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Title: Surveillance of childhood vaccinepreventable diseases at health facilities in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Authors: Ibrahim, N.K.R.
Al Bar, H.M.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: A cross-sectional study was conducted at 33 randomly selected health facilities in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to assess health facilities' performance and health workers' knowledge of surveillance activities for childhood vaccine-preventable diseases. The WHO surveillance assessment questionnaire and a specially designed knowledge questionnaire were used. There were deficiencies in some surveillance items. The percentages of health facilities that had the surveillance manual and correctly filled clinical registers were 57.6% and 60.6% respectively. In the 6 months preceding the study, 36.4% of facilities lacked the appropriate surveillance forms while only 18.2% had received supervision reviews. Only one-quarter of health workers had a satisfactory knowledge score
Description: 532-543
Keywords: Primary Health Care
Cross-Sectional Studies
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Health Education
Subject: Communicable Disease Control
ISSN: 1020-3397
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