Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1715-1720

Awareness of diabetic patients regarding diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Amnah Salem Basharheel, Somayh Taher Khawaji, Alaa Abdulrahman Mawkili, Yahya Abduallah Alddarb, Asmaa Abdullah Moafa, Aisha Qarmoush Majrabi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Diabetic neuropathy is a significant cause of morbidity and is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality in type 2 diabetic patients. There is definite evidence that the risks of nephropathy and other diabetic complications could be lowered by strict control of hyperglycemia. However, diabetic awareness is lacking among patients across Asia. This survey analysis aims to determine the level of awareness of diabetic neuropathy among diabetic patients in Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A self-administered structured questionnaire was distributed in the Al-Ahsa region, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including questions on diabetic neuropathy symptoms and manifestations, in addition to sociodemographic data. The data analysis was performed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences program version 22. Results: A total of 259 patients responded to this questionnaire. The average knowledge score for the whole cohort was 3.83 2.893. The maximum knowledge score was 11, whereas the minimum score was zero. Patients aged between 16 and 25 years old had a significantly higher (p-value < 0.001) mean knowledge score (4.83 3.119) compared to other age groups. Furthermore, patients who had a university degree showed a significantly higher (p-value = 0.008) mean knowledge score (4.24 2.813) compared to other educational levels. Conclusion: The level of knowledge of the Saudi population toward diabetic neuropathy symptoms was found unsatisfactory. Further studies are needed to find the correlations between the incidence of diabetic neuropathy and the level of knowledge of patients toward diabetic neuropathy.

Keywords:
Awareness ; diabetic patients ; diabetic neuropathy; Saudi Arabia


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Awareness of diabetic patients regarding diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia


Authors
Amnah Salem Basharheel
Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Somayh Taher Khawaji
Military Hospital, jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Alaa Abdulrahman Mawkili
Pharma International Company, Saudi Arabia
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Yahya Abduallah Alddarb
Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Asmaa Abdullah Moafa
Almana General hospital, Al-Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Aisha Qarmoush Majrabi
Pharmacy college, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Amnah Salem Basharheel, Prince Sultan Armed Forces Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.; amnah.salem77@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 26 Dec 2019
Accepted 07 May 2020
Published online 25 Oct 2020
Published in print 05 Nov 2020

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Basharheel AS, Khawaji ST, Mawkili AA, Alddarb YA, Moafa AA, Majrabi AQ. Awareness of diabetic patients regarding diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1715-1720. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577358615


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Basharheel AS, Khawaji ST, Mawkili AA, Alddarb YA, Moafa AA, Majrabi AQ. Awareness of diabetic patients regarding diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=79471 [Access: January 24, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577358615


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Basharheel AS, Khawaji ST, Mawkili AA, Alddarb YA, Moafa AA, Majrabi AQ. Awareness of diabetic patients regarding diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1715-1720. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577358615


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Basharheel AS, Khawaji ST, Mawkili AA, Alddarb YA, Moafa AA, Majrabi AQ. Awareness of diabetic patients regarding diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 24, 2021]; 4(11): 1715-1720. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577358615


Harvard Style

Basharheel, A. S., Khawaji, . S. T., Mawkili, . A. A., Alddarb, . Y. A., Moafa, . A. A. & Majrabi, . A. Q. (2020) Awareness of diabetic patients regarding diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (11), 1715-1720. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577358615


Turabian Style

Basharheel, Amnah Salem, Somayh Taher Khawaji, Alaa Abdulrahman Mawkili, Yahya Abduallah Alddarb, Asmaa Abdullah Moafa, and Aisha Qarmoush Majrabi. 2020. Awareness of diabetic patients regarding diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1715-1720. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577358615


Chicago Style

Basharheel, Amnah Salem, Somayh Taher Khawaji, Alaa Abdulrahman Mawkili, Yahya Abduallah Alddarb, Asmaa Abdullah Moafa, and Aisha Qarmoush Majrabi. "Awareness of diabetic patients regarding diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1715-1720. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577358615


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Basharheel, Amnah Salem, Somayh Taher Khawaji, Alaa Abdulrahman Mawkili, Yahya Abduallah Alddarb, Asmaa Abdullah Moafa, and Aisha Qarmoush Majrabi. "Awareness of diabetic patients regarding diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.11 (2020), 1715-1720. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577358615


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Basharheel, A. S., Khawaji, . S. T., Mawkili, . A. A., Alddarb, . Y. A., Moafa, . A. A. & Majrabi, . A. Q. (2020) Awareness of diabetic patients regarding diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1715-1720. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577358615


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