Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1313-1319

Knowledge and awareness of ocular allergy among Hail population

Authors: Jluwi Saud Almasaud, Maram Saud Alnabri, Amr Abdulaziz Mohamed, Manal Abdullah Alhamazani, Meral Fayez Alzmmam, Ghaida Mohammed Alahmadi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Ocular allergy (OA) is a spectrum of disorders that affect millions of people worldwide. Sufficient level of knowledge and awareness can improve treatment and prevention. The object of this study was to assess the level of knowledge and awareness of OA among general population in Hail, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted with a self-administered questionnaire, in Hail city, Saudi Arabia, among a random sample of 681 general population from 26th June 2018 to 10th of Sep 2018. Result: The sample age ranged from 15 to more than 40 years. Internet was the main source of information regarding OA (33.2%). About three-quarters of the participants believed that the itching was the main complaint. Some participants knew the eye structure involved in OA (24.8%), and 54.4% believed that the best way to prevent OA was to avoid the source of trigger. On the other hand, only 19.4% knew the medications used for treating OA, with a statistically significant relationship between participants' knowledge about the medications and age. Conclusion: The level of awareness of OA was relatively moderate among Hail population in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Therefore, extra effort should be made by authorized people to increase awareness of OA and to reduce its impact on the quality of life.

Keywords:
Allergy, awareness, conjunctivitis, ocular, population


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Knowledge and awareness of ocular allergy among Hail population


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Jluwi Saud Almasaud
Consultant Ophthalmologist, King Khalid Hospital, Hail, Saudi Arabia
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Maram Saud Alnabri
College of Medicine, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia
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Amr Abdulaziz Mohamed
Ophthalmology Senior Specialist, King Khalid Hospital, Hail, Saudi Arabia
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Manal Abdullah Alhamazani
College of Medicine, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia
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Meral Fayez Alzmmam
College of Medicine, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia
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Ghaida Mohammed Alahmadi
College of Medicine, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Jluwi Saud Almasaud, Consultant Ophthalmologist, King Khalid Hospital, Hail, Saudi Arabia.; jluwi@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 19 Jan 2020
Accepted 17 May 2020
Published online 01 Sep 2020
Published in print 08 Sep 2020

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Almasaud JS, Alnabri MS, Mohamed AA, Alhamazani MA, Alzmmam MF, Alahmadi GM. Knowledge and awareness of ocular allergy among Hail population. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1313-1319. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579290309


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Almasaud JS, Alnabri MS, Mohamed AA, Alhamazani MA, Alzmmam MF, Alahmadi GM. Knowledge and awareness of ocular allergy among Hail population. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=82394 [Access: October 21, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579290309


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Almasaud JS, Alnabri MS, Mohamed AA, Alhamazani MA, Alzmmam MF, Alahmadi GM. Knowledge and awareness of ocular allergy among Hail population. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1313-1319. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579290309


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Almasaud JS, Alnabri MS, Mohamed AA, Alhamazani MA, Alzmmam MF, Alahmadi GM. Knowledge and awareness of ocular allergy among Hail population. IJMDC. (2020), [cited October 21, 2020]; 4(9): 1313-1319. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579290309


Harvard Style

Almasaud, J. S., Alnabri, . M. S., Mohamed, . A. A., Alhamazani, . M. A., Alzmmam, . M. F. & Alahmadi, . G. M. (2020) Knowledge and awareness of ocular allergy among Hail population. IJMDC, 4 (9), 1313-1319. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579290309


Turabian Style

Almasaud, Jluwi Saud, Maram Saud Alnabri, Amr Abdulaziz Mohamed, Manal Abdullah Alhamazani, Meral Fayez Alzmmam, and Ghaida Mohammed Alahmadi. 2020. Knowledge and awareness of ocular allergy among Hail population. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1313-1319. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579290309


Chicago Style

Almasaud, Jluwi Saud, Maram Saud Alnabri, Amr Abdulaziz Mohamed, Manal Abdullah Alhamazani, Meral Fayez Alzmmam, and Ghaida Mohammed Alahmadi. "Knowledge and awareness of ocular allergy among Hail population." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1313-1319. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579290309


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Almasaud, Jluwi Saud, Maram Saud Alnabri, Amr Abdulaziz Mohamed, Manal Abdullah Alhamazani, Meral Fayez Alzmmam, and Ghaida Mohammed Alahmadi. "Knowledge and awareness of ocular allergy among Hail population." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.9 (2020), 1313-1319. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579290309


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Almasaud, J. S., Alnabri, . M. S., Mohamed, . A. A., Alhamazani, . M. A., Alzmmam, . M. F. & Alahmadi, . G. M. (2020) Knowledge and awareness of ocular allergy among Hail population. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1313-1319. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579290309


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