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July 2020 Vol. 8 No.7

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 8(7) pp. 319-326, July, 2020 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3961713

Original Research Article

Public Awareness of Stroke among Adult People in Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia, Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study


Ola Mousa1,2*, Alaa Abdulrahman Almujhem1, Rawan Omar AlJumaan1, Maryam Abdulrahman AlOthman1, Aml Sayed1,2


1Nursing Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
2Faculty of Nursing, Minia University, Egypt

*Corresponding Author's E-mail: omosa@kfu.edu.sa

Received: 12 July 2020  I  Accepted: 24 July 2020  I  Published: 28 July 2020
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Stroke is a serious health problem worldwide, which has been classified as the second leading cause of death. Around 15 million people are experiencing stroke each year and 5 million of them go dead. The Saudi Arabia mortality rate related to stroke was 6.4%. The aim of this study is to measure awareness and perception of stroke among adult people in Al-Ahsa city, Eastern Region, of Saudi Arabia. Data collected from participants through distributing an electronic self-structured questionnaire. This mobile application survey was carried out between May 20 to 31, 2020 in Al-Ahsa city of Saudi Arabia regarding stroke knowledge. The sample of overall community was 1406 (37.6% males and 62.4% females). Our results showed that (76.6%) of the participants had poor general knowledge about stroke. Roughly (74%) were aware that the altered body organ was the brain. Around (53.3%) would seek emergency medical care in case of stroke. Stroke is a worldwide health challenge, along with increasing records of mortalities and stroke-associated disability in current years. Our results showed that the majority of the participants had poor general knowledge about stroke. Near to half of participants had not knowledge about signs and symptoms of stroke.

Keywords: Awareness, Perception, Stroke, Saudi Arabia










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