Knowledge and attitude towards pregnancy-related issues of Zika virus infection among general practitioners in Indonesia

  • Background: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitudes towards pregnancy-related issues of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection among general practitioners (GPs), a frontline healthcare worker group, in Indonesia. Methods: A cross-sectional, online survey assessing knowledge and attitudes towards ZIKV infection on multiple-item scales was sent to GPs in the Sumatra and Java islands of Indonesia. The associations between independent factors and either knowledge or attitude were assessed with logistic regressions. The correlation and association between knowledge and attitude were estimated. Results: We included 457 (53.7%) out of 850 responses in the analysis. Among these, 304 (66.5%) and 111 (24.2%) respondents had a good knowledge and attitude, respectively. No demographic, workplace, professional development, or experiential characteristics related to ZIKV infection were associated with knowledge. In the multivariate analysis, only contact experience was associated with attitude. There was a significant, positive correlation between knowledge and attitude scores. Conclusions: Although knowledge of pregnancy-related complications of ZIKV infection is relatively high among GPs in Indonesia, more than 75% of them had a poor attitude towards pregnancy-related issues of Zika. Strategies for enhancing the capacity of GPs to develop positive attitudes and respond to ZIKV infection are needed.
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Author:Harapan Harapan, Yogambigai Rajamoorthy, Prattama S. Utomo, Samsul Anwar, Abdul Malik Setiawan, Alma Alleta, Alfredo Bambang, Muhammad R. Ramadana, Ikram Ikram, Nur Wahyuniati, Reza Maulana, Ichsan Ichsan, Rosaria Indah, Abram Luther Wagner, Ulrich KuchORCiDGND, Jan David Alexander GronebergORCiDGND, Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, Mohd Andalas, Ruth MüllerORCiD, Mudatsir Mudatsir, Allison Imrie
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-508639
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-4297-4
ISSN:1471-2334
Pubmed Id:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31387537
Parent Title (English):BMC infectious diseases
Publisher:BioMed Central ; Springer
Place of publication:London ; Berlin ; Heidelberg
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2019
Date of first Publication:2019/08/06
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/09/02
Tag:Attitude; General practitioner; Healthcare worker; Knowledge; Zika virus
Volume:19
Issue:1, Art. 693
Page Number:12
First Page:1
Last Page:12
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HeBIS-PPN:45397497X
Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0