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Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Dengue among Physicians: A Web-Based Cross-Sectional Survey

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Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
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Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
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Department of Epidemiology, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
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Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Arts, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Aydın 09010, Turkey
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Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), PKSF Bahban, E-4/B, Agargaon A/A, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
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Academic Editor: Scott D. Lane
Received: 14 June 2021 / Revised: 12 July 2021 / Accepted: 17 July 2021 / Published: 21 July 2021
Dengue fever is one of the most important viral infections transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes and a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Accurate identification of cases and treatment of dengue patients at the early stages can reduce medical complications and dengue mortality rate. This survey aims to determine the knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) among physicians in dengue diagnosis and treatment. This study was conducted among physicians in Turkey as one nonendemic country and Bangladesh, India, and Malaysia as three dengue-endemic countries. The dosing frequencies, maximum doses, and contraindications in dengue fever were examined. The results found that physicians from Bangladesh, India, and Malaysia have higher KAP scores in dengue diagnosis and treatment compared to physicians in Turkey. This may be due to a lack of physician’s exposure to a dengue patient as Turkey is considered a nonendemic country. This assessment may help establish a guideline for intervention strategies among physicians to have successful treatment outcomes and reduce dengue mortality. View Full-Text
Keywords: Aedes; dengue; global; KAP; morbidity; physicians; treatment Aedes; dengue; global; KAP; morbidity; physicians; treatment
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Koonisetty, K.S.; Aghamohammadi, N.; Urmi, T.; Yavaşoglu, S.İ.; Rahman, M.S.; Nandy, R.; Haque, U. Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Dengue among Physicians: A Web-Based Cross-Sectional Survey. Behav. Sci. 2021, 11, 105. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/bs11080105

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Koonisetty KS, Aghamohammadi N, Urmi T, Yavaşoglu Sİ, Rahman MS, Nandy R, Haque U. Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Dengue among Physicians: A Web-Based Cross-Sectional Survey. Behavioral Sciences. 2021; 11(8):105. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/bs11080105

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Koonisetty, Kranthi S., Nasrin Aghamohammadi, Tamanna Urmi, Sare İ. Yavaşoglu, Md. S. Rahman, Rajesh Nandy, and Ubydul Haque. 2021. "Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Dengue among Physicians: A Web-Based Cross-Sectional Survey" Behavioral Sciences 11, no. 8: 105. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/bs11080105

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