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IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 929-936

Public awareness toward inflammatory bowel disease in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Siraj Mahmoud Eid, Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Sulafa Khaled Noorelahi, Ali Mohammed A. Asiri, Abdullah Jamal Taha, Ghallah Mousa Najee, Abdulkarim Mohammed Aldukhail, Taif Khaled Alenezi, Rajis Nasser Aldosari.

ABSTRACT

Background: Inflammatory bowel disease is a medical condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract due to inappropriate immune response. This study aimed to assess the public awareness toward inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Saudi Arabia and to explore the relationship between level of awareness and different socio-demographic factors. Methodology: This was community based descriptive cross-sectional study, carried out in different regions of Saudi Arabia from November 2020 to January 2021. A total of 450 participants were involved. Data were collected using an online self-administered questionnaire via Google Form. Results: Most of the participants (60.7%) were males. The mean knowledge score was found to be 26 12.97. More than half of the participants (58%) had good awareness about IBD. Healthcare professionals were the main source of knowledge (49.6%). Level of awareness was significantly associated with age (p-value=0.000), marital status (p-value = 0.000), educational level (p-value = 0.000), occupation (p-value = 0.000), and monthly income (p-value = 0.000). Conclusion: More than half of the participants had good awareness about IBD. But still there were knowledge gaps regarding awareness about IBD types, the exact anatomical sites affected and certain complications such as liver disease. These gaps could be addressed in the form of community interventions such as campaigns and educational sessions, educational TV programs and social media pages or events in order to upgrade public awareness about IBD.

Keywords:
Inflammatory bowel disease, IBD, awareness, Saudi Arabia.


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Public awareness toward inflammatory bowel disease in Saudi Arabia


Authors
Siraj Mahmoud Eid
Medical Student, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad
Saudi Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Sulafa Khaled Noorelahi
Medical Intern, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Ali Mohammed A Asiri
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Jamal Taha
Medical Student, Ibn Sina National College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Ghallah Mousa Najee
Medical Intern, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulkarim Mohammed Aldukhail
Medical Student, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Taif Khaled Alenezi
Pharmacy Student, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia
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Rajis Nasser Aldosari
Medical student, Al-Imam Mohammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Siraj Mahmoud Eid, Medical Student, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.; Siraj-eid@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 10 Feb 2021
Accepted 16 Feb 2021
Published online 27 Feb 2021
Published in print 04 Mar 2021

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Eid SM, Mohammad SM, Noorelahi SK, Asiri AMA, Taha AJ, Najee GM, Aldukhail AM, Alenezi TK, Aldosari RN. Public awareness toward inflammatory bowel disease in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 929-936. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1612942108


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Eid SM, Mohammad SM, Noorelahi SK, Asiri AMA, Taha AJ, Najee GM, Aldukhail AM, Alenezi TK, Aldosari RN. Public awareness toward inflammatory bowel disease in Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=54524 [Access: April 22, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1612942108


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Eid SM, Mohammad SM, Noorelahi SK, Asiri AMA, Taha AJ, Najee GM, Aldukhail AM, Alenezi TK, Aldosari RN. Public awareness toward inflammatory bowel disease in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 929-936. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1612942108


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Eid SM, Mohammad SM, Noorelahi SK, Asiri AMA, Taha AJ, Najee GM, Aldukhail AM, Alenezi TK, Aldosari RN. Public awareness toward inflammatory bowel disease in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited April 22, 2021]; 5(3): 929-936. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1612942108


Harvard Style

Eid, S. M., Mohammad, . S. M., Noorelahi, . S. K., Asiri, . A. M. A., Taha, . A. J., Najee, . G. M., Aldukhail, . A. M., Alenezi, . T. K. & Aldosari, . R. N. (2021) Public awareness toward inflammatory bowel disease in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (3), 929-936. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1612942108


Turabian Style

Eid, Siraj Mahmoud, Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Sulafa Khaled Noorelahi, Ali Mohammed A. Asiri, Abdullah Jamal Taha, Ghallah Mousa Najee, Abdulkarim Mohammed Aldukhail, Taif Khaled Alenezi, and Rajis Nasser Aldosari. 2021. Public awareness toward inflammatory bowel disease in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (3), 929-936. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1612942108


Chicago Style

Eid, Siraj Mahmoud, Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Sulafa Khaled Noorelahi, Ali Mohammed A. Asiri, Abdullah Jamal Taha, Ghallah Mousa Najee, Abdulkarim Mohammed Aldukhail, Taif Khaled Alenezi, and Rajis Nasser Aldosari. "Public awareness toward inflammatory bowel disease in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 929-936. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1612942108


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Eid, Siraj Mahmoud, Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Sulafa Khaled Noorelahi, Ali Mohammed A. Asiri, Abdullah Jamal Taha, Ghallah Mousa Najee, Abdulkarim Mohammed Aldukhail, Taif Khaled Alenezi, and Rajis Nasser Aldosari. "Public awareness toward inflammatory bowel disease in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.3 (2021), 929-936. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1612942108


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Eid, S. M., Mohammad, . S. M., Noorelahi, . S. K., Asiri, . A. M. A., Taha, . A. J., Najee, . G. M., Aldukhail, . A. M., Alenezi, . T. K. & Aldosari, . R. N. (2021) Public awareness toward inflammatory bowel disease in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (3), 929-936. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1612942108


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