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  1. Genital chlamydial infection : diagnostic practices of general practitioners in Melbourne, Australia.

    Article - En anglais

    Background and Objectives 

    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.

    Goal of this Study 

    To measure indicators of knowledge and practices of GPs in Melbourne in relation to their diagnosis and management of genital chlamydial infection.

    Study Design 

    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

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0468889

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199501.