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Title: Physicians' knowledge, attitude and practices regarding management of medications in Ramadan
Authors: Jaber, D.
Albsoul Younes, A.
Wazaify, M.
Issue Date: 2014
Language: English
Abstract: To evaluate knowledge, attitude and practices [KAP] of physicians regarding the management of medications in Ramadan we used a self-administered questionnaire on a target sample of 381 physicians at Jordan University Hospital, King Abdulla University Hospital and a number of private clinics in Amman, during September and October of 2008. A total of 297 questionnaires were returned. Physicians' KAP about management of medications in Ramadan was generally insufficient. The main factors that affected KAP were age, nationality, specialty, and country and year of last qualification [P < 0.05]. Female physicians scored better than males, and fellows scored better than other groups for knowledge. Most physicians' attitudes and practices were in line with religious opinion in regard to which routes of drug administration can nullify fasting, indicating that physicians have adequate knowledge in this area
Description: 56-62
ISSN: 1020-3397
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