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Online Publishing Date: 29 / 12 / 2023

 


Improving Awareness and Prevention of Monkeypox Virus among the Elderly in Saudi Arabia: Assessing the Impact of an Educational Intervention Program

Abdulrahman M. Albeshry, Shahad Mostafa Al Tuwaylib, Renad Khalid Alghamdi, Faisal Mohammed Alnajm, Faisal Abdulaziz Albattat, Blassim Ayadah Alenzy, Bdour Theab Alshammari, Ammar Mohammed Aljohani, Abrar Talal Aljohani.


Abstract
Background: This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of an educational program on Monkeypox knowledge among elderly individuals residing at an old age home in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
Methods: With a one-group pretest-posttest design, the study spanned from September 24, 2023, to December 2, 2023. A sample of 50 participants aged 60 and above received a structured teaching program tailored to their comprehension levels.
Results: Demographically, the participants exhibited diverse backgrounds, with a majority having completed secondary education, and a significant prevalence of chronic diseases. Health professionals were the primary source of health-related information for the elderly. The educational intervention led to a substantial improvement in Monkeypox knowledge, with significant increases in correct responses observed in the post-test compared to the pretest.
Conclusion: The findings underscore the efficacy of tailored health education programs for enhancing knowledge among the elderly, emphasizing the crucial role of healthcare providers in disseminating accurate health information.

Key words: Monkeypox Virus; Elderly; Saudi Arabia; Educational Intervention Program; Knowledge; Geriatric; Health Education; Mpox


 
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Albeshry AM, Tuwaylib SMA, Alghamdi RK, Alnajm FM, Albattat FA, Alenzy BA, Alshammari BT, Aljohani AM, Aljohani AT. Improving Awareness and Prevention of Monkeypox Virus among the Elderly in Saudi Arabia: Assessing the Impact of an Educational Intervention Program. IJMDC. 2024; 8(2): 620-627. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702411268


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Albeshry AM, Tuwaylib SMA, Alghamdi RK, Alnajm FM, Albattat FA, Alenzy BA, Alshammari BT, Aljohani AM, Aljohani AT. Improving Awareness and Prevention of Monkeypox Virus among the Elderly in Saudi Arabia: Assessing the Impact of an Educational Intervention Program. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=181129 [Access: February 07, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702411268


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Albeshry AM, Tuwaylib SMA, Alghamdi RK, Alnajm FM, Albattat FA, Alenzy BA, Alshammari BT, Aljohani AM, Aljohani AT. Improving Awareness and Prevention of Monkeypox Virus among the Elderly in Saudi Arabia: Assessing the Impact of an Educational Intervention Program. IJMDC. 2024; 8(2): 620-627. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702411268



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Albeshry AM, Tuwaylib SMA, Alghamdi RK, Alnajm FM, Albattat FA, Alenzy BA, Alshammari BT, Aljohani AM, Aljohani AT. Improving Awareness and Prevention of Monkeypox Virus among the Elderly in Saudi Arabia: Assessing the Impact of an Educational Intervention Program. IJMDC. (2024), [cited February 07, 2024]; 8(2): 620-627. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702411268



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Albeshry, A. M., Tuwaylib, . S. M. A., Alghamdi, . R. K., Alnajm, . F. M., Albattat, . F. A., Alenzy, . B. A., Alshammari, . B. T., Aljohani, . A. M. & Aljohani, . A. T. (2024) Improving Awareness and Prevention of Monkeypox Virus among the Elderly in Saudi Arabia: Assessing the Impact of an Educational Intervention Program. IJMDC, 8 (2), 620-627. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702411268



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Albeshry, Abdulrahman M., Shahad Mostafa Al Tuwaylib, Renad Khalid Alghamdi, Faisal Mohammed Alnajm, Faisal Abdulaziz Albattat, Blassim Ayadah Alenzy, Bdour Theab Alshammari, Ammar Mohammed Aljohani, and Abrar Talal Aljohani. 2024. Improving Awareness and Prevention of Monkeypox Virus among the Elderly in Saudi Arabia: Assessing the Impact of an Educational Intervention Program. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (2), 620-627. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702411268



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Albeshry, Abdulrahman M., Shahad Mostafa Al Tuwaylib, Renad Khalid Alghamdi, Faisal Mohammed Alnajm, Faisal Abdulaziz Albattat, Blassim Ayadah Alenzy, Bdour Theab Alshammari, Ammar Mohammed Aljohani, and Abrar Talal Aljohani. "Improving Awareness and Prevention of Monkeypox Virus among the Elderly in Saudi Arabia: Assessing the Impact of an Educational Intervention Program." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8 (2024), 620-627. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702411268



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Albeshry, Abdulrahman M., Shahad Mostafa Al Tuwaylib, Renad Khalid Alghamdi, Faisal Mohammed Alnajm, Faisal Abdulaziz Albattat, Blassim Ayadah Alenzy, Bdour Theab Alshammari, Ammar Mohammed Aljohani, and Abrar Talal Aljohani. "Improving Awareness and Prevention of Monkeypox Virus among the Elderly in Saudi Arabia: Assessing the Impact of an Educational Intervention Program." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8.2 (2024), 620-627. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702411268



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Albeshry, A. M., Tuwaylib, . S. M. A., Alghamdi, . R. K., Alnajm, . F. M., Albattat, . F. A., Alenzy, . B. A., Alshammari, . B. T., Aljohani, . A. M. & Aljohani, . A. T. (2024) Improving Awareness and Prevention of Monkeypox Virus among the Elderly in Saudi Arabia: Assessing the Impact of an Educational Intervention Program. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (2), 620-627. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1702411268





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