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Healthcare providers’ knowledge on rotavirus vaccine at selected primary ‎healthcare centers in Erbil City
معرفة مقدمي الرعاية الصحية بشأن لقاح الفيروسة العجلية في بعض مراكز الرعاية الصحية الأولية المختارة في مدينة أربيل

Author: Kaify Jamil Qadir
Journal: Zanco Journal of Medical Sciences مجلة زانكو للعلوم الطبية ISSN: 19955588/19955596 Year: 2016 Volume: 20 Issue: 2 Pages: 1304-1309
Publisher: Hawler Medical Univeristy جامعة هولير الطبية

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Background and objective: Rotavirus gastroenteritis is the most common cause of acute dehydrating diarrhoea among children younger than five years and globally the most important cause of severe diarrhea in this age group. Most children acquire rotavirus infection before they turn two years of age. Rotavirus vaccination can prevent rotavirus infection. This study aimed to assess healthcare providers' knowledge regarding rotavirus vaccine.Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on 100 healthcare providers at four healthcare centers (Azady, Tayrawa, Mala Fandi and Zhyian), during July to August 2014. Data were collected through the use self-reporting questionnaire format, which was developed for the purpose of the study. A socio-demographic sheet was also constructed to determine characteristics of the subjects. Results: Most of the healthcare providers were in the‎ age group 33-42 years old (31%), 51%, were male, 80% were married, 56% were graduated from the institute, half of them had work experience between 2-11 years and 29% were working in ‎vaccination room. Fifty-four (54%) of healthcare providers had average knowledge while 24 (24%) and 22 (22%) of them had a poor and good knowledge, respectively‎.Conclusion: More than half of healthcare providers had average knowledge regarding rotavirus vaccine


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The Impact of Accreditation of Primary Healthcare Centers on Quality of Care as Perceived by Healthcare Providers and Directors in Baghdad
تأثير اعتمادية مراكز الرعاية الصحية الاولية على جودة الرعاية الصحية من منظور مقدمي الخدمات الصحية ومدراء المراكز الصحية في بغداد

Authors: Heba J. Khadim --- Amal R Farhan --- Mazin Gh. ALRubaey مازن غازي الربيعي
Journal: IRAQI JOURNALOF COMMUNITY MEDICINE المجلة العراقية لطب المجتمع ISSN: 16845382 Year: 2018 Volume: 31 Issue: 1 Pages: 1-5
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية

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Background: Accreditation is an increasingly employed method for promoting quality at the healthcare organizational level .The term accreditation reflects the systematic assessment of health facilities against clear standards.Objectives: To find out the impact of accreditation of primary healthcare centers on quality of care as perceived by healthcare providers and directors in Baghdad and to Identify challenges and obstacles that prevent the implementation of accreditation in PHC centers in Iraq.Subjects and Method: A descriptive cross sectional study with analytic elements was conducted in four PHC centers in Baghdad City, three centers in Al - Karkh and one in Al- Resafa sector from 1st of December 2016 to the 31thof July 2017.All staff members was included in the study. The data was collected by using structural questionnaire form was adopted and based on questions obtained from previous similar study in Lebanon. Results: A total of 240 staff members were surveyed, the highest age group frequency was 40-49, and there was a significant association between primary healthcare centers and the quality score, human resources and the quality management score. The highest group of good scores was in Al-Adil PHCC. There was a significant association between age and the quality score mainly in relation to age group (50-59) years. There was statistical association between educational level and the quality score which is highest in baccalaureate of medicine. There was a significant association between strategic quality planning score and the total score with the duration of job, the highest was in (5-9) years.Conclusions: The accreditation is important as a first step towards improving the quality of PHC delivery arrangement system. There is shortage both in financial and human resources in the four PHCC. According to respondents, this study shows the positive level of the impact of accreditation on quality of care, documentation and the benefit of training.

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