Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(5): 1171-1177

The apprehension of acquiring COVID-19 and fear of visiting emergency departments in Najran region, KSA

Authors: Khaled Sadeq Alshaibari, Mohammed Hamad Al-Hushayyish, Saleh Hussain Alfaqir, Hussain Mohammed Wabran Al-Kuleeb, Hamad Muhammed Al-Kuleeb, Meshari Ibrahim AL-Moutah.

ABSTRACT

Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is an emerging global health concern. Because of no vaccine or curative medicines to date, individuals have become afraid of being infected with the virus. Thereby, this study aimed to investigate the apprehension of acquiring COVID-19 and fear of visiting the emergency department in relation to demographic, regional, and educational variations in Najran region, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional, and community-based study that enrolled 1,384 inhabitants of Najran (58.5% male and 41.5% female), with a mean age of 33 4 years. A validated, electronic, and Arabic-translated questionnaire was uploaded online for the general population. The questionnaire included demographic details, chronic health problems, and COVID-19 psychological impact data. Results: The fear sensation was low in 69.1% of the study population. The age group of 35-44 years was significantly (p = 0.001) associated with a low fear sensation. Males significantly (p = 0.003) had low fear of visiting the emergency unit, with a tendency of calmness in those living in Najran city (p = 0.061) and Najran governorate areas (p = 0.081). Conclusion: There was a low level of fear among the participants. Individuals of middle age, male participants, and those living in Najran city and Najran governorate areas showed a significantly lower level of fear.

Keywords:
COVID-19, fear, emergency unit, Saudi Arabia, Najran.


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The apprehension of acquiring COVID-19 and fear of visiting emergency departments in Najran region, KSA


Authors
Khaled Sadeq Alshaibari
Pediatric consultant, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Hamad Al-Hushayyish
Medical Student, Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Saleh Hussain Alfaqir
Medical Student, Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Hussain Mohammed Wabran Al-Kuleeb
Medical Student, Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Hamad Muhammed Al-Kuleeb
Medical Student, Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
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Meshari Ibrahim AL-Moutah
Medical Student, Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Khaled Sadeq Alshaibari, Pediatric consultant, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia.; khalid22ye@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 22 Mar 2021
Accepted 02 Apr 2021
Published online 22 Apr 2021
Published in print 06 Jun 2021

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Alshaibari KS, Al-Hushayyish MH, Alfaqir SH, Al-Kuleeb HMW, Al-Kuleeb HM, AL-Moutah MI. The apprehension of acquiring COVID-19 and fear of visiting emergency departments in Najran region, KSA. IJMDC. 2021; 5(5): 1171-1177. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1616404172


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Alshaibari KS, Al-Hushayyish MH, Alfaqir SH, Al-Kuleeb HMW, Al-Kuleeb HM, AL-Moutah MI. The apprehension of acquiring COVID-19 and fear of visiting emergency departments in Najran region, KSA. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=66642 [Access: July 25, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1616404172


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Alshaibari KS, Al-Hushayyish MH, Alfaqir SH, Al-Kuleeb HMW, Al-Kuleeb HM, AL-Moutah MI. The apprehension of acquiring COVID-19 and fear of visiting emergency departments in Najran region, KSA. IJMDC. 2021; 5(5): 1171-1177. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1616404172


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Alshaibari KS, Al-Hushayyish MH, Alfaqir SH, Al-Kuleeb HMW, Al-Kuleeb HM, AL-Moutah MI. The apprehension of acquiring COVID-19 and fear of visiting emergency departments in Najran region, KSA. IJMDC. (2021), [cited July 25, 2021]; 5(5): 1171-1177. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1616404172


Harvard Style

Alshaibari, K. S., Al-Hushayyish, . M. H., Alfaqir, . S. H., Al-Kuleeb, . H. M. W., Al-Kuleeb, . H. M. & AL-Moutah, . M. I. (2021) The apprehension of acquiring COVID-19 and fear of visiting emergency departments in Najran region, KSA. IJMDC, 5 (5), 1171-1177. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1616404172


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Alshaibari, Khaled Sadeq, Mohammed Hamad Al-Hushayyish, Saleh Hussain Alfaqir, Hussain Mohammed Wabran Al-Kuleeb, Hamad Muhammed Al-Kuleeb, and Meshari Ibrahim AL-Moutah. 2021. The apprehension of acquiring COVID-19 and fear of visiting emergency departments in Najran region, KSA. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (5), 1171-1177. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1616404172


Chicago Style

Alshaibari, Khaled Sadeq, Mohammed Hamad Al-Hushayyish, Saleh Hussain Alfaqir, Hussain Mohammed Wabran Al-Kuleeb, Hamad Muhammed Al-Kuleeb, and Meshari Ibrahim AL-Moutah. "The apprehension of acquiring COVID-19 and fear of visiting emergency departments in Najran region, KSA." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1171-1177. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1616404172


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alshaibari, Khaled Sadeq, Mohammed Hamad Al-Hushayyish, Saleh Hussain Alfaqir, Hussain Mohammed Wabran Al-Kuleeb, Hamad Muhammed Al-Kuleeb, and Meshari Ibrahim AL-Moutah. "The apprehension of acquiring COVID-19 and fear of visiting emergency departments in Najran region, KSA." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.5 (2021), 1171-1177. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1616404172


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Alshaibari, K. S., Al-Hushayyish, . M. H., Alfaqir, . S. H., Al-Kuleeb, . H. M. W., Al-Kuleeb, . H. M. & AL-Moutah, . M. I. (2021) The apprehension of acquiring COVID-19 and fear of visiting emergency departments in Najran region, KSA. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (5), 1171-1177. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1616404172


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