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  1. Obstacles to and solutions for optimal implementation of primary care for diabetics in Abha, Asir Region, Saudi Arabia.

    Article - En anglais


    The objective of the study is to identify obstacles against optimal implementation of primary diabetic care at the Al-Manhal Primary Health Care Center, Abha, Asir Region, Saudi Arabia.


    The diabetic register of the health center was assessed to find out the outcome of diabetic care.

    Two checklists were also used to compile essential diabetic care.


    There was a poor degree of diabetic control, diabetic care and compliance which did not reach national targets.

    The degree of compliance was significantly related to the degree of diabetic care but the degree of control was not statistically significant in relation to the degree of care.

    The obstacles identified were categorized as « non availability all the time or sometimes » and included finance, manpower. logistics and equipment.

    Conclusion and recommendations 

    The methods suggested for the removal of the obstacles were thought necessary and were recommended to other Primary Health Care Centers in Asir Region, Saudi Arabia.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Diabète, Soin, Primaire, Centre, Soin santé primaire, Implantation, Programme sanitaire, Obstacle, Homme, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Endocrinopathie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diabetes mellitus, Care, Primary, Center, Primary health care, Implantation, Sanitary program, Obstacle, Human, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Endocrinopathy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0326113

    Code Inist : 002B21E01C. Création : 12/09/1997.