Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 318-324

Knowledge and attitude of analgesics usage among the Saudi population

Authors: Abdullah Mohammed Qahl, Yazeed Yaser Albedaiwi, Ahmed Mohammed Faqihi, Naif Ali Arishi, Yahya Hassan Zarban, Faredah Abdulallah Hakeem.

ABSTRACT

Background: Analgesics use is a global health care problem that could lead to unnecessary complications and increased healthcare expenditure. Hence, the studies evaluating the use of analgesics are required to avoid these complications. Thus, this survey analysis aimed to explore the level of knowledge as well as the attitude of the population in Saudi Arabia toward the use of analgesics. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional, qualitative prospective study that was carried out in Saudi Arabia. A self-administered structured questionnaire was distributed to the general public between 18 and 55 years of age. The survey consisted of sections including 11 questions related to the demographics of respondents and knowledge, attitude, side effect, and source of information about analgesics. Results: Males showed a significantly higher frequency of analgesic use and a significantly higher incidence of side effects as compared to females (p-value < 0.001). Responders aging more than 50 years were significantly using analgesics with a higher frequency compared to their younger peers, while the incidence of gastritis was significantly higher in patients aging between 31 and 50 years old (p-value < 0.001). Participants with a bachelor's degree showed a significantly higher incidence of using analgesics and using analgesics correctly (p-value < 0.001). Moreover, they were significantly suffering from gastritis compared to their peers (p-value < 0.001). Conclusion: The use of analgesics in Saudi Arabia among the general population was considered as high. The knowledge of the Saudi population about the use of analgesics was considered satisfactory in well-educated individuals.

Keywords:
Analgesics, knowledge of analgesic, gastritis, Saudi Arabia


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Knowledge and attitude of analgesics usage among the Saudi population


Authors
Abdullah Mohammed Qahl
Pharmaceutical Care Department, Jazan university Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Yazeed Yaser Albedaiwi
Pharma D, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed Mohammed Faqihi
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Naif Ali Arishi
Qassim Armed Forces Hospital, Buraydh, Saudi Arabia
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Yahya Hassan Zarban
King Fahd Military Medical City, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Faredah Abdulallah Hakeem
Pharmacy College Student, Almaarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Abdullah Mohammed Qahl, Pharmaceutical Care Department, Jazan University Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.; phd.qahl@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 25 Nov 2019
Accepted 13 Dec 2019
Published online 10 Jan 2020

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Qahl AM, Albedaiwi YY, Faqihi AM, Arishi NA, Zarban YH, Hakeem FA. Knowledge and attitude of analgesics usage among the Saudi population. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 318-324. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574659696


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Qahl AM, Albedaiwi YY, Faqihi AM, Arishi NA, Zarban YH, Hakeem FA. Knowledge and attitude of analgesics usage among the Saudi population. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=75203 [Access: February 18, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574659696


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Qahl AM, Albedaiwi YY, Faqihi AM, Arishi NA, Zarban YH, Hakeem FA. Knowledge and attitude of analgesics usage among the Saudi population. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 318-324. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574659696


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Qahl AM, Albedaiwi YY, Faqihi AM, Arishi NA, Zarban YH, Hakeem FA. Knowledge and attitude of analgesics usage among the Saudi population. IJMDC. (2020), [cited February 18, 2020]; 4(2): 318-324. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574659696


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Qahl, A. M., Albedaiwi, . Y. Y., Faqihi, . A. M., Arishi, . N. A., Zarban, . Y. H. & Hakeem, . F. A. (2020) Knowledge and attitude of analgesics usage among the Saudi population. IJMDC, 4 (2), 318-324. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574659696


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Qahl, Abdullah Mohammed, Yazeed Yaser Albedaiwi, Ahmed Mohammed Faqihi, Naif Ali Arishi, Yahya Hassan Zarban, and Faredah Abdulallah Hakeem. 2020. Knowledge and attitude of analgesics usage among the Saudi population. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 318-324. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574659696


Chicago Style

Qahl, Abdullah Mohammed, Yazeed Yaser Albedaiwi, Ahmed Mohammed Faqihi, Naif Ali Arishi, Yahya Hassan Zarban, and Faredah Abdulallah Hakeem. "Knowledge and attitude of analgesics usage among the Saudi population." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 318-324. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574659696


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Qahl, Abdullah Mohammed, Yazeed Yaser Albedaiwi, Ahmed Mohammed Faqihi, Naif Ali Arishi, Yahya Hassan Zarban, and Faredah Abdulallah Hakeem. "Knowledge and attitude of analgesics usage among the Saudi population." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.2 (2020), 318-324. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574659696


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Qahl, A. M., Albedaiwi, . Y. Y., Faqihi, . A. M., Arishi, . N. A., Zarban, . Y. H. & Hakeem, . F. A. (2020) Knowledge and attitude of analgesics usage among the Saudi population. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 318-324. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574659696


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