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02 / 06 / 2024

 


Evaluation of medical students' understanding and implementation of vitamin D and calcium at a tertiary healthcare facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study

Afaf Mahdi Albogmi, Lama Saud Aljehani, Lama Abdulrahman Alharbi, Heba Abdulhafiz Kashkari, Fatma Abdulmoen Fatta, Juman Turki Bagasi, Afrah Mosad Almutiri, Hala Hisham Mosli.


Abstract
Objective:
This study aimed to determine how well-informed the undergraduate medical students of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia were on the importance of calcium and vitamin D.
Methods:
Using an online self-administered, pre-designed questionnaire distributed from July to August 2021, a cross-sectional study was conducted among fellow undergraduate medical students at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Results:
A total of 472 undergraduate medical students participated in the study, where number of students in their clinical years was predominant (61.7%; n=291). Nearly all the students were aware of the significance of vitamin D (99.6%; n=470) and calcium (99.8%; n=471) as essential components for body functioning. Their main knowledge sources were doctors (79.9%; n=377) and social media (77.1%; n=364). However, their general attitude was inadequate, with female students exhibiting better attitudea towards sunlight exposure and diet, including supplements.
Conclusion:
The current study showed that undergraduate medical students of both genders at KAU were satisfactorily informed about the significance of calcium and vitamin D. Female students displayed a better attitude, yet the overall attitude was still inadequate. More effort is required to encourage and guide students.

Key words: Medical students, knowledge, practice, vitamin D, calcium


 
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Albogmi AM, Aljehani LS, Alharbi LA, Kashkari HA, Fatta FA, Bagasi JT, Almutiri AM, Mosli HH. Evaluation of medical students' understanding and implementation of vitamin D and calcium at a tertiary healthcare facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. Online First: 02 Jun, 2024. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1708187355


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Albogmi AM, Aljehani LS, Alharbi LA, Kashkari HA, Fatta FA, Bagasi JT, Almutiri AM, Mosli HH. Evaluation of medical students' understanding and implementation of vitamin D and calcium at a tertiary healthcare facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=191259 [Access: July 14, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1708187355


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Albogmi AM, Aljehani LS, Alharbi LA, Kashkari HA, Fatta FA, Bagasi JT, Almutiri AM, Mosli HH. Evaluation of medical students' understanding and implementation of vitamin D and calcium at a tertiary healthcare facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. Online First: 02 Jun, 2024. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1708187355



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Albogmi AM, Aljehani LS, Alharbi LA, Kashkari HA, Fatta FA, Bagasi JT, Almutiri AM, Mosli HH. Evaluation of medical students' understanding and implementation of vitamin D and calcium at a tertiary healthcare facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study. IJMDC, [cited July 14, 2024]; Online First: 02 Jun, 2024. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1708187355



Harvard Style

Albogmi, A. M., Aljehani, . L. S., Alharbi, . L. A., Kashkari, . H. A., Fatta, . F. A., Bagasi, . J. T., Almutiri, . A. M. & Mosli, . H. H. (2024) Evaluation of medical students' understanding and implementation of vitamin D and calcium at a tertiary healthcare facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study. IJMDC, Online First: 02 Jun, 2024. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1708187355



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Albogmi, Afaf Mahdi, Lama Saud Aljehani, Lama Abdulrahman Alharbi, Heba Abdulhafiz Kashkari, Fatma Abdulmoen Fatta, Juman Turki Bagasi, Afrah Mosad Almutiri, and Hala Hisham Mosli. 2024. Evaluation of medical students' understanding and implementation of vitamin D and calcium at a tertiary healthcare facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, Online First: 02 Jun, 2024. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1708187355



Chicago Style

Albogmi, Afaf Mahdi, Lama Saud Aljehani, Lama Abdulrahman Alharbi, Heba Abdulhafiz Kashkari, Fatma Abdulmoen Fatta, Juman Turki Bagasi, Afrah Mosad Almutiri, and Hala Hisham Mosli. "Evaluation of medical students' understanding and implementation of vitamin D and calcium at a tertiary healthcare facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries Online First: 02 Jun, 2024. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1708187355



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Albogmi, Afaf Mahdi, Lama Saud Aljehani, Lama Abdulrahman Alharbi, Heba Abdulhafiz Kashkari, Fatma Abdulmoen Fatta, Juman Turki Bagasi, Afrah Mosad Almutiri, and Hala Hisham Mosli. "Evaluation of medical students' understanding and implementation of vitamin D and calcium at a tertiary healthcare facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries Online First: 02 Jun, 2024. Web. 14 Jul 2024 doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1708187355



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Albogmi, A. M., Aljehani, . L. S., Alharbi, . L. A., Kashkari, . H. A., Fatta, . F. A., Bagasi, . J. T., Almutiri, . A. M. & Mosli, . H. H. (2024) Evaluation of medical students' understanding and implementation of vitamin D and calcium at a tertiary healthcare facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, Online First: 02 Jun, 2024. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1708187355





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