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Original Contribution

[Abstract]
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to breast cancer screening among women visiting primary care centers in Abu Dhabi [pdf]
Noora Ali Al Blooshi, Ruqayya Saaed Al Mazrouei, Hind Nasser Al Razooqi, Ebtihal Ahmad Darwish, Maha Mohamed Al Fahim, Fozia Bano Khan
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93723

[Abstract]
The safest upper limit of triglycerides in the plasma [pdf]
Mehmet Rami Helvaci, Abdulrazak Abyad, Lesley Pocock
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93726

[Abstract]
Causes and clinical aspects of fever in patients visiting primary healthcare [pdf]
Fathi El-Gamal, Jawaher Mdari, Hanadi Abdulrahim
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93724

[Abstract]
Lifestyle Diseases And Associated Risk Behaviours Among Medical Student In Saudi Arabia [pdf]
Ali E. Mansour, Salman Almokhlef, Rayan Alqfari, Mohammad Alduwayrij
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93725

[Abstract]
Causes and management of acute respiratory infections in primary health care [pdf]
Fathi El-Gamal, Mohammed Alaslani, Abdullah Alsaadi, Majed Abu khashabah, Fareed Alshehri, Hassan Hussein Alaslani
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93727

[Abstract]
Use of traditional eye medicine and self-medication among population of Taif city, Saudi Arabia: a cross sectional study [pdf]
Inam Bifari, Ameenah A Alkhaldi, Rayan K Almalki, Hosam T Mashrah, Omar A Asiri, Amal T Altwairqi, Asim A Alzahrani, Amjad A Althagafi, Ruba G Qadi, Nawwaf W Aljuaid, Majed M aljuaid, Qasem M Alharthi, Mansour M Altwerqi, Mohammed O Altwergi, Sarah O Dhafar
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93722

[Abstract]
Stone-free rate after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in the management of renal stones in relation to different sizes and locations of the stone [pdf]
Murooj Mazen Qattan, Nouf M.Alasiri, Hanouf Aljuaid, Naif Saud Alsifiri, Ziyad Khalid Saifaddin,
Salahadin Hassan Lamy
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93729

[Abstract]
Prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency in type 2 diabetes patient treated with metformin [pdf]
Mohammad B. Jajah, Amjad A. Althagafi , Norah M. Alamri, Eham M. Altowairqi, Sarah S. Binbaz, Hadeel S. Ashour
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93730

[Abstract]
Study of awareness about complications of sickle cell disease during pregnancy in Jeddah City [pdf]
Oula Khalid Al-Shareef, Hanaa El Sayed, Marwah Khalid Khan, MawaddahTalal Alahmadi, Husam Osama Abulkhair, Tuqa Shaker Alahmadi
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93728

Population and Community Studies

[Abstract]
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Epidemic in Pakistan: Status, Challenges and way forward [pdf]
Waris Qidwai
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93731

[Abstract]
Vitamin D3 deficiency and early pregnancy loss [pdf]
Alya Abdul-Rahman Share ,Samira Sherzad Hussien, Fatehiya Majeed Noori
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93732

[Abstract]
Obstetric violence experienced during child birth in Taif city, Saudi Arabia [pdf]
Bayan A. Alnemari, Nisreen A. albizrah, Farzan R. Arain, Halah A. Alotaib, Hadeel M. Assalmi, Anhar A. Alqurashi
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93733

[Abstract]
Knowledge about diabetic ketoacidosis among parents of type 1 diabetic children [pdf]
Manal Ali Alhomood, Khalid Yahya Shibli; Safar Abadi, Ossama A. Mostafa, Shamsun Nahar
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93734

[Abstract]
Attitude, Practice and Knowledge of Undergraduate Medical Students Towards Musculoskeletal Effects of Smoking in Saudi Arabia
[pdf]
Bandar Hetaimish, Haneen Estanboli, Asseil Bossei, Ohood Shrouro, Nizar Wali,
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93735

[Abstract]
Study the compliance of healthcare workers among the safety precautions in hospitals and health care facilities in kingdom of Saudi Arabia [pdf]
Marwah Khan, Oula Alshareef, Mawaddah Alahmadi, Husam abulkhair, Iraf Asali, Hanaa Elsayed Abozeid
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93736

[Abstract]
Post-cardiac surgery health related quality of life: A Saudi cross sectional study in Jeddah [pdf]
Sireen Jamal Murshid, Ohood Zayed AlGarmoushi, Kholoud Salem Aljezani, Rawan Mohammed Albarakati, Khawlah Abdullah Bawazir, Intessar Sultan
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93743

[Abstract]
Prevalence of De-Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Among Medical Professionals [pdf]
Bandar Hetaimish, Asseil Bossei, Ghaida Turkstani, Kholoud Al-Jezani, Khawater Al-Motairi
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93738

