Cystic Fibrosis CF , is the most common lethal disease in Caucasians that is genetically transmitted as an autosomal recessive disorder. Frequency varies from country to country. CF has been taken into newborn screening program in our country since October In addition to clinical symptoms, laboratory findings of the disease denote attention. Life expectancy was extended up to 40 years of age concurrently with the advances in treatment of the disease.
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Open Access. Original Research. Abstract Introduction: Cystic fibrosis is a chronic disease with a high mortality and morbidity rate, with autosomal recessive transmission seen at 1: births and more common in the white race. In Turkey, cystic fibrosis As of January started to be applied to newborn screening test. This work; aimed to measure the level of knowledge of cystic fibrosis disease and cystic fibrosis neonatal screening in family physicians working in primary care.
Methods: A total of family physicians working in Malatya province were included in the study with volunteer. Face-to-face interviews were held with family physicians and a survey was completed. Findings: The average age of the family physicians was 42 years and 65 The median duration of family physicians was 17 years When the knowledge level of family physicians about cystic fibrosis disease is examined, When asked for symptoms suggestive of cystic fibrosis, they indicated that growth retardation Although Table 2.
When the participants were asked about the follow-up of patients with cystic fibrosis; Only 21 Only 39 Conclusion: Family physicians working in primary care have insufficient knowledge of cystic fibrosis disease and follow-up.
Therefore, for cystic fibrosis disease, pre-graduate education in medical schools and vocational education after graduation should be given importance. Article Language: Turkish English. Open Access Original Research. Key words: primary care physician, cystic fibrosis, knowledge level Article Language: Turkish English. Home Journals Articles by Year. Follow on Twitter Subscribe to List. Directory for Medical Articles. Full-text options.
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