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IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 88-94

Awareness of benign prostatic hyperplasia among Taif city population, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Gamal Mohammed Husain Elnemr, Adel Khalaf Altalhi, Mazen Mastour Althobiti, Khalid Abdulrahman Althobaiti, Mishari Abdulrahman Alasmri.

ABSTRACT

Background: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a progressive condition in men and considered as a normal part of aging. Thus, the purpose of this study was to assess the current knowledge about BPH, its risk factors, symptoms, complications and also methods of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a pre-tested and validated questionnaire from March 2019 to June 2019 in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. A total of 500 males aged ≥40 years were included in the study. Table and figures representing frequencies and distribution were used to present the data. Result: The current study found that the overall knowledge regarding BPH was moderate, especially in older men and/or had little information about BPH. The overall prevalence of BPH in the current study was found to be 28%. Majority of the participants urged to acquire more knowledge regarding the BPH, its risk factors and methods of diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Conclusion: The awareness of BPH was moderate. Awareness programs and/or campaigns should mainly focus on proper education strategies of BPH, its risk factors, prevention, and efficient treatment modalities.

Keywords:
Prostate gland, knowledge, risk factors, LUTS, epidemiology


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Awareness of benign prostatic hyperplasia among Taif city population, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Gamal Mohammed Husain Elnemr
College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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Adel Khalaf Altalhi
Medical Intern, College of medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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Mazen Mastour Althobiti
Medical Intern, College of medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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Khalid Abdulrahman Althobaiti
Medical Intern, College of medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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Mishari Abdulrahman Alasmri
Medical Intern, College of medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Gamal Mohammed Husain Elnemr, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.; Geminemrnma@yahoo.com

Publication history
Received 20 Oct 2019
Accepted 04 Dec 2019
Published online 25 Dec 2019
Published in print 13 Jan 2020

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Elnemr GMH, Altalhi AK, Althobiti MM, Althobaiti KA, Alasmri MA. Awareness of benign prostatic hyperplasia among Taif city population, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 88-94. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571499915


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Elnemr GMH, Altalhi AK, Althobiti MM, Althobaiti KA, Alasmri MA. Awareness of benign prostatic hyperplasia among Taif city population, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=70288 [Access: August 06, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571499915


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Elnemr GMH, Altalhi AK, Althobiti MM, Althobaiti KA, Alasmri MA. Awareness of benign prostatic hyperplasia among Taif city population, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 88-94. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571499915


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Elnemr GMH, Altalhi AK, Althobiti MM, Althobaiti KA, Alasmri MA. Awareness of benign prostatic hyperplasia among Taif city population, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited August 06, 2020]; 4(1): 88-94. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571499915


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Elnemr, G. M. H., Altalhi, . A. K., Althobiti, . M. M., Althobaiti, . K. A. & Alasmri, . M. A. (2020) Awareness of benign prostatic hyperplasia among Taif city population, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (1), 88-94. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571499915


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Elnemr, Gamal Mohammed Husain, Adel Khalaf Altalhi, Mazen Mastour Althobiti, Khalid Abdulrahman Althobaiti, and Mishari Abdulrahman Alasmri. 2020. Awareness of benign prostatic hyperplasia among Taif city population, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 88-94. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571499915


Chicago Style

Elnemr, Gamal Mohammed Husain, Adel Khalaf Altalhi, Mazen Mastour Althobiti, Khalid Abdulrahman Althobaiti, and Mishari Abdulrahman Alasmri. "Awareness of benign prostatic hyperplasia among Taif city population, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 88-94. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571499915


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Elnemr, Gamal Mohammed Husain, Adel Khalaf Altalhi, Mazen Mastour Althobiti, Khalid Abdulrahman Althobaiti, and Mishari Abdulrahman Alasmri. "Awareness of benign prostatic hyperplasia among Taif city population, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.1 (2020), 88-94. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571499915


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Elnemr, G. M. H., Altalhi, . A. K., Althobiti, . M. M., Althobaiti, . K. A. & Alasmri, . M. A. (2020) Awareness of benign prostatic hyperplasia among Taif city population, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 88-94. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571499915


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