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Saudi Med J. 2017 Mar;38(3):229-236. doi: 10.15537/smj.2017.3.19293.

Health professionals' knowledge and attitudes toward older people in primary care in Saudi Arabia.

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School of Nursing & Midwifery, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. E-mail. BAlamri@moh.gov.sa.

Abstract

Previous international studies have indicated that a range of factors influence knowledge and attitudes toward older people were education, past work experiences, and social contact with healthy older people. This article reports on the findings of a literature review in relation to attitudes toward older people among health professionals working in primary healthcare centers in Saudi Arabia. The findings of this narrative literature are reported through 5 themes: the instruments used in the selected studies to measure attitudes toward older people; the instruments used to measure knowledge on ageing; attitudes toward older people; knowledge of the care of older people; and factors that influence knowledge and attitudes toward older people. Further investigation is needed to identify the level of knowledge on ageing, attitudes toward older people, and the factors which affect health professionals' knowledge and attitudes toward older people in primary healthcare centers in Saudi Arabia.

PMID:
28251216
PMCID:
PMC5387897
DOI:
10.15537/smj.2017.3.19293
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