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Barriers to Practicing Continuous Medical Education among Primary Health Care Physicians in Alahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2380-5439

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Research Article

Barriers to Practicing Continuous Medical Education among Primary Health Care Physicians in Alahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Alhejji1, Mohammed Alramadan1*, Majdi Aljasim1 and Basmah Alramadhan2
1Department of Public Health, Alahsa, Eastern Region, Saudi Arabia
2King Faisal University, Alahsa, Eastern Region, Saudi Arabia
Corresponding Author : Mohammed Alramadan
Department of Public Health
Alahsa, Eastern Region, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966501661777
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 10, 2015; Accepted: December 28, 2015; Published: December 30, 2015
Citation: Alhejji A, Alramadan M, Aljasim M, Alramadhan B, (2015) Barriers to Practicing Continuous Medical Education among Primary Health Care Physicians in Alahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. J Health Edu Res Dev 3:147. doi:10.4172/2380-5439.1000147
Copyright: © 2015 Alhejji A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Objectives:

To identify barriers to the practice of continuous medical education (CME) by primary health care physicians in Alahsa region, Saudi Arabia.

Methods: In this analytic cross-sectional study, 121 participants answered a self-administered questionnaire which measures the level of practice of CME and the prevalence of a number of factors that affect CME practice. The prevalence of the factors that affect CME practice was compared between those who practice CME frequently and those who do not, using appropriate statistical methods.

Results: 93 participants (76.9%) practice CME frequently and 28 participants (23.1%) practice CME rarely/never. The factors that have impact on CME practice include the physician's qualification (p-value 0.03), medical knowledge (p-value<0.001), satisfaction with available CME methods (p-value<0.001), CME method preference (pvalue 0.021), belief that group CME activities are provided with poor teaching technique (p-value 0.011), patient load (p-value<0.001) and job satisfaction (p-value 0.014).

Conclusion: The most important barriers to practicing CME include lack of post-graduate education, dissatisfaction with the medical information, dissatisfaction with available CME methods, preference for self-taught CME, group CME activities with poor teaching technique, low patient load and job dissatisfaction. The Ministry of health and the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties should work on those factors to improve the practice of continuous medical education by primary health care physicians.

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