Depression Screening for the Geriatric Population Visiting Primary Healthcare Centers in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia

Cureus ◽  
2021 ◽  
Author(s):  
Abdulrhman Alabdulgader ◽  
Ali O Mobarki ◽  
Ahmed AlDuwayrij ◽  
Abdullah Albadran ◽  
Mohammed I Almulhim ◽  
...  
2020 ◽  
Vol 41 (12) ◽  
pp. 1315-1323
Author(s):  
Sulaiman Alshammari ◽  
Adel Alhamdan ◽  
Saad Bindawas ◽  
Maysoon Al-Amoud ◽  
Saada Al-Orf ◽  
...  

10.19082/7594 ◽  
2019 ◽  
Vol 11 (3) ◽  
pp. 7594-7601
Author(s):  
Afaf Enad Alanazi ◽  
Amal Elwan Mohamed ◽  
Sabry Mohamed Hammad ◽  
Asmaa Enad Alanazi

2020 ◽  
Vol 7 (8) ◽  
pp. 1203
Author(s):  
Alhanof F. Alharbi ◽  
Asma M. Almutairi ◽  
Abeer E. Alrasheedi ◽  
Abdulrhman Aldukhayel ◽  
Sara M. Almutairi

Background: This study assessed the attitudes toward breastfeeding among mothers receiving healthcare services in Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCCs) in Buraydah, Saudi Arabia. It also examined the association between the mothers’ demographic characteristics and breastfeeding attitudes.Methods: This study utilized a descriptive cross-sectional design. A purposive sample of 415 breastfeeding mothers who were receiving healthcare services from the selected PHCCs during the conduct of the study were recruited in PHCCs in Buraydah, Saudi Arabia. A two-part self-administered questionnaire containing a demographic sheet and the Iowa Infant Feeding Attitude Scale (IIFAS) Arabic version was employed to collect data from the respondents. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used accordingly in data analyses.Results: The overall mean score of the women in the IIFAS was 60.50 (SD = 11.08), with individual scores ranging from 17.00 to 82.00. This finding implies good attitudes toward breastfeeding. Mothers who were divorced/widowed (M = 63.75, SD = 5.20) had significantly better breastfeeding attitudes than married mothers (M = 60.24, SD = 11.38). Mothers who were not working (M = 61.41, SD = 10.03) reported more positive breastfeeding attitudes compared with working mothers (M = 58.36, SD = 13.02).Conclusions: The mothers reported good attitudes toward breastfeeding, but expressed poor beliefs in some areas of breastfeeding. The present findings have implication to medicine, nursing, and healthcare policies.


2019 ◽  
Vol 4 (3) ◽  
pp. 43-48
Author(s):  
Yousef Ahmed Alomi ◽  
Rana Mohammed Alslim ◽  
Manar Mohammed Alslim ◽  
Khulud Abdulrahman Alamoudi ◽  
Zainab Abdulmunem Almuallem ◽  
...  

2019 ◽  
Vol 4 (3) ◽  
pp. 49-57
Author(s):  
Yousef Ahmed Alomi ◽  
Rana Mohammed Alslim ◽  
Manar Mohammed Alslim ◽  
Khulud Abdulrahman Alamoudi ◽  
Zainab Abdulmunem Almuallem ◽  
...  

2021 ◽  
Vol 22 (1) ◽  
Author(s):  
Soha A. Tashkandi ◽  
Ali Alenezi ◽  
Ismail Bakhsh ◽  
Abdullah AlJuryyan ◽  
Zahir H AlShehry ◽  
...  

Abstract Background Primary healthcare centers (PHC) ensure that patients receive comprehensive care from promotion and prevention to treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care in a familiar environment. It is designed to provide first-contact, continuous, comprehensive, and coordinated patient care that will help achieve equity in the specialty healthcare system. The healthcare in Saudi Arabia is undergoing transformation to Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) model. In order for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to achieve its transformational goals in healthcare, the improvement of PHCs’ quality and utilization is crucial. An integral part of this service is the laboratory services. Methods This paper presents a pilot model for the laboratory services of PHC's in urban cities. The method was based on the FOCUS-PDCA quality improvement method focusing on the pre-analytical phase of the laboratory testing as well as the Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutes (CBAHI) gap analysis and readiness within the ten piloted primary healthcare centers. Results The Gap analysis, revealed in-consistency in the practice, lead to lower the quality of the service, which was seen in the low performance of the chosen key performance indicators (KPI's) (high rejection rates, lower turn-around times (TAT) for test results) and also in the competency of the staff. Following executing the interventions, and by using some of the ACO Laboratory strategies; the KPI rates were improved, and our results exceeded the targets that we have set to reach during the first year. Also introducing the electronic connectivity improved the TAT KPI and made many of the processes leaner. Conclusions Our results revealed that the centralization of PHC's laboratory service to an accredited reference laboratory and implementing the national accreditation standards improved the testing process and lowered the cost, for the mass majority of the routine laboratory testing. Moreover, the model shed the light on how crucial the pre-analytical phase for laboratory quality improvement process, its effect on cost reduction, and the importance of staff competency and utilization.


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