There is marked underdiagnosis of genital chlamydial infection in Victoria, Australia, and little is known about the diagnostic or treatment practices of general practitioners (GPs) for this condition.
Such information is required to develop more effective epidemiologic surveillance and control of this disease in Australia.
To measure indicators of knowledge and practices of GPs in Melbourne in relation to their diagnosis and management of genital chlamydial infection.
A self-administered questionnaire delivered by mail to a random sample of 327 Melbourne GPs.
The response rate was 83%. Female doctors were significantly more likely to test symptomatic patients and to screen asymptomatic patients than were male doctors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chlamydiose, Appareil génital, Diagnostic, Exploration bactériologique, Dépistage, Pratique professionnelle, Médecin généraliste, Etude statistique, Australie, Homme, Surveillance, Bactériose, Infection, Océanie, Appareil génital pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chlamydiosis, Genital system, Diagnosis, Bacteriological investigation, Medical screening, Professional practice, General practitioner, Statistical study, Australia, Human, Surveillance, Bacteriosis, Infection, Oceania, Genital diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0468889
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199501.