Chlamydia control activities in Europe: cross-sectional survey.

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serval:BIB_49863AF084B0
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Chlamydia control activities in Europe: cross-sectional survey.
Périodique
European Journal of Public Health
Auteur⸱e⸱s
Low Nicola, Cassell Jackie A., Spencer Brenda, Bender Nicole, Martin Hilber Adriane, van Bergen Jan, Andersen Berit, Herrmann Björn, Dubois-Arber Françoise, Hamers Françoise F., van de Laar Marita, Stephenson Judith M.
ISSN
1464-360X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1101-1262
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
22
Numéro
4
Pages
556-561
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: JOURNAL ARTICLE
Résumé
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia is the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection in Europe. The objective of the Screening for Chlamydia in Europe (SCREen) project was to describe current and planned chlamydia control activities in Europe.
METHODS: The authors sent a questionnaire asking about different aspects of chlamydia epidemiology and control to public health and clinical experts in each country in 2007. The principles of sexually transmitted infection control were used to develop a typology comprising five categories of chlamydia control activities. Each country was assigned to a category, based on responses to the questionnaire.
RESULTS: Experts in 29 of 33 (88%) invited countries responded. Thirteen of 29 countries (45%) had no current chlamydia control activities. Six countries in this group stated that there were plans to introduce chlamydia screening programmes. There were five countries (17%) with case management guidelines only. Three countries (10%) also recommended case finding amongst partners of diagnosed chlamydia cases or people with another sexually transmitted infection. Six countries (21%) further specified groups of asymptomatic people eligible for opportunistic chlamydia testing. Two countries (7%) reported a chlamydia screening programme. There was no consistent association between the per capita gross domestic product of a country and the intensity of chlamydia control activities (P = 0.816).
CONCLUSION: A newly developed classification system allowed the breadth of ongoing national chlamydia control activities to be described and categorized. Chlamydia control strategies should ensure that clinical guidelines to optimize chlamydia diagnosis and case management have been implemented before considering the appropriateness of screening programmes.
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Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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