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IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1945-1951

General knowledge of high school students with respect to diabetes mellitus in Buraydah city, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Mostafa Khodeir, Rayan Fahad Alrumayh, Abdulrahman Saleh Alsweed, Osama Omar Alomar, Omar Essa Alomari, Ahmad Saleh Aljutaily, Wael Saleh Altuwayjiri, Abdulwahab Ali Alhasan.

ABSTRACT

Background: Diabetes mellitus is linked with increased mortality, morbidity, and vascular system complications, poor quality of life, and reduced general health. The study aimed to assess the knowledge and awareness of high school students about diabetes Mellitus. Methodology: A cross-sectional survey was carried out at five major high schools in Buraydah City, Saudi Arabia. The selection of schools was based on geographic clustering sampling to get a representative sample. Randomly selected 408 students completed a self-administered questionnaire adapted from a previous study. Results: The average knowledge score was 23.9 5.7 out of 36. The percentages of the right response vary between 21.1% to 95.0% for general knowledge, 35.2% to 85.6% for risk factors, 42.2% to 88.8% for symptoms and complications, 52.4% to 90.8% for treatment and management, and 57.8% to 95.3% for monitoring diabetes. Conclusion: The students who have participated in this study had an average level of knowledge except in a few areas. The study proposes cooperation between the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health to fill these gaps.

Keywords:
Diabetes Mellitus, Saudi Arabia, Buraydah city, Adolescents, Knowledge


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General knowledge of high school students with respect to diabetes mellitus in Buraydah city, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Mostafa Khodeir
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Rayan Fahad Alrumayh
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Saleh Alsweed
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Osama Omar Alomar
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Omar Essa Alomari
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmad Saleh Aljutaily
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Wael Saleh Altuwayjiri
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulwahab Ali Alhasan
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Abdulrahman Saleh Alsweed, Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia.; Asns.1417@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 08 Oct 2020
Accepted 23 Oct 2020
Published online 31 Oct 2020
Published in print 05 Nov 2020

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Khodeir M, Alrumayh RF, Alsweed AS, Alomar OO, Alomari OE, Aljutaily AS, Altuwayjiri WS, Alhasan AA. General knowledge of high school students with respect to diabetes mellitus in Buraydah city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1945-1951. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602173057


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Khodeir M, Alrumayh RF, Alsweed AS, Alomar OO, Alomari OE, Aljutaily AS, Altuwayjiri WS, Alhasan AA. General knowledge of high school students with respect to diabetes mellitus in Buraydah city, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=9573 [Access: January 24, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602173057


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Khodeir M, Alrumayh RF, Alsweed AS, Alomar OO, Alomari OE, Aljutaily AS, Altuwayjiri WS, Alhasan AA. General knowledge of high school students with respect to diabetes mellitus in Buraydah city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1945-1951. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602173057


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Khodeir M, Alrumayh RF, Alsweed AS, Alomar OO, Alomari OE, Aljutaily AS, Altuwayjiri WS, Alhasan AA. General knowledge of high school students with respect to diabetes mellitus in Buraydah city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 24, 2021]; 4(11): 1945-1951. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602173057


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Khodeir, M., Alrumayh, . R. F., Alsweed, . A. S., Alomar, . O. O., Alomari, . O. E., Aljutaily, . A. S., Altuwayjiri, . W. S. & Alhasan, . A. A. (2020) General knowledge of high school students with respect to diabetes mellitus in Buraydah city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (11), 1945-1951. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602173057


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Khodeir, Mostafa, Rayan Fahad Alrumayh, Abdulrahman Saleh Alsweed, Osama Omar Alomar, Omar Essa Alomari, Ahmad Saleh Aljutaily, Wael Saleh Altuwayjiri, and Abdulwahab Ali Alhasan. 2020. General knowledge of high school students with respect to diabetes mellitus in Buraydah city, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1945-1951. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602173057


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Khodeir, Mostafa, Rayan Fahad Alrumayh, Abdulrahman Saleh Alsweed, Osama Omar Alomar, Omar Essa Alomari, Ahmad Saleh Aljutaily, Wael Saleh Altuwayjiri, and Abdulwahab Ali Alhasan. "General knowledge of high school students with respect to diabetes mellitus in Buraydah city, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1945-1951. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602173057


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Khodeir, Mostafa, Rayan Fahad Alrumayh, Abdulrahman Saleh Alsweed, Osama Omar Alomar, Omar Essa Alomari, Ahmad Saleh Aljutaily, Wael Saleh Altuwayjiri, and Abdulwahab Ali Alhasan. "General knowledge of high school students with respect to diabetes mellitus in Buraydah city, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.11 (2020), 1945-1951. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602173057


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Khodeir, M., Alrumayh, . R. F., Alsweed, . A. S., Alomar, . O. O., Alomari, . O. E., Aljutaily, . A. S., Altuwayjiri, . W. S. & Alhasan, . A. A. (2020) General knowledge of high school students with respect to diabetes mellitus in Buraydah city, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1945-1951. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602173057


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