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IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 1077-1084

Awareness of general public toward early manifestation of stroke in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Nashmi Saloom Al-Etesh, Ali Mofeed Almsabah, Ammar Abdullah Aljanubi, Qasem Ahmed J. Alatawi, Muntathir Ali Aldalwi, Mohammed Hussain M Burshaid, Riyadh Mohammed Alhaddad, Mustafa Amin A. Alamer, Ahmed Mohammed A. Aldakhlan, Yara Nashmi Al-Etesh, Mohammed Ghazi Alruwaili, Omar Dakhel Alshalawi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Stroke is defined as a health problem due to obstruction in blood flow through cerebrovascular vessels resulting in a state of acute shock. Thereby, this study aimed to assess the level of awareness of general public population toward early manifestation of stroke in Saudi Arabia and to explore the relationship between level of awareness and different socio-demographic factors. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among the general public population of Saudi Arabia. Pretested questionnaire was used in the data collection. The questionnaire included questions about socio-demographic factors and awareness of stroke. Results: A total of 740 participants completed the questionnaire. Almost 64.9% were females. It was found that 478 (64.6%) participants had good awareness about early manifestation of stroke. Majority of the participants (93.1%) had already heard about stroke and the main primary source of information was family/friends (29.5%). Furthermore, no statistically significant association between gender, age, nationality, marital status, occupational status, and region of residence was found with the level of awareness regarding stroke. On contrary, a significant difference was observed between level of education and level of awareness about stroke (p = 0.002). Conclusion: About two thirds of participants had good general awareness about stroke and its risk factors and its early signs, but there were few knowledge gaps regarding specific aspects of stroke, which needs to be fixed.

Keywords:
Stroke, awareness, cerebrovascular disease, Saudi Arabia


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Awareness of general public toward early manifestation of stroke in Saudi Arabia


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Nashmi Saloom Al-Etesh
Department of Family Medicine, Aljouf Post-Graduate amily Medicine Program, Aljouf, Saudi Arabia
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Ali Mofeed Almsabah
Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
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Ammar Abdullah Aljanubi
Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
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Qasem Ahmed J Alatawi
Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
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Muntathir Ali Aldalwi
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
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Mohammed Hussain M Burshaid
Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
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Riyadh Mohammed Alhaddad
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
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Mustafa Amin A Alamer
Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
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Ahmed Mohammed A Aldakhlan
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
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Yara Nashmi Al-Etesh
Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
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Mohammed Ghazi Alruwaili
Medical University of Gdań
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Omar Dakhel Alshalawi
sk, Gdań
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Correspondence to:
. Nashmi Saloom Al-Etesh, Family Medicine Specialist, Department of Family Medicine, Aljouf Post-Graduate Family Medicine Program, Al jouf, Saudi Arabia.; ns2006@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 01 Mar 2021
Accepted 13 Mar 2021
Published online 20 Mar 2021
Published in print 05 Apr 2021

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Al-Etesh NS, Almsabah AM, Aljanubi AA, Alatawi QAJ, Aldalwi MA, Burshaid MHM, Alhaddad RM, Alamer MAA, Aldakhlan AMA, Al-Etesh YN, Alruwaili MG, Alshalawi OD. Awareness of general public toward early manifestation of stroke in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 1077-1084. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614623132


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Al-Etesh NS, Almsabah AM, Aljanubi AA, Alatawi QAJ, Aldalwi MA, Burshaid MHM, Alhaddad RM, Alamer MAA, Aldakhlan AMA, Al-Etesh YN, Alruwaili MG, Alshalawi OD. Awareness of general public toward early manifestation of stroke in Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=60263 [Access: May 08, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614623132


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Al-Etesh NS, Almsabah AM, Aljanubi AA, Alatawi QAJ, Aldalwi MA, Burshaid MHM, Alhaddad RM, Alamer MAA, Aldakhlan AMA, Al-Etesh YN, Alruwaili MG, Alshalawi OD. Awareness of general public toward early manifestation of stroke in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 1077-1084. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614623132


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Al-Etesh NS, Almsabah AM, Aljanubi AA, Alatawi QAJ, Aldalwi MA, Burshaid MHM, Alhaddad RM, Alamer MAA, Aldakhlan AMA, Al-Etesh YN, Alruwaili MG, Alshalawi OD. Awareness of general public toward early manifestation of stroke in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited May 08, 2021]; 5(4): 1077-1084. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614623132


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Al-Etesh, N. S., Almsabah, . A. M., Aljanubi, . A. A., Alatawi, . Q. A. J., Aldalwi, . M. A., Burshaid, . M. H. M., Alhaddad, . R. M., Alamer, . M. A. A., Aldakhlan, . A. M. A., Al-Etesh, . Y. N., Alruwaili, . M. G. & Alshalawi, . O. D. (2021) Awareness of general public toward early manifestation of stroke in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (4), 1077-1084. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614623132


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Al-Etesh, Nashmi Saloom, Ali Mofeed Almsabah, Ammar Abdullah Aljanubi, Qasem Ahmed J. Alatawi, Muntathir Ali Aldalwi, Mohammed Hussain M Burshaid, Riyadh Mohammed Alhaddad, Mustafa Amin A. Alamer, Ahmed Mohammed A. Aldakhlan, Yara Nashmi Al-Etesh, Mohammed Ghazi Alruwaili, and Omar Dakhel Alshalawi. 2021. Awareness of general public toward early manifestation of stroke in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (4), 1077-1084. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614623132


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Al-Etesh, Nashmi Saloom, Ali Mofeed Almsabah, Ammar Abdullah Aljanubi, Qasem Ahmed J. Alatawi, Muntathir Ali Aldalwi, Mohammed Hussain M Burshaid, Riyadh Mohammed Alhaddad, Mustafa Amin A. Alamer, Ahmed Mohammed A. Aldakhlan, Yara Nashmi Al-Etesh, Mohammed Ghazi Alruwaili, and Omar Dakhel Alshalawi. "Awareness of general public toward early manifestation of stroke in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1077-1084. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614623132


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Al-Etesh, Nashmi Saloom, Ali Mofeed Almsabah, Ammar Abdullah Aljanubi, Qasem Ahmed J. Alatawi, Muntathir Ali Aldalwi, Mohammed Hussain M Burshaid, Riyadh Mohammed Alhaddad, Mustafa Amin A. Alamer, Ahmed Mohammed A. Aldakhlan, Yara Nashmi Al-Etesh, Mohammed Ghazi Alruwaili, and Omar Dakhel Alshalawi. "Awareness of general public toward early manifestation of stroke in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.4 (2021), 1077-1084. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614623132


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Al-Etesh, N. S., Almsabah, . A. M., Aljanubi, . A. A., Alatawi, . Q. A. J., Aldalwi, . M. A., Burshaid, . M. H. M., Alhaddad, . R. M., Alamer, . M. A. A., Aldakhlan, . A. M. A., Al-Etesh, . Y. N., Alruwaili, . M. G. & Alshalawi, . O. D. (2021) Awareness of general public toward early manifestation of stroke in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (4), 1077-1084. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614623132


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