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IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 17-22

Evaluation of knowledge level related to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in medical students at Qassim University

Authors: Abdulhakeem Almutairi, Homood Mohammad Almutairi, Faisal Ahmed Althwiny, Abdulrahman Nasser Almutairi, Raghad Juidan Almutiri, Hareth Nasir Alhujaili.

ABSTRACT

Background: Obstructive sleep apnea could affect the quality of life of patients with excessive daytime sleep and memory impairment and is linked with hypertension. It is diagnosed using specific criteria and treated mainly by maintaining continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). This survey analysis aimed to evaluate the knowledge level of medical students at Qassim University about obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted among medical students at Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia, during 2019-2020 academic year. Data was collected using a validated and pretested questionnaire. Results: A total of 438 students participated in this study. The average score of students was 5.54 3.915 out of 15, which was considered unsatisfactory. The age group of 24 to 26 year-old had the highest average score of 7.38 3.199 (p-value < 0.001). Also, female students had a significantly higher score of 6.55 3.684 as compared to male students (p-value < 0.001). Furthermore, students who had previously heard about the disease had significantly higher scores (7.11 3.173, p-value < 0.001). Students affected by obstructive sleep apnea also had significantly higher scores (7.69 3.281) compared with those who did not have the disease (p-value = 0.025). Conclusion: The level of knowledge of medical students towards obstructive sleep apnea was unsatisfactory and requires improvement. Further studies are needed in other areas in Saudi Arabia.

Keywords:
Obstructive sleep apnea; syndrome; knowledge; Qassim University; disease


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Evaluation of knowledge level related to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in medical students at Qassim University


Authors
Abdulhakeem Almutairi
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Homood Mohammad Almutairi
Medical Student, Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim University,Saudi Arabia
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Faisal Ahmed Althwiny
Medical Student, Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim University,Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Nasser Almutairi
Medical Student, Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim University,Saudi Arabia
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Raghad Juidan Almutiri
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Hareth Nasir Alhujaili
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Homood Mohammad Almutairi, Medical Student, Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim University,Saudi Arabia.; h_123456789@outlook.sa

Publication history
Received 09 Oct 2020
Accepted 01 Nov 2020
Published online 10 Nov 2020
Published in print 11 Jan 2021

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Almutairi A, Almutairi HM, Althwiny FA, Almutairi AN, Almutiri RJ, Alhujaili HN. Evaluation of knowledge level related to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in medical students at Qassim University. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 17-22. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602111032


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Almutairi A, Almutairi HM, Althwiny FA, Almutairi AN, Almutiri RJ, Alhujaili HN. Evaluation of knowledge level related to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in medical students at Qassim University. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=9033 [Access: March 07, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602111032


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Almutairi A, Almutairi HM, Althwiny FA, Almutairi AN, Almutiri RJ, Alhujaili HN. Evaluation of knowledge level related to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in medical students at Qassim University. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 17-22. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602111032


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Almutairi A, Almutairi HM, Althwiny FA, Almutairi AN, Almutiri RJ, Alhujaili HN. Evaluation of knowledge level related to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in medical students at Qassim University. IJMDC. (2021), [cited March 07, 2021]; 5(1): 17-22. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602111032


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Almutairi, A., Almutairi, . H. M., Althwiny, . F. A., Almutairi, . A. N., Almutiri, . R. J. & Alhujaili, . H. N. (2021) Evaluation of knowledge level related to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in medical students at Qassim University. IJMDC, 5 (1), 17-22. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602111032


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Almutairi, Abdulhakeem, Homood Mohammad Almutairi, Faisal Ahmed Althwiny, Abdulrahman Nasser Almutairi, Raghad Juidan Almutiri, and Hareth Nasir Alhujaili. 2021. Evaluation of knowledge level related to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in medical students at Qassim University. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 17-22. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602111032


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Almutairi, Abdulhakeem, Homood Mohammad Almutairi, Faisal Ahmed Althwiny, Abdulrahman Nasser Almutairi, Raghad Juidan Almutiri, and Hareth Nasir Alhujaili. "Evaluation of knowledge level related to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in medical students at Qassim University." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 17-22. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602111032


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Almutairi, Abdulhakeem, Homood Mohammad Almutairi, Faisal Ahmed Althwiny, Abdulrahman Nasser Almutairi, Raghad Juidan Almutiri, and Hareth Nasir Alhujaili. "Evaluation of knowledge level related to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in medical students at Qassim University." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.1 (2021), 17-22. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602111032


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Almutairi, A., Almutairi, . H. M., Althwiny, . F. A., Almutairi, . A. N., Almutiri, . R. J. & Alhujaili, . H. N. (2021) Evaluation of knowledge level related to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in medical students at Qassim University. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 17-22. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602111032


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