Responding to the syphilis outbreak in Japan: piloting a questionnaire to evaluate potential risk factors for incident syphilis infection among men who have sex with men in Tokyo, Japan, 2015

Authors

  • Masahiro Ishikane Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan; Division of Global Infectious Diseases, Department of Infection and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan; Disease Control and Prevention Center, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Yuzo Arima Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Ichiro Itoda Shirakaba Clinic, Tokyo, Japan
  • Takuri Takahashi Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Takuya Yamagishi Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tamano Matsui Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tomimasa Sunagawa Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kazunori Oishi Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Makoto Ohnishi Department of Bacteriology I, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2016.7.2.001

Abstract

To respond to the syphilis outbreak in men who have sex with men in Tokyo, we created a questionnaire to determine risk factors for syphilis acquisition. The questionnaire was piloted and we report those findings, and emphasize the importance of pretesting tools that ask sensitive questions among hard-to-reach populations.

Published

11-07-2016

How to Cite

Ishikane, M., Arima, Y., Itoda, I., Takahashi, T., Yamagishi, T., Matsui, T., Sunagawa, T., Oishi, K., & Ohnishi, M. (2016). Responding to the syphilis outbreak in Japan: piloting a questionnaire to evaluate potential risk factors for incident syphilis infection among men who have sex with men in Tokyo, Japan, 2015. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response, 7(3). https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2016.7.2.001

Issue

Section

Brief Report