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A survey of the knowledge of the military and civilian medical practitioners in the Royal Medical Service in the Kingdom of Bahrain with regards to the clinical application of hyperbaric oxygen therapy

dc.contributor.advisorMeintjes, W. A. J.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAbdulaal, A. A. M. (Adel)en_ZA
dc.contributor.otherStellenbosch University. Faculty of Health Sciences. Dept. of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. Community Health.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-13T06:59:24Zen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-30T10:37:41Z
dc.date.available2012-03-13T06:59:24Zen_ZA
dc.date.available2012-03-30T10:37:41Z
dc.date.issued2012-03en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/20049
dc.descriptionThesis (MScMedSc)--Stellenbosch University, 2012.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractENGLISH ABSTRACT: A survey was conducted between 3 August and 5 October 2011 to test and evaluate the knowledge and attitudes of the military and civilian medical practitioners at the royal medical Service in the kingdom of Bahrain with regards to the clinical application of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The survey consisted of a questionnaire and a semi-structured interview in which a total of 93 (out of a possible 302) medical practitioners were included (13 participated in the interviews). Similar to findings of previous studies, the knowledge of medical practitioners in Bahrain regarding hyperbaric oxygen therapy was low. Several practitioners were able to mention at least one indication for the therapy. No single factor had a statistically significant association with knowledge or the lack thereof. A large proportion of the participants had a positive attitude towards the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, felt that it is a valid treatment modality and they would refer their patients for such treatment. They would like to receive more information on hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Educational interventions to address the knowledge gap would likely be effective, since most participants have a positive attitude towards the therapy and believe that it is cost-effective.en_ZA
dc.format.extent86 p. : ill.en_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : Stellenbosch Universityen_ZA
dc.subjectHyperbaric medicineen_ZA
dc.subjectMedical practitioners -- Bahrainen_ZA
dc.subjectHyperbaric oxygen therapyen_ZA
dc.subjectDissertations -- Community healthen_ZA
dc.subjectTheses -- Community healthen_ZA
dc.titleA survey of the knowledge of the military and civilian medical practitioners in the Royal Medical Service in the Kingdom of Bahrain with regards to the clinical application of hyperbaric oxygen therapyen_ZA
dc.typeThesis
dc.rights.holderStellenbosch Universityen_ZA


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