Paper Information

Journal:   HEPATITIS MONTHLY   JANUARY 2011 , Volume 11 , Number 1 (30); Page(s) 42 To 44.
 
Paper: 

COMMENTARY ON: KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF IRANIAN MEDICAL SPECIALISTS REGARDING HEPATITIS BAND C VIRUS INFECTION

 
 
Author(s):  BAGHERI LANKARANI KAMRAN*, ZAMIRI N.
 
*  HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH CENTER, SHIRAZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SHIRAZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

We have read with interest the article on “Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Iranian Medical Specialists regarding Hepatitis B and C” by Kabir and colleagues (1). Although the authors have previously published several papers on the same issue, this recent survey has revealed several important findings we wish to emphasize (2). In this study the overall knowledge of physicians regarding preventive measures of viral hepatitis is shown to be relatively low. Interestingly, physicians’ knowledge of viral hepatitis C was significantly lower than viral hepatitis B. Despite the growing epidemic of viral hepatitis C and the decreasing burden of viral hepatitis B, it seems that the medical community and health-care workers (HCWs), are not familiar with this changing epidemiology of viral hepatitis (3-5)...

 
Keyword(s): KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, PRACTICE, IRAN, HEPATITIS B VIRUS, HEPATITIS C VIRUS
 
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