Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(6): 1290-1295

Knowledge, attitude, and practice study about retinopathy of prematurity among pediatricians in Al-Qassim region, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Abdul-Aziz Al Hadlaq, Abdulrahman AL-Muqbil, Ali Al-Ali, Ibrahim Al-Rashidi, Zafar Iqbal.

ABSTRACT

Background: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an abnormal vascularization of the retinal vessels that occurs exclusively in preterm infants. It can lead to significant complications and affect patients and their families. This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice study about ROP among pediatricians in Buraidah, Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in April 2021 among pediatricians in tertiary and secondary hospitals in Buraidah. Data were collected from 55 out of 106 pediatricians using a self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaire comprised basic demographic data and assessed the knowledge and attitude about ROP. Results: Forty pediatricians were recruited. The most represented age group was 25-35 years (55%), with the majority being male (75%). The results indicated that half of the pediatricians had poor knowledge (50%), whereas the other half had good knowledge (50%). Men were significantly more knowledgeable about ROP than women (p = 0.028), whereas knowledge was significantly lower among those with <5 years of experience (p = 0.021) and among pediatric residents (p = 0.013). Conclusion: Pediatricians had moderate knowledge regarding ROP, with male pediatricians exhibiting a better knowledge. However, pediatric residents with a short duration of experience demonstrated suboptimal knowledge of the disease. Workshops and courses are recommended specifically for pediatric residents and pediatricians in the early stages of their careers.

Keywords:
Retinopathy of prematurity, pediatrician, knowledge, attitude


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Knowledge, attitude, and practice study about retinopathy of prematurity among pediatricians in Al-Qassim region, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Abdul-Aziz Al Hadlaq
Assistant Professor, Department of ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman AL-Muqbil
Undergraduate student, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Ali Al-Ali
Undergraduate student, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Ibrahim Al-Rashidi
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Zafar Iqbal
Consultant Neonatologist, Maternity & Children Hospital, MOH, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Abdul-Aziz Al-Hadlaq, Assistant Professor, Department of ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia; 2913@qu.edu.sa

Publication history
Received 01 May 2021
Accepted 19 May 2021
Published online 18 Jun 2021
Published in print 29 Jun 2021

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Hadlaq AA, AL-Muqbil A, Al-Ali A, Al-Rashidi I, Iqbal Z. Knowledge, attitude, and practice study about retinopathy of prematurity among pediatricians in Al-Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(6): 1290-1295. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619901584


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Hadlaq AA, AL-Muqbil A, Al-Ali A, Al-Rashidi I, Iqbal Z. Knowledge, attitude, and practice study about retinopathy of prematurity among pediatricians in Al-Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=78203 [Access: September 19, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619901584


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Hadlaq AA, AL-Muqbil A, Al-Ali A, Al-Rashidi I, Iqbal Z. Knowledge, attitude, and practice study about retinopathy of prematurity among pediatricians in Al-Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(6): 1290-1295. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619901584


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Hadlaq AA, AL-Muqbil A, Al-Ali A, Al-Rashidi I, Iqbal Z. Knowledge, attitude, and practice study about retinopathy of prematurity among pediatricians in Al-Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited September 19, 2021]; 5(6): 1290-1295. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619901584


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Hadlaq, A. A., AL-Muqbil, . A., Al-Ali, . A., Al-Rashidi, . I. & Iqbal, . Z. (2021) Knowledge, attitude, and practice study about retinopathy of prematurity among pediatricians in Al-Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (6), 1290-1295. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619901584


Turabian Style

Hadlaq, Abdul-Aziz Al, Abdulrahman AL-Muqbil, Ali Al-Ali, Ibrahim Al-Rashidi, and Zafar Iqbal. 2021. Knowledge, attitude, and practice study about retinopathy of prematurity among pediatricians in Al-Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (6), 1290-1295. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619901584


Chicago Style

Hadlaq, Abdul-Aziz Al, Abdulrahman AL-Muqbil, Ali Al-Ali, Ibrahim Al-Rashidi, and Zafar Iqbal. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice study about retinopathy of prematurity among pediatricians in Al-Qassim region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1290-1295. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619901584


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Hadlaq, Abdul-Aziz Al, Abdulrahman AL-Muqbil, Ali Al-Ali, Ibrahim Al-Rashidi, and Zafar Iqbal. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice study about retinopathy of prematurity among pediatricians in Al-Qassim region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.6 (2021), 1290-1295. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619901584


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Hadlaq, A. A., AL-Muqbil, . A., Al-Ali, . A., Al-Rashidi, . I. & Iqbal, . Z. (2021) Knowledge, attitude, and practice study about retinopathy of prematurity among pediatricians in Al-Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (6), 1290-1295. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619901584


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