Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

23

J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci. 2007; 6(3): 120-123


MORBIDITY PATTERN IN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN SINDH

Hussain Bux Kolachi, Ayoob Ali and Mansoor A. Khuwaja.

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To know current morbidity pattern in health care providers serving in Heath Department
of Sindh, Pakistan.
DESIGN: This study was conducted during years 2001-2004.
METHODS: Study was conducted through Health Management Information System (HMIS) Cell
Directorate General of Health Sindh based at Hyderabad and Faculty of Community Medicine
Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro - Sindh. Questionnaires were distributed
to doctors who were selected for HMIS course and were providing health care services
in various first level health care facilities and referral level care facilities. Health care providers
belonged to 15 districts of Sindh where HMIS trainings were held and these were included in
this study. Total 169 medical officers participated and filled the proforma.
RESULTS: Out of 169 health care providers studied, 143 were males and 26 females. Majority
i.e. 29(17.15%) male doctors and only 2 female doctors reported that they have some kind of
morbidity currently. Their morbidity patterns included cardiovascular diseases, gastro-intestinal
diseases and other non-communicable diseases. Allergic diseases, physical disabilities and
injuries were also reported by them.
CONCLUSION: This study found that 17.1% of health care providers or (171 per 1000 doctors
population) is suffering from some form of morbidity which is higher than morbidity pattern in
general population which is about 15% or (150 per 1000 population.) as reported in national
health statistics. This situation is worrying for health care providers and needs special attention
for preventive care.

Key words: Morbidity. Health. Health Care Providers. Population.



Share this Article


Advertisement
Journal of Environmental and Occupational Science

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
BiblioCAM
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons