Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 1051-1059

Knowledge and Awareness about Rickets disease in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia

Authors: Mohammad Khalifa Alsaleem, Hassan Ahmed Alalwan, Abdullah Mansour Alkhars, Fatimah Mustafa ALthabit, Sajjad Ibrahim Bosror, Abdullah Fahmi AlKhars, Sultan Alalwan.

ABSTRACT

Background: Rickets is caused mainly by vitamin D deficiency and/or dietary calcium deficiency or improper metabolism of these nutrients. The present study aims to measure the awareness and knowledge about rickets among public of eastern region of Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A cross-sectional study with one stage sampling technique, that was conducted in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia to evaluate the awareness, knowledge, perception, and sources of information of rickets disease and its related risk factor among population the eastern region of Saudi Arabia, who were aged above 18 years. The survey was distributed and published in the social media (a self-administered electronic questionnaire). Results: A total of 422 have participated in the study. Among them, 62.8% had low level of knowledge, 34.1% had moderate level of knowledge, and 3.1% had high level of knowledge. Most of the participants donít trust their source of information but they were using it either way, the commonest sources were Internet 44.1%, family 28.4% and university or work 25.4%. A significant relationship was found between education and mean knowledge score (p < 0.001), where is the higher the level of education the higher was the mean knowledge score. Conclusion: Most of the population in eastern province of Saudi Arabia did not have sufficient knowledge about rickets, and most of their source of information was the Internet. Therefore, we need to increase the awareness in the population about this condition and from where the information should be taken. Moreover, we should increase the awareness among the people with low socioeconomic status.

Keywords:
Rickets, knowledge, awareness, risk factors, Saudi Arabia


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Knowledge and Awareness about Rickets disease in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia


Authors
Mohammad Khalifa Alsaleem
Orthopaedic Surgery Department, King Fahad Hospital, Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
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Hassan Ahmed Alalwan
Orthopaedic Surgery Department, King Fahad Hospital, Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Mansour Alkhars
Orthopaedic Surgery Department, King Fahad Hospital, Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
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Fatimah Mustafa ALthabit
Orthopaedic Surgery Department, King Fahad Hospital, Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
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Sajjad Ibrahim Bosror
Orthopaedic Surgery Department, King Fahad Hospital, Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Fahmi AlKhars
Orthopaedic Surgery Department, King Fahad Hospital, Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
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Sultan Alalwan
Orthopaedic Surgery Department, King Fahad Hospital, Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Abdullah Mansour Alkhars, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, King Fahad Hospital, Hofuf, Saudi Arabia.; Alkhars123@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 15 Feb 2021
Accepted 27 Feb 2021
Published online 27 Feb 2021
Published in print 05 Apr 2021

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Alsaleem MK, Alalwan HA, Alkhars AM, ALthabit FM, Bosror SI, AlKhars AF, Alalwan S. Knowledge and Awareness about Rickets disease in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 1051-1059. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613409632


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Alsaleem MK, Alalwan HA, Alkhars AM, ALthabit FM, Bosror SI, AlKhars AF, Alalwan S. Knowledge and Awareness about Rickets disease in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=56264 [Access: May 08, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613409632


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Alsaleem MK, Alalwan HA, Alkhars AM, ALthabit FM, Bosror SI, AlKhars AF, Alalwan S. Knowledge and Awareness about Rickets disease in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 1051-1059. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613409632


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alsaleem MK, Alalwan HA, Alkhars AM, ALthabit FM, Bosror SI, AlKhars AF, Alalwan S. Knowledge and Awareness about Rickets disease in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited May 08, 2021]; 5(4): 1051-1059. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613409632


Harvard Style

Alsaleem, M. K., Alalwan, . H. A., Alkhars, . A. M., ALthabit, . F. M., Bosror, . S. I., AlKhars, . A. F. & Alalwan, . S. (2021) Knowledge and Awareness about Rickets disease in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (4), 1051-1059. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613409632


Turabian Style

Alsaleem, Mohammad Khalifa, Hassan Ahmed Alalwan, Abdullah Mansour Alkhars, Fatimah Mustafa ALthabit, Sajjad Ibrahim Bosror, Abdullah Fahmi AlKhars, and Sultan Alalwan. 2021. Knowledge and Awareness about Rickets disease in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (4), 1051-1059. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613409632


Chicago Style

Alsaleem, Mohammad Khalifa, Hassan Ahmed Alalwan, Abdullah Mansour Alkhars, Fatimah Mustafa ALthabit, Sajjad Ibrahim Bosror, Abdullah Fahmi AlKhars, and Sultan Alalwan. "Knowledge and Awareness about Rickets disease in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1051-1059. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613409632


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alsaleem, Mohammad Khalifa, Hassan Ahmed Alalwan, Abdullah Mansour Alkhars, Fatimah Mustafa ALthabit, Sajjad Ibrahim Bosror, Abdullah Fahmi AlKhars, and Sultan Alalwan. "Knowledge and Awareness about Rickets disease in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.4 (2021), 1051-1059. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613409632


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alsaleem, M. K., Alalwan, . H. A., Alkhars, . A. M., ALthabit, . F. M., Bosror, . S. I., AlKhars, . A. F. & Alalwan, . S. (2021) Knowledge and Awareness about Rickets disease in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (4), 1051-1059. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1613409632


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