Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 296-302

Prevalence of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs usage and assessment of knowledge related to its complications among Saudi population; a cross-sectional study

Authors: Omar Ahmed Asiri, Asim Ali Alzahrani, Khalid Mohammed Alshehri, Othman Waslallah Althomali, Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Islam Alameen, Mohamed Abdelhamid Serwah.

ABSTRACT

Background: The prevalence of gastrointestinal injuries resulting from the widespread use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is not uncommon. This study aims to assess the prevalence of NSAIDs usage and to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding gastrointestinal diseases and complications related to its usage. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a pretested questionnaire that was used to collect the information related to the NSAIDs use, the prevalence of its complications, knowledge, and attitude related to its use and complications. A sample size of 547 was included with no gender discrimination. The data collected were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 23. Results: About 65.1% of the participants agreed that they have taken NSAIDs in any form with 6.7% of them taking it regularly. The frequency of taking NSAIDs without a medical prescription was found to be 45.5%. Heartburn (46.6%) was a common complication related to NSAIDs usage followed by peptic ulcer diseases (45.2%). The commonly consumed NSAID was Ibuprofen (45.2%). Conclusion: The knowledge related to NSAIDs use and its complication was not satisfactory. There is a need to create awareness regarding the proper and safe use of NSAIDs that minimize the discomfort or complications related to its use and abuse.

Keywords:
NSAIDs, pain, complications, Saudi Arabia, gastrointestinal injury


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Prevalence of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs usage and assessment of knowledge related to its complications among Saudi population; a cross-sectional study


Authors
Omar Ahmed Asiri
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Asim Ali Alzahrani
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Khalid Mohammed Alshehri
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Othman Waslallah Althomali
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Islam Alameen
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Mohamed Abdelhamid Serwah
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Omar Ahmed Asiri, Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.; dr.omarasiri@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 16 Oct 2019
Accepted 03 Jan 2020
Published online 16 Jan 2020

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Asiri OA, Alzahrani AA, Alshehri KM, Althomali OW, Alameen AAI, Serwah MA. Prevalence of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs usage and assessment of knowledge related to its complications among Saudi population; a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 296-302. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571228702


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Asiri OA, Alzahrani AA, Alshehri KM, Althomali OW, Alameen AAI, Serwah MA. Prevalence of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs usage and assessment of knowledge related to its complications among Saudi population; a cross-sectional study. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=69833 [Access: August 06, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571228702


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Asiri OA, Alzahrani AA, Alshehri KM, Althomali OW, Alameen AAI, Serwah MA. Prevalence of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs usage and assessment of knowledge related to its complications among Saudi population; a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 296-302. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571228702


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Asiri OA, Alzahrani AA, Alshehri KM, Althomali OW, Alameen AAI, Serwah MA. Prevalence of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs usage and assessment of knowledge related to its complications among Saudi population; a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. (2020), [cited August 06, 2020]; 4(2): 296-302. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571228702


Harvard Style

Asiri, O. A., Alzahrani, . A. A., Alshehri, . K. M., Althomali, . O. W., Alameen, . A. A. I. & Serwah, . M. A. (2020) Prevalence of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs usage and assessment of knowledge related to its complications among Saudi population; a cross-sectional study. IJMDC, 4 (2), 296-302. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571228702


Turabian Style

Asiri, Omar Ahmed, Asim Ali Alzahrani, Khalid Mohammed Alshehri, Othman Waslallah Althomali, Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Islam Alameen, and Mohamed Abdelhamid Serwah. 2020. Prevalence of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs usage and assessment of knowledge related to its complications among Saudi population; a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 296-302. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571228702


Chicago Style

Asiri, Omar Ahmed, Asim Ali Alzahrani, Khalid Mohammed Alshehri, Othman Waslallah Althomali, Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Islam Alameen, and Mohamed Abdelhamid Serwah. "Prevalence of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs usage and assessment of knowledge related to its complications among Saudi population; a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 296-302. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571228702


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Asiri, Omar Ahmed, Asim Ali Alzahrani, Khalid Mohammed Alshehri, Othman Waslallah Althomali, Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Islam Alameen, and Mohamed Abdelhamid Serwah. "Prevalence of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs usage and assessment of knowledge related to its complications among Saudi population; a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.2 (2020), 296-302. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571228702


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Asiri, O. A., Alzahrani, . A. A., Alshehri, . K. M., Althomali, . O. W., Alameen, . A. A. I. & Serwah, . M. A. (2020) Prevalence of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs usage and assessment of knowledge related to its complications among Saudi population; a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 296-302. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571228702


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