Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1357-1363

Awareness of adult population toward constipation and its complications in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Saif Ahmad Shamshuddin Ahmed, Abdulaziz Safar Alshahrani, Abdulaziz Saad Alhazzaa, Musaab Fahad Alslaihem, Naif Jamaan Benragosh, Mohammed Ahmed Alswayah.

ABSTRACT

Background: Although constipation is typically avoidable, it presents as a continuous problem in healthcare with painful and unbearable consequences. Constipation might be significant (idiopathic) or minor to other factors, which could be medical or surgical factors [poor diet, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or obstructions, etc.]. This study aimed to assess the level of awareness of the adult population toward constipation and its complications in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and to assess the relationship between the level of awareness and different sociodemographic factors. Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, 1,855 participants were randomly enrolled; among them 66.6% were male, while 33.4% were female. A pretested questionnaire was used in data collection. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyze the collected data. Results: The studys findings indicated that 75% of the participants were recognized with a good level of awareness of constipation and its complications. No significant difference was observed between gender, nationality, and level of education concerning the level of awareness, as the calculated p values for these parameters were recorded as 0.663, 0.883, and 0.942, respectively. On the contrary, there was a significant difference between the age parameter and the level of awareness (p ≤ 0.001). Our results showed that the level of awareness improved with increasing age. Also, there was a significant relationship between marital status and level of awareness (p ≤ 0.001). The result showed that the highest level of awareness was observed in widowed followed by married participants. Conclusion: The level of awareness toward constipation and its complications was sufficient among the adult population in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There was a significant difference between age and marital status concerning the level of awareness.

Keywords:
Constipation, adult, awareness, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, complication of constipation


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Awareness of adult population toward constipation and its complications in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Saif Ahmad Shamshuddin Ahmed
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Safar Alshahrani
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Saad Alhazzaa
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Musaab Fahad Alslaihem
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Naif Jamaan Benragosh
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Ahmed Alswayah
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Abdulaziz Safar Alshahrani, College of Medicine, Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; abdulazizsafar17@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 29 Jun 2020
Accepted 12 Aug 2020
Published online 25 Aug 2020
Published in print 08 Sep 2020

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Ahmed SAS, Alshahrani AS, Alhazzaa AS, Alslaihem MF, Benragosh NJ, Alswayah MA. Awareness of adult population toward constipation and its complications in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1357-1363. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593393331


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Ahmed SAS, Alshahrani AS, Alhazzaa AS, Alslaihem MF, Benragosh NJ, Alswayah MA. Awareness of adult population toward constipation and its complications in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=119859 [Access: October 25, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593393331


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Ahmed SAS, Alshahrani AS, Alhazzaa AS, Alslaihem MF, Benragosh NJ, Alswayah MA. Awareness of adult population toward constipation and its complications in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1357-1363. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593393331


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Ahmed SAS, Alshahrani AS, Alhazzaa AS, Alslaihem MF, Benragosh NJ, Alswayah MA. Awareness of adult population toward constipation and its complications in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited October 25, 2020]; 4(9): 1357-1363. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593393331


Harvard Style

Ahmed, S. A. S., Alshahrani, . A. S., Alhazzaa, . A. S., Alslaihem, . M. F., Benragosh, . N. J. & Alswayah, . M. A. (2020) Awareness of adult population toward constipation and its complications in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (9), 1357-1363. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593393331


Turabian Style

Ahmed, Saif Ahmad Shamshuddin, Abdulaziz Safar Alshahrani, Abdulaziz Saad Alhazzaa, Musaab Fahad Alslaihem, Naif Jamaan Benragosh, and Mohammed Ahmed Alswayah. 2020. Awareness of adult population toward constipation and its complications in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1357-1363. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593393331


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Ahmed, Saif Ahmad Shamshuddin, Abdulaziz Safar Alshahrani, Abdulaziz Saad Alhazzaa, Musaab Fahad Alslaihem, Naif Jamaan Benragosh, and Mohammed Ahmed Alswayah. "Awareness of adult population toward constipation and its complications in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1357-1363. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593393331


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ahmed, Saif Ahmad Shamshuddin, Abdulaziz Safar Alshahrani, Abdulaziz Saad Alhazzaa, Musaab Fahad Alslaihem, Naif Jamaan Benragosh, and Mohammed Ahmed Alswayah. "Awareness of adult population toward constipation and its complications in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.9 (2020), 1357-1363. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593393331


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Ahmed, S. A. S., Alshahrani, . A. S., Alhazzaa, . A. S., Alslaihem, . M. F., Benragosh, . N. J. & Alswayah, . M. A. (2020) Awareness of adult population toward constipation and its complications in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1357-1363. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593393331


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