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Knowledge and practice among healthcare providers in rural Vietnam regarding sexually transmitted infections
Division of International Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Department of Public Health, Institute of Mathematics, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Division of International Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
2009 (English)In: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ISSN 0148-5717, E-ISSN 1537-4521, Vol. 36, no 7, 452-458 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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OBJECTIVES: To assess knowledge and reported practice regarding sexually transmitted infections (STI) among healthcare providers in rural Vietnam and to examine background characteristics possibly associated with knowledge and practice. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using a self-completed questionnaire was carried out in 2006 among 465 healthcare providers in rural Vietnam. The questionnaire included questions on providers' characteristics, STI knowledge, and case scenarios of 4 common STI syndromes. Correct answer was scored 1, "do not know" or incorrect answer was scored 0. Linear and logistic regressions were applied. RESULTS: Diseases considered as STI were gonorrhea and syphilis by 83% of the respondents, 70% believed partner treatment necessary for bacterial vaginosis or candidiasis cases. Sharing clothes/food or kissing was commonly mentioned as transmission routes (60%). Median scores of knowledge and reported practice were 29 (range: 0-50) and 2 (range: 0-20), respectively. Among the respondents, 34% had a knowledge score of less than 25 and 78% had a practice score of less than 10. Characteristics predicting higher level of knowledge were being a medical doctor, assistant medical doctor, midwife, or serving STI patients. Characteristics predicting higher level of practice were serving STI patients, being a midwife or female provider, and having participated in STI or reproductive tract infection training courses. Respondents who reported treating STI patients had a higher level of knowledge and reported practice than the others.

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2009. Vol. 36, no 7, 452-458 p.
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Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-36866DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31819fe9aePubMedID: 19556937OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-36866DiVA: diva2:356469
Available from: 2010-10-12 Created: 2010-10-12 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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