The objectives of this survey were to evaluate the medical knowledge, acceptance and application of research results, and to identify the main sources of information in our environment. Portal-systemic encephalopathy (PSE) was the specific health problem addressed. Three hundred seventy-seven attendants to the National Mexican Gastroenterology Week (december 14-19, 1991) were surveyed. The results point out: 1) Gaps in PSE knowledge, since 30% or more incorrect answers were obtained for some PSE manifestations and therapeutic measures; 2) A persistent use of measures with doubtful efficacy, which is exemplified by the regular use of neomycin by (80%) of the respondents, 3) frequent influence of the availability of therapeutic measures (68%), as the satisfaction with therapeutic response (66%) on PSE treatment patterns, and 4) important role of continuing education courses and/or scientific meetings (> 66%) and medical journals (> 57%) as sources of information.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Revista de gastroenterología de México|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|
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