A. I. Al-Sharif

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to evaluate the availability of resources of diabetes care in primary health care settings in Aseer region, Southwest, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. METHODS This study was conducted during September 2001 by distributing a questionnaire to all technical directors of primary health care centers (PHCCs) in Aseer region.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to explore the attitudes of the students of Health Sciences College in Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) towards premarital counseling. METHODS This study was conducted among the students of Health Sciences Colleges in Abha, KSA, during the 2nd semester of the academic year of 1999-2000. A self-administered(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to explore the difficulties that face primary health care teams who work in rural areas in Aseer region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. METHODS This study was carried out in 1999 by distributing a multi-purposes questionnaire to all members of health teams who work in the primary health care centers located in the rural areas(More)
Use of primary health care (PHC) services and satisfaction among elderly people (60 + years) in Asir was studied in 26 PHC centres. They visited PHC centres significantly less often than younger adults but they were referred significantly more often to secondary and tertiary care and for more laboratory tests. A random sample of 253 elderly people attending(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the availability of health materials and means on diabetes and hypertension at PHCCs in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was carried out in PHCCs in Aseer region. A questionnaire was distributed to all PHCCs in the region. The questionnaire elicited information on the total(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the availability of resources required for hypertension care at primary health care centers in Aseer region, Southwestern Saudi Arabia. METHODS This study was carried out at primary health care settings in Aseer region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), during during September 2001 by distributing a questionnaire to all the technical(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the impact of implementation of the national protocol on the prescribing patterns for acute respiratory infections among children attending a large primary health care center in Abha City. METHODS This study was carried out during December of 1997 and February of 1998 in Abha City, Asir Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One quarter of(More)
To study emergency services delivery in all 30 primary health care centres in Abha district of Asir region, Saudi Arabia, data were collected about equipment and facilities, physicians' practices and attitudes, and patients' utilization of and satisfaction with emergency services. Two centres had no devoted place for emergency services. Lack of some(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the workload on primary health care center services, to recognize the patterns of utilization of primary health care center services and morbidity patterns among the summer visitors who attended primary health care centers in Asir region in 1998. METHODS A special form was designed to record demographic data, diagnosis and(More)
An experience in developing a treatment program of addiction in an Arabic Muslim Society. The three major waves of knowledge and methodology are reviewed in historical perspective. General description of Al Amal Hospital, Dammam, K.S.A, and the three phases which the hospital treatment program underwent. Drug therapy was the main line of treatment in the(More)