[Abstract]
Assessment of Post Sleeve Gastrectomy patient’s satisfaction and their desire for body contouring surgery in Taif City, Saudi Arabia [pdf]
Mohammed A. Alkhayat, Sarah A. Alkashgry, Abdullah N. Thawabeh, Bushra A. Alghamdi, Nouf M. Althobaiti, Wala N. Alharthi, Samaher A. Alnefaie, Amjad A. Althaqafi
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93737

[Abstract]
Assessment of the utilization of pharmacotherapy for pediatrics with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Jeddah, KSA [pdf]
Raghad Mohammed Hadi Awaji, Reem Mohammed Bashowair, Tuqa Shaker Alahmadi, Shouq Wahid Alshatifi, Suzan Morsy
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93744

Clinical Research and Methods

[Abstract]
Bladder stone disease in children: clinical study in Aden, Yemen [pdf]
Ali Ahmed Salem Hatroom
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93739

[Abstract]
Risk factors of clinical types of Acute Coronary Syndrome [pdf]
Fathi El-Gamal, Raffal Alshaikh, Aseel Murshid, Saleh Zahrani, Shahad Alrashed, Abdullah Alnahdi, Taghreed Alawi, Abdulrahim Aljudaibi
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93740

Case Report

[Abstract]
Cisplatin induced mesenteric ischemia [pdf]
Abdullah N. Thawabeh, Najla M. Alghamdi, Bodoor A. Aloufi
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93742

Education and training

[Abstract]
Abortion training in obstetrics and gynecology residency training program centers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia [pdf]
Mawaddah Talal Alahmadi, Oula Khalid Al-Shareef, Marwah Khalid Khan, Rehab Alsaleh DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93741

Clinical Original Research

[Abstract]
Evaluation of knowledge, attitude and use of dietary supplement and hormones. among male gym attendees in Taif city-Saudi Arabia [pdf]
Ayman Abdelbaky, Asrar A. Althubaiti, Bodoor A. Aloufi, Nada A. Almalki, Radwan S. Aljohani
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93745

[Abstract]
Women’s Awareness of Risk of DVT During Pregnancy and Puerperium: A Cross Sectional Study in Jeddah [pdf]
Sarah A Alharbi, Bushra Alamri, Aram Bafanaa, Halah Alameri, Manar Alzahrni,
Shaima Tariq Mansoor, Intessar Sultan

DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93746



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January 2020 - Volume 18, Issue 1

Use of traditional eye medicine and self-medication among population of Taif City, Saudi Arabia: a cross sectional study

(1) Ophthalmology department, king Faisal specialist hospital ,Taif ,KSA
(2) College of medicine, Taif university , Taif, KSA.

Corresponding author:
Omar Ahmed Asiri
Ministry of health hospitals,
Alnassem district
Taif city,
Saudi Arabia.
Tel: +966561054105
Email: Naifalomairi78@gmail.com

Received: November 2019; Accepted: December 2019; Published: January 1, 2020. Citation: Inam Bifari et al. Use of traditional eye medicine and self-medication among population of Taif City, Saudi Arabia: a cross sectional study. World Family Medicine. 2020; 18(1): 43-48. DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.9372

Abstract

Background: The haphazard use of traditional eye medicines (TEM) has increased eye problems like corneal ulceration and infections. Lack of knowledge regarding the adverse side effects regarding these biological products is an important concern of public health. The widespread use of medicines for eye related problems, without a doctor’s consultation or prescription, is common practice. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of self medication and attitude and practice regarding the use of TEM for eye related problems.

Materials and methods: We did a cross-sectional study using a pre-tested and validated questionnaire. The study was done in a private shopping mall in Taif city, Saudi Arabia during the month of October, 2018 after obtaining ethical clearance. We included responses of 431 participants for our analysis. The questionnaire included two parts, part 1 recorded the socio-demographic details and part 2 had questions related to knowledge, attitude and practice related to self medication and use of TEM. An independent statistician did the statistical analysis using SPSS ver. 23.

Results: The prevalence of self medication for eye problems in our study was found to be 35% who preferred using traditional eye medicaments over modern medicines. There was a very strong relationship between the education level of the participants and usage of medication without consulting a doctor (p<0.001). Redness of the eye due to usage of TEM was reported by 2.9% of the participants.

Conclusion: The use of TEM and self medications for eye problems in Saudi Arabia is not uncommon. Even though most of the participants are aware of the harmful effects of some of the Traditional medicaments, there is a need to raise the knowledge and awareness regarding use of TEM and self medicaments for eye problems.

Key words: eye problems, self medication, Saudi Arabia



 


 

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