E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 1, 2024

Knowledge and Attitudes and behavior of Doctors towards Asthmatic patients in Port Sudan

Author(s): Dr. Murwan Mohamed Saeed, Mawada Mohamedadam Ali Ibrahim, Shima Mahmoud Mohamed Nour, Rana Suliman Mohamed Nour, Remaz Suliman Mohamed Nour, Roaa Awad Sinada Abdulrhman


Background: Bronchial asthma represent a real global medical problem that extend beyond the patient to affect family psychotically and financially and it consume a considerable percentage of resources, therefore a lot of effort done to treat and control asthma and several guidelines published but still education represent the corner stone in controlling asthma and the doctors are essential partners of education.

Objectives: To assess the knowledge, attitudes and behavior of Doctors towards asthmatic patients in Port Sudan. Methods: A descriptive, cross?sectional facility-based study conducted in Port Sudan targeting the physicians in Port Sudan teaching hospital, outpatient clinics, private hospital and health centers.

Results: 50 physicians were enrolled in this study, 56% were general practitioner, 38% house officers and 6% were consultant. 86% of the physicians that participated in this study assessed asthma patients according to the guidelines. In 60% of those who follow guidelines; Sudan asthma guidelines were the reference of asthma management in those who follow the guidelines and most of them spend a suitable time with asthma patient.

Conclusion: most doctors who enrolled in this study are well-versed in asthma guidelines. The asthma control criteria and referral criteria, giving their patient suitable time the thing that reflect in prognosis and outcome.

Keywords: Asthma, Guideline, Doctors, Attitude, Knowledge

Pages: 1197-1200

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