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IJMDC. 2019; 3(9): 21-25

The assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding bronchial asthma in the Saudi population

Authors: Somaya Ibrahim Alghamdi, Hani Ahmed AlAbdullah, Abdulaziz Talal Qashqari, Hayat Mohammed Ibrahim Daghriri, Abdullah Mohammed Ibrahim Daghriri, Afnan Khalid AlNouri, Osama Ibrahim Alghamdi, Ahmed Saeed Ahmed Alamoudi, Ala'a Abdullah Yehya AlGhamdi, Abdulrahman Wasel Koja.

ABSTRACT

Background: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning, and it could increase intense physical activity. The current study was conducted to assess the level of knowledge and awareness and source of information about bronchial asthma among the Saudi population. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study. Convenience sampling approach was used to recruit 1,000 participants. A questionnaire was employed to collect the data from the participants after their informed consent. The received data were reviewed and analyzed statistically by using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software. Results: The study found that the majority of participants had knowledge about asthma and its exacerbation factors which increase the asthma attack risk. Knowledge among females was better when compared to male (p=0.001). Education qualification and type of educational institution where the participant studied were also found to influence the knowledge of the population toward bronchial asthma. Conclusion: There is a need to receive additional training to recognize the early symptoms of asthma and seek the appropriate treatment. The delay in appropriate bronchial asthma treatment could result in serious consequences, including death. There should be educational programs that could provide awareness regarding bronchial asthma to improve the wellbeing of a child with asthma.

Keywords:
Knowledge, awareness, asthma.


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The assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding bronchial asthma in the Saudi population


Authors
Somaya Ibrahim Alghamdi
Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Hani Ahmed AlAbdullah
King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Talal Qashqari
Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Hayat Mohammed Ibrahim Daghriri
King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Mohammed Ibrahim Daghriri
Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Afnan Khalid AlNouri
Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Osama Ibrahim Alghamdi
Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed Saeed Ahmed Alamoudi
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Ala'a Abdullah Yehya AlGhamdi
Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Wasel Koja
Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; dr.somaya7@gmail.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 28 Jan 2019
Accepted 04 Feb 2019
Published in print 15 Aug 2019

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Alghamdi SI, AlAbdullah HA, Qashqari AT, Daghriri HMI, Daghriri AMI, AlNouri AK, Alghamdi OI, Alamoudi ASA, AlGhamdi AAY, Koja AW. The assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding bronchial asthma in the Saudi population. IJMDC. 2019; 3(9): 21-25. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-154870866


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Alghamdi SI, AlAbdullah HA, Qashqari AT, Daghriri HMI, Daghriri AMI, AlNouri AK, Alghamdi OI, Alamoudi ASA, AlGhamdi AAY, Koja AW. The assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding bronchial asthma in the Saudi population. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=28397 [Access: September 23, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-154870866


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Alghamdi SI, AlAbdullah HA, Qashqari AT, Daghriri HMI, Daghriri AMI, AlNouri AK, Alghamdi OI, Alamoudi ASA, AlGhamdi AAY, Koja AW. The assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding bronchial asthma in the Saudi population. IJMDC. 2019; 3(9): 21-25. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-154870866


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Alghamdi SI, AlAbdullah HA, Qashqari AT, Daghriri HMI, Daghriri AMI, AlNouri AK, Alghamdi OI, Alamoudi ASA, AlGhamdi AAY, Koja AW. The assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding bronchial asthma in the Saudi population. IJMDC. (2019), [cited September 23, 2019]; 3(9): 21-25. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-154870866


Harvard Style

Alghamdi, S. I., AlAbdullah, . H. A., Qashqari, . A. T., Daghriri, . H. M. I., Daghriri, . A. M. I., AlNouri, . A. K., Alghamdi, . O. I., Alamoudi, . A. S. A., AlGhamdi, . A. A. Y. & Koja, . A. W. (2019) The assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding bronchial asthma in the Saudi population. IJMDC, 3 (9), 21-25. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-154870866


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Alghamdi, Somaya Ibrahim, Hani Ahmed AlAbdullah, Abdulaziz Talal Qashqari, Hayat Mohammed Ibrahim Daghriri, Abdullah Mohammed Ibrahim Daghriri, Afnan Khalid AlNouri, Osama Ibrahim Alghamdi, Ahmed Saeed Ahmed Alamoudi, Alaa Abdullah Yehya AlGhamdi, and Abdulrahman Wasel Koja. 2019. The assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding bronchial asthma in the Saudi population. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (9), 21-25. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-154870866


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Alghamdi, Somaya Ibrahim, Hani Ahmed AlAbdullah, Abdulaziz Talal Qashqari, Hayat Mohammed Ibrahim Daghriri, Abdullah Mohammed Ibrahim Daghriri, Afnan Khalid AlNouri, Osama Ibrahim Alghamdi, Ahmed Saeed Ahmed Alamoudi, Alaa Abdullah Yehya AlGhamdi, and Abdulrahman Wasel Koja. "The assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding bronchial asthma in the Saudi population." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 21-25. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-154870866


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Alghamdi, Somaya Ibrahim, Hani Ahmed AlAbdullah, Abdulaziz Talal Qashqari, Hayat Mohammed Ibrahim Daghriri, Abdullah Mohammed Ibrahim Daghriri, Afnan Khalid AlNouri, Osama Ibrahim Alghamdi, Ahmed Saeed Ahmed Alamoudi, Alaa Abdullah Yehya AlGhamdi, and Abdulrahman Wasel Koja. "The assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding bronchial asthma in the Saudi population." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.9 (2019), 21-25. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-154870866


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alghamdi, S. I., AlAbdullah, . H. A., Qashqari, . A. T., Daghriri, . H. M. I., Daghriri, . A. M. I., AlNouri, . A. K., Alghamdi, . O. I., Alamoudi, . A. S. A., AlGhamdi, . A. A. Y. & Koja, . A. W. (2019) The assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding bronchial asthma in the Saudi population. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (9), 21-25. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-154870866


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