Project Title: “Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Non-communicable disease prevention and control among health workers of primary health care settings in Tbilisi and Kakheti”. WHO, 01.06.2017 - 30.07.2017.
a). Project Objectives:
(1) to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of PHC practitioners regarding NCD’s risk-factors prevention, disease prevention, early active screening and control; (2) to develop the set of recommendations based on the survey results; and (3) to disseminate the project outcomes among the key stakeholders.
b). Project implementation:
A cross-sectional survey was conducted in two regions of Georgia: Tbilisi and Kakheti; Along with family doctors, village doctors from Kakheti region were involved in the study. A two-stage random sampling design is used; The first-stage sampling frame consisted of all Primary Healthcare Centers (PHC) of Tbilisi and Kakheti as well as village ambulances in Kakheti region; All family (general practitioners) and village doctors in selected medical facilities were eligible to participate in the survey. On the second stage family / village doctors from every selected facility were chosen randomly.
c). Expected results:
The study findings will support provision of future training and refresher courses on NCDs prevention, early active screening and control for PHC professionals.