IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 498-503

Knowledge and attitude toward diabetes mellitus complications in Saudi Arabia; a systematic review

Authors: Faisal Khaled H. Alhomayani, Yousef Zaben Mesha Alotibi, Abdullah Ammash NasserAlharbi, Hisham Abdulrahman Mubarak Alsuwat, Meshari Hamed Abdullah Altowairqi, Hussam Abdullah Ayidh Alotaibi.

ABSTRACT

Diabetes is a global burden with increased morbidity and mortality besides increased healthcare costs. The level of knowledge and awareness of diabetes and its complications correlate with the incidence of diabetes complications. It can also help in designing national preventive programs to decrease the burden of these complications. This study aims at examining the literature to evaluate the level of knowledge and attitude toward the complications of diabetes mellitus in Saudi Arabia. In this study, the literature was reviewed through the PubMed database in the duration between 2009 and 2019. The search included terms, such as knowledge, diabetes, and Saudi Arabia. The results were then revised to select original study articles investigating the level of knowledge of the public, including healthcare professionals, on diabetes and its complications. Selected trials mentioned the target population and the type of complications. A total of eight articles were considered as eligible, published between 2009 and 2019, covering a whole of 3,927 responses from the Saudi community about the complications of diabetes. All the studies were qualitative with a cross-sectional design. The study concludes that data on the level of knowledge toward diabetes complications is conflicting. Further large, multicenter studies should be considered to get an accurate estimation of knowledge and practices toward diabetes complications.

Keywords:
Knowledge, attitude, diabetes mellitus, complications, Saudi Arabia


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Knowledge and attitude toward diabetes mellitus complications in Saudi Arabia; a systematic review


Authors
Faisal Khaled H Alhomayani
Assistant Professor of Adult Nephrology, Collage of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Yousef Zaben Mesha Alotibi
Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Ammash NasserAlharbi
Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Hisham Abdulrahman Mubarak Alsuwat
Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Meshari Hamed Abdullah Altowairqi
Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Hussam Abdullah Ayidh Alotaibi
Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Yousef Zaben Mesha Alotibi, Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.; Mryousefmc@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 09 Dec 2019
Accepted 26 Dec 2019
Published online 04 Jan 2020

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Alhomayani FKH, Alotibi YZM, NasserAlharbi AA, Alsuwat HAM, Altowairqi MHA, Alotaibi HAA. Knowledge and attitude toward diabetes mellitus complications in Saudi Arabia; a systematic review. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 498-503. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575931871


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Alhomayani FKH, Alotibi YZM, NasserAlharbi AA, Alsuwat HAM, Altowairqi MHA, Alotaibi HAA. Knowledge and attitude toward diabetes mellitus complications in Saudi Arabia; a systematic review. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=77353 [Access: February 18, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575931871


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Alhomayani FKH, Alotibi YZM, NasserAlharbi AA, Alsuwat HAM, Altowairqi MHA, Alotaibi HAA. Knowledge and attitude toward diabetes mellitus complications in Saudi Arabia; a systematic review. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 498-503. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575931871


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Alhomayani FKH, Alotibi YZM, NasserAlharbi AA, Alsuwat HAM, Altowairqi MHA, Alotaibi HAA. Knowledge and attitude toward diabetes mellitus complications in Saudi Arabia; a systematic review. IJMDC. (2020), [cited February 18, 2020]; 4(2): 498-503. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575931871


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Alhomayani, F. K. H., Alotibi, . Y. Z. M., NasserAlharbi, . A. A., Alsuwat, . H. A. M., Altowairqi, . M. H. A. & Alotaibi, . H. A. A. (2020) Knowledge and attitude toward diabetes mellitus complications in Saudi Arabia; a systematic review. IJMDC, 4 (2), 498-503. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575931871


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Alhomayani, Faisal Khaled H., Yousef Zaben Mesha Alotibi, Abdullah Ammash NasserAlharbi, Hisham Abdulrahman Mubarak Alsuwat, Meshari Hamed Abdullah Altowairqi, and Hussam Abdullah Ayidh Alotaibi. 2020. Knowledge and attitude toward diabetes mellitus complications in Saudi Arabia; a systematic review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 498-503. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575931871


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Alhomayani, Faisal Khaled H., Yousef Zaben Mesha Alotibi, Abdullah Ammash NasserAlharbi, Hisham Abdulrahman Mubarak Alsuwat, Meshari Hamed Abdullah Altowairqi, and Hussam Abdullah Ayidh Alotaibi. "Knowledge and attitude toward diabetes mellitus complications in Saudi Arabia; a systematic review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 498-503. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575931871


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Alhomayani, Faisal Khaled H., Yousef Zaben Mesha Alotibi, Abdullah Ammash NasserAlharbi, Hisham Abdulrahman Mubarak Alsuwat, Meshari Hamed Abdullah Altowairqi, and Hussam Abdullah Ayidh Alotaibi. "Knowledge and attitude toward diabetes mellitus complications in Saudi Arabia; a systematic review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.2 (2020), 498-503. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575931871


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Alhomayani, F. K. H., Alotibi, . Y. Z. M., NasserAlharbi, . A. A., Alsuwat, . H. A. M., Altowairqi, . M. H. A. & Alotaibi, . H. A. A. (2020) Knowledge and attitude toward diabetes mellitus complications in Saudi Arabia; a systematic review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 498-503. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575931871


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