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10 / 01 / 2024

 


Knowledge and attitude towards stroke in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

Abdullah H. Bohamad, Mohammed N. Albarqi, Saad S. Almuslim, Jumana Alsultan, Fatemah Alsultan, Razan Alshaikh Saleh, Osama M. Alramadhan, Ghaida Al Ateeq, Naif Almulhim, Fatimah S. Alnaim.


Abstract
Objective:
This study aimed to assess stroke awareness and attitudes in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.
Methods:
This cross-sectional study used a structured questionnaire to evaluate stroke awareness, knowledge, and attitudes in Al-Ahsaa, Saudi Arabia from September to October, 2023. Social media was used for questionnaire distribution.
Results:
The study involved 405 participants, with a majority being female (63%). Stroke awareness was high (89.1%), primarily through social media (58.3%). Notably, 41% knew someone who had a stroke. Participants accurately identified sudden numbness or weakness as a symptom (80%). Recognized risk factors included high blood pressure (85.1%). Demographic associations with awareness/knowledge were notable, including gender, age, and education. Where, males (X^2 = 8.516, P-value = 0.004), those over 45 years (X^2 = 6.160, P-value = 0.048), and those with masters or PhD degree (X^2 = 13.431, P-value = 0.009) individuals showed deeper understanding.
Conclusion:
The study refrains from defining sufficient awareness but provides valuable insights into stroke comprehension across demographics. Despite lacking a quantifiable measure for adequate awareness, these findings emphasize tailored educational strategies. Recommendations include targeted interventions aligned with demographics, addressing specific needs, and continuous monitoring of awareness programs for sustained effectiveness.

Key words: Stroke, awareness, attitude, neurology, Saudi Arabia.


 
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Bohamad AH, Albarqi MN, Almuslim SS, Alsultan J, Alsultan F, Saleh RA, Alramadhan OM, Ateeq GA, Almulhim N, Alnaim FS. Knowledge and attitude towards stroke in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2024; 8(2): 819-825. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1704627168


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Bohamad AH, Albarqi MN, Almuslim SS, Alsultan J, Alsultan F, Saleh RA, Alramadhan OM, Ateeq GA, Almulhim N, Alnaim FS. Knowledge and attitude towards stroke in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=184259 [Access: July 14, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1704627168


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Bohamad AH, Albarqi MN, Almuslim SS, Alsultan J, Alsultan F, Saleh RA, Alramadhan OM, Ateeq GA, Almulhim N, Alnaim FS. Knowledge and attitude towards stroke in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2024; 8(2): 819-825. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1704627168



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Bohamad AH, Albarqi MN, Almuslim SS, Alsultan J, Alsultan F, Saleh RA, Alramadhan OM, Ateeq GA, Almulhim N, Alnaim FS. Knowledge and attitude towards stroke in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2024), [cited July 14, 2024]; 8(2): 819-825. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1704627168



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Bohamad, A. H., Albarqi, . M. N., Almuslim, . S. S., Alsultan, . J., Alsultan, . F., Saleh, . R. A., Alramadhan, . O. M., Ateeq, . G. A., Almulhim, . N. & Alnaim, . F. S. (2024) Knowledge and attitude towards stroke in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 8 (2), 819-825. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1704627168



Turabian Style

Bohamad, Abdullah H., Mohammed N. Albarqi, Saad S. Almuslim, Jumana Alsultan, Fatemah Alsultan, Razan Alshaikh Saleh, Osama M. Alramadhan, Ghaida Al Ateeq, Naif Almulhim, and Fatimah S. Alnaim. 2024. Knowledge and attitude towards stroke in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (2), 819-825. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1704627168



Chicago Style

Bohamad, Abdullah H., Mohammed N. Albarqi, Saad S. Almuslim, Jumana Alsultan, Fatemah Alsultan, Razan Alshaikh Saleh, Osama M. Alramadhan, Ghaida Al Ateeq, Naif Almulhim, and Fatimah S. Alnaim. "Knowledge and attitude towards stroke in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8 (2024), 819-825. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1704627168



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Bohamad, Abdullah H., Mohammed N. Albarqi, Saad S. Almuslim, Jumana Alsultan, Fatemah Alsultan, Razan Alshaikh Saleh, Osama M. Alramadhan, Ghaida Al Ateeq, Naif Almulhim, and Fatimah S. Alnaim. "Knowledge and attitude towards stroke in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8.2 (2024), 819-825. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1704627168



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Bohamad, A. H., Albarqi, . M. N., Almuslim, . S. S., Alsultan, . J., Alsultan, . F., Saleh, . R. A., Alramadhan, . O. M., Ateeq, . G. A., Almulhim, . N. & Alnaim, . F. S. (2024) Knowledge and attitude towards stroke in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (2), 819-825. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1704627168





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