Attitudes and behaviors of family physicians regarding occupational diseases

YILDIZ A. N., PİŞKİN T. M., ALAGÜNEY M. E., KAR KURT Ö., Ozlu A., Basarali M. K.

ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, vol.74, pp.85-92, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objectives: The incidence of occupational diseases (ODs) is below expectations. The approaches of family physicians are very important. In this study, we aimed to evaluate attitudes and behaviors of family physicians about ODs. Methods: The questionnaire was first sent to family physicians via e-mail. Of 3663 responders, 3090 replies were included to study. Results: 44.1% of them stated they obtained detailed occupational history. In logistic regression analysis, physicians who obtained detailed occupational history, discussed their patient's health with an occupational physician, had education about ODs and those who stated that they wanted to receive training in ODs were more likely to refer their patient. Conclusion: In this study, it was determined that those who received education on ODs and those who have worked as workplace physician obtained occupational history, knew occupational diseases hospitals and wanted to receive further education.