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IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1837-1843

Awareness of septic arthritis in general population of Saudi Arabia

Authors: Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Ahmed Mohmmedali S. Nashar, Ayman Mohammed Jaber Hakami, Alwaleed Ali Alhazmi, Raad Abdullah Aldahhas, Raef Fahad Alamri, Musaab Fahad Alslaihem, Osama Khomayes Alghamdi, Abdullah Abdulrahman Alramih.

ABSTRACT

Background: Septic arthritis is an inflammation of the joint, and it is mainly a bacterial infection that is mostly caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Symptoms of septic arthritis are fever, pain, swelling, and loss of movement. This study aimed to assess the level of awareness of septic arthritis in general population of Saudi Arabia and to explore the relationship between awareness and different sociodemographic factors. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study conducted on general public in Saudi Arabia. An online self-administered validated questionnaire was used to collect the data from the participants via Google Form, from March to August 2020. An overall awareness score was used to calculate the average level of knowledge of the participants. Results: A total of 460 participants were recruited to the study. Two-third of them (60.4%) had heard about septic arthritis. Majority of them correctly identified bacteria as the primary cause and S. aureus as the main causative agent. 29.1% claimed that hip joint was the most commonly affected joint, 63% identified the listed symptoms of the disease, and 62% of successfully recognized all the possible complications of septic arthritis. Most of the participants stated that both medical and surgical management was the management of choice for septic arthritis. Conclusion: The study showed that the level of awareness toward septic arthritis among general adult population on Saudi Arabia is above the average level, and further studies are required to validate the results of this study.

Keywords:
Septic arthritis, joint, inflammation, awareness, Saudi Arabia


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Awareness of septic arthritis in general population of Saudi Arabia


Authors
Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad
General Practitioner, Saudi Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed Mohmmedali S Nashar
Medical intern, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Ayman Mohammed Jaber Hakami
Medical intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Alwaleed Ali Alhazmi
Medical intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Raad Abdullah Aldahhas
Medical student, Umm AlQura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Raef Fahad Alamri
Medical Intern, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Musaab Fahad Alslaihem
Medical intern, Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Osama Khomayes Alghamdi
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Dar Al Uloom University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Abdulrahman Alramih
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Dar Al Uloom University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, General Practitioner, Saudi Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; saeed.mm1sa@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 24 Sep 2020
Accepted 01 Oct 2020
Published online 07 Oct 2020
Published in print 05 Nov 2020

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Mohammad SM, Nashar AMS, Hakami AMJ, Alhazmi AA, Aldahhas RA, Alamri RF, Alslaihem MF, Alghamdi OK, Alramih AA. Awareness of septic arthritis in general population of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1837-1843. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600972531


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Mohammad SM, Nashar AMS, Hakami AMJ, Alhazmi AA, Aldahhas RA, Alamri RF, Alslaihem MF, Alghamdi OK, Alramih AA. Awareness of septic arthritis in general population of Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=137689 [Access: January 24, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600972531


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Mohammad SM, Nashar AMS, Hakami AMJ, Alhazmi AA, Aldahhas RA, Alamri RF, Alslaihem MF, Alghamdi OK, Alramih AA. Awareness of septic arthritis in general population of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1837-1843. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600972531


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Mohammad SM, Nashar AMS, Hakami AMJ, Alhazmi AA, Aldahhas RA, Alamri RF, Alslaihem MF, Alghamdi OK, Alramih AA. Awareness of septic arthritis in general population of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 24, 2021]; 4(11): 1837-1843. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600972531


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Mohammad, S. M., Nashar, . A. M. S., Hakami, . A. M. J., Alhazmi, . A. A., Aldahhas, . R. A., Alamri, . R. F., Alslaihem, . M. F., Alghamdi, . O. K. & Alramih, . A. A. (2020) Awareness of septic arthritis in general population of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (11), 1837-1843. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600972531


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Mohammad, Saeed Mahmoud, Ahmed Mohmmedali S. Nashar, Ayman Mohammed Jaber Hakami, Alwaleed Ali Alhazmi, Raad Abdullah Aldahhas, Raef Fahad Alamri, Musaab Fahad Alslaihem, Osama Khomayes Alghamdi, and Abdullah Abdulrahman Alramih. 2020. Awareness of septic arthritis in general population of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1837-1843. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600972531


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Mohammad, Saeed Mahmoud, Ahmed Mohmmedali S. Nashar, Ayman Mohammed Jaber Hakami, Alwaleed Ali Alhazmi, Raad Abdullah Aldahhas, Raef Fahad Alamri, Musaab Fahad Alslaihem, Osama Khomayes Alghamdi, and Abdullah Abdulrahman Alramih. "Awareness of septic arthritis in general population of Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1837-1843. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600972531


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Mohammad, Saeed Mahmoud, Ahmed Mohmmedali S. Nashar, Ayman Mohammed Jaber Hakami, Alwaleed Ali Alhazmi, Raad Abdullah Aldahhas, Raef Fahad Alamri, Musaab Fahad Alslaihem, Osama Khomayes Alghamdi, and Abdullah Abdulrahman Alramih. "Awareness of septic arthritis in general population of Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.11 (2020), 1837-1843. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600972531


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Mohammad, S. M., Nashar, . A. M. S., Hakami, . A. M. J., Alhazmi, . A. A., Aldahhas, . R. A., Alamri, . R. F., Alslaihem, . M. F., Alghamdi, . O. K. & Alramih, . A. A. (2020) Awareness of septic arthritis in general population of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1837-1843. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600972531


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