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IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1662-1667

Awareness of hernia risk factors among adults in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Bandar Assakran, Meshari Alharbi, Ghadah Alnikaiden, Marwa Almozeri, Abdullah Alsuhaibani, Abdullah Alnughaymishi, Asim Alshowaiman, Mohammed Elmuttalut.

ABSTRACT

Background: Minimal information exists about the awareness of risk factors for developing hernias among A1-Qassim population, Saudi Arabia. The present study aims to assess the awareness toward the risk factors of hernia and promotes the early diagnosis among Al-Qassim population. Methodology: The study was a cross-sectional study conducted in the Al-Qassim region. A validated self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from participants. The data were entered into and processed using the Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences software version 21 (IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY). Results: The study obtained information from 446 respondents. Sampled respondents (75.1%) consisted of more females (75.1%) compared to males (24.4%). Gender and responses of the association between hernia and asthma were not significantly associated (p = 0.309). A significant association between knowledge of lifting heavy weights and age of respondents between 22 and 28 years was found (p < 0.007). Conclusions: Hernia knowledge was not significantly different across genders. However, this knowledge was higher in individuals aged 2228 years and also seemed to increase with an increase in the education level.

Keywords:
Hernia, demographics, knowledge, awareness


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Awareness of hernia risk factors among adults in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Bandar Assakran
Department of General Surgery, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Meshari Alharbi
Family and Community Medicine Department, Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Ghadah Alnikaiden
Family and Community Medicine Department, Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Marwa Almozeri
Family and Community Medicine Department, Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Alsuhaibani
Family and Community Medicine Department, Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Alnughaymishi
Family and Community Medicine Department, Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Asim Alshowaiman
Family and Community Medicine Department, Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Elmuttalut
Family and Community Medicine Department, Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Meshari Alharbi, Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.; Mshary_7777@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 06 Sep 2020
Accepted 24 Sep 2020
Published online 03 Oct 2020
Published in print 11 Oct 2020

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Assakran B, Alharbi M, Alnikaiden G, Almozeri M, Alsuhaibani A, Alnughaymishi A, Alshowaiman A, Elmuttalut M. Awareness of hernia risk factors among adults in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1662-1667. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1599413198


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Assakran B, Alharbi M, Alnikaiden G, Almozeri M, Alsuhaibani A, Alnughaymishi A, Alshowaiman A, Elmuttalut M. Awareness of hernia risk factors among adults in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=132255 [Access: November 24, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1599413198


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Assakran B, Alharbi M, Alnikaiden G, Almozeri M, Alsuhaibani A, Alnughaymishi A, Alshowaiman A, Elmuttalut M. Awareness of hernia risk factors among adults in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1662-1667. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1599413198


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Assakran B, Alharbi M, Alnikaiden G, Almozeri M, Alsuhaibani A, Alnughaymishi A, Alshowaiman A, Elmuttalut M. Awareness of hernia risk factors among adults in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited November 24, 2020]; 4(10): 1662-1667. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1599413198


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Assakran, B., Alharbi, . M., Alnikaiden, . G., Almozeri, . M., Alsuhaibani, . A., Alnughaymishi, . A., Alshowaiman, . A. & Elmuttalut, . M. (2020) Awareness of hernia risk factors among adults in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (10), 1662-1667. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1599413198


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Assakran, Bandar, Meshari Alharbi, Ghadah Alnikaiden, Marwa Almozeri, Abdullah Alsuhaibani, Abdullah Alnughaymishi, Asim Alshowaiman, and Mohammed Elmuttalut. 2020. Awareness of hernia risk factors among adults in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (10), 1662-1667. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1599413198


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Assakran, Bandar, Meshari Alharbi, Ghadah Alnikaiden, Marwa Almozeri, Abdullah Alsuhaibani, Abdullah Alnughaymishi, Asim Alshowaiman, and Mohammed Elmuttalut. "Awareness of hernia risk factors among adults in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1662-1667. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1599413198


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Assakran, Bandar, Meshari Alharbi, Ghadah Alnikaiden, Marwa Almozeri, Abdullah Alsuhaibani, Abdullah Alnughaymishi, Asim Alshowaiman, and Mohammed Elmuttalut. "Awareness of hernia risk factors among adults in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.10 (2020), 1662-1667. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1599413198


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Assakran, B., Alharbi, . M., Alnikaiden, . G., Almozeri, . M., Alsuhaibani, . A., Alnughaymishi, . A., Alshowaiman, . A. & Elmuttalut, . M. (2020) Awareness of hernia risk factors among adults in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (10), 1662-1667. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1599413198


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