Factors associated with appropriate physician management of sexually transmitted diseases in an Urban Canadian Center.
Background and Objectives
To explore physicians'management of selected sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), because previous studies suggest that physicians'management practices could be improved.
Goals : To determine the estimated annual incidence of STD seen by family/general practitioners (FPs), gynecologists (GYNs) and urologists (UROLs), adequacy of STD management practices, and any associations with demographic and other characteristics.
A self-administered questionnaire was mailed to GYNs, UROLs, and a random sample of FPs in Hamilton, Ontario.
Eighty-one of 102 (79.4%) FPs, 27 of 32 (84.4%) GYNs, and 7 of 8 (87.5%) UROLs responded.
Vaginitis, male urethritis, and genital warts in women were the most frequently observed STDs.
The treatment of bacterial vaginosis and pelvic inflammatory disease were most frequently at variance with published guidelines.
Deficiencies exist in physicians'management of both common and potentially serious STD problems.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Diagnostic, Urologie, Médecin généraliste, Gynécologie, Questionnaire, Spécialité médicale, Epidémiologie, Homme, Conduite à tenir, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually transmitted disease, Diagnosis, Urology, General practitioner, Gynecology, Questionnaire, Medical specialty, Epidemiology, Human, Clinical management, Canada, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0458243
Code Inist : 002B05F06. Création : 03/02/1998.