KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICES TOWARDS TYPHOID AMONG HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN PRIVATE CLINICS OF DISTRICT WEST KARACHI
Background: Typhoid is a communicable disease that disturbs societies in developing countries, especially crowded population areas with poor sanitation are high risk where healthcare professionals are a major source for the prevention of typhoid, and therefore, good knowledge, attitude, and practices are essential for developing of a healthy society.
Objectives: The aim of this study is to analyze the knowledge, attitude, and practices towards typhoid among healthcare professionals working in private clinics of district west Karachi.
Methodology: This study was done by using quantitative research methods among Health care professionals (HCPs) working in private clinics of district west Karachi, data were collected from 116 HCPs on a questionnaire survey basis. After data collection, it was analyzed by SPSS v.21.
Results: Out of 116 respondents most of them were male having clinical experience of more than 10 years. A clear majority of general practitioners scored good knowledge while negative attitudes and practices were found.
Conclusion: The study concluded that respondents were having a good amount of knowledge about the phenomena under study however poor attitudes and practices of healthcare professionals were found which shows the negligence of social health situation in slums by researchers, social workers, and authorities therefore, more focus should be needed for the improvement of a healthy society by concerned stakeholders. The study further concluded that there is a need for targeted interventions to improve the prevention practices of HCPs in the district west Karachi.