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Health management-related information and local training needs of primary healthcare providers in Beijing rural areas

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Journal Title:
Chinese Journal of Health Management
Issue:
2
DOI:
10.3760/cma.j.issn.1674-0815.2013.02.011
Key Word:
农村卫生;卫生人员;健康教育;Rural health;Health personnel;Health education

Abstract´╝Ü Objective To investigate the awareness and trainning needs of health management knowledge in primary healthcare professionals in Beijing.Methods Six hundred primary healthcare staff from Daxing,Fangshan,Miyun,Pinggu and Huairou District of Beijing were selected in 2012 through muhiphase random sampling method and required to complete a standardized questionnaire.The survey included the average awareness rates of health management(tobacco,body weight and alcohol consumption control and daily physical exercises),the rates of application and conception awareness of risk assessment tools of chronic diseases,the awareness rates of normal levels of blood pressure and serum glucose as well as training needs.Differences in different regions were analyzed.Chi-square test was used for data analysis.Results The average awareness rates of tobacco,body weight and alcohol consumption control and daily physical exercises were 94.1% (513/545),95.3% (522/548),94.0% (515/548) and 85.9% (470/547),respectively.However,the rates of application and conception awareness of risk assessment tools of chronic diseases were only 55.1% (295/535) and 59.8% (329/550),respectively.Those who knew the normal levels of blood pressure and serum glucose accounted for 85.4% (475/556) and 92.4% (514/556),respectively; although only 23.6% (131/556) and 21.2% (118/556) were completely familiar with the major risks of these conditions.About 57.4% (308/537) or 56.7% (305/538) participants reported urgent needs for health education on diabetes and hypertension management.Conclusion The awareness of health management of primary healthcare professionals in rural areas of Beijing remains lower and may need to be raised by education or training.

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