عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Knowledge of health workers relating to sepsis awareness and management in Lambaréné, Gabon
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
دانش کارکنان بهداشتی در رابطه با آگاهی و مدیریت سپسیس در لامبارن، گابن
ScienceDirect- Elsevier- Acta Tropica, 219 (2021) 105914: doi:10:1016/j:actatropica:2021:105914
Bayode R Adegbite
Background In 2016, the third international consensus definitions for sepsis and septic shock (Sepsis-3) task
force provided revised definitions for sepsis and septic shock. This study explores knowledge regarding sepsis
among health workers in Lambarene, Gabon.
Methods We conducted a self-administered questionnaire-based survey about sepsis among health workers from the referral regional hospital, the research center, and primary care health facilities in the Lambar´en´ e region. Participants were from the referral regional hospital, the research center, and primary health care facilities. A score of one was given to each correct answer. The global score out of a possible score of twenty was calculated, and the proportion of correct responses was determined.
Results A total of 115 health workers (physicians, nurses and assistant nurses) completed the questionnaire, of which 48.7% (56/115) provided a valid definition of sepsis, but 74% (85/115) had never heard about the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score. The proportion of correct answers was comparable across the three health profession categories. The median global score across all health workers was 11 [IQR, 9-14.5] out of 20. Physicians attained higher global scores [14 (IQR, 11-15)] than assistant nurses [11 (IQR, 8-13), P=0.007]; their global score was comparable to that of nurses.
Conclusion There are considerable knowledge gaps regarding sepsis among health workers in Lambarene, potentially impairing the prompt recognition and management of sepsis. There is a need to establish periodic uptodate training to improve sepsis knowledge.
keywords: کارکنان بهداشت | دانش | گابون | Qsofa | سپسیس | Health workers | Knowledge | Gabon | qSOFA | Sepsis