Original Article

IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 251-257

Assessment of inflammatory bowel diseases among Taif community in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Mohammad Eid Mahfouz, Feras Hameed Alotaibi, Nouran Khalid Althumali, Khalid Turki Althobaiti, Mohammed Mahdi Alqarni, Rasan Faisal Almnjwami.

ABSTRACT

Background: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition that affects gastrointestinal tract with a significant impact on the patients’ quality of life. This study aimed to assess the level of awareness and knowledge about IBD among the community in Taif, Saudi Arabia. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted using an online questionnaire. The study included all public older than 18 years old and living in Taif, Saudi Arabia. A pre-designed questionnaire was designed to collect data about the participants’ knowledge about causes and complications of IBD, treatment, primary and secondary prevention of IBD. Results: In this study, 586 responses were collected in which it was found that 90.3% participants indicated having no history of colon conditions, while 4.8% had family history of IBD, 3.1% of ulcerative colitis and 1.9% were Crohn patients. Moreover, it was found that 5.5% participants did not have any knowledge about IBD, 42.7% had low level of knowledge and 9% had high le vel of knowledge. Conclusion: A significant low awareness toward IBD was found, especially toward management and complications of IBD among general public. The high-risk population were older participants, male gender, participants with low education, and participants without pervious history of IBD.

Keywords:
inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Saudi Arabia


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Assessment of inflammatory bowel diseases among Taif community in Saudi Arabia


Authors
Mohammad Eid Mahfouz
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Feras Hameed Alotaibi
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Nouran Khalid Althumali
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Khalid Turki Althobaiti
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Mahdi Alqarni
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Rasan Faisal Almnjwami
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Mohammed Mahdi Alqarni, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia; md.rsh.100@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 03 Nov 2021
Accepted 19 Dec 2021
Published online 30 Dec 2021
Published in print 19 Jan 2022

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Mahfouz ME, Alotaibi FH, Althumali NK, Althobaiti KT, Alqarni MM, Almnjwami RF. Assessment of inflammatory bowel diseases among Taif community in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 251-257. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1635869748


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Mahfouz ME, Alotaibi FH, Althumali NK, Althobaiti KT, Alqarni MM, Almnjwami RF. Assessment of inflammatory bowel diseases among Taif community in Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=137505 [Access: May 25, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1635869748


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Mahfouz ME, Alotaibi FH, Althumali NK, Althobaiti KT, Alqarni MM, Almnjwami RF. Assessment of inflammatory bowel diseases among Taif community in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 251-257. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1635869748


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Mahfouz ME, Alotaibi FH, Althumali NK, Althobaiti KT, Alqarni MM, Almnjwami RF. Assessment of inflammatory bowel diseases among Taif community in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2022), [cited May 25, 2022]; 6(2): 251-257. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1635869748


Harvard Style

Mahfouz, M. E., Alotaibi, . F. H., Althumali, . N. K., Althobaiti, . K. T., Alqarni, . M. M. & Almnjwami, . R. F. (2022) Assessment of inflammatory bowel diseases among Taif community in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 6 (2), 251-257. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1635869748


Turabian Style

Mahfouz, Mohammad Eid, Feras Hameed Alotaibi, Nouran Khalid Althumali, Khalid Turki Althobaiti, Mohammed Mahdi Alqarni, and Rasan Faisal Almnjwami. 2022. Assessment of inflammatory bowel diseases among Taif community in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (2), 251-257. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1635869748


Chicago Style

Mahfouz, Mohammad Eid, Feras Hameed Alotaibi, Nouran Khalid Althumali, Khalid Turki Althobaiti, Mohammed Mahdi Alqarni, and Rasan Faisal Almnjwami. "Assessment of inflammatory bowel diseases among Taif community in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 251-257. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1635869748


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Mahfouz, Mohammad Eid, Feras Hameed Alotaibi, Nouran Khalid Althumali, Khalid Turki Althobaiti, Mohammed Mahdi Alqarni, and Rasan Faisal Almnjwami. "Assessment of inflammatory bowel diseases among Taif community in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.2 (2022), 251-257. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1635869748


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Mahfouz, M. E., Alotaibi, . F. H., Althumali, . N. K., Althobaiti, . K. T., Alqarni, . M. M. & Almnjwami, . R. F. (2022) Assessment of inflammatory bowel diseases among Taif community in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (2), 251-257. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1635869748


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