Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(11): 1930-1938

Awareness of causes of constipation in children among parents in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Abdullah Faisal Alotaibi, Mishari Saud Almana, Rakan Ali Alsultan, Mohammed Nayel Alabdali, Faisal Ibrahim Alfawzan, Mohamud Mohamud.

ABSTRACT

Background: Constipation among children is a common problem. There are two different types of constipation among children as follows: organic and functional. Functional constipation is caused by a low fiber diet and behavioral problems. Parents should have enough awareness about childhood constipation to manage it effectively. The present study aimes to assess the awareness of parents about the causes of constipation among their children in Saudi Arabia. Methods: The study was cross-sectional and conducted on parents through an electronic questionnaire between the period from January to April. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences IBM version 22 was used to analyze the collected data. Results: The current study included 366 parents with a dominant age range of 18-35 years old (45.6%). More than 50% of parents knew the causes of childrenís constipation, and the most reported reason was decreased water intake (91.5%). There were 3% and 1.4% of parents who had poor and the best attitude, respectively. There were 1.4%, and 11.5% of parents with poor and the best behavior, respectively. The mean of knowledge was significantly affected by sex (p = 0.0001), nationality (p = 0.009), and the number of children (p = 0.0001). The attitude wasnít affected by any demographics, whereas the behavior was affected significantly by sex only (p = 0.0001). Conclusion: There was a moderate level of parentsí knowledge about the cause of constipation among children and poor attitude with good behavior.

Keywords:
Awareness, attitude, behavior, constipation, parents


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Awareness of causes of constipation in children among parents in Saudi Arabia


Authors
Abdullah Faisal Alotaibi
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mishari Saud Almana
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Rakan Ali Alsultan
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Nayel Alabdali
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Faisal Ibrahim Alfawzan
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohamud Mohamud
Research Unit, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Abdullah Faisal Alotaibi, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; alotaibi442@ksau-hs.edu.sa

Publication history
Received 11 Sep 2021
Accepted 28 Sep 2021
Published online 01 Oct 2021
Published in print 18 Nov 2021

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Alotaibi AF, Almana MS, Alsultan RA, Alabdali MN, Alfawzan FI, Mohamud M. Awareness of causes of constipation in children among parents in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(11): 1930-1938. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1631384960


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Alotaibi AF, Almana MS, Alsultan RA, Alabdali MN, Alfawzan FI, Mohamud M. Awareness of causes of constipation in children among parents in Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=123469 [Access: January 28, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1631384960


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Alotaibi AF, Almana MS, Alsultan RA, Alabdali MN, Alfawzan FI, Mohamud M. Awareness of causes of constipation in children among parents in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(11): 1930-1938. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1631384960


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Alotaibi AF, Almana MS, Alsultan RA, Alabdali MN, Alfawzan FI, Mohamud M. Awareness of causes of constipation in children among parents in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited January 28, 2022]; 5(11): 1930-1938. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1631384960


Harvard Style

Alotaibi, A. F., Almana, . M. S., Alsultan, . R. A., Alabdali, . M. N., Alfawzan, . F. I. & Mohamud, . M. (2021) Awareness of causes of constipation in children among parents in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (11), 1930-1938. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1631384960


Turabian Style

Alotaibi, Abdullah Faisal, Mishari Saud Almana, Rakan Ali Alsultan, Mohammed Nayel Alabdali, Faisal Ibrahim Alfawzan, and Mohamud Mohamud. 2021. Awareness of causes of constipation in children among parents in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (11), 1930-1938. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1631384960


Chicago Style

Alotaibi, Abdullah Faisal, Mishari Saud Almana, Rakan Ali Alsultan, Mohammed Nayel Alabdali, Faisal Ibrahim Alfawzan, and Mohamud Mohamud. "Awareness of causes of constipation in children among parents in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1930-1938. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1631384960


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alotaibi, Abdullah Faisal, Mishari Saud Almana, Rakan Ali Alsultan, Mohammed Nayel Alabdali, Faisal Ibrahim Alfawzan, and Mohamud Mohamud. "Awareness of causes of constipation in children among parents in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.11 (2021), 1930-1938. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1631384960


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Alotaibi, A. F., Almana, . M. S., Alsultan, . R. A., Alabdali, . M. N., Alfawzan, . F. I. & Mohamud, . M. (2021) Awareness of causes of constipation in children among parents in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (11), 1930-1938. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1631384960


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