LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE AND DETERMINANTS AMONG MINISTRY OF HEALTH PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS REGARDING URINARY TRACT INFECTION MANAGEMENT IN CHILDREN AGED 1-36 MONTHS IN MAKKAH AL-MUKARRAMAH CITY SAUDI ARABIA, 2018.
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2019, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 339-350
AbstractBackground: despite multiple specialties dealing with UTI management in pediatric age group, level of knowledge is found to be varied among them in western surveys.
Purpose: to evaluate the knowledge regarding management of urinary tract infection in children among primary health care physicians and to improve quality of our primary health care.
Methodology: The study was conducted in the city of Makkah Al-Mukarramah included all primary health care physicians working in PHCCs in Ministry of Health. The sample size was 129 candidates. A self-administered questionnaire that has been validated in previously published study and admitted in the study. Permission by e-mail was taken to use the questionnaire. It includes three main sections; demographic questions, level of knowledge about diagnosis and finally the level of knowledge about treatment. The researcher visited the selected PHC centers after getting approval from MOH.
Results: weak knowledge about UTI diagnosis and management was recorded in 70% of participants. The score of knowledge was ranging from 4-21 with mean and SD 11.519+3.765. Total knowledge were markedly and statistically significant different in the area of experience, training, courses obtained about UTI and qualification (p values were 0.004, 0.048, 0.002 and 0.003) respectively.
Conclusion: level of knowledge is extremely weak and minute despite variety of specialties and board certified. Whatever the size of pediatric group diseased with UTI, family physician should be aware of the NICE guidelines of treatment.
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