Aim: Evaluation of occupational health knowledge and attitudes of physicians in primary health care and to determine their needs. Methods: The descriptive-cross sectional epidemiologic research was conducted in Ankara with %80.3 of physicians serving in primary health care in Ankara province. The questionnaire was consist of three parts: sociodemographical features, trainings and knowledge questions. The data collecting form was sent to primary health care units and they were collected one week after they were sent. Results: Of the participants, 95.3% were practitioners and average seniority time was 15.8±6.7 years. The working place of occupational physicians was the most known question (85.7%). Physicians needed 17.3±21.6 hours of training on occupational health, health effects of occupational life and preventive measures (73.4%). Conclusion: Occupational health services don’t get enough importance in primary health care services. Having regard to important role of physicians need more support and training about occupational health and safety practices.
Practitioner, Occupational health and safety, Knowledge, Vocational Training
|Author :||Burcu KÜÇÜK BİÇER - Ali Naci YILDIZ - Alev YÜCEL - Mustafa AKSOY|
|Number of pages:||53-63|