Author(s): Lin Mosbah Katramiz, Doaa Kamal Alkhlaidi, Muneeb Ahsan, Dujana Mostafa Hamed

Email(s): dr.doaakamal@dpc.edu

DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2024.00245   

Address: Lin Mosbah Katramiz1, Doaa Kamal Alkhlaidi1*, Muneeb Ahsan2, Dujana Mostafa Hamed3
1Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls, Pharmacy Practice Department, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
2Rashid Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
3Rashid Hospital, Infectious Disease Department, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 17,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2024


ABSTRACT:
Purpose: COVID-19 outbreak has created a public health crisis starting from December 2019. Vitamin D has raised as a protective factor that can take part in reducing risk of infection. It has an immunomodulatory wide spectrum action. This study aims to ascertain the physicians’ perceptions regarding Vitamin D role as adjuvant therapy in COVID-19 infection. Methods: A descriptive qualitative design was approached. Data collection took place in a governmental tertiary hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A semi-structured interview guide was developed and validated for this purpose. In-depth individual interviews with physicians (n=20) from different departments were conducted. The participants were enrolled until reaching the saturation level. The interviews were recorded and transcribed. A thematic content analysis was performed. Results: After analysis, three elemental themes with subthemes emerged that described physicians’ experience and perceptions: general protocol followed for prescribing Vitamin D in COVID-19 patients, Clinical effect of Vitamin D in COVID-19 disease, Vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 mortality. Different responses were obtained from physicians reflecting their experience with COVID-19 patients. Conclusion: The findings revealed physicians’ experience of Vitamin D clinical effect in COVID-19. Physicians stated the different regimen of Vitamin D used in COVID-19 patients and declared the association of Vitamin D in different COVID-19 cases but, no relation of Vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 mortality as per physicians’ experience.


Cite this article:
Lin Mosbah Katramiz, Doaa Kamal Alkhlaidi, Muneeb Ahsan, Dujana Mostafa Hamed. Physicians’ Perceptions regarding the Role of Vitamin D in COVID-19 Management: A Qualitative Study. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology.2024; 17(4):1551-8. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2024.00245

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Lin Mosbah Katramiz, Doaa Kamal Alkhlaidi, Muneeb Ahsan, Dujana Mostafa Hamed. Physicians’ Perceptions regarding the Role of Vitamin D in COVID-19 Management: A Qualitative Study. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology.2024; 17(4):1551-8. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2024.00245   Available on: https://rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2024-17-4-19


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