Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1854-1862

General practitioner’s knowledge about scabies and its management

Authors: Abdulaziz Yousef Alturki, Mana A. Alharbi, Moath Khalid Albusair, Aryaf Abdulrhman Alslimah, Najlaa Abdulrhman Alsubeeh, Asem Shadid, Mohammed Hammad Alhammad, Abdulaziz Ahmad Alfihaid.

ABSTRACT

Background: Scabies is a typical dermatological disease caused by Sarcoptes scabies. The prevalence of scabies is estimated to be approximately 300 million cases per year worldwide, with the highest number of cases being presented in hot, crowded, and poor hygiene environments. Scabies is a very common issue among all age groups. It can be transmitted easily and quickly among communities. Methodology: Thirty-nine questions were used to assess the knowledge in five domains related to scabies. Counts and percentages were used to summarize responses. A knowledge score was calculated for each respondent and knowledge was classified as low, good, or excellent. The chi-square test of independence was used to assess the association of demographic characteristics with knowledge. Results: The majority of respondents (81.1%) had average knowledge regarding scabies, while 16.4% and 2.49% had low and excellent knowledge, respectively. Knowledge regarding Norwegian scabies was low in the included respondents with approximately 40% of the respondents choosing “I don’t know”. The percentage of non-Saudi participants with average knowledge was higher compared to Saudi respondents (87.9% vs. 75.4%, respectively, p < 0.05). Attending conferences during the past years was associated with knowledge regarding scabies (P = 0.005). Conclusion: The majority of physicians in Saudi Arabia had average overall knowledge and poor knowledge of Norwegian scabies. More efforts should be directed to raising awareness in various domains through continuing medical education and conferences.

Keywords:
Scabies, general practitioner


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General practitioner’s knowledge about scabies and its management


Authors
Abdulaziz Yousef Alturki
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mana A Alharbi
Department of Dermatology. Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Moath Khalid Albusair
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Aryaf Abdulrhman Alslimah
College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Najlaa Abdulrhman Alsubeeh
College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Asem Shadid
Department of Dermatology, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Hammad Alhammad
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Ahmad Alfihaid
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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. College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; p.a.y.99@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 26 Sep 2020
Accepted 08 Oct 2020
Published online 14 Oct 2020
Published in print 05 Nov 2020

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Alturki AY, Alharbi MA, Albusair MK, Alslimah AA, Alsubeeh NA, Shadid A, Alhammad MH, Alfihaid AA. General practitioner’s knowledge about scabies and its management. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1854-1862. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601127528


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Alturki AY, Alharbi MA, Albusair MK, Alslimah AA, Alsubeeh NA, Shadid A, Alhammad MH, Alfihaid AA. General practitioner’s knowledge about scabies and its management. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=138114 [Access: January 24, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601127528


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Alturki AY, Alharbi MA, Albusair MK, Alslimah AA, Alsubeeh NA, Shadid A, Alhammad MH, Alfihaid AA. General practitioner’s knowledge about scabies and its management. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1854-1862. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601127528


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Alturki AY, Alharbi MA, Albusair MK, Alslimah AA, Alsubeeh NA, Shadid A, Alhammad MH, Alfihaid AA. General practitioner’s knowledge about scabies and its management. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 24, 2021]; 4(11): 1854-1862. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601127528


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Alturki, A. Y., Alharbi, . M. A., Albusair, . M. K., Alslimah, . A. A., Alsubeeh, . N. A., Shadid, . A., Alhammad, . M. H. & Alfihaid, . A. A. (2020) General practitioner’s knowledge about scabies and its management. IJMDC, 4 (11), 1854-1862. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601127528


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Alturki, Abdulaziz Yousef, Mana A. Alharbi, Moath Khalid Albusair, Aryaf Abdulrhman Alslimah, Najlaa Abdulrhman Alsubeeh, Asem Shadid, Mohammed Hammad Alhammad, and Abdulaziz Ahmad Alfihaid. 2020. General practitioner’s knowledge about scabies and its management. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1854-1862. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601127528


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Alturki, Abdulaziz Yousef, Mana A. Alharbi, Moath Khalid Albusair, Aryaf Abdulrhman Alslimah, Najlaa Abdulrhman Alsubeeh, Asem Shadid, Mohammed Hammad Alhammad, and Abdulaziz Ahmad Alfihaid. "General practitioner’s knowledge about scabies and its management." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1854-1862. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601127528


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Alturki, Abdulaziz Yousef, Mana A. Alharbi, Moath Khalid Albusair, Aryaf Abdulrhman Alslimah, Najlaa Abdulrhman Alsubeeh, Asem Shadid, Mohammed Hammad Alhammad, and Abdulaziz Ahmad Alfihaid. "General practitioner’s knowledge about scabies and its management." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.11 (2020), 1854-1862. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601127528


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Alturki, A. Y., Alharbi, . M. A., Albusair, . M. K., Alslimah, . A. A., Alsubeeh, . N. A., Shadid, . A., Alhammad, . M. H. & Alfihaid, . A. A. (2020) General practitioner’s knowledge about scabies and its management. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1854-1862. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601127528


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