Management of reproductive tract infections in rural Bangladesh.
This study was undertaken to identify existing reproductive tract infection (RTI) treatment practices of the government family planning (FP) paramedics in rural Bangladesh.
It also assessed the knowledge and perceptions of the clients about RTIs as well as the service-seeking behaviour of the clients and their husbands.
Data on paramedic treatment practices were collected by observing paramedicclient interactions at the family welfare centres (FWCs) and satellite clinics (SCs).
One hundred clients seeking RTI treatment were observed.
The same clients were interviewed at departure from the health-care facility to assess their knowledge and perceptions about RTIs as well as service-seeking behaviour of the clients and their husbands.
Twenty-four village practitioners were also interviewed to assess their knowledge on the subject.
Results of the study showed that in the treatment of RTI, paramedics of government FP services commonly : (i) did not do a physical examination, (ii) used a substandard dosage of drugs, and (iii) made no attempt to notify or treat male partners.
Thirty-one of the 97 clients reported that their husbands had some kind of genital problem.
It was revealed from the study that as an alternative to the government FP services, the clients and their husbands often seek RTI treatment from the village practitioners though the village practitioners'knowledge concerning RTI is poor. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Appareil génital femelle, Leucorrhée, Traitement, Recommandation, Bengla Desh, Asie, Planning familial, Programme sanitaire, Médecin, Chimiothérapie, Expérience professionnelle, Homme, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Organisation santé, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Vagin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Female genital system, Leukorrhea, Treatment, Recommendation, Bangladesh, Asia, Family planning, Sanitary program, Physician, Chemotherapy, Professional experience, Human, Sexually transmitted disease, Public health organization, Female genital diseases, Vaginal diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0234134
Code Inist : 002B05B02H. Création : 16/11/1999.