B A C K G R O U N D Schistosomiasis is a highly prevalent parasitic disease in Senegal. The early symptoms are hematuria and dysuria. Children’s comprehension of the disease is fundamental to preventing the infection. O B J E C T I V E S The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge attitudes, and practices related to schistosomiasis among schoolchildren in 2 rural villages in Northern Senegal and to evaluate their impact on the disease. M E T H O D S A cross-sectional study was conducted. Data about children’s knowledge of schistosomiasis, behavior, and preventive measures were collected through a questionnaire. F I N D I N G S Questionnaire responses from 575 schoolchildren were analyzed. Correct answers about risky behavior for schistosomiasis were associated with early symptoms (P ¼ 0.010). Wearing shoes and washing hands with soap were associated with not having hematuria and dysuria (P ¼ 0.007 and 0.049, respectively). Playing in rivers was associated with the aforementioned symptoms (P < 0.001). Children who had good knowledge of schistosomiasis reportedly did not have symptoms (P ¼ 0.002). A logistic regressionmodel showed that female sex (odds ratio¼0.35; P¼0.01) and attending a primary school (odds ratio¼ 0.13; P < 0.001) were significant predictors of a lower risk of the early symptoms of urinary schistosomiasis. C O N C L U S I O N S This study revealed that the level of knowledge among children in North Senegal about the causes, transmission, prevention, and treatment of schistosomiasis warrants implementing educational intervention.
Frigerio, S., Bert, F., Clari, M., Di Fine, G., Riva, S., Borgese, I., et al. (2016). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Schistosomiasis Among Children in Northern Senegal. ANNALS OF GLOBAL HEALTH, 82(5), 840-847 [10.1016/j.aogh.2016.10.002].
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Frigerio, S., Bert, F., Clari, M., Di Fine, G., Riva, S., Borgese, I., et al. (2016). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Schistosomiasis Among Children in Northern Senegal. ANNALS OF GLOBAL HEALTH, 82(5), 840-847 [10.1016/j.aogh.2016.10.002].|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/45 - Scienze Infermieristiche Generali, Cliniche e Pediatriche|
Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata
|Revisione (peer review):||Esperti anonimi|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aogh.2016.10.002|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Titolo:||Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Schistosomiasis Among Children in Northern Senegal|
|Autori:||Frigerio, S; Bert, F; Clari, M; Di Fine, G; Riva, S; Borgese, I; Diouf, S; ALVARO, R; BUONOMO, E|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|