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IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1801-1805

Knowledge of lower back pain by selected demographic variables among clinical students in Abha, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Ibrahim Alburaidi, Khaled Alravie, Saleh Al Qahtani, Hani Dibssan, Nawaf Abdulhadi, Ahmed Almania, Hashim Alneami, Alharith Alnaji, Saleh Alharthi, Shaker Alshehri.

ABSTRACT

Background: Lower back pain (LBP) is a worldwide medical issue and a widespread problem for different ages. Therefore, this study aimed to detect and evaluate the knowledge and awareness about LBP among medical students in King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted from December 2018 to February 2019, among both male and female students of different departments in the College of Medical Sciences of King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia, with a mean age of 20-30 years. Information about knowledge of LBP was collected by using a self-administered questionnaire distributed among all medical students through electronic media. Results: The study was conducted among 310 participants, and majority of the participants (98%) had good knowledge of LBP, while only 2% had bad knowledge. When the association of the levels of LBP knowledge was assessed with regard to age, gender, marital status, and monthly income of the study participants, it was found that there were statistically insignificant relationships among these and the level of knowledge about LBP, except marital status (p-value = 0.000). Conclusion: High knowledge of LBP was found among the people in Abha. Age, gender, and monthly income were insignificantly associated with the prevalence of knowledge of LBP.

Keywords:
Low back pain; demographic variables; clinical students; knowledge; awareness; medical students


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Knowledge of lower back pain by selected demographic variables among clinical students in Abha, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Ibrahim Alburaidi
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Aseer, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Khaled Alravie
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Aseer, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Saleh Al Qahtani
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Aseer, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Hani Dibssan
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Aseer, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Nawaf Abdulhadi
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Aseer, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed Almania
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Aseer, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Hashim Alneami
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Aseer, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Alharith Alnaji
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Aseer, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Saleh Alharthi
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Aseer, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Shaker Alshehri
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Aseer, Abha, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Ibrahim Alburaidi, Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Aseer, Abha, Saudi Arabia.; e-a1995aaa@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 13 Sep 2020
Accepted 17 Oct 2020
Published online 30 Oct 2020
Published in print 05 Nov 2020

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Alburaidi I, Alravie K, Qahtani SA, Dibssan H, Abdulhadi N, Almania A, Alneami H, Alnaji A, Alharthi S, Alshehri S. Knowledge of lower back pain by selected demographic variables among clinical students in Abha, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1801-1805. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600031947


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Alburaidi I, Alravie K, Qahtani SA, Dibssan H, Abdulhadi N, Almania A, Alneami H, Alnaji A, Alharthi S, Alshehri S. Knowledge of lower back pain by selected demographic variables among clinical students in Abha, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=134717 [Access: January 25, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600031947


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Alburaidi I, Alravie K, Qahtani SA, Dibssan H, Abdulhadi N, Almania A, Alneami H, Alnaji A, Alharthi S, Alshehri S. Knowledge of lower back pain by selected demographic variables among clinical students in Abha, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1801-1805. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600031947


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Alburaidi I, Alravie K, Qahtani SA, Dibssan H, Abdulhadi N, Almania A, Alneami H, Alnaji A, Alharthi S, Alshehri S. Knowledge of lower back pain by selected demographic variables among clinical students in Abha, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 25, 2021]; 4(11): 1801-1805. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600031947


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Alburaidi, I., Alravie, . K., Qahtani, . S. A., Dibssan, . H., Abdulhadi, . N., Almania, . A., Alneami, . H., Alnaji, . A., Alharthi, . S. & Alshehri, . S. (2020) Knowledge of lower back pain by selected demographic variables among clinical students in Abha, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (11), 1801-1805. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600031947


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Alburaidi, Ibrahim, Khaled Alravie, Saleh Al Qahtani, Hani Dibssan, Nawaf Abdulhadi, Ahmed Almania, Hashim Alneami, Alharith Alnaji, Saleh Alharthi, and Shaker Alshehri. 2020. Knowledge of lower back pain by selected demographic variables among clinical students in Abha, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1801-1805. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600031947


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Alburaidi, Ibrahim, Khaled Alravie, Saleh Al Qahtani, Hani Dibssan, Nawaf Abdulhadi, Ahmed Almania, Hashim Alneami, Alharith Alnaji, Saleh Alharthi, and Shaker Alshehri. "Knowledge of lower back pain by selected demographic variables among clinical students in Abha, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1801-1805. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600031947


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Alburaidi, Ibrahim, Khaled Alravie, Saleh Al Qahtani, Hani Dibssan, Nawaf Abdulhadi, Ahmed Almania, Hashim Alneami, Alharith Alnaji, Saleh Alharthi, and Shaker Alshehri. "Knowledge of lower back pain by selected demographic variables among clinical students in Abha, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.11 (2020), 1801-1805. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600031947


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Alburaidi, I., Alravie, . K., Qahtani, . S. A., Dibssan, . H., Abdulhadi, . N., Almania, . A., Alneami, . H., Alnaji, . A., Alharthi, . S. & Alshehri, . S. (2020) Knowledge of lower back pain by selected demographic variables among clinical students in Abha, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1801-1805. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600031947


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