Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 133-139

Knowledge regarding the importance of ultraviolet radiation and protective behaviors for the eye health in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Rawan Anwer Al-Abdulqader, Fahad Abdullah Al Wadani, Noura Saleh Alkulaib, Mareyah Abdulrahman Alshaikh Husain, Yasmeen Mohammed Almulhim, Saja Khalifah Alsaqer.

ABSTRACT

Background: Extra exposure to ultraviolet radiation might cause inflammation of the cornea and the conjunctiva in the eye, thereby enhanced the cataract development. Thereby, this study aimed to estimate the level of awareness and knowledge among Saudi population regarding the importance of ultraviolet radiation and protection of eye health. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study, conducted from 2018 to 2020. A complete standardized questionnaire was filled by 2,335 participants of different provinces in Saudi Arabia. Results: Regarding the level of knowledge, 80.6% participants agreed about the harmful effect of sunlight on eyes. Participants showed different levels of knowledge regarding the different eye diseases and its relation to sun exposure. Almost 55% participants had seen or heard advertising media that encourage the use of sunglasses, and 88.8% participants agreed to wear sunglasses after they knew that eyeglasses are able to minimize the hazards of sun-related eye disease. Conclusion: The study showed high awareness level among participants regarding the different eye diseases and their relationship with the sunlight exposure. Also, the study showed high awareness level regarding the benefits of protective measures against sunlight harmful effects.

Keywords:
UV radiation, eyeglasses, health promotion, health focus, eye diseases


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Knowledge regarding the importance of ultraviolet radiation and protective behaviors for the eye health in Saudi Arabia


Authors
Rawan Anwer Al-Abdulqader
College of Medicine, Ophthalmology Department, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Fahad Abdullah Al Wadani
College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Noura Saleh Alkulaib
College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Mareyah Abdulrahman Alshaikh Husain
College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Yasmeen Mohammed Almulhim
College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Saja Khalifah Alsaqer
College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Rawan Anwer Al-Abdulqader, College of Medicine, Ophthalmology Department, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.; Ymalmulhim@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 29 Nov 2020
Accepted 10 Dec 2020
Published online 21 Dec 2020
Published in print 11 Jan 2021

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Al-Abdulqader RA, Wadani FAA, Alkulaib NS, Husain MAA, Almulhim YM, Alsaqer SK. Knowledge regarding the importance of ultraviolet radiation and protective behaviors for the eye health in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 133-139. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605634944


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Al-Abdulqader RA, Wadani FAA, Alkulaib NS, Husain MAA, Almulhim YM, Alsaqer SK. Knowledge regarding the importance of ultraviolet radiation and protective behaviors for the eye health in Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=3499 [Access: March 07, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605634944


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Al-Abdulqader RA, Wadani FAA, Alkulaib NS, Husain MAA, Almulhim YM, Alsaqer SK. Knowledge regarding the importance of ultraviolet radiation and protective behaviors for the eye health in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 133-139. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605634944


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Al-Abdulqader RA, Wadani FAA, Alkulaib NS, Husain MAA, Almulhim YM, Alsaqer SK. Knowledge regarding the importance of ultraviolet radiation and protective behaviors for the eye health in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited March 07, 2021]; 5(1): 133-139. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605634944


Harvard Style

Al-Abdulqader, R. A., Wadani, . F. A. A., Alkulaib, . N. S., Husain, . M. A. A., Almulhim, . Y. M. & Alsaqer, . S. K. (2021) Knowledge regarding the importance of ultraviolet radiation and protective behaviors for the eye health in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (1), 133-139. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605634944


Turabian Style

Al-Abdulqader, Rawan Anwer, Fahad Abdullah Al Wadani, Noura Saleh Alkulaib, Mareyah Abdulrahman Alshaikh Husain, Yasmeen Mohammed Almulhim, and Saja Khalifah Alsaqer. 2021. Knowledge regarding the importance of ultraviolet radiation and protective behaviors for the eye health in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 133-139. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605634944


Chicago Style

Al-Abdulqader, Rawan Anwer, Fahad Abdullah Al Wadani, Noura Saleh Alkulaib, Mareyah Abdulrahman Alshaikh Husain, Yasmeen Mohammed Almulhim, and Saja Khalifah Alsaqer. "Knowledge regarding the importance of ultraviolet radiation and protective behaviors for the eye health in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 133-139. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605634944


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Al-Abdulqader, Rawan Anwer, Fahad Abdullah Al Wadani, Noura Saleh Alkulaib, Mareyah Abdulrahman Alshaikh Husain, Yasmeen Mohammed Almulhim, and Saja Khalifah Alsaqer. "Knowledge regarding the importance of ultraviolet radiation and protective behaviors for the eye health in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.1 (2021), 133-139. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605634944


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Al-Abdulqader, R. A., Wadani, . F. A. A., Alkulaib, . N. S., Husain, . M. A. A., Almulhim, . Y. M. & Alsaqer, . S. K. (2021) Knowledge regarding the importance of ultraviolet radiation and protective behaviors for the eye health in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 133-139. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605634944


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