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Knowledge, attitude, and practice of stroke among Saudi population in Balqarn Governorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2023

Ahmed Y. Al Ameer, Saad Ali M. Alqarni, Ahmed Shalan S. Alqarni, Hamad Mohsen M. Alqarni, Nasser Ali N. Alqarni, Waleed Fayi H. ALasiri, Saad Shalan S. Alqarni, Abdulaziz Braik S. Alqarni.


Abstract
Background: Stroke is a global top cause of death and disability, with a rising impact in countries like Saudi Arabia. Awareness of stroke signs, treatment urgency, and disparities tied to factors such as age and education contribute to its severity. This study aimed at assessing stroke knowledge, attitude, and practice among adults in the Balqarn community in Saudi Arabia.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 745 adults in a community in Balqarn Governorate, Saudi Arabia, during the year 2023. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire that assessed knowledge, attitude, and practice related to stroke, as well as sociodemographic factors.
Results: The studied participants had a mean age of 42.1 ± 12.8 years old, with most being males (74.4%) and married (77%). The majority had a university level of education or above (63.4%). The most known causes and risk factors of stroke were identified as unhealthy lifestyle, stress, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and Diabetes Miletus (DM). Social media and open channel internet were the most reported sources of information. Positive preventive behaviors were reported among participants, and the majority reported they would go directly to the hospital if they experienced stroke symptoms. Female gender and university level of education were significantly associated with a good overall knowledge level regarding stroke.
Conclusion: The present study conducted at Balqarn Governorate, Saudi Arabia, underscores the necessity for improved stroke awareness and education. Social media and the internet stand out as key information sources, suggesting the potential for focused educational efforts. Encouragingly, participants showed readiness for healthy lifestyles. Women and university-educated individuals exhibited better stroke knowledge, highlighting targeted education’s importance. These insights can shape effective stroke prevention and management strategies.

Key words: Stroke, knowledge, attitude, practice, awareness.


 
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Ameer AYA, Alqarni SAM, Alqarni ASS, Alqarni HMM, Alqarni NAN, ALasiri WFH, Alqarni SSS, Alqarni ABS. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of stroke among Saudi population in Balqarn Governorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2023. IJMDC. 2023; 7(11): 1466-1472. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1690355396


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Ameer AYA, Alqarni SAM, Alqarni ASS, Alqarni HMM, Alqarni NAN, ALasiri WFH, Alqarni SSS, Alqarni ABS. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of stroke among Saudi population in Balqarn Governorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2023. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=162571 [Access: February 27, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1690355396


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Ameer AYA, Alqarni SAM, Alqarni ASS, Alqarni HMM, Alqarni NAN, ALasiri WFH, Alqarni SSS, Alqarni ABS. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of stroke among Saudi population in Balqarn Governorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2023. IJMDC. 2023; 7(11): 1466-1472. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1690355396



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Ameer AYA, Alqarni SAM, Alqarni ASS, Alqarni HMM, Alqarni NAN, ALasiri WFH, Alqarni SSS, Alqarni ABS. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of stroke among Saudi population in Balqarn Governorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2023. IJMDC. (2023), [cited February 27, 2024]; 7(11): 1466-1472. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1690355396



Harvard Style

Ameer, A. Y. A., Alqarni, . S. A. M., Alqarni, . A. S. S., Alqarni, . H. M. M., Alqarni, . N. A. N., ALasiri, . W. F. H., Alqarni, . S. S. S. & Alqarni, . A. B. S. (2023) Knowledge, attitude, and practice of stroke among Saudi population in Balqarn Governorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2023. IJMDC, 7 (11), 1466-1472. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1690355396



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Ameer, Ahmed Y. Al, Saad Ali M. Alqarni, Ahmed Shalan S. Alqarni, Hamad Mohsen M. Alqarni, Nasser Ali N. Alqarni, Waleed Fayi H. ALasiri, Saad Shalan S. Alqarni, and Abdulaziz Braik S. Alqarni. 2023. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of stroke among Saudi population in Balqarn Governorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2023. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 7 (11), 1466-1472. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1690355396



Chicago Style

Ameer, Ahmed Y. Al, Saad Ali M. Alqarni, Ahmed Shalan S. Alqarni, Hamad Mohsen M. Alqarni, Nasser Ali N. Alqarni, Waleed Fayi H. ALasiri, Saad Shalan S. Alqarni, and Abdulaziz Braik S. Alqarni. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice of stroke among Saudi population in Balqarn Governorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2023." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 7 (2023), 1466-1472. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1690355396



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Ameer, Ahmed Y. Al, Saad Ali M. Alqarni, Ahmed Shalan S. Alqarni, Hamad Mohsen M. Alqarni, Nasser Ali N. Alqarni, Waleed Fayi H. ALasiri, Saad Shalan S. Alqarni, and Abdulaziz Braik S. Alqarni. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice of stroke among Saudi population in Balqarn Governorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2023." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 7.11 (2023), 1466-1472. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1690355396



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Ameer, A. Y. A., Alqarni, . S. A. M., Alqarni, . A. S. S., Alqarni, . H. M. M., Alqarni, . N. A. N., ALasiri, . W. F. H., Alqarni, . S. S. S. & Alqarni, . A. B. S. (2023) Knowledge, attitude, and practice of stroke among Saudi population in Balqarn Governorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2023. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 7 (11), 1466-1472. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1690355396





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