Event Title

Awareness and Knowledge of Physicians on Communicable Diseases Surveillance System in Kosovo, 2016

Session

Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Description

Surveillance of communicable diseases is one the main components of Public Health Priority of Kosovo health system. Epidemiological surveillance of communicable diseases through the mandatory-reporting system is crucial in the planning and evaluation of disease control and prevention program. Study design: Qualitative survey in Health care institutions (primary, secondary and tertiary) Prishtina and Prizren region, and among epidemiologists working in NIPH/RCPH during October-November 2016. Sample size: Randomly sampled by a 2-stage process. Data were collected through self-administered semi-structured questionnaire. Data analysis: SPSS v. 20.0 using Pearsons X2 test. In the study were samped 169 physicians in 16 public health institutions (primary, secondary and tertiary care) in the region of Prishtinë and Prizren and 19 epidemiologists. The response rate was 80.4%. 89% of physicians knew that communicable diseases should be reported. 82% know that they should be reported by physicians. Of total respodents, 67% know the diseases that should be reported within 24 hours. 63% reported that they use two forms for notification of diseases. Significantly higher proportions of the physicians working in primary health-care knew that that there are two reporting forms (p < 0.01 CHI=130.696). 71% of physicians knew that if the final diagnosis changes from the initial one should be reported, but there was no significance based on the working experience (p=0.089 CHI=8.072.) Knowledge of physicians on reporting the communicable diseases in the country was high. Knowledge of the updated terminology among physicians and epidemiologist reamins low.

Keywords:

Surveillance system, Communicable diseases, Epidemiological response

Session Chair

Salih Krasniqi

Session Co-Chair

Besnik Elshani

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

27-10-2018 10:30 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.347

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Awareness and Knowledge of Physicians on Communicable Diseases Surveillance System in Kosovo, 2016

Pristina, Kosovo

Surveillance of communicable diseases is one the main components of Public Health Priority of Kosovo health system. Epidemiological surveillance of communicable diseases through the mandatory-reporting system is crucial in the planning and evaluation of disease control and prevention program. Study design: Qualitative survey in Health care institutions (primary, secondary and tertiary) Prishtina and Prizren region, and among epidemiologists working in NIPH/RCPH during October-November 2016. Sample size: Randomly sampled by a 2-stage process. Data were collected through self-administered semi-structured questionnaire. Data analysis: SPSS v. 20.0 using Pearsons X2 test. In the study were samped 169 physicians in 16 public health institutions (primary, secondary and tertiary care) in the region of Prishtinë and Prizren and 19 epidemiologists. The response rate was 80.4%. 89% of physicians knew that communicable diseases should be reported. 82% know that they should be reported by physicians. Of total respodents, 67% know the diseases that should be reported within 24 hours. 63% reported that they use two forms for notification of diseases. Significantly higher proportions of the physicians working in primary health-care knew that that there are two reporting forms (p < 0.01 CHI=130.696). 71% of physicians knew that if the final diagnosis changes from the initial one should be reported, but there was no significance based on the working experience (p=0.089 CHI=8.072.) Knowledge of physicians on reporting the communicable diseases in the country was high. Knowledge of the updated terminology among physicians and epidemiologist reamins low.