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

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dc.contributor.advisor Meintjes, W. A. J. en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Abdulaal, A. A. M. (Adel) en_ZA
dc.contributor.other Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Health Sciences. Dept. of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. Community Health. en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-13T06:59:24Z en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-30T10:37:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-13T06:59:24Z en_ZA
dc.date.available 2012-03-30T10:37:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/20049
dc.description Thesis (MScMedSc)--Stellenbosch University, 2012. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract ENGLISH 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.extent 86 p. : ill. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University en_ZA
dc.subject Hyperbaric medicine en_ZA
dc.subject Medical practitioners -- Bahrain en_ZA
dc.subject Hyperbaric oxygen therapy en_ZA
dc.subject Dissertations -- Community health en_ZA
dc.subject Theses -- Community health en_ZA
dc.title 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 en_ZA
dc.type Thesis
dc.rights.holder Stellenbosch University en_ZA


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