Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(8): 676-680

Orthopedic foot and ankle patient knowledge: a cross-sectional study.

Authors: Adel Saeed Eid Alghamdi, Abdullah Saad Al-Zahrani, Seraj Mohammad Al-Zahrani, Mohammed Mahdi Alghamdi, Ahmed Saleh Minqash, Hatem Tarig Alzahrani.

ABSTRACT

Background: People with limited health literacy may not effectively communicate with their doctors and may lack the skills needed to make accurate health decisions. That is why it is essential that health care providers have insight into patientsí baseline medical knowledge, as this may help doctors customize their approach to the treatment plan for each patient. The current study aimed to assess orthopedic foot and ankle patientsí knowledge using ďThe Foot and Ankle Literacy Survey. Methodology: An online survey was conducted (October and November 2018) was conducted for evaluating patient knowledge of foot and ankle terminology, anatomy, conditions, treatment, and perioperative considerations. The performance was assessed as a function of participantsí demographic factors. Results: A total of 250 participants participated in our study. A significant improvement in the performance correlated with higher levels of education (college, p=0.008), patient type (preoperative visit, p=0.003) and a current or previous health care employee (p=0.001). Gender was significantly related with the performance improvement in the perioperative considerations (p=0.001). Education was associated with markedly improved performances in the terminology (p=0.02), conditions and treatment (p = 0.001), and perioperative considerations (p=0.001) categories. Being a health care employee or professional was associated with significantly (p=0.02) enhanced performances in the perioperative considerations category. Health care visit type was associated with significantly (p=0.02) improved performances in the anatomy category. Conclusion: Education, health care experience, visit type, and prior visits to health care providers for foot and ankle complaints were significantly found to improve questionnaire performance.

Keywords:
Health literacy (HL), FALS, foot, ankle


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Orthopedic foot and ankle patient knowledge: a cross-sectional study.


Authors
Adel Saeed Eid Alghamdi
King Fahad Hospital, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Saad Al-Zahrani
King Fahad Hospital, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia
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Seraj Mohammad Al-Zahrani
King Fahad Hospital, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Mahdi Alghamdi
King Fahad Hospital, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed Saleh Minqash
King Fahad Hospital, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia
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Hatem Tarig Alzahrani
King Fahad Hospital, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. King Fahad Hospital, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia; dr.adelhannash@gmail.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 15 Jan 2019
Accepted 30 Jan 2019
Published in print 21 May 2019

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Alghamdi ASE, Al-Zahrani AS, Al-Zahrani SM, Alghamdi MM, Minqash AS, Alzahrani HT. Orthopedic foot and ankle patient knowledge: a cross-sectional study.. IJMDC. 2019; 3(8): 676-680. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547590647


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Alghamdi ASE, Al-Zahrani AS, Al-Zahrani SM, Alghamdi MM, Minqash AS, Alzahrani HT. Orthopedic foot and ankle patient knowledge: a cross-sectional study.. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=26400 [Access: October 18, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547590647


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Alghamdi ASE, Al-Zahrani AS, Al-Zahrani SM, Alghamdi MM, Minqash AS, Alzahrani HT. Orthopedic foot and ankle patient knowledge: a cross-sectional study.. IJMDC. 2019; 3(8): 676-680. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547590647


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alghamdi ASE, Al-Zahrani AS, Al-Zahrani SM, Alghamdi MM, Minqash AS, Alzahrani HT. Orthopedic foot and ankle patient knowledge: a cross-sectional study.. IJMDC. (2019), [cited October 18, 2019]; 3(8): 676-680. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547590647


Harvard Style

Alghamdi, A. S. E., Al-Zahrani, . A. S., Al-Zahrani, . S. M., Alghamdi, . M. M., Minqash, . A. S. & Alzahrani, . H. T. (2019) Orthopedic foot and ankle patient knowledge: a cross-sectional study.. IJMDC, 3 (8), 676-680. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547590647


Turabian Style

Alghamdi, Adel Saeed Eid, Abdullah Saad Al-Zahrani, Seraj Mohammad Al-Zahrani, Mohammed Mahdi Alghamdi, Ahmed Saleh Minqash, and Hatem Tarig Alzahrani. 2019. Orthopedic foot and ankle patient knowledge: a cross-sectional study.. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (8), 676-680. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547590647


Chicago Style

Alghamdi, Adel Saeed Eid, Abdullah Saad Al-Zahrani, Seraj Mohammad Al-Zahrani, Mohammed Mahdi Alghamdi, Ahmed Saleh Minqash, and Hatem Tarig Alzahrani. "Orthopedic foot and ankle patient knowledge: a cross-sectional study.." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 676-680. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547590647


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alghamdi, Adel Saeed Eid, Abdullah Saad Al-Zahrani, Seraj Mohammad Al-Zahrani, Mohammed Mahdi Alghamdi, Ahmed Saleh Minqash, and Hatem Tarig Alzahrani. "Orthopedic foot and ankle patient knowledge: a cross-sectional study.." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.8 (2019), 676-680. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547590647


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alghamdi, A. S. E., Al-Zahrani, . A. S., Al-Zahrani, . S. M., Alghamdi, . M. M., Minqash, . A. S. & Alzahrani, . H. T. (2019) Orthopedic foot and ankle patient knowledge: a cross-sectional study.. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (8), 676-680. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547590647


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