Coeliac disease is quite common and many variables are related to its appearance and severity. Knowledge of this disease has increased considerably in the last decade due to the large number of studies carried out. However, some of this knowledge remains unused by doctors. The project described is an example of an educational intervention aimed at primary care doctors in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region that was, at the same time, a means to search the field for hidden coeliac disease patients. More specifically, this article explains the results of the analysis of a questionnaire mailed to all doctors in the Region and used both to evaluate their knowledge level and as an educational tool. The doctors' responses indicate a satisfactory knowledge base regarding coeliac disease, but also reveal a lack of awareness of the newer aspects of the disease. Educational activities concerning this issue are therefore necessary.
|Translated title of the contribution||Unmasking coeliac disease in the adult in general practice: The results of the first phase of the study|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Ricerca e Pratica|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
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