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IJMDC. 2019; 3(12): 1070-1076

Assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding thyroid disorders among Saudi people

Authors: Assem Saleh Ali Almuzaini, Bayan ahmad I Alshareef, Sundos Hamoud O Alghamdi, Ayman Adnan Munshy, Abdulmajeed Khalid M. Aljarallah, Saud Abdulaziz A Salman, Khalid Saud Alroqi, Reem Dayel A Alkhaldi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Thyroid disorders are amongst the most prevalent of the medical condition. According to the World health organization (WHO), more than 190 million suffer from iodine deficiency disorders. This study aimed to assess the knowledge of the thyroid dysfunction and degree of awareness regarding thyroid diseases among Saudi Arabian population. Methodology: An online survey was conducted among 367 adult residents in Saudi Arabia. An Arabic self-administered questionnaire was filled by the participants including socio-demographic data other questions to assess knowledge about the type and functions of the thyroid gland, its disorders, factors affecting thyroid disorders, and their common manifestations. Results: Among the total 367 participants who responded to the online questionnaire, 30.8% were aged between 20 to 35 years, 76.3% were females and 22.3% were males. Statistical analysis showed that 140 (57.32%) of respondents had good knowledge, whereas 188 of them (42.68%) had poor knowledge of thyroid disorder diseases. Age, Sex, education, and occupation had no significant effect on the knowledge level of the respondents (p > 0.05). Conclusion: Knowledge of thyroid disorders was not found good enough among Saudi Arabian population. The present study warrants the educational program and awareness campaigns on thyroid disorders for the general population.

Keywords:
Thyroid disorders, awareness, knowledge, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism.


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Assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding thyroid disorders among Saudi people


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Assem Saleh Ali Almuzaini
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Bayan ahmad I Alshareef
GP- Kaplan Medical Center, Chicago, USA
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Sundos Hamoud O Alghamdi
GP- Kaplan medical in Chicago, Chicago
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Ayman Adnan Munshy
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulmajeed Khalid M Aljarallah
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Saud Abdulaziz A Salman
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Khalid Saud Alroqi
King Faisal University, Al- Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Reem Dayel A Alkhaldi

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Correspondence to:
. Assem Saleh Ali Almuzaini King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 3a9em.111@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 09 Sep 2019
Accepted 21 Sep 2019
Published online 27 Oct 2019
Published in print 05 Jan 2020

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ASAA, BaIA, Alghamdi SHO, Munshy AA, Aljarallah AKM, Salman SAA, Alroqi KS, Alkhaldi RDA. Assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding thyroid disorders among Saudi people. IJMDC. 2019; 3(12): 1070-1076. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568037206


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ASAA, BaIA, Alghamdi SHO, Munshy AA, Aljarallah AKM, Salman SAA, Alroqi KS, Alkhaldi RDA. Assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding thyroid disorders among Saudi people. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=64792 [Access: March 01, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568037206


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ASAA, BaIA, Alghamdi SHO, Munshy AA, Aljarallah AKM, Salman SAA, Alroqi KS, Alkhaldi RDA. Assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding thyroid disorders among Saudi people. IJMDC. 2019; 3(12): 1070-1076. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568037206


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ASAA, BaIA, Alghamdi SHO, Munshy AA, Aljarallah AKM, Salman SAA, Alroqi KS, Alkhaldi RDA. Assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding thyroid disorders among Saudi people. IJMDC. (2019), [cited March 01, 2021]; 3(12): 1070-1076. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568037206


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, A. S. A. A., , . B. a. I. A., Alghamdi, . S. H. O., Munshy, . A. A., Aljarallah, . A. K. M., Salman, . S. A. A., Alroqi, . K. S. & Alkhaldi, . R. D. A. (2019) Assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding thyroid disorders among Saudi people. IJMDC, 3 (12), 1070-1076. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568037206


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, Assem Saleh Ali Almuzaini, Bayan ahmad I Alshareef, Sundos Hamoud O Alghamdi, Ayman Adnan Munshy, Abdulmajeed Khalid M. Aljarallah, Saud Abdulaziz A Salman, Khalid Saud Alroqi, and Reem Dayel A Alkhaldi. 2019. Assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding thyroid disorders among Saudi people. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (12), 1070-1076. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568037206


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, Assem Saleh Ali Almuzaini, Bayan ahmad I Alshareef, Sundos Hamoud O Alghamdi, Ayman Adnan Munshy, Abdulmajeed Khalid M. Aljarallah, Saud Abdulaziz A Salman, Khalid Saud Alroqi, and Reem Dayel A Alkhaldi. "Assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding thyroid disorders among Saudi people." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 1070-1076. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568037206


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, Assem Saleh Ali Almuzaini, Bayan ahmad I Alshareef, Sundos Hamoud O Alghamdi, Ayman Adnan Munshy, Abdulmajeed Khalid M. Aljarallah, Saud Abdulaziz A Salman, Khalid Saud Alroqi, and Reem Dayel A Alkhaldi. "Assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding thyroid disorders among Saudi people." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.12 (2019), 1070-1076. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568037206


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, A. S. A. A., , . B. a. I. A., Alghamdi, . S. H. O., Munshy, . A. A., Aljarallah, . A. K. M., Salman, . S. A. A., Alroqi, . K. S. & Alkhaldi, . R. D. A. (2019) Assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding thyroid disorders among Saudi people. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (12), 1070-1076. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568037206


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