Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(8): 705-709

Public Awareness of Hemophilia among Children in Saudi Arabia.

Authors: Abdualelah Awad Alrashidi, Ahmad Roshdy Ahmad, Abdulrahman Bader Almazyad, Haifa Lafi Alenzi, Laura Ahmad Habib, Shahad Bandar Alyoubi, Afnan Moed Alsulaymi, Sara Emad Alrayya.

ABSTRACT

Abstract Background: Hemophilia in children is one of the most common serious congenital coagulation factor deficiency diseases. The aim of this study was to assess the awareness among the population of Saudi Arabia about various aspects of hemophilia in children. Methodology: A cross-sectional electronic questionnaire-based study was conducted on 810 adult Saudi males and females of various ages from different districts (Southern, Eastern, Northern, Eastern, and Western), who represented all the different localities and cultures of the kingdom. Results: The present study showed that 46.7% of participants did not know about hemophilia. A decreased level of public awareness about hemophilia was reported in all the groups with no statistical significant difference between secondary education group in comparison with university education group. Conclusion: The results of the present study raised the need for increasing public awareness about hemophilia in children. A multidisciplinary approach is mandatory, including educational programs and campaigns aiming at raising overall public awareness.

Keywords:
Children, Hemophilia, Public awareness, Saudi Arabia,


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Public Awareness of Hemophilia among Children in Saudi Arabia.


Authors
Abdualelah Awad Alrashidi
Medical student,Jouf university, KSA
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Ahmad Roshdy Ahmad
Professor of pediatrics, Jouf university, KSA
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Abdulrahman Bader Almazyad
Medical student,Jouf university, KSA
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Haifa Lafi Alenzi
Medical Student
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Laura Ahmad Habib
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Shahad Bandar Alyoubi
Medical Student
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Afnan Moed Alsulaymi
Medical Student
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Sara Emad Alrayya
Medical Student
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Correspondence to:
. Abdualelah#Awad#Alrashidi, Medical student,Jouf university, KSA; Adalrashidi450@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 16 Mar 2019
Accepted 29 Apr 2019
Published in print 21 May 2019

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Alrashidi AA, Ahmad AR, Almazyad AB, Alenzi HL, Habib LA, Alyoubi SB, Alsulaymi AM, Alrayya SE. Public Awareness of Hemophilia among Children in Saudi Arabia.. IJMDC. 2019; 3(8): 705-709. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1552775452


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Alrashidi AA, Ahmad AR, Almazyad AB, Alenzi HL, Habib LA, Alyoubi SB, Alsulaymi AM, Alrayya SE. Public Awareness of Hemophilia among Children in Saudi Arabia.. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=37570 [Access: August 20, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1552775452


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Alrashidi AA, Ahmad AR, Almazyad AB, Alenzi HL, Habib LA, Alyoubi SB, Alsulaymi AM, Alrayya SE. Public Awareness of Hemophilia among Children in Saudi Arabia.. IJMDC. 2019; 3(8): 705-709. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1552775452


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alrashidi AA, Ahmad AR, Almazyad AB, Alenzi HL, Habib LA, Alyoubi SB, Alsulaymi AM, Alrayya SE. Public Awareness of Hemophilia among Children in Saudi Arabia.. IJMDC. (2019), [cited August 20, 2019]; 3(8): 705-709. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1552775452


Harvard Style

Alrashidi, A. A., Ahmad, . A. R., Almazyad, . A. B., Alenzi, . H. L., Habib, . L. A., Alyoubi, . S. B., Alsulaymi, . A. M. & Alrayya, . S. E. (2019) Public Awareness of Hemophilia among Children in Saudi Arabia.. IJMDC, 3 (8), 705-709. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1552775452


Turabian Style

Alrashidi, Abdualelah Awad, Ahmad Roshdy Ahmad, Abdulrahman Bader Almazyad, Haifa Lafi Alenzi, Laura Ahmad Habib, Shahad Bandar Alyoubi, Afnan Moed Alsulaymi, and Sara Emad Alrayya. 2019. Public Awareness of Hemophilia among Children in Saudi Arabia.. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (8), 705-709. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1552775452


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Alrashidi, Abdualelah Awad, Ahmad Roshdy Ahmad, Abdulrahman Bader Almazyad, Haifa Lafi Alenzi, Laura Ahmad Habib, Shahad Bandar Alyoubi, Afnan Moed Alsulaymi, and Sara Emad Alrayya. "Public Awareness of Hemophilia among Children in Saudi Arabia.." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 705-709. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1552775452


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alrashidi, Abdualelah Awad, Ahmad Roshdy Ahmad, Abdulrahman Bader Almazyad, Haifa Lafi Alenzi, Laura Ahmad Habib, Shahad Bandar Alyoubi, Afnan Moed Alsulaymi, and Sara Emad Alrayya. "Public Awareness of Hemophilia among Children in Saudi Arabia.." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.8 (2019), 705-709. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1552775452


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Alrashidi, A. A., Ahmad, . A. R., Almazyad, . A. B., Alenzi, . H. L., Habib, . L. A., Alyoubi, . S. B., Alsulaymi, . A. M. & Alrayya, . S. E. (2019) Public Awareness of Hemophilia among Children in Saudi Arabia.. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (8), 705-709. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1552775452


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