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IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 331-337

Awareness of osteomyelitis among adult population in Sakaka city, Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Mubark H. Alsharari, Ahmed E. Taha, Sager H. Alruwaili, Omar I. Almadhi, Abdulaziz A. Alanazi, Basil R. Alanazi, Nawaf A. Almndil.

ABSTRACT

Background: Osteomyelitis (OM), a serious but rare condition, is a bone infection with bone marrow inflammation. It is difficult-to-cure infection with a high rate of relapse despite adequate treatment. Mostly, Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are the causative organisms of OM. The infection could reach the bone from an adjacent open fracture or surgery wound or may spread through the blood from a distant body part to reach the bone. Thus, the aim of this study was to study the awareness level of OM among the adult population in Sakaka city of Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia and to determine the relationship between socio-demographic data and level of awareness of OM. Methodology: It was a questionnaire-based cross-sectional study conducted in Sakaka city of Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia on 420 adults. A pre-tested questionnaire was used for data collection. The questionnaire included questions about the socio-demographic factors and awareness of the adults about OM. Results: Many adult males and females had an incomplete awareness of OM. However, those who were aware and their most common source of information about OM were from doctors or health care providers (20%). Conclusion: More educational programs should be campaigned to improve knowledge about this serious disease.

Keywords:
Bone, bone marrow, osteomyelitis, Saudi Arabia, Staphylococcus aureus


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Awareness of osteomyelitis among adult population in Sakaka city, Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Mubark H Alsharari
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed E Taha
Assistant professor, Microbiology and Immunology Unit, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Aljouf, Saudi Arabia
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Sager H Alruwaili
Medical Microbiology and Immunology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt
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Omar I Almadhi
Assistant professor, Department of Surgery, Orthopedic Division, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Sakaka, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz A Alanazi
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia
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Basil R Alanazi
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia
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Nawaf A Almndil
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Mubark H. Alsharari, MBBS Student, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia.; Mubark509@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 04 Dec 2019
Accepted 04 Jan 2020
Published online 17 Jan 2020

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Alsharari MH, Taha AE, Alruwaili SH, Almadhi OI, Alanazi AA, Alanazi BR, Almndil NA. Awareness of osteomyelitis among adult population in Sakaka city, Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 331-337. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575384341


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Alsharari MH, Taha AE, Alruwaili SH, Almadhi OI, Alanazi AA, Alanazi BR, Almndil NA. Awareness of osteomyelitis among adult population in Sakaka city, Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=76413 [Access: February 18, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575384341


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Alsharari MH, Taha AE, Alruwaili SH, Almadhi OI, Alanazi AA, Alanazi BR, Almndil NA. Awareness of osteomyelitis among adult population in Sakaka city, Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 331-337. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575384341


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Alsharari MH, Taha AE, Alruwaili SH, Almadhi OI, Alanazi AA, Alanazi BR, Almndil NA. Awareness of osteomyelitis among adult population in Sakaka city, Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited February 18, 2020]; 4(2): 331-337. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575384341


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Alsharari, M. H., Taha, . A. E., Alruwaili, . S. H., Almadhi, . O. I., Alanazi, . A. A., Alanazi, . B. R. & Almndil, . N. A. (2020) Awareness of osteomyelitis among adult population in Sakaka city, Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (2), 331-337. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575384341


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Alsharari, Mubark H., Ahmed E. Taha, Sager H. Alruwaili, Omar I. Almadhi, Abdulaziz A. Alanazi, Basil R. Alanazi, and Nawaf A. Almndil. 2020. Awareness of osteomyelitis among adult population in Sakaka city, Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 331-337. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575384341


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Alsharari, Mubark H., Ahmed E. Taha, Sager H. Alruwaili, Omar I. Almadhi, Abdulaziz A. Alanazi, Basil R. Alanazi, and Nawaf A. Almndil. "Awareness of osteomyelitis among adult population in Sakaka city, Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 331-337. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575384341


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Alsharari, Mubark H., Ahmed E. Taha, Sager H. Alruwaili, Omar I. Almadhi, Abdulaziz A. Alanazi, Basil R. Alanazi, and Nawaf A. Almndil. "Awareness of osteomyelitis among adult population in Sakaka city, Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.2 (2020), 331-337. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575384341


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Alsharari, M. H., Taha, . A. E., Alruwaili, . S. H., Almadhi, . O. I., Alanazi, . A. A., Alanazi, . B. R. & Almndil, . N. A. (2020) Awareness of osteomyelitis among adult population in Sakaka city, Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 331-337. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575384341


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