Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1421-1427

Perception of stroke warning signs and knowledge of potential risk factors among medical students in King Faisal University

Authors: Sami Almalki, Faissal A AL Habeeb, Njood Alaboud, Hassan Habeb Alhamoud, Abdullah Ibrahim Albeladi, Mohammed Abdulmajeed Alsuwaylih.

ABSTRACT

Background: Good knowledge regarding stroke can lead to the identification of stroke symptoms and signs which could result in early management within the right time. This study aimed to assess the knowledge of stroke risk factors and stroke warning signs in medical students in King Faisal University. Methodology: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia. A predetermined questionnaire was distributed among 515 medical students of King Faisal University, using online platform from September 2019 to February 2020. Results: Stroke awareness questionnaire (SAQ) was used, and 88.7% and 88.2% correctly identified two or more risk factors and symptoms of stroke, respectively. The knowledge of the medical students regarding the correct meaning of stroke was poor (36.7%); however, the knowledge of the true meaning of transient ischemic attacked was high (69.3%). In multivariate regression model, being females and involvement to stroke awareness campaigns was the independent significant predictor of the decreased knowledge, whereas the first year and second year levels were the independent significant predictors of increased knowledge toward the risk factors and symptoms of stroke. Conclusion: The knowledge of medical students toward the risk factors and symptoms of stroke was moderately high. Among the academic year levels, the first and second year levels were more associated with increased knowledge level toward the risk factors and symptoms of stroke

Keywords:
Stroke, SAQ, knowledge, risk factors, symptoms, medical students


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Perception of stroke warning signs and knowledge of potential risk factors among medical students in King Faisal University


Authors
Sami Almalki
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of surgery, King Faisal University, Al Ahssa, Saudi Arabia
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Faissal A AL Habeeb
Medical intern, King Faisal University, Al Ahssa, Saudi Arabia
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Njood Alaboud
Medical intern, King Faisal University, Al Ahssa, Saudi Arabia
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Hassan Habeb Alhamoud
Medical intern, King Faisal University, Al Ahssa, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Ibrahim Albeladi
Medical intern, King Faisal University, Al Ahssa, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Abdulmajeed Alsuwaylih
Medical intern, King Faisal University, Al Ahssa, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Sami Almalki, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of surgery, King Faisal University, Al Ahssa, Saudi Arabia.; s.f.almalki@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 12 Jul 2020
Accepted 03 Aug 2020
Published online 14 Aug 2020
Published in print 08 Sep 2020

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Almalki S, Habeeb FAA, Alaboud N, Alhamoud HH, Albeladi AI, Alsuwaylih MA. Perception of stroke warning signs and knowledge of potential risk factors among medical students in King Faisal University. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1421-1427. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594510449


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Almalki S, Habeeb FAA, Alaboud N, Alhamoud HH, Albeladi AI, Alsuwaylih MA. Perception of stroke warning signs and knowledge of potential risk factors among medical students in King Faisal University. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=97763 [Access: October 25, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594510449


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Almalki S, Habeeb FAA, Alaboud N, Alhamoud HH, Albeladi AI, Alsuwaylih MA. Perception of stroke warning signs and knowledge of potential risk factors among medical students in King Faisal University. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1421-1427. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594510449


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Almalki S, Habeeb FAA, Alaboud N, Alhamoud HH, Albeladi AI, Alsuwaylih MA. Perception of stroke warning signs and knowledge of potential risk factors among medical students in King Faisal University. IJMDC. (2020), [cited October 25, 2020]; 4(9): 1421-1427. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594510449


Harvard Style

Almalki, S., Habeeb, . F. A. A., Alaboud, . N., Alhamoud, . H. H., Albeladi, . A. I. & Alsuwaylih, . M. A. (2020) Perception of stroke warning signs and knowledge of potential risk factors among medical students in King Faisal University. IJMDC, 4 (9), 1421-1427. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594510449


Turabian Style

Almalki, Sami, Faissal A AL Habeeb, Njood Alaboud, Hassan Habeb Alhamoud, Abdullah Ibrahim Albeladi, and Mohammed Abdulmajeed Alsuwaylih. 2020. Perception of stroke warning signs and knowledge of potential risk factors among medical students in King Faisal University. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1421-1427. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594510449


Chicago Style

Almalki, Sami, Faissal A AL Habeeb, Njood Alaboud, Hassan Habeb Alhamoud, Abdullah Ibrahim Albeladi, and Mohammed Abdulmajeed Alsuwaylih. "Perception of stroke warning signs and knowledge of potential risk factors among medical students in King Faisal University." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1421-1427. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594510449


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Almalki, Sami, Faissal A AL Habeeb, Njood Alaboud, Hassan Habeb Alhamoud, Abdullah Ibrahim Albeladi, and Mohammed Abdulmajeed Alsuwaylih. "Perception of stroke warning signs and knowledge of potential risk factors among medical students in King Faisal University." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.9 (2020), 1421-1427. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594510449


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Almalki, S., Habeeb, . F. A. A., Alaboud, . N., Alhamoud, . H. H., Albeladi, . A. I. & Alsuwaylih, . M. A. (2020) Perception of stroke warning signs and knowledge of potential risk factors among medical students in King Faisal University. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1421-1427. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594510449


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