Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 365-369

Awareness of gout disease among adult population in Taif city

Authors: Ayman Abdelbaky Atalla, Muhammed Ghalib Albuqami, Muhannad Abdullah Albogami, Ahmed Khaled Alharthi, Turki Dubayyan Altowairqi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Gout is the most prevalent form of inflammatory arthritis and is associated with impaired quality of life. Thereby, this study aimed to study the awareness of gout disease among adult population in Taif City along with the study of the level of perception of general population of Saudi Arabia towards gout disease and the relationship between level of awareness and socio-demographic data. Methodology: The current cross-sectional study was carried out on both genders in Taif City, Saudi Arabia from August 2019 to Nov 2019. Pre-tested, electronic questionnaires were used in data collection, including questions about socio-demographic factors, and level of awareness of gout disease. Results: Results showed that there was less awareness in single individuals and those who had low income and education level. Majority of the participants were aware about the disease (69.3%). Almost 69.3% participant declared association of the disease with meat consumption. Approximately, 112 (36.96%) participants stated that changing lifestyle, medications and stopping meat intake would be the best treatment for gout disease. Conclusion: Majority of the participants were aware about gout disease and believed that gout disease is preventable. Also, majority of the participants seemed to have an idea about symptoms and the causes of gout disease.

Keywords:
Gout disease, awareness, Taif


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Awareness of gout disease among adult population in Taif city


Authors
Ayman Abdelbaky Atalla
Assistant Professor and Consultant of Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Muhammed Ghalib Albuqami
Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Muhannad Abdullah Albogami
Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed Khaled Alharthi
Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Turki Dubayyan Altowairqi
Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Mohammed Ghalib Albuqami, Medical intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.; mohammad4673@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 05 Dec 2019
Accepted 13 Dec 2019
Published online 24 Dec 2019

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Atalla AA, Albuqami MG, Albogami MA, Alharthi AK, Altowairqi TD. Awareness of gout disease among adult population in Taif city. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 365-369. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575556977


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Atalla AA, Albuqami MG, Albogami MA, Alharthi AK, Altowairqi TD. Awareness of gout disease among adult population in Taif city. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=76745 [Access: February 18, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575556977


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Atalla AA, Albuqami MG, Albogami MA, Alharthi AK, Altowairqi TD. Awareness of gout disease among adult population in Taif city. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 365-369. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575556977


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Atalla AA, Albuqami MG, Albogami MA, Alharthi AK, Altowairqi TD. Awareness of gout disease among adult population in Taif city. IJMDC. (2020), [cited February 18, 2020]; 4(2): 365-369. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575556977


Harvard Style

Atalla, A. A., Albuqami, . M. G., Albogami, . M. A., Alharthi, . A. K. & Altowairqi, . T. D. (2020) Awareness of gout disease among adult population in Taif city. IJMDC, 4 (2), 365-369. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575556977


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Atalla, Ayman Abdelbaky, Muhammed Ghalib Albuqami, Muhannad Abdullah Albogami, Ahmed Khaled Alharthi, and Turki Dubayyan Altowairqi. 2020. Awareness of gout disease among adult population in Taif city. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 365-369. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575556977


Chicago Style

Atalla, Ayman Abdelbaky, Muhammed Ghalib Albuqami, Muhannad Abdullah Albogami, Ahmed Khaled Alharthi, and Turki Dubayyan Altowairqi. "Awareness of gout disease among adult population in Taif city." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 365-369. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575556977


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Atalla, Ayman Abdelbaky, Muhammed Ghalib Albuqami, Muhannad Abdullah Albogami, Ahmed Khaled Alharthi, and Turki Dubayyan Altowairqi. "Awareness of gout disease among adult population in Taif city." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.2 (2020), 365-369. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575556977


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Atalla, A. A., Albuqami, . M. G., Albogami, . M. A., Alharthi, . A. K. & Altowairqi, . T. D. (2020) Awareness of gout disease among adult population in Taif city. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 365-369. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575556977


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