Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 403-408

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to vertigo among newly diagnosed patients in Saudi Arabia, 2019

Authors: Mazyad Murji Alenezi, Hakem Saud Almutairy, Afaf Nasser Hamoud Alokayli, Mohammed Abdulrahman Alfalah, Hawra Ebraheem Alnasser, Razan Nabil Asiri, Abdullatif Waleed Alarfaj.

ABSTRACT

Background: This study aims to assess the vertigo-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among the population of Saudi Arabia and also to determine the risk factors and the rate of vertigo complication among the population of Saudi Arabia. Methodology: The cross-sectional study was conducted in different regions of Saudi Arabia in 2019. Statistical analysis was carried out on all variables. Pearson's chi-square test was used to evaluate the pairwise relationship between the three endpoints, namely, information, behavior, and practice domain, at a 5% level of significance. Result: A total of 9.9% of patients showed extreme concern (agreement with all seven statements on the scale of the attitude). Most patients strongly disagreed that medication for the treatment of vertigo should only be taken in consultation with physicians (76.1%) and when suffering from vertigo, when symptoms occur (64.9%), one should remain still and rest. Nonetheless, 65.7% of patients believed that social activities with friends and family should be limited if they suffer from vertigo (strongly agree: 25.3%; agree: 6.6%; strongly disagree:66.0%) and that physiotherapy exercises recommended by the physician/physiotherapist for vertigo care can be performed once in a while if they suffer from vertigo. Conclusion: This study revealed that there are insufficient trends of understanding, behavior, and practice among vertigo patients, highlighting the need for awareness and scientific education among these patients in Saudi Arabia. Also, healthcare providers should be trained to provide these patients with effective counseling.

Keywords:
Knowledge, attitudes, practices, vertigo


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Knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to vertigo among newly diagnosed patients in Saudi Arabia, 2019


Authors
Mazyad Murji Alenezi
ENT Consultant, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Hakem Saud Almutairy
Medical Intern, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Afaf Nasser Hamoud Alokayli
Medical student, Alfarabi College, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Abdulrahman Alfalah
Medical Intern, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
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Hawra Ebraheem Alnasser
Medical Student, Dar Al Uloom University, Saudi Arabia
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Razan Nabil Asiri
Medical Intern, Batterje Medical College, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullatif Waleed Alarfaj
Medical Intern, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Mazyad Murji Alenezi, ENT Consultant, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia.; mazyad@qumed.edu.sa

Publication history
Received 12 Dec 2019
Accepted 03 Jan 2020
Published online 18 Jan 2020

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Alenezi MM, Almutairy HS, Alokayli ANH, Alfalah MA, Alnasser HE, Asiri RN, Alarfaj AW. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to vertigo among newly diagnosed patients in Saudi Arabia, 2019. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 403-408. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576136250


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Alenezi MM, Almutairy HS, Alokayli ANH, Alfalah MA, Alnasser HE, Asiri RN, Alarfaj AW. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to vertigo among newly diagnosed patients in Saudi Arabia, 2019. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=77703 [Access: February 18, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576136250


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Alenezi MM, Almutairy HS, Alokayli ANH, Alfalah MA, Alnasser HE, Asiri RN, Alarfaj AW. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to vertigo among newly diagnosed patients in Saudi Arabia, 2019. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 403-408. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576136250


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alenezi MM, Almutairy HS, Alokayli ANH, Alfalah MA, Alnasser HE, Asiri RN, Alarfaj AW. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to vertigo among newly diagnosed patients in Saudi Arabia, 2019. IJMDC. (2020), [cited February 18, 2020]; 4(2): 403-408. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576136250


Harvard Style

Alenezi, M. M., Almutairy, . H. S., Alokayli, . A. N. H., Alfalah, . M. A., Alnasser, . H. E., Asiri, . R. N. & Alarfaj, . A. W. (2020) Knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to vertigo among newly diagnosed patients in Saudi Arabia, 2019. IJMDC, 4 (2), 403-408. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576136250


Turabian Style

Alenezi, Mazyad Murji, Hakem Saud Almutairy, Afaf Nasser Hamoud Alokayli, Mohammed Abdulrahman Alfalah, Hawra Ebraheem Alnasser, Razan Nabil Asiri, and Abdullatif Waleed Alarfaj. 2020. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to vertigo among newly diagnosed patients in Saudi Arabia, 2019. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 403-408. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576136250


Chicago Style

Alenezi, Mazyad Murji, Hakem Saud Almutairy, Afaf Nasser Hamoud Alokayli, Mohammed Abdulrahman Alfalah, Hawra Ebraheem Alnasser, Razan Nabil Asiri, and Abdullatif Waleed Alarfaj. "Knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to vertigo among newly diagnosed patients in Saudi Arabia, 2019." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 403-408. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576136250


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Alenezi, Mazyad Murji, Hakem Saud Almutairy, Afaf Nasser Hamoud Alokayli, Mohammed Abdulrahman Alfalah, Hawra Ebraheem Alnasser, Razan Nabil Asiri, and Abdullatif Waleed Alarfaj. "Knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to vertigo among newly diagnosed patients in Saudi Arabia, 2019." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.2 (2020), 403-408. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576136250


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Alenezi, M. M., Almutairy, . H. S., Alokayli, . A. N. H., Alfalah, . M. A., Alnasser, . H. E., Asiri, . R. N. & Alarfaj, . A. W. (2020) Knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to vertigo among newly diagnosed patients in Saudi Arabia, 2019. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 403-408. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576136250


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