Exploring perspectives and experiences of dermatologists on challenges in treatment options for cutaneous leishmaniasis in Iraqi Kurdistan Region

Published: 17 April 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/d9m32d38kh.1
Nazar Shabila


This study aimed to understand the range and diversities of opinions and the practical experiences of dermatologists about the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis. This explorative study based on Q-methodology was conducted in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Region. The study involved a sample of 37 dermatologists. Forty statements were extracted that have covered various aspects of difficulties and uncertainties of treating cutaneous leishmaniasis. We asked the participants to rank-order the 40 statements into a distribution, ranging from “least agree” to “most agree." Data analysis involves by-person factor analysis using PQMethod 2.35.



Hawler Medical University


Public Health