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Revista científica ciencias de la salud

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HERRERA-MORBAN, Demian Arturo et al. Familiar hypercholesterolemia knowledge by health personnel in Dominican Republic. Rev. cient. cienc. salud [online]. 2022, vol.4, n.2, pp.38-42. ISSN 2664-2891.

Introduction: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a disease caused by various mutations with a variable incidence depending on its heterozygous or homozygous form. However, few cases are diagnosed and not all health personnel know about the disease. Material and Methods: An online survey based on Google Forms was conducted to measure the level of knowledge of health personnel about FH in the Dominican Republic. A questionnaire prepared by the authors based on the DUCTH criteria for hypercholesterolemia was used. Results: The predominance of health personnel who filled out the questionnaire was nutritionists; knowledge about the appropriate cut-off values ​​for the diagnosis of FH was reported in 30% of the sample. Conclusions: It is imperative to increase knowledge of the health personnel on FH to reduce premature cardiovascular death.

Keywords : familiar hypercholesterolemia; knowledge; cholesterol.

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