Leishmaniasis in the Rural Community:

A Patient Perceptions Survey and Development of Educative Program 

Autores: Vázquez Jessica, Barbella Aponte Rosa A, Ravelo Marisela, Rodríguez Morales Alfonso J


Leishmaniasis continues to be a public health threat in many countries (350 million people at risk worldwide). In Miranda state (north-central region of Venezuela) annual incidence rate of cutaneous localized leishmaniasis is 5.0 - 8.0 per 100,000 pop, but has a heterogeneous geographic distribution. As a part of health care managing of disease, an educative program was developed in one of the Miranda s districts: Acevedo district; to improve self-care and understanding in all patients, based in part in a patient disease perceptions survey. Leishmaniasis patient’s perceptions and program developed is described in present report.

Palabras clave: Leishmaniasis community participation perceptions education.

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Vol. 3 Núm.4. Octubre-Diciembre 2005 Pags. 113-117 Acta Cient Estud 2005; 3(4)