Knowledge, attitudes and practices about fascioliasis among mothers from an andean rural area of North Peru

Authors

  • Marco Rivera-Jacinto Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca. Cajamarca, Perú. Biólogo Microbiólogo, Candidato a Doctor en Ciencias Biomédicas. Magíster en Ciencias.
  • Claudia Rodríguez-Ulloa Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca. Cajamarca, Perú. Biólogo Microbiólogo, Candidato a Doctor en Ciencias Biomédicas. Magíster en Salud Pública.
  • Yessica Rojas-Huamán Escuela Académico Profesional de Obstetricia, facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca. Cajamarca, Perú. Estudiante.
  • Yamali Valdivia-Meléndez Escuela Académico Profesional de Obstetricia, facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca. Cajamarca, Perú. Estudiante.
  • Tabita Saucedo-Duran Escuela Académico Profesional de Obstetricia, facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca. Cajamarca, Perú. Estudiante.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2010.271.1445

Keywords:

Fascioliasis, Fasciola, Health knowledge, attitudes, practice, Peru

Abstract

A survey to determine knowledge, attitudes and practices about fascioliasis was administered to 62 mothers from a rural endemic zone of Cajamarca’s Andean Region, Peru. Only 37.0% recognized the alicuya (local name for Fasciola hepatica) as the parasite responsible for the disease; 56.5% knows that the disease affects the liver in the humans and 85.5% knows affects also animals; 98.4% have a positive predisposition to attend informative talks about the disease and 75.8% to support their authorities actively to solve of the problem. 38.7% referred drinking emollients in the street, 75.6% have domestic animals considered host for the parasite. In conclusion, attitudes of mothers are mostly favourable for prevention and control activities, despite their mistaken knowledge risky practices for fasciolasis among members of their families.

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Published

2010-03-31

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Rivera-Jacinto M, Rodríguez-Ulloa C, Rojas-Huamán Y, Valdivia-Meléndez Y, Saucedo-Duran T. Knowledge, attitudes and practices about fascioliasis among mothers from an andean rural area of North Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2010 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 12];27(1). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1445

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