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IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1336-1341

Knowledge and awareness of disc herniation among Saudi population: a cross-sectional study

Authors: Marzooq A. Alobari, Saad S. Alotaibi, Sayyaf A. Almarshadi, Bashaier G. AlQahtani, Mai S. Althobaiti, Muaz B. Wali, Amjaad I. Hawsawi, Ibrahim A. Alburaidi, Abdallah A. Alzahrani.

ABSTRACT

Background: Low back pain due to disc herniation is a common symptom, where most of the people seek medical help. A herniated disc is defined as an organ or tissue protrusion through an abnormal opening. This study was aimed to assess the knowledge and awareness of disc herniation among the Saudi population. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was carried out in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia, on adults aged 15 years or above. A total of 1,105 interviews were conducted with 1,087 positive interviews, to receive a total response rate of 98%. The data analysis was performed using Microsoft Excel 2016 (Microsoft Company, Seattle, WA) and the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 23 (Chicago, IL). Results: Among the total participants studied, slipped disk herniation was heard by 93% of respondents, whereas only 7% reported "never heard of it. The level of disc herniation awareness was found high among participants aged 15-30 years with 57% of respondents having the right level of knowledge about disc herniation. Furthermore, the level of knowledge among 31-45 years and 60 years or above was not satisfactory. Conclusion: The study revealed a lack of public awareness about disc herniation predisposing factors among Saudi young women and men, irrespective of the age and range of their body mass index.

Keywords:
Disc herniation, awareness, Saudi Arabia, cross-sectional study, neurosurgery


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Knowledge and awareness of disc herniation among Saudi population: a cross-sectional study


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Marzooq A Alobari
College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Dawadmi, Saudi Arabia
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Saad S Alotaibi
College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Dawadmi, Saudi Arabia
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Sayyaf A Almarshadi
College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Dawadmi, Saudi Arabia
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Bashaier G AlQahtani
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Mai S Althobaiti
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Muaz B Wali
College of Medicine, Northern border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia
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Amjaad I Hawsawi
College of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Ibrahim A Alburaidi
College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Abdallah A Alzahrani
College of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Saad S. Alotaibi, College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Dawadmi, Saudi Arabia.; saadals3ud@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 20 Jun 2020
Accepted 12 Jul 2020
Published online 30 Jul 2020
Published in print 08 Sep 2020

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Alobari MA, Alotaibi SS, Almarshadi SA, AlQahtani BG, Althobaiti MS, Wali MB, Hawsawi AI, Alburaidi IA, Alzahrani AA. Knowledge and awareness of disc herniation among Saudi population: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1336-1341. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592666638


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Alobari MA, Alotaibi SS, Almarshadi SA, AlQahtani BG, Althobaiti MS, Wali MB, Hawsawi AI, Alburaidi IA, Alzahrani AA. Knowledge and awareness of disc herniation among Saudi population: a cross-sectional study. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=117062 [Access: October 21, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592666638


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Alobari MA, Alotaibi SS, Almarshadi SA, AlQahtani BG, Althobaiti MS, Wali MB, Hawsawi AI, Alburaidi IA, Alzahrani AA. Knowledge and awareness of disc herniation among Saudi population: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1336-1341. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592666638


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Alobari MA, Alotaibi SS, Almarshadi SA, AlQahtani BG, Althobaiti MS, Wali MB, Hawsawi AI, Alburaidi IA, Alzahrani AA. Knowledge and awareness of disc herniation among Saudi population: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. (2020), [cited October 21, 2020]; 4(9): 1336-1341. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592666638


Harvard Style

Alobari, M. A., Alotaibi, . S. S., Almarshadi, . S. A., AlQahtani, . B. G., Althobaiti, . M. S., Wali, . M. B., Hawsawi, . A. I., Alburaidi, . I. A. & Alzahrani, . A. A. (2020) Knowledge and awareness of disc herniation among Saudi population: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC, 4 (9), 1336-1341. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592666638


Turabian Style

Alobari, Marzooq A., Saad S. Alotaibi, Sayyaf A. Almarshadi, Bashaier G. AlQahtani, Mai S. Althobaiti, Muaz B. Wali, Amjaad I. Hawsawi, Ibrahim A. Alburaidi, and Abdallah A. Alzahrani. 2020. Knowledge and awareness of disc herniation among Saudi population: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1336-1341. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592666638


Chicago Style

Alobari, Marzooq A., Saad S. Alotaibi, Sayyaf A. Almarshadi, Bashaier G. AlQahtani, Mai S. Althobaiti, Muaz B. Wali, Amjaad I. Hawsawi, Ibrahim A. Alburaidi, and Abdallah A. Alzahrani. "Knowledge and awareness of disc herniation among Saudi population: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1336-1341. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592666638


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alobari, Marzooq A., Saad S. Alotaibi, Sayyaf A. Almarshadi, Bashaier G. AlQahtani, Mai S. Althobaiti, Muaz B. Wali, Amjaad I. Hawsawi, Ibrahim A. Alburaidi, and Abdallah A. Alzahrani. "Knowledge and awareness of disc herniation among Saudi population: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.9 (2020), 1336-1341. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592666638


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alobari, M. A., Alotaibi, . S. S., Almarshadi, . S. A., AlQahtani, . B. G., Althobaiti, . M. S., Wali, . M. B., Hawsawi, . A. I., Alburaidi, . I. A. & Alzahrani, . A. A. (2020) Knowledge and awareness of disc herniation among Saudi population: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1336-1341. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592666638


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