IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1679-1685

Assessment of the knowledge toward sleep medicine among medical students at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Danah Mohamed A. Alghamdi, Faisal Khaled Albugami, Wejdan Abdullah BinHumaidan, Omar Ahmed Alharthi, Khaled A. Yaghmour.

ABSTRACT

Background: Sleep disorders, including sleep deprivation and sleepiness, have become a severe health issue in modern society and could lead to serious health consequences, including lowering productivity and personal deterioration. This study aimed to assess the knowledge and attitude among undergraduate medical students studying at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah. Methodology: The study was conducted between April 2020 and June 2020 among undergraduate students at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, which included students from 4th, 5th, and 6th years. Data were collected using a questionnaire consisting of a section for socio-demographics, which had age, gender, academic level, and GPA. A second section also included a validated 30-item questionnaire-Assessment of Sleep Knowledge in Medical Education. The total scores were then converted into percentages and were categorized into two groups: high scores (≥ 60%) and lo w scores (<60%). Results: Our study included a final sample of 568 medical students, of which 296 (52.11%) were female and 272 (47.89%) were males. The students in the 6th year gave more correct responses than the 4th and 5th years, but there was no statistically significant association observed [χ2 (2.568) = 3.607, p = 0.165]. Also, it was observed that students who had a GPA > 4.5 gave higher scores compared to other students, which showed no statistical significance [χ2 (2.568) = 5.002, p = 0. 082)] Conclusion: This study summarizes that medical undergraduates have inadequate knowledge in the field of Sleep Medicine. This shows a lack of training in medical schools relating to sleep disorders, even though there is a very high prevalence of these disorders in the kingdom.

Keywords:
Sleep medicine, medical students.


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Assessment of the knowledge toward sleep medicine among medical students at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


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Danah Mohamed A Alghamdi
College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Faisal Khaled Albugami
College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Wejdan Abdullah BinHumaidan
College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Omar Ahmed Alharthi
College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Khaled A Yaghmour
College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Danah Mohamed A. Alghamdi, College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.; dmg966@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 12 Aug 2020
Accepted 12 Sep 2020
Published online 05 Oct 2020
Published in print 11 Oct 2020

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Alghamdi DMA, Albugami FK, BinHumaidan WA, Alharthi OA, Yaghmour KA. Assessment of the knowledge toward sleep medicine among medical students at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1679-1685. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597235817


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Alghamdi DMA, Albugami FK, BinHumaidan WA, Alharthi OA, Yaghmour KA. Assessment of the knowledge toward sleep medicine among medical students at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=124736 [Access: November 26, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597235817


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Alghamdi DMA, Albugami FK, BinHumaidan WA, Alharthi OA, Yaghmour KA. Assessment of the knowledge toward sleep medicine among medical students at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1679-1685. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597235817


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Alghamdi DMA, Albugami FK, BinHumaidan WA, Alharthi OA, Yaghmour KA. Assessment of the knowledge toward sleep medicine among medical students at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited November 26, 2020]; 4(10): 1679-1685. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597235817


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Alghamdi, D. M. A., Albugami, . F. K., BinHumaidan, . W. A., Alharthi, . O. A. & Yaghmour, . K. A. (2020) Assessment of the knowledge toward sleep medicine among medical students at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (10), 1679-1685. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597235817


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Alghamdi, Danah Mohamed A., Faisal Khaled Albugami, Wejdan Abdullah BinHumaidan, Omar Ahmed Alharthi, and Khaled A. Yaghmour. 2020. Assessment of the knowledge toward sleep medicine among medical students at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (10), 1679-1685. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597235817


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Alghamdi, Danah Mohamed A., Faisal Khaled Albugami, Wejdan Abdullah BinHumaidan, Omar Ahmed Alharthi, and Khaled A. Yaghmour. "Assessment of the knowledge toward sleep medicine among medical students at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1679-1685. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597235817


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Alghamdi, Danah Mohamed A., Faisal Khaled Albugami, Wejdan Abdullah BinHumaidan, Omar Ahmed Alharthi, and Khaled A. Yaghmour. "Assessment of the knowledge toward sleep medicine among medical students at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.10 (2020), 1679-1685. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597235817


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Alghamdi, D. M. A., Albugami, . F. K., BinHumaidan, . W. A., Alharthi, . O. A. & Yaghmour, . K. A. (2020) Assessment of the knowledge toward sleep medicine among medical students at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (10), 1679-1685. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597235817


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