Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 1015-1019

Assessment of general public awareness about COVID-19 neurological manifestations: a cross-sectional survey in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Mohammed Qashqary, Sulafa Alqutub, Awatef Alhattami, Turki Madani, Shahad Alshaynawi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a viral infection that causes acute respiratory syndrome. COVID-19 causes common symptoms including fever, cough, diarrhea, fatigue, and several atypical symptoms such as neurological manifestations. Thereby, this study aimed to assess the current level of awareness and to determine the predictors that could affect the knowledge regarding COVID-19 neurological manifestations among the general population in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Methods: An online cross-sectional study was conducted through a valid and reliable questionnaire among Jeddah city participants. The questionnaire was distributed via social media through the google form. Results: Totally 499 responses were included in the study. Around 41.3% participants were aware of the neurological manifestations. The most frequently reported symptoms were loss of taste and smell 82% and headache 81.3%. Furthermore, 45.5% participants with income less than 5,000 SR were aware of the neurological symptoms. Conclusion: The level of awareness about neurological manifestations of COVID-19 was low among the general population in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The reduced level of awareness was significantly correlated with the income, educational level, geographical location, and previous infection with COVID-19.

Keywords:
COVID-19, Coronavirus, neurological manifestations, awareness, knowledge


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Assessment of general public awareness about COVID-19 neurological manifestations: a cross-sectional survey in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


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Mohammed Qashqary
Family and Community Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Sulafa Alqutub
Family and Community Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Awatef Alhattami
Department of Family Medicine, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Turki Madani
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Shahad Alshaynawi
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Mohammed Qashqary, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.; meqashqary@uj.edu.sa

Publication history
Received 16 Feb 2021
Accepted 23 Feb 2021
Published online 03 Mar 2021
Published in print 05 Apr 2021

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Qashqary M, Alqutub S, Alhattami A, Madani T, Alshaynawi S. Assessment of general public awareness about COVID-19 neurological manifestations: a cross-sectional survey in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 1015-1019. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611323433


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Qashqary M, Alqutub S, Alhattami A, Madani T, Alshaynawi S. Assessment of general public awareness about COVID-19 neurological manifestations: a cross-sectional survey in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=48124 [Access: May 08, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611323433


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Qashqary M, Alqutub S, Alhattami A, Madani T, Alshaynawi S. Assessment of general public awareness about COVID-19 neurological manifestations: a cross-sectional survey in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 1015-1019. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611323433


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Qashqary M, Alqutub S, Alhattami A, Madani T, Alshaynawi S. Assessment of general public awareness about COVID-19 neurological manifestations: a cross-sectional survey in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited May 08, 2021]; 5(4): 1015-1019. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611323433


Harvard Style

Qashqary, M., Alqutub, . S., Alhattami, . A., Madani, . T. & Alshaynawi, . S. (2021) Assessment of general public awareness about COVID-19 neurological manifestations: a cross-sectional survey in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (4), 1015-1019. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611323433


Turabian Style

Qashqary, Mohammed, Sulafa Alqutub, Awatef Alhattami, Turki Madani, and Shahad Alshaynawi. 2021. Assessment of general public awareness about COVID-19 neurological manifestations: a cross-sectional survey in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (4), 1015-1019. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611323433


Chicago Style

Qashqary, Mohammed, Sulafa Alqutub, Awatef Alhattami, Turki Madani, and Shahad Alshaynawi. "Assessment of general public awareness about COVID-19 neurological manifestations: a cross-sectional survey in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1015-1019. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611323433


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Qashqary, Mohammed, Sulafa Alqutub, Awatef Alhattami, Turki Madani, and Shahad Alshaynawi. "Assessment of general public awareness about COVID-19 neurological manifestations: a cross-sectional survey in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.4 (2021), 1015-1019. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611323433


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Qashqary, M., Alqutub, . S., Alhattami, . A., Madani, . T. & Alshaynawi, . S. (2021) Assessment of general public awareness about COVID-19 neurological manifestations: a cross-sectional survey in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (4), 1015-1019. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611323433


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