Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(4): 815-821

Assessment of medical students and interns knowledge regarding age-related hearing loss at University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Hosam Amodi, Mohaned Al Safar, Rayan Molawi, Hatim Shawli.

ABSTRACT

Background: Hearing loss is known to be one of the most prevalent chronic conditions affecting older people, reportedly affecting 30% - 46% of older adults in various populations. This study aims to explore the level of knowledge of medical students and interns regarding age-related hearing loss at the University of Jeddah, to assess the adequacy of Ear, Nose, and Throat curriculum in Schools of Medicine. Methodology: An online self-administered structured questionnaire was sent to the medical students and interns at the University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, including questions on hearing loss in elderly patients in addition to socio-demographic data. Data analysis was done through the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences program version 22. Results: A total of 143 students responded to this survey. The minimum knowledge score was zero, while the maximum score was 12 out of 16. The average knowledge score for the whole cohort was (5.93 4.153). Also, students in the fourth academic year got significantly higher scores (8.47 3.842) compared to other students in other academic years (p-value < 0.001). Sixty-three percent of the students believed that the knowledge and duration of Ear, Nose, and Throat curriculum in medical school were not sufficient. Conclusion: The level of knowledge of medical students and interns at the University of Jeddah was found unsatisfactory. This should draw the attention of decision-makers in medical higher education in Saudi Arabia to improve the level of knowledge of medical students, and therefore primary care physicians, toward Ear, Nose, and Throat specialty.

Keywords:
Hearing loss, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


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Assessment of medical students and interns knowledge regarding age-related hearing loss at University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Hosam Amodi
Assistant Professor, Department of ENT, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Mohaned Al Safar
Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Rayan Molawi
Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Hatim Shawli
Assistant Professor, Chairman of Department of ENT, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Mohaned Al Safar, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.; mohanedalsafar@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 17 Feb 2020
Accepted 26 Mar 2020
Published online 03 Apr 2020
Published in print 11 Apr 2020

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Amodi H, Safar MA, Molawi R, Shawli H. Assessment of medical students and interns knowledge regarding age-related hearing loss at University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(4): 815-821. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1581966360


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Amodi H, Safar MA, Molawi R, Shawli H. Assessment of medical students and interns knowledge regarding age-related hearing loss at University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=87586 [Access: July 14, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1581966360


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Amodi H, Safar MA, Molawi R, Shawli H. Assessment of medical students and interns knowledge regarding age-related hearing loss at University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(4): 815-821. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1581966360


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Amodi H, Safar MA, Molawi R, Shawli H. Assessment of medical students and interns knowledge regarding age-related hearing loss at University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited July 14, 2020]; 4(4): 815-821. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1581966360


Harvard Style

Amodi, H., Safar, . M. A., Molawi, . R. & Shawli, . H. (2020) Assessment of medical students and interns knowledge regarding age-related hearing loss at University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (4), 815-821. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1581966360


Turabian Style

Amodi, Hosam, Mohaned Al Safar, Rayan Molawi, and Hatim Shawli. 2020. Assessment of medical students and interns knowledge regarding age-related hearing loss at University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (4), 815-821. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1581966360


Chicago Style

Amodi, Hosam, Mohaned Al Safar, Rayan Molawi, and Hatim Shawli. "Assessment of medical students and interns knowledge regarding age-related hearing loss at University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 815-821. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1581966360


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Amodi, Hosam, Mohaned Al Safar, Rayan Molawi, and Hatim Shawli. "Assessment of medical students and interns knowledge regarding age-related hearing loss at University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.4 (2020), 815-821. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1581966360


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Amodi, H., Safar, . M. A., Molawi, . R. & Shawli, . H. (2020) Assessment of medical students and interns knowledge regarding age-related hearing loss at University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (4), 815-821. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1581966360


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