Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 71-75

‏Factors associated with public knowledge and attitude to dementia: a cross sectional study

Authors: Wejdan Abdullah Algethami, Alaa Mohammed Alabdulsalam, Albatool Saleh Almagbool, Njoud Saad Alwayli, Marwa Salman Alluqmani, Marwah Munair Algargoosh, Albandri Ali Alzahid, Faris Ali Al Ghasib.

ABSTRACT

Background: Dementia is a condition that appears in elder individuals; it is characterized by a decline in functional, behavioral, and cognitive performance, which interfere with the daily functions of the patient and his independence. Dementia has medical and social impacts on patients, and it also affects his family and individuals around him. This study aims to investigate the knowledge and attitude as well as associated factors of the general population about dementia. Methodology: This study was conducted on the general population using an online survey. The study was conducted between the periods from May 2019 to August 2019. Collected data were analyzed using SPSS program version 21. Results: The study included 400 participants; 32.5% of the participants knew about dementia, whereas 67.5% had no or few knowledge. There were only 18% of the participants who thought that caring for someone with dementia could be very rewarding, 47.5% of the participants felt that dementia patients could live alone in early stage, while in late-stage, there were 75% individuals who thought that patients could be managed by medication. Each gender, age, and education level affected the level of knowledge (P=0.01, 0.04, 0.02, respectively). Conclusion: There was a lack of knowledge among the general population about dementia, and they had a negative attitude toward it. Gender, age, and education level were factors that had an impact on the level of knowledge.

Keywords:
Dementia, knowledge, attitude, factors


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Wejdan Abdullah Algethami
intern UCM alqassim uni Address Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Alaa Mohammed Alabdulsalam
Intern Royal college of Surgeons in Ireland RCSI Address Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Albatool Saleh Almagbool
Intern Najran University Adress Alkhoba, Saudi Arabiar
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Njoud Saad Alwayli
Intern alMaarefa uni Address Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Marwa Salman Alluqmani
Intern taibah uni . Address Medina, Saudi Arabia
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Marwah Munair Algargoosh
MD Adress Dammam
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Albandri Ali Alzahid
Intern alMaarefa univesity Address Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Faris Ali Al Ghasib
GP ministry of health Address Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Publication history
Received 11 Sep 2019
Accepted 06 Oct 2019
Published in print 04 Nov 2019

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Algethami WA, Alabdulsalam AM, Almagbool AS, Alwayli NS, Alluqmani MS, Algargoosh MM, Alzahid AA, Ghasib FAA. ‏Factors associated with public knowledge and attitude to dementia: a cross sectional study. IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 71-75. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568202042


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Algethami WA, Alabdulsalam AM, Almagbool AS, Alwayli NS, Alluqmani MS, Algargoosh MM, Alzahid AA, Ghasib FAA. ‏Factors associated with public knowledge and attitude to dementia: a cross sectional study. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=65050 [Access: November 22, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568202042


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Algethami WA, Alabdulsalam AM, Almagbool AS, Alwayli NS, Alluqmani MS, Algargoosh MM, Alzahid AA, Ghasib FAA. ‏Factors associated with public knowledge and attitude to dementia: a cross sectional study. IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 71-75. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568202042


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Algethami WA, Alabdulsalam AM, Almagbool AS, Alwayli NS, Alluqmani MS, Algargoosh MM, Alzahid AA, Ghasib FAA. ‏Factors associated with public knowledge and attitude to dementia: a cross sectional study. IJMDC. (2019), [cited November 22, 2019]; 3(11): 71-75. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568202042


Harvard Style

Algethami, W. A., Alabdulsalam, . A. M., Almagbool, . A. S., Alwayli, . N. S., Alluqmani, . M. S., Algargoosh, . M. M., Alzahid, . A. A. & Ghasib, . F. A. A. (2019) ‏Factors associated with public knowledge and attitude to dementia: a cross sectional study. IJMDC, 3 (11), 71-75. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568202042


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Algethami, Wejdan Abdullah, Alaa Mohammed Alabdulsalam, Albatool Saleh Almagbool, Njoud Saad Alwayli, Marwa Salman Alluqmani, Marwah Munair Algargoosh, Albandri Ali Alzahid, and Faris Ali Al Ghasib. 2019. ‏Factors associated with public knowledge and attitude to dementia: a cross sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (11), 71-75. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568202042


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Algethami, Wejdan Abdullah, Alaa Mohammed Alabdulsalam, Albatool Saleh Almagbool, Njoud Saad Alwayli, Marwa Salman Alluqmani, Marwah Munair Algargoosh, Albandri Ali Alzahid, and Faris Ali Al Ghasib. "‏Factors associated with public knowledge and attitude to dementia: a cross sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 71-75. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568202042


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Algethami, Wejdan Abdullah, Alaa Mohammed Alabdulsalam, Albatool Saleh Almagbool, Njoud Saad Alwayli, Marwa Salman Alluqmani, Marwah Munair Algargoosh, Albandri Ali Alzahid, and Faris Ali Al Ghasib. "‏Factors associated with public knowledge and attitude to dementia: a cross sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.11 (2019), 71-75. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568202042


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Algethami, W. A., Alabdulsalam, . A. M., Almagbool, . A. S., Alwayli, . N. S., Alluqmani, . M. S., Algargoosh, . M. M., Alzahid, . A. A. & Ghasib, . F. A. A. (2019) ‏Factors associated with public knowledge and attitude to dementia: a cross sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (11), 71-75. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568202042


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