Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 318-323

Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward the use of personal audio devices among high school students in Buraydah, Al-Qassim

Authors: Hind Khalaf Alanazi, Alhanouf Muqbel Almuqbel, Hatoon Abdullah Alhothail, Abdulsalam Abdullah Almreef, Raghad Ali Almesned, Amjad Sulaiman Alhumaidan.

ABSTRACT

Background: Ear infections are serious complications associated with personal audio device (PAD) users who wear them for extended periods of time as prolonged use can affect oral hygiene. Therefore, this study aimed to provide preliminary data about PAD usage among high school students in Buraydah and to evaluate their knowledge, attitudes, and practices. Methodology: This is an analytic cross-sectional study conducted among 768 students. A two-stage, cluster random sample of public high school students, in Buraydah, of both sexes between the age of 15 and 19 years were recruited. A self-administered questionnaire, adapted from the personal listening device and hearing questionnaire, was used to collect data from high school students. Results: This study was applied to a total of 768 students with the mean age of 16.79 1.1 years, with females representing 51.7% of the sample. The majority of those surveyed (90%) owned and used PADs and 76.8% preferred using earphones. The chi-squared test showed a significant association (p = 0.024) between gender and use of PADs, as the prevalence of use was increased among female students. Around 40% of the students used PADs daily, and majority of them used it continuously for only an hour or less. As for the volume, 62.6% of the student used medium volume. Conclusion: The study showed that the high school students had a risky pattern of using PADs, such as headphones/earphones, even though they were aware of the fact that these may lead to hearing impairments.

Keywords:
PADs, hearing, students, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia


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Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward the use of personal audio devices among high school students in Buraydah, Al-Qassim


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Hind Khalaf Alanazi
College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Alhanouf Muqbel Almuqbel
College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Hatoon Abdullah Alhothail
College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulsalam Abdullah Almreef
Unaizah College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Raghad Ali Almesned
College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Amjad Sulaiman Alhumaidan
College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Alhanouf Muqbel Almuqbel, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia.; hanoufmq@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 14 Dec 2020
Accepted 24 Dec 2020
Published online 06 Jan 2021
Published in print 11 Jan 2021

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Alanazi HK, Almuqbel AM, Alhothail HA, Almreef AA, Almesned RA, Alhumaidan AS. Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward the use of personal audio devices among high school students in Buraydah, Al-Qassim. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 318-323. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607867956


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Alanazi HK, Almuqbel AM, Alhothail HA, Almreef AA, Almesned RA, Alhumaidan AS. Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward the use of personal audio devices among high school students in Buraydah, Al-Qassim. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=29226 [Access: March 07, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607867956


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Alanazi HK, Almuqbel AM, Alhothail HA, Almreef AA, Almesned RA, Alhumaidan AS. Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward the use of personal audio devices among high school students in Buraydah, Al-Qassim. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 318-323. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607867956


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Alanazi HK, Almuqbel AM, Alhothail HA, Almreef AA, Almesned RA, Alhumaidan AS. Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward the use of personal audio devices among high school students in Buraydah, Al-Qassim. IJMDC. (2021), [cited March 07, 2021]; 5(1): 318-323. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607867956


Harvard Style

Alanazi, H. K., Almuqbel, . A. M., Alhothail, . H. A., Almreef, . A. A., Almesned, . R. A. & Alhumaidan, . A. S. (2021) Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward the use of personal audio devices among high school students in Buraydah, Al-Qassim. IJMDC, 5 (1), 318-323. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607867956


Turabian Style

Alanazi, Hind Khalaf, Alhanouf Muqbel Almuqbel, Hatoon Abdullah Alhothail, Abdulsalam Abdullah Almreef, Raghad Ali Almesned, and Amjad Sulaiman Alhumaidan. 2021. Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward the use of personal audio devices among high school students in Buraydah, Al-Qassim. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 318-323. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607867956


Chicago Style

Alanazi, Hind Khalaf, Alhanouf Muqbel Almuqbel, Hatoon Abdullah Alhothail, Abdulsalam Abdullah Almreef, Raghad Ali Almesned, and Amjad Sulaiman Alhumaidan. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward the use of personal audio devices among high school students in Buraydah, Al-Qassim." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 318-323. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607867956


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alanazi, Hind Khalaf, Alhanouf Muqbel Almuqbel, Hatoon Abdullah Alhothail, Abdulsalam Abdullah Almreef, Raghad Ali Almesned, and Amjad Sulaiman Alhumaidan. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward the use of personal audio devices among high school students in Buraydah, Al-Qassim." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.1 (2021), 318-323. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607867956


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alanazi, H. K., Almuqbel, . A. M., Alhothail, . H. A., Almreef, . A. A., Almesned, . R. A. & Alhumaidan, . A. S. (2021) Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward the use of personal audio devices among high school students in Buraydah, Al-Qassim. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 318-323. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607867956


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