Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 160-164

Knowledge about ear infections among parents of under-five children: a cross-sectional study

Authors: Malak Jawad Alhaddad, Fatimah Salman Almarhoon, Maryam Awadh Alanazi, Zainab Hussain Alibrahim, Ebtihal Ahmed Alamoudi, Faisal Mohammed Alturi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Ear diseases are considered as a significant common health problem in the developing countries, with the potential to affect the psychological and social health of children and their families. The present study aimed to assess the knowledge of parents toward childhood ear infections in Saudi Arabia. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study was conducted in 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A total of 1,000 Saudi Arabian parents invited to participate in this study. The questionnaire included demographic variables (age, gender, educational level, and socioeconomic status). The self-administrated questionnaire included items that assessed the parental knowledge about pediatric ear infections. Additionally, it included questions related to general knowledge (symptoms, causes, treatment, prevention, and consequences of ear infections). Results: More than half of the parents (55%) had high knowledge about ear infections in children. About one quarter (25%) had intermediate knowledge, while 20% of parents had low knowledge. Participants' knowledge about ear infection was positively correlated with education and age (p value< 0.05). Conclusion: Most Saudi Arabian parents in this study had good knowledge of ear infections among under-five children. The main factors were associated with age and educational level of the parents. These findings suggest that it may be beneficial to perform educational programs regarding ear infections among under-five children for Saudi parents to direct them toward better behaviors.

Keywords:
Ear infections, parents, knowledge, under five


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Knowledge about ear infections among parents of under-five children: a cross-sectional study


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Malak Jawad Alhaddad
Intern, King Faisal University, Alahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Fatimah Salman Almarhoon
Intern, King Faisal University, Alahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Maryam Awadh Alanazi
Intern, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Zainab Hussain Alibrahim
General Physician, AlJabr Eye, ENT Hospital, Al ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Ebtihal Ahmed Alamoudi
Intern, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Faisal Mohammed Alturi
Senior House Officer, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Malak Jawad Alhaddad, Intern, King Faisal University, Alahsa, Saudi Arabia.; malakoj@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 15 Nov 2019
Accepted 01 Dec 2019
Published online 25 Dec 2019
Published in print 13 Jan 2020

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Alhaddad MJ, Almarhoon FS, Alanazi MA, Alibrahim ZH, Alamoudi EA, Alturi FM. Knowledge about ear infections among parents of under-five children: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 160-164. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573787387


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Alhaddad MJ, Almarhoon FS, Alanazi MA, Alibrahim ZH, Alamoudi EA, Alturi FM. Knowledge about ear infections among parents of under-five children: a cross-sectional study. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=73765 [Access: August 06, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573787387


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Alhaddad MJ, Almarhoon FS, Alanazi MA, Alibrahim ZH, Alamoudi EA, Alturi FM. Knowledge about ear infections among parents of under-five children: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 160-164. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573787387


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alhaddad MJ, Almarhoon FS, Alanazi MA, Alibrahim ZH, Alamoudi EA, Alturi FM. Knowledge about ear infections among parents of under-five children: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. (2020), [cited August 06, 2020]; 4(1): 160-164. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573787387


Harvard Style

Alhaddad, M. J., Almarhoon, . F. S., Alanazi, . M. A., Alibrahim, . Z. H., Alamoudi, . E. A. & Alturi, . F. M. (2020) Knowledge about ear infections among parents of under-five children: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC, 4 (1), 160-164. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573787387


Turabian Style

Alhaddad, Malak Jawad, Fatimah Salman Almarhoon, Maryam Awadh Alanazi, Zainab Hussain Alibrahim, Ebtihal Ahmed Alamoudi, and Faisal Mohammed Alturi. 2020. Knowledge about ear infections among parents of under-five children: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 160-164. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573787387


Chicago Style

Alhaddad, Malak Jawad, Fatimah Salman Almarhoon, Maryam Awadh Alanazi, Zainab Hussain Alibrahim, Ebtihal Ahmed Alamoudi, and Faisal Mohammed Alturi. "Knowledge about ear infections among parents of under-five children: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 160-164. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573787387


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alhaddad, Malak Jawad, Fatimah Salman Almarhoon, Maryam Awadh Alanazi, Zainab Hussain Alibrahim, Ebtihal Ahmed Alamoudi, and Faisal Mohammed Alturi. "Knowledge about ear infections among parents of under-five children: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.1 (2020), 160-164. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573787387


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alhaddad, M. J., Almarhoon, . F. S., Alanazi, . M. A., Alibrahim, . Z. H., Alamoudi, . E. A. & Alturi, . F. M. (2020) Knowledge about ear infections among parents of under-five children: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 160-164. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1573787387


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