Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1959-1964

Awareness of medical students about acute abdomen pain in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Sultan Abdulrahman S. Alamrani, Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Bashayer Abdullah Hadi Towhary, Nezar Ahmad Alamri, Hajar Ahmed Hakami, Ebtesam Abkar Ahmed Osaili, Khaled Saleh Alharthi, Ziyad Mohammed Hamed Alsharif, Osama Hamza Alshreef.

ABSTRACT

Background: Acute abdomen is a medical condition referring to the sudden onset of severe abdominal pain along with vomiting or nausea, requiring immediate attention and treatment interventions. This study was carried out to assess the level of awareness of medical students about acute abdomen in Saudi Arabia and to explore the relationship between the level of awareness and different socio-demographic factors. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted between March and August 2020 in Saudi Arabia, among medical students from different colleges who were randomly enrolled in this study. An online self-administered questionnaire was used in the data collection. Results: This study comprised 400 medical students; most of them were male (62%), aged between 21 and 23 years, and Saudi nationals (79%). Findings of this study indicated that the mean score of the participantsí answers was 23.4 (9.4) out of 32 points. There was relatively sufficient awareness among medical students about acute abdomen in Saudi Arabia, wherein 232 (58%) of the participants were recognized with a good level of awareness, while 168 (42%) had a poor level. Significant differences was observed between gender (p = 0.011), age (p = 0.00), nationality (p = 0.03), and educational year (p = 0.00) in relation to the level of awareness. Conclusion: The level of awareness about acute abdomen was relatively sufficient among medical students in Saudi Arabia. However, there was a significant relationship between gender, age, nationality, and educational year in relation to the level of awareness.

Keywords:
Acute abdomen, awareness, abdominal pain.


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Awareness of medical students about acute abdomen pain in Saudi Arabia


Authors
Sultan Abdulrahman S Alamrani
Medical Student, Tabuk University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
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Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad
Primary Health Care - Saudi Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Bashayer Abdullah Hadi Towhary
Medical Intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Nezar Ahmad Alamri
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Dar Al Uloom University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Hajar Ahmed Hakami
Medical Intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Ebtesam Abkar Ahmed Osaili
Medical Intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Khaled Saleh Alharthi
Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Ziyad Mohammed Hamed Alsharif
Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Osama Hamza Alshreef
General Practitioner at Medical Services in Ministry of Interior, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Sultan Abdulrahman S. Alamrani, Medical Student, Tabuk University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.; soltan8alomrani@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 12 Oct 2020
Accepted 18 Oct 2020
Published online 23 Oct 2020
Published in print 05 Nov 2020

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Alamrani SAS, Mohammad SM, Towhary BAH, Alamri NA, Hakami HA, Osaili EAA, Alharthi KS, Alsharif ZMH, Alshreef OH. Awareness of medical students about acute abdomen pain in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1959-1964. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602536595


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Alamrani SAS, Mohammad SM, Towhary BAH, Alamri NA, Hakami HA, Osaili EAA, Alharthi KS, Alsharif ZMH, Alshreef OH. Awareness of medical students about acute abdomen pain in Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=12369 [Access: January 27, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602536595


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Alamrani SAS, Mohammad SM, Towhary BAH, Alamri NA, Hakami HA, Osaili EAA, Alharthi KS, Alsharif ZMH, Alshreef OH. Awareness of medical students about acute abdomen pain in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1959-1964. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602536595


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Alamrani SAS, Mohammad SM, Towhary BAH, Alamri NA, Hakami HA, Osaili EAA, Alharthi KS, Alsharif ZMH, Alshreef OH. Awareness of medical students about acute abdomen pain in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 27, 2021]; 4(11): 1959-1964. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602536595


Harvard Style

Alamrani, S. A. S., Mohammad, . S. M., Towhary, . B. A. H., Alamri, . N. A., Hakami, . H. A., Osaili, . E. A. A., Alharthi, . K. S., Alsharif, . Z. M. H. & Alshreef, . O. H. (2020) Awareness of medical students about acute abdomen pain in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (11), 1959-1964. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602536595


Turabian Style

Alamrani, Sultan Abdulrahman S., Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Bashayer Abdullah Hadi Towhary, Nezar Ahmad Alamri, Hajar Ahmed Hakami, Ebtesam Abkar Ahmed Osaili, Khaled Saleh Alharthi, Ziyad Mohammed Hamed Alsharif, and Osama Hamza Alshreef. 2020. Awareness of medical students about acute abdomen pain in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1959-1964. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602536595


Chicago Style

Alamrani, Sultan Abdulrahman S., Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Bashayer Abdullah Hadi Towhary, Nezar Ahmad Alamri, Hajar Ahmed Hakami, Ebtesam Abkar Ahmed Osaili, Khaled Saleh Alharthi, Ziyad Mohammed Hamed Alsharif, and Osama Hamza Alshreef. "Awareness of medical students about acute abdomen pain in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1959-1964. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602536595


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alamrani, Sultan Abdulrahman S., Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Bashayer Abdullah Hadi Towhary, Nezar Ahmad Alamri, Hajar Ahmed Hakami, Ebtesam Abkar Ahmed Osaili, Khaled Saleh Alharthi, Ziyad Mohammed Hamed Alsharif, and Osama Hamza Alshreef. "Awareness of medical students about acute abdomen pain in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.11 (2020), 1959-1964. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602536595


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alamrani, S. A. S., Mohammad, . S. M., Towhary, . B. A. H., Alamri, . N. A., Hakami, . H. A., Osaili, . E. A. A., Alharthi, . K. S., Alsharif, . Z. M. H. & Alshreef, . O. H. (2020) Awareness of medical students about acute abdomen pain in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1959-1964. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602536595


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