TINGKAT PENGETAHUAN DOKTER UMUM MENGENAI LEPTOSPIROSIS DAN FAKTOR-FAKTOR YANG MEMPENGARUHINYA : Studi Kasus di Puskesmas di Kota Semarang

KURNIA, HANDY and Riyanto, Budi and Suharto, Suharto (2012) TINGKAT PENGETAHUAN DOKTER UMUM MENGENAI LEPTOSPIROSIS DAN FAKTOR-FAKTOR YANG MEMPENGARUHINYA : Studi Kasus di Puskesmas di Kota Semarang. Undergraduate thesis, Fakultas Kedokteran.

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Abstract

Background Indonesia is a high leptospirosis incidence rate country and the third in mortality due to leptospirosis. Semarang city is a leptospirosis endemic area where leptospirosis cases always occur in the last 3 consecutive years. Nowadays, there has been a lot of literatures and researches on leptospirosis. But, leptospirosis cases remain underdiagnosed and underreported. This can cause treatment inaccuracies so that it can worsen the patient's condition. Aim To asses the knowledge level about leptospirosis of general physicians practicing in primary health centers in Semarang city and to know the factors affecting that general physicians knowledge level about leptospirosis. Methods This was an observational analytic study with cross sectional design. The samples were all functional general physicians aged ≤ 60 years practicing in primary health centers in Semarang city. Those samples were not taking any residencies and were not practicing in hospital. All of the data were obtained by filling a questionnaire and were analyzed by x2 test. Results There were 23 people (38.3%) who had good knowledge, 33 people (33%) who had moderate knowledge, and 4 people (6.7%) who had poor knowledge. There were no significant effects of age (p = 0,602), medical education institution (p = 0,604), seminar experience (p = 0,098), and endemicity of the practice environment (p = 0,443) to the general physicians knowledge about leptospirosis. Conclusions The general physicians practicing in primary health centers in Semarang city have moderate knowledge about leptospirosis. Age, medical education institution, seminar experience, and endemicity of the practice environment don’t affect the knowledge level of general physicians significantly. Key Words Knowledge, general physician, leptospirosis, age, medical education institution, seminar, endemicity, practice environment

Item Type:Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions:Faculty of Medicine > Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Medicine
ID Code:37549
Deposited By:Ms Lutfiatun Heni
Deposited On:07 Dec 2012 07:55
Last Modified:07 Dec 2012 07:55

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