Counseling strategies for nutritional anemia by family physicians in Saudi Arabia, 2016: Implication for training
Objective: Study objective is to assess general beliefs, practice, and level of training in counseling by family physician.
Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study design; data collected using self-administered questionnaire provided to the doctor at clinic site.
Results: The most commonly learned counseling technique in order as follows motivational interviewing (68%), cognitive behavioral therapy (58%), and 15-Minute Hour approach (53%).
Conclusion: This study confirms the presence of positive counseling beliefs and practices by family physicians; however, the result is also reflects the current reluctant state of family physicians in devoting ample time for nutritional anemia counseling.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 December 2017
This article was made available online on 26 September 2017 as a Fast Track article with title: "Counseling strategies for nutritional anemia by family physicians in Saudi Arabia, 2016: Implication for training".
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