Connaissances des patients en matière de diabète au niveau des soins de santé primaries dans les Emirats arabes unis

Translated title of the contribution: Primary health care patients’ knowledge about diabetes in the United Arab Emirates

L. Abdullah, S. Margolis, T. Townsend

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Abstract

This study defined the baseline level of knowledge about diabetes and the perceived effectiveness of sources of diabetes information in an urban primary health care centre in Al-Ain. A validated questionnaire was administered to 300 randomly chosen adult patients with diabetes. Patient knowledge about diabetes was directly related to their level of general education. Written and electronic media, and contact with a nurse or doctor were effective sources of education on diabetes while “conversation with significant others”, dietician or pharmacist were not effective. Nurse- or doctor-centred education appears to be an effective choice for future programmes to provide information to patients with diabetes.

Translated title of the contributionPrimary health care patients’ knowledge about diabetes in the United Arab Emirates
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)662-670
Number of pages9
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume7
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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