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Journal:   HEPATITIS MONTHLY   JANUARY 2011 , Volume 11 , Number 1 (30); Page(s) 43 To 44.
 
Paper: 

AUTHOR,S REPLY: KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, AND PRACTICES OF IRANIAN MEDICAL SPECIALISTS, LETTER TO EDITOR

 
 
Author(s):  KABIRI A.*
 
*  MEDICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER DISEASES RESEARCH CENTER, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, NO. 72, 2ND FLOOR, AGHARAHIMI ALLEY, SATTARKHAN ST., TEHRAN, IR IRAN
 
Abstract: 

I read enthusiastically the thoughtful comments by Lankarani about our recent paper (1) and I am in agreement with most of the issues discussed. However, I want to emphasize some points that require more explanation. It is important to note that physicians knowledge of viral hepatitis C was significantly lower than viral hepatitis B with respect to the seroconversion rate but not for the prevalence rate. Physicians had better knowledge of the seroconversion rate of HCV than HBV, but this difference was not significant (14.3 vs. 11.8, P=NS). Physicians had less knowledge of HCV than HBV prevalence in the general population, and this difference was significant (47.2 vs. 66.9, P<0.05)...

 
Keyword(s): KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, PRACTICE, IRAN, SPECIALISTS
 
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