International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Call for Papers | Open Access | Double Blind Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064

Downloads: 3 | Views: 16 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙1

Research Paper | Medical Surgical | Saudi Arabia | Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021

Attitude and Scope of Practice of Minor Surgical Procedures among PHC Physicians in Dammam, Alkhobarand Al-Qatif Cities

Zahra AlHubail | Fatimah Alnemer | Dr. Ammr Bamana

Abstract: Background: Minor surgery is one of the beneficial services provided in PHC. It is considered safe, cost effective, satisfying for patient and physician and a lower referral rate. Objectives: to assess PHC physicians attitude about MS, to determine the types of MS being performed and to estimate percentage of physicians practicing MS. Design: A cross sectional study. METHOD: online self-administered questionnaire. SAMPLE SIZE: 464 participants. Results: Majority of participant had a positive attitude towards MS practice in PHC. (36.5%) of physicians considered themselves to be competent to practice MS procedures. (70.8%) have interest to practice MS. (80%) encouraged establishing MS at PHC and (86.9 %) encouraged establishing MS training program. (54.3%) of physicians were not satisfied with referring patients to hospitals. (49.1%) of physicians perform MS procedures, most commonly suturing, giving local anesthesia, and injections at a rate of (65.1%), (50.9%), (42.3%), respectively. Barriers perceived by participants were lack of training, lack of facilities and equipment and fear of complications at a rate of (90.8%), (88%) and (73.3%) respectively. Conclusion: This study demonstrates the importance of adequate physicians' training and establishing a MS program in PHC. And providing PHC with necessary equipment.

Keywords: attitude, practice, barriers, and minor surgery

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021,

Pages: 921 - 928

How to Download this Article?

Type Your Email Address below to Download the Article PDF

How to Cite this Article?

Zahra AlHubail, Fatimah Alnemer, Dr. Ammr Bamana, "Attitude and Scope of Practice of Minor Surgical Procedures among PHC Physicians in Dammam, Alkhobarand Al-Qatif Cities", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021, pp. 921-928,

Similar Articles with Keyword 'attitude'

Downloads: 0

Masters Thesis, Medical Surgical, India, Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022

Pages: 93 - 96

Knowledge, Attitude and Associated Risk Factors regarding Diabetic Retinopathy among Diabetic Patients

Esther Jeba Leena N. | Rebecca Sumathy Bai | Jeyalinda Christopher | Smitha Jasper | Vishalakshi Jeyaseelan

Share this Article

Downloads: 3

Research Paper, Medical Surgical, India, Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021

Pages: 874 - 878

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Attitude towards Kidney Donation among Family Members of Chronic Renal Failure Patients Attending Haemodialysis Unit at Selected Hospitals of Bagalkot

Anuradha Gurappa Melligeri | Varesh G Chilapur | Dr. Deelip S Natekar [7]

Share this Article