Knowledge, attitudes and self-confidence with skills required for providing dementia care in physicians at primary healthcare settings in Vietnam

Bich Diep Pham, Bao Giang Kim, Adrian Esterman, Henry Brodaty, Susan Kurrle, Thanh Binh Nguyen, Trong Hung Nguyen, Elizabeth Roughead, Ladson Hinton, Thu Ha Dang, Thi Diem Huong Nguyen, Kham Tran, Maria Crotty, Duc Du, Tuan Anh Nguyen

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Abstract

Background: Dementia is a global public health priority. The World Health Organization adopted a Global Action Plan on Dementia, with dementia awareness a priority. This study examined the knowledge, attitudes, and self-confidence with skills required for providing dementia care among primary health care providers in Vietnam. 

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 405 primary health care providers who worked at commune health stations and district health centers in eight provinces across Vietnam. 

Results: The results showed that primary health care providers had poor knowledge and little confidence but more positive attitudes toward dementia care and management. 

Conclusions: The results suggest the training needs for building capacity amongst primary health care providers, which will be critical as Vietnam’s population ages.

Original languageEnglish
Article number86
Number of pages12
JournalBMC Health Services Research
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2024

Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Knowledge
  • Primary health care providers
  • Self-confidence
  • Vietnam

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