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Impact of Diabetes Continuing Education on Primary Health Care Physicians' Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04027062
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : July 19, 2019
Last Update Posted : July 19, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hosam Almetahr, King Khalid University

Brief Summary:
The main objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of a continuing education program on the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of primary health care physicians towards a high quality of diabetes care in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabete Mellitus Behavioral: Diabetes Continuing Education Intervention Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Background:

Diabetes is one of the rapidly growing chronic health conditions across the world. Healthcare providers still continue to face difficulties in delivering optimal care and education worldwide. Thus, continuing education is needed to improve Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of physicians.

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a continuing education (CE) program on the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of primary health care physicians (HCPs) towards a high quality of diabetes care.

Design and Methods:

This is a quasi-experimental design composed of pre-test post-test uncontrolled experimental design. The study will include all PHC physicians registered in health sectors of Abha and Khamis Musheet cities, Aseer Region. The physicians will be invited to attend a CE program. All participants will fill out a questionnaire before and after the intervention. The change in knowledge and attitudes of the participants will be measured at the end of the program. After 4 months, the practice of physicians will be assessed through retrospective review of patient's files.

Impact:

Education programs could positively influence the knowledge, beliefs and attitudes of healthcare workers toward a high quality of diabetes care, which in turn plays a major role in improving clinical outcomes.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 65 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Impact of Diabetes Continuing Education on Primary Health Care Physicians' Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice
Estimated Study Start Date : August 1, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 1, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 1, 2020

Arm Intervention/treatment
Diabetes Continuing Education Program

the physicians will be assessed before and after intervention

the intervention group will be enrolled to the intervention program proposed to be (lecture + interactive workshop + group discussion + role play)

Behavioral: Diabetes Continuing Education Intervention

The program will follow the International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education, which developed by the International Diabetes Federation (IFD) The key components of the proposed program content are Diabetes presentation and complications, Lifestyle, Nutrition, and Fitness.

the intervention will be carried out by group of Diabetes educators from a different discipline, such as an Endocrinologist, Family physician, the dietitian will teach the attended physicians.





Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percent of change of knowledge, attitude and practice of primary healthcare physicians [ Time Frame: 4 months ]

    the primary outcome will be the difference between pre- and post-intervention regarding knowledge, attitude and practice of primary healthcare physicians.

    the knowledge and attitude will be assessed by questionnaire while the practice will be assessed through a retrospective review of patient's files.




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Ages Eligible for Study:   24 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all PHC physicians registered in health sectors of Abha and Khamis musheet cities, Aseer Region
  • willing to provide informed consent to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • physicians worked at hospital
  • other health care professional (non-physicians)

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04027062


Contacts
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Contact: Hosam Y Almetahr, MBBS 966545919114 almetahr11@gmail.com
Contact: Abdullah Alsabaani, ASST PROF 966503082394 dr.alsabaani@hotmail.com

Sponsors and Collaborators
King Khalid University

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Responsible Party: Hosam Almetahr, Principal Investigator, King Khalid University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04027062     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KingKalidU
First Posted: July 19, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2019
Last Verified: July 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Hosam Almetahr, King Khalid University:
Diabetes, Continuing education, Attitude, Practice, Health care physicians
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases