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21 / 04 / 2024

 


Assessment of the level of knowledge and awareness of abdominal hernia as a risk factor for acute intestinal obstruction among the adults of Saudi Arabia

Abdulaziz Ibrahim Alkhudhayri, Rasha Mohamed Alorini, Leena Nageeb Alsury, Meshari Salman Alhawiti, Ayman H. AlGadaa.


Abstract
Background: Abdominal hernia occurs when tissues protrude through the abdominal walls with symptoms such as pain, inflammation, tenderness, and vomiting. It is thought that abdominal hernias pose a risk factor for the development of acute abdominal obstruction in patients who seek emergency care for abdominal discomfort because they cause bowel obstruction when they occur.
Methods: The study adopted descriptive a cross-sectional design from a sample of 533 participants in the Saudi Arabian general population. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package of Social Sciences Version 27.
Results: The findings revealed that 30 (5.6%) of the participants had an abdominal hernia. 17 (3.2%) of them had an acute intestinal obstruction. A considerable proportion 249 (46.7%) of the participants indicated that they had weak knowledge about abdominal hernia. The study results revealed a poor knowledge level about abdominal hernia as a risk factor for acute abdominal obstruction in 346 (64.8%) of the participants with only 187 (35.2%) of them exhibiting good knowledge. The knowledge of abdominal hernia as a risk factor for acute abdominal obstruction was found to be significantly associated with age, education level, and work status (p-values< 0.05)
Conclusion: The study results revealed a considerably poor knowledge level about abdominal hernia as a risk factor for acute abdominal obstruction among the general population in Saudi Arabia. Participants who were 30 years of age or older, those who had attained a higher level of education, and those employed were associated with better knowledge of abdominal hernias. There is a need for public awareness about abdominal hernia among the Saudi Arabian populace.

Key words: Abdominal hernia, awareness, risk factor, intestinal obstruction, obesity, Saudi Arabia


 
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Alkhudhayri AI, Alorini RM, Alsury LN, Alhawiti MS, AlGadaa AH. Assessment of the level of knowledge and awareness of abdominal hernia as a risk factor for acute intestinal obstruction among the adults of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2024; 8(6): 1387-1394. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1710487263


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Alkhudhayri AI, Alorini RM, Alsury LN, Alhawiti MS, AlGadaa AH. Assessment of the level of knowledge and awareness of abdominal hernia as a risk factor for acute intestinal obstruction among the adults of Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=194402 [Access: July 14, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1710487263


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Alkhudhayri AI, Alorini RM, Alsury LN, Alhawiti MS, AlGadaa AH. Assessment of the level of knowledge and awareness of abdominal hernia as a risk factor for acute intestinal obstruction among the adults of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2024; 8(6): 1387-1394. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1710487263



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Alkhudhayri AI, Alorini RM, Alsury LN, Alhawiti MS, AlGadaa AH. Assessment of the level of knowledge and awareness of abdominal hernia as a risk factor for acute intestinal obstruction among the adults of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2024), [cited July 14, 2024]; 8(6): 1387-1394. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1710487263



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Alkhudhayri, A. I., Alorini, . R. M., Alsury, . L. N., Alhawiti, . M. S. & AlGadaa, . A. H. (2024) Assessment of the level of knowledge and awareness of abdominal hernia as a risk factor for acute intestinal obstruction among the adults of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 8 (6), 1387-1394. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1710487263



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Alkhudhayri, Abdulaziz Ibrahim, Rasha Mohamed Alorini, Leena Nageeb Alsury, Meshari Salman Alhawiti, and Ayman H. AlGadaa. 2024. Assessment of the level of knowledge and awareness of abdominal hernia as a risk factor for acute intestinal obstruction among the adults of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (6), 1387-1394. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1710487263



Chicago Style

Alkhudhayri, Abdulaziz Ibrahim, Rasha Mohamed Alorini, Leena Nageeb Alsury, Meshari Salman Alhawiti, and Ayman H. AlGadaa. "Assessment of the level of knowledge and awareness of abdominal hernia as a risk factor for acute intestinal obstruction among the adults of Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8 (2024), 1387-1394. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1710487263



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alkhudhayri, Abdulaziz Ibrahim, Rasha Mohamed Alorini, Leena Nageeb Alsury, Meshari Salman Alhawiti, and Ayman H. AlGadaa. "Assessment of the level of knowledge and awareness of abdominal hernia as a risk factor for acute intestinal obstruction among the adults of Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8.6 (2024), 1387-1394. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1710487263



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Alkhudhayri, A. I., Alorini, . R. M., Alsury, . L. N., Alhawiti, . M. S. & AlGadaa, . A. H. (2024) Assessment of the level of knowledge and awareness of abdominal hernia as a risk factor for acute intestinal obstruction among the adults of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (6), 1387-1394. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1710487263





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