Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 69-74

Awareness of Jeddah population about alarming signs of post-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage

Authors: Sameh Said Mohammed, Moaz Hashim, Ibtisam Ghashimi, Saja AlQahtani, Sondos AlQahtani, Aziza Badawi, Rawan AlGhamdi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Road traffic accidents are considered to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in many countries. Therefore, this cross-sectional study aimed to measure the awareness of the Saudi population in Jeddah about the alarming signs of post-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage and the importance of early presentation. Methodology: A cross-sectional study using an electronic survey questionnaire consisting of 41 questions was conducted in Jeddah for a period of 6 months. The general attitude and awareness of the public toward head injuries were assessed. Results: Data were collected from 310 participants, in which 156 (50.3 %) were male and 154 (49.7%) were female. Findings showed that 56.1% of the people were aware of head injuries. Almost 30% (as a family relative not including the mother) suggested that more education was required about head injuries. Around 208 participants did not know that they should not to drink water after a head injury. Conclusion: There is a need to raise the level of public awareness about head injuries. Many educational awareness campaigns, programs, and seminars are required to build a background of proper actions after head injuries.

Keywords:
Trauma, intracranial hemorrhage, awareness, Jeddah, alarming signs


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Awareness of Jeddah population about alarming signs of post-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage


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Sameh Said Mohammed
Ibn Sina National College of Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Moaz Hashim
Saudi Arabia & Lecturer of General Surgery at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
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Ibtisam Ghashimi
Neurological Surgery Specialist, Neurosurgeon- Al-Jdaani Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Saja AlQahtani
Ibn Sina National College of Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Sondos AlQahtani
Ibn Sina National College of Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Aziza Badawi
Ibn Sina National College of Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Rawan AlGhamdi
Ibn Sina National College of Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Saja Ali AlQahtani, College of Medicine, Ibn Sina National College of Medical Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.; sajalbeshri@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 26 Nov 2020
Accepted 03 Dec 2020
Published online 12 Dec 2020
Published in print 11 Jan 2021

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Mohammed SS, Hashim M, Ghashimi I, AlQahtani S, AlQahtani S, Badawi A, AlGhamdi R. Awareness of Jeddah population about alarming signs of post-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 69-74. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603629429


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Mohammed SS, Hashim M, Ghashimi I, AlQahtani S, AlQahtani S, Badawi A, AlGhamdi R. Awareness of Jeddah population about alarming signs of post-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=20597 [Access: February 25, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603629429


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Mohammed SS, Hashim M, Ghashimi I, AlQahtani S, AlQahtani S, Badawi A, AlGhamdi R. Awareness of Jeddah population about alarming signs of post-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 69-74. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603629429


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Mohammed SS, Hashim M, Ghashimi I, AlQahtani S, AlQahtani S, Badawi A, AlGhamdi R. Awareness of Jeddah population about alarming signs of post-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. IJMDC. (2021), [cited February 25, 2021]; 5(1): 69-74. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603629429


Harvard Style

Mohammed, S. S., Hashim, . M., Ghashimi, . I., AlQahtani, . S., AlQahtani, . S., Badawi, . A. & AlGhamdi, . R. (2021) Awareness of Jeddah population about alarming signs of post-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. IJMDC, 5 (1), 69-74. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603629429


Turabian Style

Mohammed, Sameh Said, Moaz Hashim, Ibtisam Ghashimi, Saja AlQahtani, Sondos AlQahtani, Aziza Badawi, and Rawan AlGhamdi. 2021. Awareness of Jeddah population about alarming signs of post-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 69-74. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603629429


Chicago Style

Mohammed, Sameh Said, Moaz Hashim, Ibtisam Ghashimi, Saja AlQahtani, Sondos AlQahtani, Aziza Badawi, and Rawan AlGhamdi. "Awareness of Jeddah population about alarming signs of post-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 69-74. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603629429


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Mohammed, Sameh Said, Moaz Hashim, Ibtisam Ghashimi, Saja AlQahtani, Sondos AlQahtani, Aziza Badawi, and Rawan AlGhamdi. "Awareness of Jeddah population about alarming signs of post-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.1 (2021), 69-74. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603629429


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Mohammed, S. S., Hashim, . M., Ghashimi, . I., AlQahtani, . S., AlQahtani, . S., Badawi, . A. & AlGhamdi, . R. (2021) Awareness of Jeddah population about alarming signs of post-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 69-74. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603629429


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