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20 / 12 / 2023

 


Public knowledge, attitude, and practice towards Helicobacter pylori infection in Saudi Arabia

Amnah Ali Alkhawajah, Hadeel Hesham Buali, Mohammed Mousa Alzahrani, Zahra Ali Almubarak, Yahya Fahad Alzahrani, Abdullah Mousa Alzahrani, Ibrahim Mohammed Alnami, Eman Abdulaziz Elsheikh.


Abstract
Objective:
This study assessed Saudi Arabia's general public knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours about H. pylori infection.
Methods:
A cross-sectional study was conducted from June to August’ 2023 and included 1,164 participants of the Saudi population. Data for the study were gathered through the utilization of a well-structured questionnaire.
Results:
Almost 703 participants (60.4%) had good knowledge of H. Pylori, while 461 (39.6%) had poor knowledge. Two factors were found to be significantly associated with knowledge including age (P=0.001) and regional differences (P=0.001). Around 66.7% participants aged 46-50 years and 75% from the Northern region demonstrated a good knowledge. Family and friends were the participants' most common source of information (34.4%), while mass media was the least used source (3.9%).
Conclusion:
Most participants had a reasonable understanding of the H. pylori infection. Nonetheless, there were some knowledge gaps among certain regions. The study findings highlighted the importance of implementing targeted education programs to address the identified knowledge gaps.

Key words: H. pylori, infection, peptic ulcer, gastroenterology, Saudi Arabia


 
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Alkhawajah AA, Buali HH, Alzahrani MM, Almubarak ZA, Alzahrani YF, Alzahrani AM, Alnami IM, Elsheikh EA. Public knowledge, attitude, and practice towards Helicobacter pylori infection in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2024; 8(1): 227-233. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1700861186


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Alkhawajah AA, Buali HH, Alzahrani MM, Almubarak ZA, Alzahrani YF, Alzahrani AM, Alnami IM, Elsheikh EA. Public knowledge, attitude, and practice towards Helicobacter pylori infection in Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=178723 [Access: March 28, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1700861186


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Alkhawajah AA, Buali HH, Alzahrani MM, Almubarak ZA, Alzahrani YF, Alzahrani AM, Alnami IM, Elsheikh EA. Public knowledge, attitude, and practice towards Helicobacter pylori infection in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2024; 8(1): 227-233. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1700861186



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Alkhawajah AA, Buali HH, Alzahrani MM, Almubarak ZA, Alzahrani YF, Alzahrani AM, Alnami IM, Elsheikh EA. Public knowledge, attitude, and practice towards Helicobacter pylori infection in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2024), [cited March 28, 2024]; 8(1): 227-233. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1700861186



Harvard Style

Alkhawajah, A. A., Buali, . H. H., Alzahrani, . M. M., Almubarak, . Z. A., Alzahrani, . Y. F., Alzahrani, . A. M., Alnami, . I. M. & Elsheikh, . E. A. (2024) Public knowledge, attitude, and practice towards Helicobacter pylori infection in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 8 (1), 227-233. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1700861186



Turabian Style

Alkhawajah, Amnah Ali, Hadeel Hesham Buali, Mohammed Mousa Alzahrani, Zahra Ali Almubarak, Yahya Fahad Alzahrani, Abdullah Mousa Alzahrani, Ibrahim Mohammed Alnami, and Eman Abdulaziz Elsheikh. 2024. Public knowledge, attitude, and practice towards Helicobacter pylori infection in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (1), 227-233. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1700861186



Chicago Style

Alkhawajah, Amnah Ali, Hadeel Hesham Buali, Mohammed Mousa Alzahrani, Zahra Ali Almubarak, Yahya Fahad Alzahrani, Abdullah Mousa Alzahrani, Ibrahim Mohammed Alnami, and Eman Abdulaziz Elsheikh. "Public knowledge, attitude, and practice towards Helicobacter pylori infection in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8 (2024), 227-233. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1700861186



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alkhawajah, Amnah Ali, Hadeel Hesham Buali, Mohammed Mousa Alzahrani, Zahra Ali Almubarak, Yahya Fahad Alzahrani, Abdullah Mousa Alzahrani, Ibrahim Mohammed Alnami, and Eman Abdulaziz Elsheikh. "Public knowledge, attitude, and practice towards Helicobacter pylori infection in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8.1 (2024), 227-233. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1700861186



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Alkhawajah, A. A., Buali, . H. H., Alzahrani, . M. M., Almubarak, . Z. A., Alzahrani, . Y. F., Alzahrani, . A. M., Alnami, . I. M. & Elsheikh, . E. A. (2024) Public knowledge, attitude, and practice towards Helicobacter pylori infection in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (1), 227-233. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1700861186





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