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Document ID (ISN)110168
CIS number 09-1162
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kersting A.L., Medeiros L.C., LeJeune J.T.
Title Zoonoses and the physicians' role in educating farming patients
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2009, Vol.14, No.3, p.306-311. 12 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to characterize physicians' knowledge of zoonoses and their perceived role in zoonoses education among their farming patients in Northeast Ohio. In 2006, 92 practicing physicians participated in a self-administered anonymous questionnaire. The survey demonstrated that over 50% of physicians were either mostly uncomfortable or strongly uncomfortable with their knowledge of zoonoses and in their ability to diagnose zoonoses and make recommendations on how to prevent zoonotic infections. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; Ohio; occupational medicine; agriculture; zoonoses
Descriptors (secondary) information dissemination; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; diagnosis; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Psychological factors