Questionnaires in the screening for Schistosoma mansoni infection: a study of socio demographic and water contact variables in four communities in Brazil.

@article{Costa1998QuestionnairesIT,
  title={Questionnaires in the screening for Schistosoma mansoni infection: a study of socio demographic and water contact variables in four communities in Brazil.},
  author={Maria Fernanda Furtado de Lima e Costa and Roberto Sena Rocha and Jos{\'e}lia Oliveira Ara{\'u}jo Firmo and Henrique Leonardo Guerra and Val{\'e}ria Maria de Azeredo Passos and Naftale Katz},
  journal={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  year={1998},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={93-9}
}
The use of questionnaires has been recommended for identifying, at a lower cost, individuals at risk for schistosomiasis. In this study, validity of information obtained by questionnaire in the screening for Schistosoma mansoni infection was assessed in four communities in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Explanatory variables were water contact activities, sociodemographic characteristics and previous treatment for schistosomiasis. From 677, 1474, 766 and 3290 individuals eligible for stool… CONTINUE READING

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