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Title: Factors influencing the learning process in primary health care in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Author: Al-Megren, J. S.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1995
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Health education is an established, cost-effective primary health care intervention technology, at times the only tool available for disease control. As the PHC approach demands maximal participation by the community in solving its own health problems, the minimum the community can do is to adopt a health life style. Towards this end, the medical profession has a responsibility to initiate desired changes through changing the information levels of the community. Cancer prevention is one of the major arenas where educational inputs could play an important role. As the aeteo-pathogenesis of cancer depends on prolonged exposure to the risk factors, the progress of which can be altered through interventions at different stages of development. To this end, the existing information levels, the factors influencing the learning process in the population at risk (in terms of socio-demographic and cultural determinants), are required to be understood for planning and implementing educational intervention programmes. In this study an effort is made to explore the above mentioned factors with the ultimate goal of projecting an appropriate model for cancer education in a PHC setting in Saudi Arabia, by spelling-out the needed educational inputs in terms of culturally acceptable methods and material.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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