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IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 80-85

General demographics of febrile seizures and common attitudes among parents in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Raghad Adil Alhabsi, Mohammed Abdullah Abu Aish, Haneen Salah Almasoudi, Malak Hassan Alfaifi, Albatol Taha Jifri, Maram Khalid Alharbi, Marwa Abdullah Dahlawi, Rakan Abdullah Alnefaie.

ABSTRACT

Background: A febrile seizure is the most common type of convulsive disorders in children younger than the age of 5, it occurs in 2%-5% of them, and it is one of the most prevalent causes of emergency hospital admissions in children. The present study aims to understand the general demographics of patients presenting with febrile seizures among pediatrics in the maternity and childrenís hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, and to assess the parentís attitude when managing children with a febrile seizure. Methodology: This study is a cross-sectional study concerned with children presenting with seizures and fever at the pediatric emergency department in the maternity and childrenís hospital of Makkah city from May to July 2019. Patientsí parents participated in this study. A validated questionnaire was used for the collection of patientsí data. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, version 10. Summarization of the data was presented using tables and graphs. Results: A total of 71 children patients were included in this study. 70.4% (50) of them were male, while 29.6% (21) were female. 81.7% of the children patients between 6 months and 3-year old. 78.3% had typical convulsions, while the reaming 21.7% had atypical ones. Moreover, 76.9% (20) of the patientsí parents know their childrenís diagnosis. Most children, 67.85% (19), were diagnosed with febrile seizures. 42.85% (12) of the participants thought that febrile seizure did not cause epilepsy. Conclusion: The overall attitudes of parents regarding febrile seizures need to be improved; this action will require a well-organized educational program for febrile seizures.

Keywords:
Febrile seizure, attitudes, parents, Makkah


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General demographics of febrile seizures and common attitudes among parents in Makkah, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Raghad Adil Alhabsi
Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Abdullah Abu Aish
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Alqura University Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Haneen Salah Almasoudi
Pediatric Department, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Malak Hassan Alfaifi
Pediatric Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Albatol Taha Jifri
Pediatric Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Maram Khalid Alharbi
Pediatric Department, Security Forces Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Marwa Abdullah Dahlawi
General Practitioner, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Rakan Abdullah Alnefaie
Maternity And Children Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Raghad Adil Alhabsi, Faculty Of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.; raghad_adh@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 02 Nov 2020
Accepted 25 Nov 2020
Published online 29 Dec 2020
Published in print 11 Jan 2021

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Alhabsi RA, Aish MAA, Almasoudi HS, Alfaifi MH, Jifri AT, Alharbi MK, Dahlawi MA, Alnefaie RA. General demographics of febrile seizures and common attitudes among parents in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 80-85. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604320800


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Alhabsi RA, Aish MAA, Almasoudi HS, Alfaifi MH, Jifri AT, Alharbi MK, Dahlawi MA, Alnefaie RA. General demographics of febrile seizures and common attitudes among parents in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=24866 [Access: March 01, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604320800


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Alhabsi RA, Aish MAA, Almasoudi HS, Alfaifi MH, Jifri AT, Alharbi MK, Dahlawi MA, Alnefaie RA. General demographics of febrile seizures and common attitudes among parents in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 80-85. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604320800


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Alhabsi RA, Aish MAA, Almasoudi HS, Alfaifi MH, Jifri AT, Alharbi MK, Dahlawi MA, Alnefaie RA. General demographics of febrile seizures and common attitudes among parents in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited March 01, 2021]; 5(1): 80-85. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604320800


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Alhabsi, R. A., Aish, . M. A. A., Almasoudi, . H. S., Alfaifi, . M. H., Jifri, . A. T., Alharbi, . M. K., Dahlawi, . M. A. & Alnefaie, . R. A. (2021) General demographics of febrile seizures and common attitudes among parents in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (1), 80-85. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604320800


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Alhabsi, Raghad Adil, Mohammed Abdullah Abu Aish, Haneen Salah Almasoudi, Malak Hassan Alfaifi, Albatol Taha Jifri, Maram Khalid Alharbi, Marwa Abdullah Dahlawi, and Rakan Abdullah Alnefaie. 2021. General demographics of febrile seizures and common attitudes among parents in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 80-85. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604320800


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Alhabsi, Raghad Adil, Mohammed Abdullah Abu Aish, Haneen Salah Almasoudi, Malak Hassan Alfaifi, Albatol Taha Jifri, Maram Khalid Alharbi, Marwa Abdullah Dahlawi, and Rakan Abdullah Alnefaie. "General demographics of febrile seizures and common attitudes among parents in Makkah, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 80-85. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604320800


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Alhabsi, Raghad Adil, Mohammed Abdullah Abu Aish, Haneen Salah Almasoudi, Malak Hassan Alfaifi, Albatol Taha Jifri, Maram Khalid Alharbi, Marwa Abdullah Dahlawi, and Rakan Abdullah Alnefaie. "General demographics of febrile seizures and common attitudes among parents in Makkah, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.1 (2021), 80-85. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604320800


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Alhabsi, R. A., Aish, . M. A. A., Almasoudi, . H. S., Alfaifi, . M. H., Jifri, . A. T., Alharbi, . M. K., Dahlawi, . M. A. & Alnefaie, . R. A. (2021) General demographics of febrile seizures and common attitudes among parents in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 80-85. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604320800


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