This paper aims at assessing the effect of a training program on the knowledge, attitude and practices of health workers and mothers regarding growth monitoring.
This is a prospective case control study of random sampling of 405 mothers and 71 health workers (doctors and nurses), throughout health centers and communities in Al-Baha area of Saudi Arabia.
Tests on knowledge, attitude and practices were held before, immediately after and 6 months following a training program on growth monitoring mounted by the investigators.
Results of the study have shown significant improvements in the knowledge and practices of both health workers and mothers compared to the control groups.
The training has led to the disappearance of the significant knowledge gap between doctors and nurses.
The improvements in mothers'practices are reflected in significant increases in the knowledge and frequency of visits to the health centers.
The investigators credit the improvements to the training program and recommend its adoption by the national MCH program in Saudi Arabia.
They also recommend supportive supervision and evaluation.
Results of this and another study by the author on the problems of use of growth charts affirm that growth monitoring should continue to be part of primary health care in Saudi Arabia.
Mots-clés Pascal : Croissance, Monitorage, Etude cas témoin, Connaissance, Utilisation, Mère, Pédagogie, Soin santé primaire, Equipe soignante, Etude comparative, Homme, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Métabolisme, Enseignement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Growth, Monitoring, Case control study, Knowledge, Use, Mother, Pedagogy, Primary health care, Health care staff, Comparative study, Human, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Metabolism, Teaching
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0498977
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 19/02/1999.