на ваше исследование. Спасибо большое заранее!
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