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Rezvanian H, Sheikholeslam R, Azizi F. Diagnosis of Goiter by Primary Health Workers:Comparison of Two Methods. Research in Medicine. 1998; 22 (1) :31-37
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-2227-en.html
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
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Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) have been a major health problem in Iran. In order to train primary health workers (Behvarz) the diagnosis of visible goiter, two methods were compared. I: With head and neck in normal position; II: With extended neck. Behvarzes in 29 rural health centers in Ghazvin were trained method I an d30 were trained method II. 1541 school children in Ghazvin and 1532 in Abjar, aged 8 to lo years were examined by Behvarz and 2 weeks later by an endocrinologist. The results showed sensitivity of 69.3 and 42.0 positive predictive value of 76.3 and 51.8% and efficiency of 610 and 58.7% with methods I and II, respectively. It is concluded that Bchvarzes do better diagnosis with method II and they should be trained with extended meck for epidemiological detection of goiter.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Interdisciplinary (Educational Management, Educational research, Statistics, Medical education
Received: 2020/02/18 | Accepted: 2020/02/18 | Published: 2020/02/18

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