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IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1601-1608

Awareness of athletes in Saudi Arabia toward anterior cruciate ligament tear

Authors: Sultan Abdulrahman S. Alamrani, Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Abdulaziz Hassan Almahdi, Tareq Kamal Aljabri, Hatim Ibrahim Mohammed Mutanbak, Amjad Mohammed Albanna, Khalid Mohammad Alhazmi, Ziyad Thamer S. Alanazi, Abdulaziz Hani O. Alanazi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is a common medical condition which entails a stretch or sprain encountered in the ACL present inside the knee joint. This study aimed to study the level of awareness of athletes in Saudi Arabia toward ACL tear and to explore the relationship between the level of awareness and different socio-demographic factors. Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, conducted in 2020, 480 participants were randomly enrolled, and a pre-tested questionnaire was used in data collection. The relationship between socio-demographic factors of participants and their level of awareness was calculated using the chi-square test. Results: The athletes in Saudi Arabia had a relatively sufficient awareness toward ACL tear, where 56% of the participants were recognized with a good level of awareness. Significant differences were observed between gender, age, nationality, and level of education in relation to the level of awareness (p = 0.000). The present results showed that a good level of awareness was significantly associated with the male gender, age group of 18-25 years, Saudi nationals, and higher educational level. Conclusion: The level of awareness toward ACL tear was relatively sufficient among athletes in Saudi Arabia. More than half of the participants had a good level of awareness. Moreover, a significant relationship was observed between gender, age, nationality, and level of education in relation to the level of awareness.

Keywords:
Anterior cruciate ligament, Athletes, ligament tear.


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Awareness of athletes in Saudi Arabia toward anterior cruciate ligament tear


Authors
Sultan Abdulrahman S Alamrani
Medical Student, Tabuk University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
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Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad
General Practitioner, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Hassan Almahdi
Resident, PHC, Airport Clinic, Office of the Assistant Deputy Ministry for Human Resources, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Tareq Kamal Aljabri
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdualziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Hatim Ibrahim Mohammed Mutanbak
Medical Intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Amjad Mohammed Albanna
Medical Intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Khalid Mohammad Alhazmi
Medical Intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Ziyad Thamer S Alanazi
Medical Intern, Aljouf University, Aljouf, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Hani O Alanazi
Medical Intern, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Correspondence to:
. Sultan Abdulrahman S. Alamrani, Medical Student, Tabuk University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.; Soltan8alomrani@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 26 Aug 2020
Accepted 03 Sep 2020
Published online 11 Sep 2020
Published in print 11 Oct 2020

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Alamrani SAS, Mohammad SM, Almahdi AH, Aljabri TK, Mutanbak HIM, Albanna AM, Alhazmi KM, Alanazi ZTS, Alanazi AHO. Awareness of athletes in Saudi Arabia toward anterior cruciate ligament tear. IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1601-1608. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598457707


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Alamrani SAS, Mohammad SM, Almahdi AH, Aljabri TK, Mutanbak HIM, Albanna AM, Alhazmi KM, Alanazi ZTS, Alanazi AHO. Awareness of athletes in Saudi Arabia toward anterior cruciate ligament tear. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=129081 [Access: November 24, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598457707


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Alamrani SAS, Mohammad SM, Almahdi AH, Aljabri TK, Mutanbak HIM, Albanna AM, Alhazmi KM, Alanazi ZTS, Alanazi AHO. Awareness of athletes in Saudi Arabia toward anterior cruciate ligament tear. IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1601-1608. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598457707


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alamrani SAS, Mohammad SM, Almahdi AH, Aljabri TK, Mutanbak HIM, Albanna AM, Alhazmi KM, Alanazi ZTS, Alanazi AHO. Awareness of athletes in Saudi Arabia toward anterior cruciate ligament tear. IJMDC. (2020), [cited November 24, 2020]; 4(10): 1601-1608. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598457707


Harvard Style

Alamrani, S. A. S., Mohammad, . S. M., Almahdi, . A. H., Aljabri, . T. K., Mutanbak, . H. I. M., Albanna, . A. M., Alhazmi, . K. M., Alanazi, . Z. T. S. & Alanazi, . A. H. O. (2020) Awareness of athletes in Saudi Arabia toward anterior cruciate ligament tear. IJMDC, 4 (10), 1601-1608. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598457707


Turabian Style

Alamrani, Sultan Abdulrahman S., Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Abdulaziz Hassan Almahdi, Tareq Kamal Aljabri, Hatim Ibrahim Mohammed Mutanbak, Amjad Mohammed Albanna, Khalid Mohammad Alhazmi, Ziyad Thamer S. Alanazi, and Abdulaziz Hani O. Alanazi. 2020. Awareness of athletes in Saudi Arabia toward anterior cruciate ligament tear. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (10), 1601-1608. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598457707


Chicago Style

Alamrani, Sultan Abdulrahman S., Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Abdulaziz Hassan Almahdi, Tareq Kamal Aljabri, Hatim Ibrahim Mohammed Mutanbak, Amjad Mohammed Albanna, Khalid Mohammad Alhazmi, Ziyad Thamer S. Alanazi, and Abdulaziz Hani O. Alanazi. "Awareness of athletes in Saudi Arabia toward anterior cruciate ligament tear." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1601-1608. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598457707


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alamrani, Sultan Abdulrahman S., Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Abdulaziz Hassan Almahdi, Tareq Kamal Aljabri, Hatim Ibrahim Mohammed Mutanbak, Amjad Mohammed Albanna, Khalid Mohammad Alhazmi, Ziyad Thamer S. Alanazi, and Abdulaziz Hani O. Alanazi. "Awareness of athletes in Saudi Arabia toward anterior cruciate ligament tear." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.10 (2020), 1601-1608. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598457707


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alamrani, S. A. S., Mohammad, . S. M., Almahdi, . A. H., Aljabri, . T. K., Mutanbak, . H. I. M., Albanna, . A. M., Alhazmi, . K. M., Alanazi, . Z. T. S. & Alanazi, . A. H. O. (2020) Awareness of athletes in Saudi Arabia toward anterior cruciate ligament tear. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (10), 1601-1608. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598457707


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