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IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1482-1490

General public awareness of adult population toward hypoglycemic attacks in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Sultan Abdulrahman S. Alamrani, Mawddah Mohammed Bushnag, Faysal Mohammed Alahmari, Abdulaziz Khalid Almowina, Muath Saeed Alqahtani, Nasser Hamoud Alotibi, Rayan Mushaal Almutairi, Mohammed Mutlaq Althobaiti, Ghassan Althinayyan.

ABSTRACT

Background: Hypoglycemic attack refers to a medical condition in which blood glucose level decreases to a dangerous level (less than 40 mg/dl), resulting in the appearance of a physiological shock in the body. This study was aimed to assess the level of awareness of the general population in Saudi Arabia toward hypoglycemic attacks and to explore the relationship between the level of awareness and various socio-demographic factors. Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, 420 participants were randomly enrolled. A pre-tested questionnaire was used in data collection. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyze the collected data. Results: This study comprises 50.7% females and 49.3% males; most of them were graduated (49.5%), married (49.8%), and of Saudi nationality (74.3%). The findings of this study indicated that there was a high level of awareness about hypoglycemic attacks among the general population in Saudi Arabia, where most of the participants (n = 335, 79.8%) were identified with a good level of awareness, while 85 (20.2%) had a poor level of awareness. No significant difference was observed between nationality and level of awareness (p = 0.812). On contrary, there were significant differences between gender, age, marital status, and level of education concerning the level of awareness, as the calculated p values were recorded as <0.001 for all these parameters, and 0.046 for the age parameter. Conclusion: The level of awareness of the general population in Saudi Arabia toward hypoglycemic attacks was sufficient. There was a significant relationship between gender, age, marital status, and level of education in relation to the level of awareness.

Keywords:
Hypoglycemic attack, cross-sectional study, physiological shock


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General public awareness of adult population toward hypoglycemic attacks in Saudi Arabia


Authors
Sultan Abdulrahman S Alamrani
Medical student, Tabuk University, Tabuk City, Saudi Arabia
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Mawddah Mohammed Bushnag
General Practitioner in Public Health Care Center in Makkah (Ministry of Health), Makkah Um Alqura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Faysal Mohammed Alahmari
Medical Intern, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Khalid Almowina
Medical Intern, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Muath Saeed Alqahtani
Medical Intern, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Nasser Hamoud Alotibi
Medical Student, Shaqra University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Rayan Mushaal Almutairi
Medical Intern, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Mutlaq Althobaiti
Medical intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Ghassan Althinayyan
Medical Student, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Sultan Abdulrahman S. Alamrani, Medical Student, Tabuk University, Tabuk City, Saudi Arabia.; soltan8alomrani@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 16 Aug 2020
Accepted 22 Aug 2020
Published online 01 Sep 2020
Published in print 08 Sep 2020

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Alamrani SAS, Bushnag MM, Alahmari FM, Almowina AK, Alqahtani MS, Alotibi NH, Almutairi RM, Althobaiti MM, Althinayyan G. General public awareness of adult population toward hypoglycemic attacks in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1482-1490. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597600577


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Alamrani SAS, Bushnag MM, Alahmari FM, Almowina AK, Alqahtani MS, Alotibi NH, Almutairi RM, Althobaiti MM, Althinayyan G. General public awareness of adult population toward hypoglycemic attacks in Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=125932 [Access: October 21, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597600577


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Alamrani SAS, Bushnag MM, Alahmari FM, Almowina AK, Alqahtani MS, Alotibi NH, Almutairi RM, Althobaiti MM, Althinayyan G. General public awareness of adult population toward hypoglycemic attacks in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1482-1490. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597600577


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Alamrani SAS, Bushnag MM, Alahmari FM, Almowina AK, Alqahtani MS, Alotibi NH, Almutairi RM, Althobaiti MM, Althinayyan G. General public awareness of adult population toward hypoglycemic attacks in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited October 21, 2020]; 4(9): 1482-1490. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597600577


Harvard Style

Alamrani, S. A. S., Bushnag, . M. M., Alahmari, . F. M., Almowina, . A. K., Alqahtani, . M. S., Alotibi, . N. H., Almutairi, . R. M., Althobaiti, . M. M. & Althinayyan, . G. (2020) General public awareness of adult population toward hypoglycemic attacks in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (9), 1482-1490. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597600577


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Alamrani, Sultan Abdulrahman S., Mawddah Mohammed Bushnag, Faysal Mohammed Alahmari, Abdulaziz Khalid Almowina, Muath Saeed Alqahtani, Nasser Hamoud Alotibi, Rayan Mushaal Almutairi, Mohammed Mutlaq Althobaiti, and Ghassan Althinayyan. 2020. General public awareness of adult population toward hypoglycemic attacks in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1482-1490. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597600577


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Alamrani, Sultan Abdulrahman S., Mawddah Mohammed Bushnag, Faysal Mohammed Alahmari, Abdulaziz Khalid Almowina, Muath Saeed Alqahtani, Nasser Hamoud Alotibi, Rayan Mushaal Almutairi, Mohammed Mutlaq Althobaiti, and Ghassan Althinayyan. "General public awareness of adult population toward hypoglycemic attacks in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1482-1490. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597600577


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Alamrani, Sultan Abdulrahman S., Mawddah Mohammed Bushnag, Faysal Mohammed Alahmari, Abdulaziz Khalid Almowina, Muath Saeed Alqahtani, Nasser Hamoud Alotibi, Rayan Mushaal Almutairi, Mohammed Mutlaq Althobaiti, and Ghassan Althinayyan. "General public awareness of adult population toward hypoglycemic attacks in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.9 (2020), 1482-1490. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597600577


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Alamrani, S. A. S., Bushnag, . M. M., Alahmari, . F. M., Almowina, . A. K., Alqahtani, . M. S., Alotibi, . N. H., Almutairi, . R. M., Althobaiti, . M. M. & Althinayyan, . G. (2020) General public awareness of adult population toward hypoglycemic attacks in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1482-1490. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597600577


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