Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 577-580

Primary health care physicians' knowledge and practice on brucellosis; its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

Authors: Mohammed Abdulrahman Mohammed Sahhari, Yahya Salman Hassan Suhluli, Fahad Khairy Jerb.

ABSTRACT

Background: Brucellosis is the most common global bacterial zoonotic disease. Although more than half a million cases are reported annually, many experts believe that the number of reported cases is only a small fraction of the real number due to misdiagnosis and underreporting. This study aimed to understand the level of knowledge and practice related to brucellosis; its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment among primary health care physicians in Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A cross-sectional survey about brucellosis was administrated including physicians working in primary health care centers (N = 300). We assessed knowledge and practice regarding preventive and clinical part of brucellosis by analyzing the participantsí answers. Results: The level of knowledge about brucellosis was good among participating physicians, except for general practitioner group as their knowledge was slightly less than participating physicians. Also, the participantís level of knowledge was significantly associated with their years of experience. Regarding physiciansí practice on brucellosis, the mean score was moderate and was not significantly associated with their sociodemographic characters. Conclusions: The majority of primary health care physicians are well-informed about brucellosis; its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. However, successful prevention of brucellosis requires more training for physicians as general practitioners and younger physicians still need to be updated about brucellosis starting from the disease known to its treatment measures.

Keywords:
Primary health care physicians, knowledge, practice brucellosis, prevention, diagnosis, treatment


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Primary health care physicians' knowledge and practice on brucellosis; its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment


Authors
Mohammed Abdulrahman Mohammed Sahhari
Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Yahya Salman Hassan Suhluli
Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Fahad Khairy Jerb
Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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. Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia; mohammed-sahhari@hotmail.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 16 Jan 2019
Accepted 30 Jan 2019
Published in print 04 Apr 2019

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Sahhari MAM, Suhluli YSH, Jerb FK. Primary health care physicians' knowledge and practice on brucellosis; its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 577-580. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547676939


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Sahhari MAM, Suhluli YSH, Jerb FK. Primary health care physicians' knowledge and practice on brucellosis; its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=26610 [Access: April 22, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547676939


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Sahhari MAM, Suhluli YSH, Jerb FK. Primary health care physicians' knowledge and practice on brucellosis; its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 577-580. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547676939


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Sahhari MAM, Suhluli YSH, Jerb FK. Primary health care physicians' knowledge and practice on brucellosis; its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. IJMDC. (2019), [cited April 22, 2019]; 3(7): 577-580. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547676939


Harvard Style

Sahhari, M. A. M., Suhluli, . Y. S. H. & Jerb, . F. K. (2019) Primary health care physicians' knowledge and practice on brucellosis; its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. IJMDC, 3 (7), 577-580. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547676939


Turabian Style

Sahhari, Mohammed Abdulrahman Mohammed, Yahya Salman Hassan Suhluli, and Fahad Khairy Jerb. 2019. Primary health care physicians' knowledge and practice on brucellosis; its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (7), 577-580. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547676939


Chicago Style

Sahhari, Mohammed Abdulrahman Mohammed, Yahya Salman Hassan Suhluli, and Fahad Khairy Jerb. "Primary health care physicians' knowledge and practice on brucellosis; its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 577-580. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547676939


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Sahhari, Mohammed Abdulrahman Mohammed, Yahya Salman Hassan Suhluli, and Fahad Khairy Jerb. "Primary health care physicians' knowledge and practice on brucellosis; its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.7 (2019), 577-580. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547676939


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Sahhari, M. A. M., Suhluli, . Y. S. H. & Jerb, . F. K. (2019) Primary health care physicians' knowledge and practice on brucellosis; its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (7), 577-580. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547676939


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