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IJMDC. 2019; 3(8): 686-693

The pattern of utilizing anti-asthma medications from a physician's perspective and factors affecting the disease, in Najran City, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Nasser Saeed Alqahtani, Norah Hussain Almardhamah, Wejdan Nasser Almaqbul, Abdulaziz Ahmad Alzahrany, Rawan Ariman Alosaimi, Hadi Abdullah Al Sleem, Fahad Ahmed Alkanfari, Nermean Abdullah Balharith, Nouf Mubarak Al Mardhamah, Aljouharah Mohammed Alanazi, Nujoud Hamad Almoqati.

ABSTRACT

Background: Prevalence and burden from bronchial asthma have increased throughout the time; it could even lead to fatal complications in many of the affected individuals. Optimum care for asthma requires collaborative work between physicians, health-providing facilities, patients and their families. Misutilization of antiasthma medications is one of the obstacles to achieving asthma control. This study examines the pattern of utilizing antiasthma medications at primary healthcare centers from the physician's perspective whereby determining the most influencing factors for the disease. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in September 2018 in Najran city, enrolling all physicians (n = 134) working in primary health care centers, outpatient clinics, emergency departments of hospitals and private polyclinic centers. An interview-administered questionnaire was used for the study. Results: More than 92 % of asthmatic patients received medication as either a reliever or controller. It is reported that (short-acting beta2- agonist agents) had the highest (90.30%) use in short-term treatments, while (corticosteroid (inhalant)) had the highest medication (42.54%) in long-term treatments. Concerning the influencing on utilizing of antiasthma medications, it is noted that physician-related factors have a good effect (78.06%), and workplace-related factors have the fair effect (62.23%), while patient-related factors have a bad effect (55.73%). Five demographic factors of primary physicians factors (age, medical specialty, workplace, healthcare facility, and experience duration) were shown to be important (<0.05) in the assessment of pattern of utilizing of anti-asthma medications at primary healthcare. Conclusion: The study has further strengthened the important role of primary healthcare in optimum management of bronchial asthma. This can be reached by enabling the primary physicians to be more confident with anti-asthma medications, arranging patient-centered counseling, and providing well equipment practice including medications and requirements for health education.

Keywords:
Bronchial asthma, medications, utilising, primary health care, physicians


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The pattern of utilizing anti-asthma medications from a physician's perspective and factors affecting the disease, in Najran City, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Nasser Saeed Alqahtani
Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Norah Hussain Almardhamah
Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Wejdan Nasser Almaqbul
King Khalid Hospital, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Ahmad Alzahrany
Ibn Sina National College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Rawan Ariman Alosaimi
Jordan University, Amman, Jordan
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Hadi Abdullah Al Sleem
Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Fahad Ahmed Alkanfari
Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Nermean Abdullah Balharith
Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Nouf Mubarak Al Mardhamah
Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Aljouharah Mohammed Alanazi
Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Nujoud Hamad Almoqati
Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Norah Hussain Almardhamah, Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia; nhm-2-@hotmail.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 25 Jan 2019
Accepted 05 Feb 2019
Published in print 21 May 2019

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Alqahtani NS, Almardhamah NH, Almaqbul WN, Alzahrany AA, Alosaimi RA, Sleem HAA, Alkanfari FA, Balharith NA, Mardhamah NMA, Alanazi AM, Almoqati NH. The pattern of utilizing anti-asthma medications from a physician's perspective and factors affecting the disease, in Najran City, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2019; 3(8): 686-693. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548375157


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Alqahtani NS, Almardhamah NH, Almaqbul WN, Alzahrany AA, Alosaimi RA, Sleem HAA, Alkanfari FA, Balharith NA, Mardhamah NMA, Alanazi AM, Almoqati NH. The pattern of utilizing anti-asthma medications from a physician's perspective and factors affecting the disease, in Najran City, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=27852 [Access: June 17, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548375157


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Alqahtani NS, Almardhamah NH, Almaqbul WN, Alzahrany AA, Alosaimi RA, Sleem HAA, Alkanfari FA, Balharith NA, Mardhamah NMA, Alanazi AM, Almoqati NH. The pattern of utilizing anti-asthma medications from a physician's perspective and factors affecting the disease, in Najran City, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2019; 3(8): 686-693. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548375157


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Alqahtani NS, Almardhamah NH, Almaqbul WN, Alzahrany AA, Alosaimi RA, Sleem HAA, Alkanfari FA, Balharith NA, Mardhamah NMA, Alanazi AM, Almoqati NH. The pattern of utilizing anti-asthma medications from a physician's perspective and factors affecting the disease, in Najran City, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2019), [cited June 17, 2019]; 3(8): 686-693. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548375157


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Alqahtani, N. S., Almardhamah, . N. H., Almaqbul, . W. N., Alzahrany, . A. A., Alosaimi, . R. A., Sleem, . H. A. A., Alkanfari, . F. A., Balharith, . N. A., Mardhamah, . N. M. A., Alanazi, . A. M. & Almoqati, . N. H. (2019) The pattern of utilizing anti-asthma medications from a physician's perspective and factors affecting the disease, in Najran City, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 3 (8), 686-693. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548375157


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Alqahtani, Nasser Saeed, Norah Hussain Almardhamah, Wejdan Nasser Almaqbul, Abdulaziz Ahmad Alzahrany, Rawan Ariman Alosaimi, Hadi Abdullah Al Sleem, Fahad Ahmed Alkanfari, Nermean Abdullah Balharith, Nouf Mubarak Al Mardhamah, Aljouharah Mohammed Alanazi, and Nujoud Hamad Almoqati. 2019. The pattern of utilizing anti-asthma medications from a physician's perspective and factors affecting the disease, in Najran City, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (8), 686-693. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548375157


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Alqahtani, Nasser Saeed, Norah Hussain Almardhamah, Wejdan Nasser Almaqbul, Abdulaziz Ahmad Alzahrany, Rawan Ariman Alosaimi, Hadi Abdullah Al Sleem, Fahad Ahmed Alkanfari, Nermean Abdullah Balharith, Nouf Mubarak Al Mardhamah, Aljouharah Mohammed Alanazi, and Nujoud Hamad Almoqati. "The pattern of utilizing anti-asthma medications from a physician's perspective and factors affecting the disease, in Najran City, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 686-693. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548375157


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Alqahtani, Nasser Saeed, Norah Hussain Almardhamah, Wejdan Nasser Almaqbul, Abdulaziz Ahmad Alzahrany, Rawan Ariman Alosaimi, Hadi Abdullah Al Sleem, Fahad Ahmed Alkanfari, Nermean Abdullah Balharith, Nouf Mubarak Al Mardhamah, Aljouharah Mohammed Alanazi, and Nujoud Hamad Almoqati. "The pattern of utilizing anti-asthma medications from a physician's perspective and factors affecting the disease, in Najran City, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.8 (2019), 686-693. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548375157


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Alqahtani, N. S., Almardhamah, . N. H., Almaqbul, . W. N., Alzahrany, . A. A., Alosaimi, . R. A., Sleem, . H. A. A., Alkanfari, . F. A., Balharith, . N. A., Mardhamah, . N. M. A., Alanazi, . A. M. & Almoqati, . N. H. (2019) The pattern of utilizing anti-asthma medications from a physician's perspective and factors affecting the disease, in Najran City, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (8), 686-693. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1548375157


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