Factors Affecting Family Medicine Perception of Achievement of Training Objectives

Ammar Radi Abu Zuhairah Saudi Board in Family Medicine Residency Program – Dammam University –  2013 Aims: To measure the association between number of patient encounters and training provided to residents, as well as the residents’ perceived achievement of training objectives. Settings and Design: This cross-sectional study was done on Family Medicine residents in Eastern province, […]

Family medicine training in Saudi Arabia: Are there any variations among different regions?

Dr. Ammar Radi Abu Zuhairah Saudi Board in Family Medicine Residency Program – Dammam University –  2013 Aims: The aim was to compare Eastern, Makkah, and Asir regions in term of residents’ perception of the achievement of training objectives, and to assess various rotations based on residents’ perception. Settings and Design: This cross-sectional study was done […]

Factors affecting Initiation and Exclusivity of Breastfeeding in QATIF, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Taghreed AL Shaban Saudi Board in Family Medicine Residency Program – Dammam University –  2012   Objective: To define the possible factors that affect initiation and exclusivity of breastfeeding – recommended by WHO – in primary health care attendees in Qatif area, Saudi Arabia and to determine factors affecting the decision to breastfeed. Setting: The study […]

KNOWLEDGE AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SICKLE CELL ANEMIA AMONG ADULT SICKLE CELL ANEMIA PATIENTS IN AL QATIF AREA

Dr.Hussain Adel Al Suwaid Saudi Board in Family Medicine Residency Program – Dammam University –  2013 Abstract Introduction and background:Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an extremely challenging disease of global concern. The highest prevalence of SCD in Saudi Arabia is in the Eastern province .Compared to all other areas of Saudi Arabia, Al-Qatif area has the […]

Primary healthcare physicians’ attitude and perceived barriers regarding minor surgeries

Dr. Ali Wahab Al-Faraj Family Medicine Joint Program , Eastern region – 2007 Objectives: To determine the importance of minor surgical procedures that could be done by physicians or general practitioners at Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCC) and to determine the important and major obstacles for physicians’ inability to perform minor surgeries (MS) at PHCC. Methodology: Data […]

Exclusive breast-feeding among children attending well-baby clinic at Al-Eskan PHC Center

Dr. Eman Al-Mohandis Joint program of family medicine at Makkah – 2012 Background: The World Health Organization (WHO), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the US Preventive Services Task Force, all recommend exclusive breast-feeding for the first 6 months of life. Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of exclusive breast-feeding and its associated factors among children attending […]

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PHYSICIAN’S KNOWLEDGE , ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE ABOUT METABOLIC SYNDROME IN MAKKAH CITY

Dr. Yusuf Ahmed Alharbi Joint program of family medicine in Makkah – 2012 Background: The overall age-adjusted prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Saudi Arabia is 39.3%. Low HDL cholesterol plays a major role in the contribution to the Metabolic syndrome in Saudi Arabia. Objectives: To estimate knowledge of primary health care physicians in Makkah about […]

Use of folic acid among pregnant women attending antenatal care clinic at Al-hejrahPHCC, Makkah Al-Mokarramah

Dr. Reham saleem Al-Ahmadi Joint program of family medicine in Makkah – 2012 ABSTRACT Background: In KSA, there was an apparent decline in the incidence of NTDs after the folic acid flour fortification. However, the incidence is still high, and usually associated with serious morbidity. Aims & Objective: To assess the level of knowledge about […]

Food allergy among children under 12 year of mothers attending well baby clinic at al-Iskan primary health care center , Makkah , KSA

Dr. Nehal Khalid Abbas Damanhouri Joint  Program of Family Medicine – Makkah Al-Mokarramah – 2013 Background: Food allergy results in rapid onset of multisystem and potentially life-threatening complications in the acute phase, as well as it can severely impact a child’s lifestyle in the long term. Objectives: To determine the prevalence and factors associated with food allergy among […]

KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF BREASTFEEDING AMONG HEALTH CARE WORKING MOTHERS IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTERS OF PRINCE AHMAD SECTOR, MAKKAH ALMUKARRAMAH, SAUDI ARABIA

Dr. MANAL ZAYED ALFAHMI Joint  Program of Family Medicine – Makkah Al-Mokarramah – 2012 The World health organizationrecommends that all mothers should breastfed their babies exclusively for the first 6 months of live; nevertheless, some mothers do not know that and some mothers may be reluctant to follow this recommendation. Objectives : To assess breastfeeding knowledge, attitude […]

Depression among Hypertensive Patients at Al-Hejrah PHC Center Makkah Al-Mukarramah

Dr. EbtesamBakheet Al-Lugmani Joint  Program of Family Medicine – Makkah Al-Mokarramah – 2012/2013 Background: Increased prevalence of depression has been described in hypertensive patients. Objectives: To estimate the percentage of depression identified by Becks Depression Inventory scale (BDI)  as screening tool among  hypertensive patients and its associated factors at AL-Hejrah primary health care center (PHCC)  Makkah Al-Mukarramah […]

Knowledge and Practice of Primary health care Physicians regarding the dengue fever in Makkah Al-Mokarramah city

Dr. Abdullah Ahmad ALZahrani Joint  Program of Family and Community Medicine  Makkah Al-Mokarramah – 2013   ABSTRACT  Background: Since 1994, Makkah province became a dengue endemic area with high rate of dengue infection during spring and early summer. The primary care physician plays a key role in dengue diagnosis, management, and prevention. Objectives: To assess the knowledge […]

Prevalence of Mental Disorders Among High School Students

Dr. Abdulrahman Al Sughayr National Guard Program    – Riyadh  2002/2003 Background: Adolescents experience rapid biological, psychological, and social transitions that can be associated with mental health problems. During the high school period there are also more academic stressors. Objective: (1) To study the prevalence of mental disorders in high school (grade 12) students. (2) […]

Assessment of Primary School Preparedness for H1N1 Pandemic in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Rasha Al Sheikh University of Dammam Training Program 2009 / 2010 Introduction: Experience with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in many countries has demonstrated the importance of schools in amplifying transmission of the virus – both within schools and the wider community. The aim of present study is to assess the preventive measures taken at primary schools […]

Perception of Physicians Regarding the Prevalence of Unprofessional Behavior among Their Colleagues in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Saudi Arabia

Dr. Amr Jamal National Guard Program – Riyadh   2007/2008 Objectives To estimate the perception of physicians regarding the prevalence of certain unprofessional behaviors done by physicians as estimated by physicians themselves at a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia. Methods A cross sectional survey conducted at King Abdul-Aziz Medical City Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 154 […]