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16 / 11 / 2023

 


Misconceptions about dyslipidemia among the adult population in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia

Moayad M. Alrakathi, Meshal A. Almogbel, Watban I. AlWatban, Rayan S. ALkhedhairi, Ahmad A. Alrasheedi.


Abstract
Objective:
The aim of this research was to evaluate the prevalence of misunderstandings about dyslipidemia among the adult population residing in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia.
Methods:
A cross-sectional research was carried out to collect data from people in the Qassim area. The data collection was carried out by a self-administered online questionnaire from June 2023 to July 2023.
Results:
Regarding the misconceptions about dyslipidemia, 25.5% participants did not link dyslipidemia to elevated cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Around 18.8%, 30.9%, and 28.9% displayed limited understanding of the roles of excessive fat, sugar consumption, and genetic irregularities, respectively. About 26.2% overlooked infrequent manifestations of hyperlipidemia signs, and 32.2% wrongly believed that the pre-test diet had little impact on lipid levels. Regarding complications-related misconceptions, 16.1% dismissed susceptibility to stroke, and 13.4% did not acknowledge its seriousness. Treatment misconceptions were most prevalent (69.8%), followed by diagnosis (59.7%), diet/lifestyle (34.2%), complications (30.9%), and causes/risk factors (31.5%).
Conclusions:
This study highlights significant misconceptions about dyslipidemia across diverse aspects. The prevalence of these misconceptions emphasizes the urgency of targeted educational interventions to enhance public awareness and comprehension of dyslipidemia and its related factors.

Key words: Misconceptions, dyslipidemia, adult, Qassim, Saudi Arabia.


 
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Alrakathi MM, Almogbel MA, AlWatban WI, ALkhedhairi RS, Alrasheedi AA. Misconceptions about dyslipidemia among the adult population in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2023; 7(12): 1924-1930. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697978392


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Alrakathi MM, Almogbel MA, AlWatban WI, ALkhedhairi RS, Alrasheedi AA. Misconceptions about dyslipidemia among the adult population in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=173949 [Access: June 04, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697978392


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Alrakathi MM, Almogbel MA, AlWatban WI, ALkhedhairi RS, Alrasheedi AA. Misconceptions about dyslipidemia among the adult population in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2023; 7(12): 1924-1930. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697978392



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Alrakathi MM, Almogbel MA, AlWatban WI, ALkhedhairi RS, Alrasheedi AA. Misconceptions about dyslipidemia among the adult population in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2023), [cited June 04, 2024]; 7(12): 1924-1930. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697978392



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Alrakathi, M. M., Almogbel, . M. A., AlWatban, . W. I., ALkhedhairi, . R. S. & Alrasheedi, . A. A. (2023) Misconceptions about dyslipidemia among the adult population in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 7 (12), 1924-1930. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697978392



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Alrakathi, Moayad M., Meshal A. Almogbel, Watban I. AlWatban, Rayan S. ALkhedhairi, and Ahmad A. Alrasheedi. 2023. Misconceptions about dyslipidemia among the adult population in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 7 (12), 1924-1930. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697978392



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Alrakathi, Moayad M., Meshal A. Almogbel, Watban I. AlWatban, Rayan S. ALkhedhairi, and Ahmad A. Alrasheedi. "Misconceptions about dyslipidemia among the adult population in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 7 (2023), 1924-1930. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697978392



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alrakathi, Moayad M., Meshal A. Almogbel, Watban I. AlWatban, Rayan S. ALkhedhairi, and Ahmad A. Alrasheedi. "Misconceptions about dyslipidemia among the adult population in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 7.12 (2023), 1924-1930. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697978392



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Alrakathi, M. M., Almogbel, . M. A., AlWatban, . W. I., ALkhedhairi, . R. S. & Alrasheedi, . A. A. (2023) Misconceptions about dyslipidemia among the adult population in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 7 (12), 1924-1930. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697978392





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