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IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1370-1374

Level of Awareness among Riyadh Population Regarding Diabetes Mellitus

Authors: Khalid Alanazi, Khalid Alsaid, Mohammed Alanazi, Mohammed Alayed, Mohammed Ibrahim Albakri, Mohammad Alkayat, Mohammed Mutawwam, Naif Abdulrahman Alshaqhaa, Othman Alzughibi, Rayan Alshagha, Yasser Ghazi Alarimah, Amar Fathi Mohamed Khalifa.

ABSTRACT

Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a disease of global impact; one in every 14 people has diabetes or most likely will be. This study aimed to identify the level of awareness regarding type 2 DM (T2DM) among the Riyadh population, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Riyadh selected from primary health care centers, using self-administered, and a pretested questionnaire was developed after considering the previously published studies and consulting with epidemiological experts. Medical personnel and individuals younger than 18 years old were excluded from the study. The sample size was determined as 300 through a quota sampling Method. The data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences to generate tablesí graphs, and a p-value of 0.05 or less is considered to be significant. Results: Among the total of 300 respondents, 186 (62%) were male. Almost 40% of respondents had a university level of education. The study revealed that 55.3% had a high level of awareness regarding the risk factors of T2DM. About 37% of participants had a high level of knowledge regarding the complications of T2DM. In comparison, 33% had a low level of awareness regarding complications. There was a significant statistical relationship between the age and level of knowledge regarding the complications of T2DM (p-value = 0.028). Conclusion: This study concluded that most of the participants had a moderate to a high level of awareness regarding T2DM; there was an association between the age and level of knowledge of DM-2 complications. It is recommended that researchers should investigate the attitude of newly diagnosed diabetics toward lifestyle change.

Keywords:
Disease, diabetes mellitus type 2, awareness, Riyadh


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Level of Awareness among Riyadh Population Regarding Diabetes Mellitus


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Khalid Alanazi
College of Medicine, Al Maarefa University, Al Khalidiyah, Saudi Arabia
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Khalid Alsaid
College of Medicine, Al Maarefa University, Al Khalidiyah, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Alanazi
College of Medicine, Al Maarefa University, Al Khalidiyah, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Alayed
Dar Al Uloom University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Ibrahim Albakri
College of Medicine, Al Maarefa University, Al Khalidiyah, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammad Alkayat
College of Medicine, Al Maarefa University, Al Khalidiyah, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Mutawwam
College of Medicine, Al Maarefa University, Al Khalidiyah, Saudi Arabia
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Naif Abdulrahman Alshaqhaa
College of Medicine, Al Maarefa University, Al Khalidiyah, Saudi Arabia
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Othman Alzughibi
College of Medicine, Al Maarefa University, Al Khalidiyah, Saudi Arabia
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Rayan Alshagha
College of Medicine, Al Maarefa University, Al Khalidiyah, Saudi Arabia
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Yasser Ghazi Alarimah
College of Medicine, Al Maarefa University, Al Khalidiyah, Saudi Arabia
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Amar Fathi Mohamed Khalifa

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Correspondence to:
. Yasser Ghazi Alarimah, College of Medicine, Al Maarefa University, Al Khalidiyah, Saudi Arabia.; yasseralarimah@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 06 Jul 2020
Accepted 16 Jul 2020
Published online 06 Aug 2020
Published in print 08 Sep 2020

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Alanazi K, Alsaid K, Alanazi M, Alayed M, Albakri MI, Alkayat M, Mutawwam M, Alshaqhaa NA, Alzughibi O, Alshagha R, Alarimah YG, Khalifa AFM. Level of Awareness among Riyadh Population Regarding Diabetes Mellitus. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1370-1374. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593948597


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Alanazi K, Alsaid K, Alanazi M, Alayed M, Albakri MI, Alkayat M, Mutawwam M, Alshaqhaa NA, Alzughibi O, Alshagha R, Alarimah YG, Khalifa AFM. Level of Awareness among Riyadh Population Regarding Diabetes Mellitus. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=23772 [Access: October 25, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593948597


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Alanazi K, Alsaid K, Alanazi M, Alayed M, Albakri MI, Alkayat M, Mutawwam M, Alshaqhaa NA, Alzughibi O, Alshagha R, Alarimah YG, Khalifa AFM. Level of Awareness among Riyadh Population Regarding Diabetes Mellitus. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1370-1374. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593948597


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Alanazi K, Alsaid K, Alanazi M, Alayed M, Albakri MI, Alkayat M, Mutawwam M, Alshaqhaa NA, Alzughibi O, Alshagha R, Alarimah YG, Khalifa AFM. Level of Awareness among Riyadh Population Regarding Diabetes Mellitus. IJMDC. (2020), [cited October 25, 2020]; 4(9): 1370-1374. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593948597


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Alanazi, K., Alsaid, . K., Alanazi, . M., Alayed, . M., Albakri, . M. I., Alkayat, . M., Mutawwam, . M., Alshaqhaa, . N. A., Alzughibi, . O., Alshagha, . R., Alarimah, . Y. G. & Khalifa, . A. F. M. (2020) Level of Awareness among Riyadh Population Regarding Diabetes Mellitus. IJMDC, 4 (9), 1370-1374. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593948597


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Alanazi, Khalid, Khalid Alsaid, Mohammed Alanazi, Mohammed Alayed, Mohammed Ibrahim Albakri, Mohammad Alkayat, Mohammed Mutawwam, Naif Abdulrahman Alshaqhaa, Othman Alzughibi, Rayan Alshagha, Yasser Ghazi Alarimah, and Amar Fathi Mohamed Khalifa. 2020. Level of Awareness among Riyadh Population Regarding Diabetes Mellitus. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1370-1374. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593948597


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Alanazi, Khalid, Khalid Alsaid, Mohammed Alanazi, Mohammed Alayed, Mohammed Ibrahim Albakri, Mohammad Alkayat, Mohammed Mutawwam, Naif Abdulrahman Alshaqhaa, Othman Alzughibi, Rayan Alshagha, Yasser Ghazi Alarimah, and Amar Fathi Mohamed Khalifa. "Level of Awareness among Riyadh Population Regarding Diabetes Mellitus." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1370-1374. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593948597


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Alanazi, Khalid, Khalid Alsaid, Mohammed Alanazi, Mohammed Alayed, Mohammed Ibrahim Albakri, Mohammad Alkayat, Mohammed Mutawwam, Naif Abdulrahman Alshaqhaa, Othman Alzughibi, Rayan Alshagha, Yasser Ghazi Alarimah, and Amar Fathi Mohamed Khalifa. "Level of Awareness among Riyadh Population Regarding Diabetes Mellitus." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.9 (2020), 1370-1374. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593948597


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Alanazi, K., Alsaid, . K., Alanazi, . M., Alayed, . M., Albakri, . M. I., Alkayat, . M., Mutawwam, . M., Alshaqhaa, . N. A., Alzughibi, . O., Alshagha, . R., Alarimah, . Y. G. & Khalifa, . A. F. M. (2020) Level of Awareness among Riyadh Population Regarding Diabetes Mellitus. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1370-1374. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1593948597


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