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Nurses and Television as Sources of Information Effecting Behavioral Improvement Regarding Liver Flukes in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
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Nurses and Television as Sources of Information Effecting Behavioral Improvement Regarding Liver Flukes in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
Kaewpitoon, Soraya J; Kaewpitoon, Natthawut; Rujirakul, Ratana; Wakkuwattapong, Parichart; Matrakul, Likit; Tongtawee, Taweesak; Loyd, Ryan A; Norkaew, Jun; Kujapun, Jirawoot; Chavengkun, Wasugree; Ponphimai, Sukanya; Polsripradist, Poowadol; Eksanti, Thawatchai; Phatisena, Tanida;
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Background: Liver fluke infection with Opisthorchis viverrini and its associated cholangiocarcinoma constitute a serious problem in Thailand. Healthy behavior can decrease infection, therefore, the investigation of knowledge, attitude, and practice is need required in high risk areas. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the behavior and perceptions regarding liver fluke. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in Chum Phuang district of Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand during July to November 2015. A total 80 participants who had screened with verbal screening test, stool examination, and ultrasonography, were purposive selected and completed a pre-designed questionnaire (Kruder-Richardon-20
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