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IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1673-1678

General public awareness toward rhinosinusitis, in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Nuwayyir Essa Essa Aqeel, Safiah Mutaen Ali Hakami, Hadeel Fuad Qadri, Abdullah Almuebid, Ghadah Farraj Alzahrani, Mohammed Abdullah Alshehri, Ali Abdullah A Alshehri, Rafaa Ahmed Othman Qasem.

ABSTRACT

Background: Rhinosinusitis is commonly known as irritation of lining membranes. This study aimed to assess the level of general public awareness toward rhinosinusitis, in Saudi Arabia, and to explore the relationship between the level of awareness and different sociodemographic factors. Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, 450 adult male and female participants were randomly enrolled from five different regions of Saudi Arabia in 2020. A pre-tested questionnaire was used in data collection. Results: The general public in Saudi Arabia had sufficient awareness toward rhinosinusitis. The majority of the participants had good awareness of specific parameters in the questionnaire. The exception was in the area of differentiation between acute and chronic rhinosinusitis, the number of human nasal sinuses, and causes of rhinosinusitis. No significant difference was observed between educational level and level of awareness (p = 0.143). On the contrary, there was a significant difference between gender, age, nationality, residency, and marital status with the level of awareness. A good level of awareness was found to be associated with female gender, 45 years of age or older, non-Saudi, and widowed and participants who resided in the central and eastern region. Conclusion: The level of awareness toward rhinosinusitis was found satisfactory among general population in Saudi Arabia.

Keywords:
Rhinosinusitis, irritation of lining membranes, Saudi Arabia


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General public awareness toward rhinosinusitis, in Saudi Arabia


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Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad
General Practitioner, Ministry of Health, Mansoura University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Nuwayyir Essa Essa Aqeel
Medical intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Safiah Mutaen Ali Hakami
Medical intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Hadeel Fuad Qadri
Medical intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Almuebid
Medical Intern, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Ghadah Farraj Alzahrani
General Practitioner, Ibn Sina National College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Abdullah Alshehri
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Ali Abdullah A Alshehri
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Rafaa Ahmed Othman Qasem
Pharma D intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, General Practitioner, Ministry of Health, Mansoura University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; saeed.mm1sa@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 14 Sep 2020
Accepted 24 Sep 2020
Published online 04 Oct 2020
Published in print 11 Oct 2020

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Mohammad SM, Aqeel NEE, Hakami SMA, Qadri HF, Almuebid A, Alzahrani GF, Alshehri MA, Alshehri AAA, Qasem RAO. General public awareness toward rhinosinusitis, in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1673-1678. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600110076


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Mohammad SM, Aqeel NEE, Hakami SMA, Qadri HF, Almuebid A, Alzahrani GF, Alshehri MA, Alshehri AAA, Qasem RAO. General public awareness toward rhinosinusitis, in Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=135037 [Access: November 24, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600110076


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Mohammad SM, Aqeel NEE, Hakami SMA, Qadri HF, Almuebid A, Alzahrani GF, Alshehri MA, Alshehri AAA, Qasem RAO. General public awareness toward rhinosinusitis, in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1673-1678. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600110076


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Mohammad SM, Aqeel NEE, Hakami SMA, Qadri HF, Almuebid A, Alzahrani GF, Alshehri MA, Alshehri AAA, Qasem RAO. General public awareness toward rhinosinusitis, in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited November 24, 2020]; 4(10): 1673-1678. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600110076


Harvard Style

Mohammad, S. M., Aqeel, . N. E. E., Hakami, . S. M. A., Qadri, . H. F., Almuebid, . A., Alzahrani, . G. F., Alshehri, . M. A., Alshehri, . A. A. A. & Qasem, . R. A. O. (2020) General public awareness toward rhinosinusitis, in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (10), 1673-1678. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600110076


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Mohammad, Saeed Mahmoud, Nuwayyir Essa Essa Aqeel, Safiah Mutaen Ali Hakami, Hadeel Fuad Qadri, Abdullah Almuebid, Ghadah Farraj Alzahrani, Mohammed Abdullah Alshehri, Ali Abdullah A Alshehri, and Rafaa Ahmed Othman Qasem. 2020. General public awareness toward rhinosinusitis, in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (10), 1673-1678. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600110076


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Mohammad, Saeed Mahmoud, Nuwayyir Essa Essa Aqeel, Safiah Mutaen Ali Hakami, Hadeel Fuad Qadri, Abdullah Almuebid, Ghadah Farraj Alzahrani, Mohammed Abdullah Alshehri, Ali Abdullah A Alshehri, and Rafaa Ahmed Othman Qasem. "General public awareness toward rhinosinusitis, in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1673-1678. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600110076


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Mohammad, Saeed Mahmoud, Nuwayyir Essa Essa Aqeel, Safiah Mutaen Ali Hakami, Hadeel Fuad Qadri, Abdullah Almuebid, Ghadah Farraj Alzahrani, Mohammed Abdullah Alshehri, Ali Abdullah A Alshehri, and Rafaa Ahmed Othman Qasem. "General public awareness toward rhinosinusitis, in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.10 (2020), 1673-1678. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600110076


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Mohammad, S. M., Aqeel, . N. E. E., Hakami, . S. M. A., Qadri, . H. F., Almuebid, . A., Alzahrani, . G. F., Alshehri, . M. A., Alshehri, . A. A. A. & Qasem, . R. A. O. (2020) General public awareness toward rhinosinusitis, in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (10), 1673-1678. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600110076


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