Original Article

IJMDC. 2022; 6(7): 957-961

Delirium knowledge, risk factors, and attitude among general public in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study

Authors: Raghad Abdulrahman Alaujan, Sara Fahad Alhinti, Murooj Mufarij Alharbi, Fatimah Abdullah Basakran, Mohamed Eldigire Ahmed, Hind Saleh Almodaimegh.

ABSTRACT

Background: Delirium is a severe neuropsychiatric disorder with 21.8% in Saudi Arabia. Up to 40% of delirium cases are potentially preventable, and earlier recognition of this condition results in better health outcomes. Therefore, this study was done to assess the knowledge, risk factors, and attitude of public about delirium. Methods: This was an observational cross-sectional study. All residents of Riyadh aged 18 or older were eligible to participate. An electronic questionnaire composed of 33 closed-response questions was used to assess the knowledge of delirium, its risk factors, and attitude toward it. Results: A total of 387 responses were obtained from participants. The majority (79%) of respondents were aged < 40 years. Around (33.8%) worked in the health field, while most (66.2%) were non-healthcare professionals. Three out of 10 questions that assessed basic knowledge were correctly answered by more than (50%), and only 2 out of 12 questions that assessed knowledge of risk factors were correctly answered by more than (50%). Delirium is believed to be a problem that requires active intervention by 75.1% of participants and is largely preventable by 63.5%. Total of 33.5% of respondents believed that delirium is related to over-sedation in the intensive care unit. Conclusion: Even though delirium is a critical neurocognitive disorder with a significant prevalence, the general public in Riyadh has insufficient knowledge of this condition and its risk factors. Given the results, delirium educational programs for the general public should be considered to improve awareness, knowledge, and understanding of delirium.

Keywords:
Delirium; Knowledge, Risk Factors; Attitude ; General Public


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Delirium knowledge, risk factors, and attitude among general public in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study


Authors
Raghad Abdulrahman Alaujan
Al Faisal Medical School, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Sara Fahad Alhinti
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences/king Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Murooj Mufarij Alharbi
Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Fatimah Abdullah Basakran
Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohamed Eldigire Ahmed
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences/king Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Hind Saleh Almodaimegh
Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. ; modaimeghh@ksau-hs.edu.sa

Publication history
Received 17 Apr 2022
Accepted 25 Apr 2022
Published online 24 May 2022
Published in print 08 Jul 2022

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Alaujan RA, Alhinti SF, Alharbi MM, Basakran FA, Ahmed ME, Almodaimegh HS. Delirium knowledge, risk factors, and attitude among general public in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2022; 6(7): 957-961. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1650237109


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Alaujan RA, Alhinti SF, Alharbi MM, Basakran FA, Ahmed ME, Almodaimegh HS. Delirium knowledge, risk factors, and attitude among general public in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=17609 [Access: September 29, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1650237109


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Alaujan RA, Alhinti SF, Alharbi MM, Basakran FA, Ahmed ME, Almodaimegh HS. Delirium knowledge, risk factors, and attitude among general public in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2022; 6(7): 957-961. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1650237109


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Alaujan RA, Alhinti SF, Alharbi MM, Basakran FA, Ahmed ME, Almodaimegh HS. Delirium knowledge, risk factors, and attitude among general public in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. (2022), [cited September 29, 2022]; 6(7): 957-961. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1650237109


Harvard Style

Alaujan, R. A., Alhinti, . S. F., Alharbi, . M. M., Basakran, . F. A., Ahmed, . M. E. & Almodaimegh, . H. S. (2022) Delirium knowledge, risk factors, and attitude among general public in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study. IJMDC, 6 (7), 957-961. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1650237109


Turabian Style

Alaujan, Raghad Abdulrahman, Sara Fahad Alhinti, Murooj Mufarij Alharbi, Fatimah Abdullah Basakran, Mohamed Eldigire Ahmed, and Hind Saleh Almodaimegh. 2022. Delirium knowledge, risk factors, and attitude among general public in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (7), 957-961. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1650237109


Chicago Style

Alaujan, Raghad Abdulrahman, Sara Fahad Alhinti, Murooj Mufarij Alharbi, Fatimah Abdullah Basakran, Mohamed Eldigire Ahmed, and Hind Saleh Almodaimegh. "Delirium knowledge, risk factors, and attitude among general public in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 957-961. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1650237109


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alaujan, Raghad Abdulrahman, Sara Fahad Alhinti, Murooj Mufarij Alharbi, Fatimah Abdullah Basakran, Mohamed Eldigire Ahmed, and Hind Saleh Almodaimegh. "Delirium knowledge, risk factors, and attitude among general public in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.7 (2022), 957-961. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1650237109


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alaujan, R. A., Alhinti, . S. F., Alharbi, . M. M., Basakran, . F. A., Ahmed, . M. E. & Almodaimegh, . H. S. (2022) Delirium knowledge, risk factors, and attitude among general public in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (7), 957-961. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1650237109


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