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IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1433-1439

General public awareness about contact lens care in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Reem Mohammed Saad Abahussain, Alaa Abdulrahman Alnamlah, Tuqa Hatim Alotaibi, Abdullah Sulaiman Alharbi, Alabbas Yahya Ahmed Moafa, Halimah Ahmed Othman Qasem, Almoayad Mohammed H. Makrami, Farah Saleh Alhablani.

ABSTRACT

Background: Contact lens is a thin layered optical device designed in a shape to be placed directly over the corneal surface of the eye. This study aims to study the level of awareness of the general public about contact lens care in Saudi Arabia and to explore the relationship between the level of awareness and different socio-demographic factors. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 430 participants were randomly enrolled, comprising 57.9% male and 42.1% female. A pre-tested questionnaire was used in data collection. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences was used to analyze the collected data. The relationship between socio-demographic factors of participants and their level of awareness was calculated using the chi-squared test. Results: Findings of this study indicated that the general public in Saudi Arabia had a relatively sufficient awareness about contact lens care, where half of them (51.6%) were recognized with a good level of awareness. There was no significant difference between gender and the level of awareness (p = 0.140). Whereas significant differences were observed between age, nationality, and level of education in relation to the level of awareness, as the calculated p values for all these parameters were recorded as < 0.001 Our results found a significant association of awareness rate with the age group of 21 to 30 years, Saudi nationals, and higher educational level. Conclusion: The level of awareness of the general public about contact lens care was found satisfactory in Saudi Arabia. Moreover, a significant relationship was observed between age, nationality, and level of education in relation to the level of awareness.

Keywords:
Kap studies, contact lens care


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General public awareness about contact lens care in Saudi Arabia


Authors
Reem Mohammed Saad Abahussain
Medical Intern, King Saud Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Alaa Abdulrahman Alnamlah
Medical Intern, King Saud Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Tuqa Hatim Alotaibi
Medical Intern, King Saud Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Sulaiman Alharbi
Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, Umm AL-Qura University, Makkah , Saudi Arabia
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Alabbas Yahya Ahmed Moafa
Medical Intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Halimah Ahmed Othman Qasem
Medical Intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Almoayad Mohammed H Makrami
Medical Intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Farah Saleh Alhablani
Medical Intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Reem Mohammed Saad Abahussain, Medical Intern, King Saud Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; reem19m93a@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 18 Jul 2020
Accepted 30 Jul 2020
Published online 12 Aug 2020
Published in print 08 Sep 2020

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Abahussain RMS, Alnamlah AA, Alotaibi TH, Alharbi AS, Moafa AYA, Qasem HAO, Makrami AMH, Alhablani FS. General public awareness about contact lens care in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1433-1439. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595069739


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Abahussain RMS, Alnamlah AA, Alotaibi TH, Alharbi AS, Moafa AYA, Qasem HAO, Makrami AMH, Alhablani FS. General public awareness about contact lens care in Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=104856 [Access: October 25, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595069739


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Abahussain RMS, Alnamlah AA, Alotaibi TH, Alharbi AS, Moafa AYA, Qasem HAO, Makrami AMH, Alhablani FS. General public awareness about contact lens care in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1433-1439. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595069739


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Abahussain RMS, Alnamlah AA, Alotaibi TH, Alharbi AS, Moafa AYA, Qasem HAO, Makrami AMH, Alhablani FS. General public awareness about contact lens care in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited October 25, 2020]; 4(9): 1433-1439. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595069739


Harvard Style

Abahussain, R. M. S., Alnamlah, . A. A., Alotaibi, . T. H., Alharbi, . A. S., Moafa, . A. Y. A., Qasem, . H. A. O., Makrami, . A. M. H. & Alhablani, . F. S. (2020) General public awareness about contact lens care in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (9), 1433-1439. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595069739


Turabian Style

Abahussain, Reem Mohammed Saad, Alaa Abdulrahman Alnamlah, Tuqa Hatim Alotaibi, Abdullah Sulaiman Alharbi, Alabbas Yahya Ahmed Moafa, Halimah Ahmed Othman Qasem, Almoayad Mohammed H. Makrami, and Farah Saleh Alhablani. 2020. General public awareness about contact lens care in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1433-1439. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595069739


Chicago Style

Abahussain, Reem Mohammed Saad, Alaa Abdulrahman Alnamlah, Tuqa Hatim Alotaibi, Abdullah Sulaiman Alharbi, Alabbas Yahya Ahmed Moafa, Halimah Ahmed Othman Qasem, Almoayad Mohammed H. Makrami, and Farah Saleh Alhablani. "General public awareness about contact lens care in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1433-1439. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595069739


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Abahussain, Reem Mohammed Saad, Alaa Abdulrahman Alnamlah, Tuqa Hatim Alotaibi, Abdullah Sulaiman Alharbi, Alabbas Yahya Ahmed Moafa, Halimah Ahmed Othman Qasem, Almoayad Mohammed H. Makrami, and Farah Saleh Alhablani. "General public awareness about contact lens care in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.9 (2020), 1433-1439. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595069739


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Abahussain, R. M. S., Alnamlah, . A. A., Alotaibi, . T. H., Alharbi, . A. S., Moafa, . A. Y. A., Qasem, . H. A. O., Makrami, . A. M. H. & Alhablani, . F. S. (2020) General public awareness about contact lens care in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1433-1439. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595069739


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