Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1663-1670

Awareness, knowledge, and practice of healthcare providers toward the appropriate management of psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency department in Taif city, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Yasir A. Altuwairqi, Sondos A. Albokhari, Ziyad F. Althobaiti, Mohammed A. Alsuwat, Shahad M. Alsharif.

ABSTRACT

Background: The unique needs of psychiatric patients present to the emergency department (ED) are sometimes undervalued. The purpose of this research is to determine the disparity and challenges in caring for psychiatric patients in EDs. Methodology: A questionnaire was sent to 103 emergency healthcare providers that included items to evaluate their awareness, attitudes, and practices toward the psychiatric patients presenting to ED. Results: Among the studied subjects, 55.3% of the participants were males, 83.5% were Saudi nationals, and 69.9% were between 20 and 30 years old. Furthermore, 63.1% were doctors, 65% had less than 5 years of experience, 60.2% had an emergency medicine specialty, and 8.5% worked in general government hospitals. The average percentage of psychiatric patients seen in practice was 20.6% 2.3%. As for awareness, knowledge, and practices, the average scores were 0.4 0.2 points out of four points, 1.5 1 point out of 10 points, and 1.2 0.6 points out of five points, respectively. The average score for the three sections was 3.1 1.2 points out of 19 points. Improved awareness levels were significantly identified among experience between 5 and 10 years, and medical specialties (p-value = 0.040), while improved knowledge was found among doctors, and improved practices were identified among doctors (p-value = 0.035) and workers in government specialist hospital. The total score for the three sections was significantly higher among doctors only. Conclusion: Healthcare providers' awareness, knowledge, and practices working in EDs toward psychiatric patients admitted to the emergency rooms are inadequate and require improvement. Further studies should explore methods of improvement of these inadequate levels.

Keywords:
Psychiatric patients, emergency departments, healthcare providers, Saudi Arabia.


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Awareness, knowledge, and practice of healthcare providers toward the appropriate management of psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency department in Taif city, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Yasir A Altuwairqi
Psychiatry Department, College of Medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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Sondos A Albokhari
College of Medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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Ziyad F Althobaiti
College of Medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed A Alsuwat
College of Medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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Shahad M Alsharif
College of Medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.; Sondosalbokhari@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 08 Aug 2021
Accepted 23 Aug 2021
Published online 24 Aug 2021
Published in print 28 Sep 2021

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Altuwairqi YA, Albokhari SA, Althobaiti ZF, Alsuwat MA, Alsharif SM. Awareness, knowledge, and practice of healthcare providers toward the appropriate management of psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency department in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1663-1670. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628267198


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Altuwairqi YA, Albokhari SA, Althobaiti ZF, Alsuwat MA, Alsharif SM. Awareness, knowledge, and practice of healthcare providers toward the appropriate management of psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency department in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=107241 [Access: December 01, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628267198


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Altuwairqi YA, Albokhari SA, Althobaiti ZF, Alsuwat MA, Alsharif SM. Awareness, knowledge, and practice of healthcare providers toward the appropriate management of psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency department in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1663-1670. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628267198


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Altuwairqi YA, Albokhari SA, Althobaiti ZF, Alsuwat MA, Alsharif SM. Awareness, knowledge, and practice of healthcare providers toward the appropriate management of psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency department in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited December 01, 2021]; 5(9): 1663-1670. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628267198


Harvard Style

Altuwairqi, Y. A., Albokhari, . S. A., Althobaiti, . Z. F., Alsuwat, . M. A. & Alsharif, . S. M. (2021) Awareness, knowledge, and practice of healthcare providers toward the appropriate management of psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency department in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (9), 1663-1670. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628267198


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Altuwairqi, Yasir A., Sondos A. Albokhari, Ziyad F. Althobaiti, Mohammed A. Alsuwat, and Shahad M. Alsharif. 2021. Awareness, knowledge, and practice of healthcare providers toward the appropriate management of psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency department in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (9), 1663-1670. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628267198


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Altuwairqi, Yasir A., Sondos A. Albokhari, Ziyad F. Althobaiti, Mohammed A. Alsuwat, and Shahad M. Alsharif. "Awareness, knowledge, and practice of healthcare providers toward the appropriate management of psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency department in Taif city, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1663-1670. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628267198


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Altuwairqi, Yasir A., Sondos A. Albokhari, Ziyad F. Althobaiti, Mohammed A. Alsuwat, and Shahad M. Alsharif. "Awareness, knowledge, and practice of healthcare providers toward the appropriate management of psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency department in Taif city, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.9 (2021), 1663-1670. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628267198


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Altuwairqi, Y. A., Albokhari, . S. A., Althobaiti, . Z. F., Alsuwat, . M. A. & Alsharif, . S. M. (2021) Awareness, knowledge, and practice of healthcare providers toward the appropriate management of psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency department in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (9), 1663-1670. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628267198


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