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18 / 11 / 2021

 


Poor level of public knowledge toward essential tremor in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study

Nourah Ahmad Alhamdan, Rasha Mohammed Alarfaj, Yousef Mohammed AlHarbi, Tareq Naseer Alsamarh, Ahmed Saleh AlMohimeed, Adi Abdulaziz R. AlDubaiyan.


Abstract
Background: Essential tremor (ET) is considered as one of the most common movement disorders and a frequent reason for a neurological consultation. The study aimed to assess the level of knowledge regarding ET among the population in different regions of Saudi Arabia.
Methods: This cross-sectional study recruited 1,471 Saudi participants. An online, valid questionnaire covering sociodemographic data and tremor-related questions was used. The data were entered into Microsoft Office excel and exported to STATA version 16. Simple and multiple logistic regression analyses were used.
Results: The mean age and standard deviation was 32 (± 11) with 59% of the participants less than 33 years. Moreover, 52% were males, 73% have a bachelor’s degree, 42% were from the central region, 10% were health practitioners, and 1% had an ET. Only 4% of participants had a good level of knowledge concerning tremors, whereas 96% had a poor level of knowledge. Health practitioners [Adjusted odds ratio (AOR) 2.57, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.33-4.97], and those who have bachelor degrees or above (AOR 2.59, 95% CI: 1.09-6.10) were associated with a good level of knowledge.
Conclusions: The knowledge about ET within the Saudi Arabia’s population is poor. Planning health educational programs in collaboration with policy makers and other stakeholders for public is essential.

Key words: Knowledge, tremor, essential tremor, Saudi Arabia


 
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Alhamdan NA, Alarfaj RM, AlHarbi YM, Alsamarh TN, AlMohimeed AS, AlDubaiyan AAR. Poor level of public knowledge toward essential tremor in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2021; 5(12): 2083-2090. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1633453521


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Alhamdan NA, Alarfaj RM, AlHarbi YM, Alsamarh TN, AlMohimeed AS, AlDubaiyan AAR. Poor level of public knowledge toward essential tremor in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=130483 [Access: June 04, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1633453521


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Alhamdan NA, Alarfaj RM, AlHarbi YM, Alsamarh TN, AlMohimeed AS, AlDubaiyan AAR. Poor level of public knowledge toward essential tremor in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2021; 5(12): 2083-2090. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1633453521



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Alhamdan NA, Alarfaj RM, AlHarbi YM, Alsamarh TN, AlMohimeed AS, AlDubaiyan AAR. Poor level of public knowledge toward essential tremor in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. (2021), [cited June 04, 2024]; 5(12): 2083-2090. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1633453521



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Alhamdan, N. A., Alarfaj, . R. M., AlHarbi, . Y. M., Alsamarh, . T. N., AlMohimeed, . A. S. & AlDubaiyan, . A. A. R. (2021) Poor level of public knowledge toward essential tremor in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC, 5 (12), 2083-2090. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1633453521



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Alhamdan, Nourah Ahmad, Rasha Mohammed Alarfaj, Yousef Mohammed AlHarbi, Tareq Naseer Alsamarh, Ahmed Saleh AlMohimeed, and Adi Abdulaziz R. AlDubaiyan. 2021. Poor level of public knowledge toward essential tremor in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (12), 2083-2090. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1633453521



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Alhamdan, Nourah Ahmad, Rasha Mohammed Alarfaj, Yousef Mohammed AlHarbi, Tareq Naseer Alsamarh, Ahmed Saleh AlMohimeed, and Adi Abdulaziz R. AlDubaiyan. "Poor level of public knowledge toward essential tremor in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 2083-2090. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1633453521



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alhamdan, Nourah Ahmad, Rasha Mohammed Alarfaj, Yousef Mohammed AlHarbi, Tareq Naseer Alsamarh, Ahmed Saleh AlMohimeed, and Adi Abdulaziz R. AlDubaiyan. "Poor level of public knowledge toward essential tremor in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.12 (2021), 2083-2090. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1633453521



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Alhamdan, N. A., Alarfaj, . R. M., AlHarbi, . Y. M., Alsamarh, . T. N., AlMohimeed, . A. S. & AlDubaiyan, . A. A. R. (2021) Poor level of public knowledge toward essential tremor in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (12), 2083-2090. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1633453521





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