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Table 3 Attitude of health professionals on podoconiosis prevention and control measures

From: Knowledge, attitude, practice and associated factors of health professionals towards podoconiosis in Gamo zone, Ethiopia, 2019

Variables Strongly agree
(1)
Agree
(2)
Neutral
(3)
Disagree
(4)
Strongly disagree
(5)
I feel I had adequate knowledge and skill to give care and treatment for podoconiosis patients 1(0.3%) 26(8.1%) 28(8.8%) 191(59.7%) 74(23.1%)
I may acquire podoconiosis if I am in contact with podoconiosis patients 0 47(14.7%) 32(10%) 182(56.9%) 59(18.4%)
I feel podoconiosis patients deserve care and support 146(45.6%) 167(52.2%) 7(2.2%) 0 0
People with podoconiosis should be legally separated from others to protect the public health 0 3(0.9%) 46(14.5%) 173(54%) 98(30.6%)
I feel comfort if I buy food or items from a shop keeper with podoconiosis 77(24.1%) 142(44.4%) 57(17.8%) 42(13.1%) 2(0.6%)
People will appreciate me if they knew I treated podoconiosis patients 43(13.4%) 185(57.8%) 72(22.5%) 20(6.3%) 0
The family of the person with podoconiosis should be blamed for passing on the disease 0 8(2.5%) 24(7.5%) 178(55.6%) 110(34.4%)
The family of the person with podoconiosis is cursed 0 6(1.9%) 65(20.3%) 122(38%) 127(39.7%)
The family of the person with podoconiosis should be isolated 0 1(0.3%) 36(11.2%) 159(49.7%) 124(38.8%)
People will isolate my family members if they knew I treated podoconiosis patient 0 0 21(6.6%) 161(50.3%) 138(43.1%)