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
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Diabete Mellitus||Behavioral: Diabetes Continuing Education Intervention||Not Applicable|
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.
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.
|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|
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.
- 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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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04027062
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