Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 302-308

Stroke literacy in Qassim province, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Norah Ayed Al-Harbi, Abdulrahman Alomairi, Abdullah Almoziraei.

ABSTRACT

Background: Stroke risk factors are indeed preventable and if the population has a good literacy of stroke it might not only prevent the increase of cases but also decrease the overall incidence rate. Thereby, this study aimed to measure the level of stroke literacy in the general population living in Qassim province of Saudi Arabia, attributing special regard to the recognition of warning signs, risk factors, and available acute treatment. Methodology: An observational cross-sectional study was conducted through Google Forms and was distributed through the social networks, such as WhatsApp and Telegram groups, to those who were living in Qassim region. Results: A total of 402 participants were enrolled. The most common age group was 15-30 years (49.3%) with nearly 60% of females. Approximately 90% were living in Buraydah. It was found that the most commonly known symptoms of stroke were numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg and one side of the body (74.1%). The proportion of participants who were aware about the possibility of clot extraction by endovascular catheterization was 47.8%, while the proportion of participants who were aware of the specialized hospitals for stroke management was 17.2%. It was revealed that the mean knowledge score was 14.2 4.22 out of 26 points and majority of the population had poor stroke literacy (45%). Conclusion: There is deficient awareness toward stroke. Students seemed to have better stroke awareness than the others.

Keywords:
Stroke, cerebrovascular accident, awareness, risk factors, acute treatment


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Stroke literacy in Qassim province, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Norah Ayed Al-Harbi
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Alomairi
College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Almoziraei
College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Abdulrahman Alomairi, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia.; ArahmanAlomairi@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 12 Dec 2020
Accepted 24 Dec 2020
Published online 04 Jan 2021
Published in print 11 Jan 2021

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Al-Harbi NA, Alomairi A, Almoziraei A. Stroke literacy in Qassim province, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 302-308. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607777072


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Al-Harbi NA, Alomairi A, Almoziraei A. Stroke literacy in Qassim province, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=28323 [Access: March 01, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607777072


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Al-Harbi NA, Alomairi A, Almoziraei A. Stroke literacy in Qassim province, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 302-308. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607777072


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Al-Harbi NA, Alomairi A, Almoziraei A. Stroke literacy in Qassim province, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited March 01, 2021]; 5(1): 302-308. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607777072


Harvard Style

Al-Harbi, N. A., Alomairi, . A. & Almoziraei, . A. (2021) Stroke literacy in Qassim province, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (1), 302-308. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607777072


Turabian Style

Al-Harbi, Norah Ayed, Abdulrahman Alomairi, and Abdullah Almoziraei. 2021. Stroke literacy in Qassim province, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 302-308. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607777072


Chicago Style

Al-Harbi, Norah Ayed, Abdulrahman Alomairi, and Abdullah Almoziraei. "Stroke literacy in Qassim province, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 302-308. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607777072


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Al-Harbi, Norah Ayed, Abdulrahman Alomairi, and Abdullah Almoziraei. "Stroke literacy in Qassim province, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.1 (2021), 302-308. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607777072


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Al-Harbi, N. A., Alomairi, . A. & Almoziraei, . A. (2021) Stroke literacy in Qassim province, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 302-308. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607777072


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