Quality of diabetes care in primary health centres in north Al-Batinah of Oman

Mohammed Al-Shafaee, Yousuf Al-Farsi, Yousuf Al-Kaabi, Yajnavalka Banerjee, Najat Al-Zadjali, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani

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Objective: To assess the quality of diabetic care provided in primary health care settings in Oman. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of randomly selected 500 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) attending 6 primary care diabetic clinics in the north Al-Batinah region of Oman from January to December 2010. Nine standards on the quality of diabetes care were audited. Results: The mean age of the sample was 51±13 years, ranging from 15 to 87 years; the majority (61%) were females. The mean duration of DM was 4±3 years, ranging from 1 to 18 years. Seventy-seven percent of the patients attended diabetic clinics at least 4 times per year. Of the 9 assessed diabetic standards, HbA1c was documented in 33% of the patients, body mass index in 12%, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in 40%, urinary albumin:creatinine ratio in 28%, creatinine in 63% and blood pressure (BP) in 96%. Optimal control among the documented indicators was noted in 32, 21, 25, 85, 95 and 19%, respectively. Twenty percent of the patients had their ECGs done while only 39% of the patients had foot examination. No patient had attained control in all of HbA1c., BP and LDL-C. Conclusion: There is a gap between the recommended DM care guidelines and current practice with consequent poor quality of care in these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-54
Number of pages7
JournalOpen Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
Volume8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Oman
Quality of Health Care
Health
Diabetes Mellitus
Creatinine
Primary Health Care
Blood Pressure
Practice Guidelines
LDL Cholesterol
Foot
Albumins
Electrocardiography
Body Mass Index
Cross-Sectional Studies

Keywords

  • Arab
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetic standards
  • Oman
  • Quality of care

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Al-Shafaee, M., Al-Farsi, Y., Al-Kaabi, Y., Banerjee, Y., Al-Zadjali, N., & Al-Zakwani, I. (2014). Quality of diabetes care in primary health centres in north Al-Batinah of Oman. Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal, 8(3), 48-54.

Quality of diabetes care in primary health centres in north Al-Batinah of Oman. / Al-Shafaee, Mohammed; Al-Farsi, Yousuf; Al-Kaabi, Yousuf; Banerjee, Yajnavalka; Al-Zadjali, Najat; Al-Zakwani, Ibrahim.

In: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2014, p. 48-54.

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Al-Shafaee, M, Al-Farsi, Y, Al-Kaabi, Y, Banerjee, Y, Al-Zadjali, N & Al-Zakwani, I 2014, 'Quality of diabetes care in primary health centres in north Al-Batinah of Oman', Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 48-54.
Al-Shafaee, Mohammed ; Al-Farsi, Yousuf ; Al-Kaabi, Yousuf ; Banerjee, Yajnavalka ; Al-Zadjali, Najat ; Al-Zakwani, Ibrahim. / Quality of diabetes care in primary health centres in north Al-Batinah of Oman. In: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal. 2014 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 48-54.
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