Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 34-37

Evaluating the awareness of the general population in Najran city, Saudi Arabia toward gallstones

Authors: Omar Saeed Alshahrani, Khaled Ahmed Talea, Mahdi Ali Mahdi Alyami, Abdulrahman Ali Qasem Al Qasim, Hussain Ahmed Alyami, Salem Fayez Alelyani.

ABSTRACT

Background: Gallstone disease is a common disease associated with a high incidence of hospital admissions with high costs of treatment and high morbidity rates. The present study aims at evaluating the awareness of the general population in Najran city, Saudi Arabia toward gallstones. Methodology: A total of 277 adult subjects from both genders participated in the study. An online questionnaire was employed, reviewed, validated, and translated into simple Arabic then published online and the link was distributed among general populations. Results: Most of the included subjects had heard about gallstones before, and most of them had relatives who suffered from gallstones. The study found that majority of the subjects has a fair knowledge regarding the clinical presentation of gallstones, causes, gender difference, diagnostic procedures, and complications. The overall knowledge score was unsatisfactory among most of the subjects (63.2%). There was statistical significant relation between total knowledge score with education level and working as a specialist. Conclusion: This study showed an unsatisfactory level of awareness among general populations in Najran city, Saudi Arabia toward gallstones. There is a need for more efforts from health authorities to increase the awareness of the general population toward gallstones.

Keywords:
Awareness, gall stones, general population, Najran city


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Evaluating the awareness of the general population in Najran city, Saudi Arabia toward gallstones


Authors
Omar Saeed Alshahrani
Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Khaled Ahmed Talea
Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Mahdi Ali Mahdi Alyami
Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Ali Qasem Al Qasim
Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Hussain Ahmed Alyami
Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Salem Fayez Alelyani
Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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. Omar Saeed Alshahrani, Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia.; x9i@outlook.com

Publication history
Received 17 Sep 2019
Accepted 18 Nov 2019
Published online 06 Jan 2020
Published in print 13 Jan 2020

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Alshahrani OS, Talea KA, Alyami MAM, Qasim AAQA, Alyami HA, Alelyani SF. Evaluating the awareness of the general population in Najran city, Saudi Arabia toward gallstones. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 34-37. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568716800


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Alshahrani OS, Talea KA, Alyami MAM, Qasim AAQA, Alyami HA, Alelyani SF. Evaluating the awareness of the general population in Najran city, Saudi Arabia toward gallstones. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=65855 [Access: January 25, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568716800


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Alshahrani OS, Talea KA, Alyami MAM, Qasim AAQA, Alyami HA, Alelyani SF. Evaluating the awareness of the general population in Najran city, Saudi Arabia toward gallstones. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 34-37. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568716800


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Alshahrani OS, Talea KA, Alyami MAM, Qasim AAQA, Alyami HA, Alelyani SF. Evaluating the awareness of the general population in Najran city, Saudi Arabia toward gallstones. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 25, 2020]; 4(1): 34-37. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568716800


Harvard Style

Alshahrani, O. S., Talea, . K. A., Alyami, . M. A. M., Qasim, . A. A. Q. A., Alyami, . H. A. & Alelyani, . S. F. (2020) Evaluating the awareness of the general population in Najran city, Saudi Arabia toward gallstones. IJMDC, 4 (1), 34-37. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568716800


Turabian Style

Alshahrani, Omar Saeed, Khaled Ahmed Talea, Mahdi Ali Mahdi Alyami, Abdulrahman Ali Qasem Al Qasim, Hussain Ahmed Alyami, and Salem Fayez Alelyani. 2020. Evaluating the awareness of the general population in Najran city, Saudi Arabia toward gallstones. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 34-37. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568716800


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Alshahrani, Omar Saeed, Khaled Ahmed Talea, Mahdi Ali Mahdi Alyami, Abdulrahman Ali Qasem Al Qasim, Hussain Ahmed Alyami, and Salem Fayez Alelyani. "Evaluating the awareness of the general population in Najran city, Saudi Arabia toward gallstones." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 34-37. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568716800


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Alshahrani, Omar Saeed, Khaled Ahmed Talea, Mahdi Ali Mahdi Alyami, Abdulrahman Ali Qasem Al Qasim, Hussain Ahmed Alyami, and Salem Fayez Alelyani. "Evaluating the awareness of the general population in Najran city, Saudi Arabia toward gallstones." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.1 (2020), 34-37. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568716800


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Alshahrani, O. S., Talea, . K. A., Alyami, . M. A. M., Qasim, . A. A. Q. A., Alyami, . H. A. & Alelyani, . S. F. (2020) Evaluating the awareness of the general population in Najran city, Saudi Arabia toward gallstones. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 34-37. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568716800


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