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Original contribution

Risk Factors, Clinical Features and Treatment Outcomes of Male Breast Cancer in Saudi Arabia: A Single Center Study
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[Abstract]
Nada Mass, Morooj Alharbi, Sawsan Khatrawi, Intisar Alrasheedy
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94000

Prevalence and associated factors of burnout among female medical students in Taif University
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[Abstract]
Ghadi N. Alotaibi, Elaf H. Alotaibi, Afrah M. Alsulimani, Rehab A. DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94001

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices concerning self-medication with antibiotics among the public in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia
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[Abstract]

Majed Mohammed Al Saleh, Roqayya Mohammed Alhayyani, Yara Mofarih Assiri, Afnan Muslah Alshahrany, Fatimah Yahya Asiri, Ahad Essa Mohammad
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94002

The Use of Contact Lenses Among Keratoconus Patients in Saudi Arabia: Prevalence, Habits and Complications
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[Abstract]
Shahad Alruwaili, Faris Binyousef, Ahmad Khalaf, Noura Albdaya, Samar Alanazi, Abdulrahman Alamri
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94003

Nocturnal Enuresis Pattern and Risk Factors in the Center for Social and Preventive Medicine (CSPM), Cairo University
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[Abstract]
Mai D Sarhan, Eman I. Elmeshmeshy, Antoine AbdelMassih, Samah A Hassanein, Marwa D Hasan
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94004

Population and Community Studies

Knowledge and Attitude of Basic Life Support Among Medical Students at Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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[Abstract]
Mohammad H. Alshehri, Mohammed A. Alqahtani, Sultan M. Alshehri, Rayan I. Alturki, Kholoud A. Alshiha, Meshaal A. Alqahtani, Sara M. Alshehri
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94005

Public's knowledge regarding impact of advanced paternal age on offspring's health
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[Abstract]
Ashwag Asiri, Fatimah Alahmari, Raghad S. Asiri, Razan Sultan
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94006

Awareness Level of Mothers Regarding Child Weaning Practice in Aseer Region, Southern of Saudi Arabia
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[Abstract]
Alam Eldin Musa Mustafa, Khalid Hussein Almutairi, Fahad Mohammed Almujary, Noura Ali Alshahrani, Maram saad Alshahrani, Saeed Mohammed Almobty, Wajd abdulwahab almathami, Rasha Saeed Al saleh
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94007

Public Awareness and Knowledge of Pap smear as a Screening Test for Cervical Cancer among Saudi Population in Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia
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[Abstract]
Hanoof Ali Alqahtani, Yahya Mohammed Alqahtani, Afnan Saeed Muqbil, Amal Abdullah Alqahtani, Mohammed Saad Aldarami, Amal Mohammed Alshehri, Manar Ahmed Alsaeedi, Fatimah Mosfer Alalyani, Amjad Ali Alsari, Fatimah Mubarak Alahmari
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94009

Mobile Phone Addiction and its Relationship to Sleep Quality among the General Population in Abha City, Saudi Arabia
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[Abstract]
Mohammed A. Alfaya, Awad Alsamghan, Safar A. Alsaleem, Mastor A. Alshahrani, Fahad A. Alfaya, Yahya S.O. Alqahtani, Mohammed Z.S. Alsaleem, Ahmed A. Alhamrani, Alaa A.S. Alyahia, Abeer M.F. Alsharaif, Fai F.N. Aljabal, Renad S. Nasser
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94010

Prevalence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Among Teachers in Abha City; Saudi Arabia
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Viqar Basharat, Rishi K Bharti, Abdulbari A. Alzahrani, Abdussalam M A Alqahtani, Raghad S H Alshahrani, Noura A. Hasoosah, Mozoon M S Alqahtani, Sultan S M Alshahrani, Haifa H A Alwabel, Sarah M A Alqahtani, Arwa A M Alshahrani
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94012

Education and Training

Leadership styles and job satisfaction among healthcare providers in primary health care centers
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[Abstract]
Abdulkareem M.A. Alqahtani, Shamsun Nahar, Khalid Almosa, Ali A. Almusa,
Bandar F. Al-Shahrani, Asma A. Asiri, Salem A. Alqarni DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94013

Impact of MRCGP [INT] Examination on Family Physicians' Knowledge and Practice: Doctors' and Patients' Perceptions
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[Abstract]
Tabinda Ashfaq, Sajida Naseem
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94016

Male and female interns in postgraduate medical education, A comparative gender analysis of differences in career perspective and their conditions in, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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[Abstract]
Fatimah ALi AL-Shahrani
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94014

Case Report

An unusual case of new onset unilateral headache with nausea following a fall

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[Abstract]
Musarat Tufail, Lubna Saghir
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94016

Medicine and Society

A personal and professional retrospective of an exemplary family doctor who works at the very heart of his profession and his community
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[Abstract]
Lesley Pocock, John Beasley
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94017

Original Clinical Research

Eye rubbing: a survey of awareness of keratoconus and it’s relation with eye rubbing in Jeddah
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[Abstract]
Asma A. Alzahrani, Ahmed T. Alnahdi, Mayar M. Almehmadi, Esraa A. Alzahrani
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94018

 

 

 

 

 

 



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March 2021 - Volume 19, Issue 3

Eye rubbing: a survey of awareness of keratoconus and it’s relation with eye rubbing in Jeddah

(1) Resident, East Jeddah hospital, Jeddah, KSA
(2) Ophthalmologist, East Jeddah hospital, Jeddah, KSA
(3) Medical student King Abdulaziz university

Corresponding author:
Dr. Asma A. AlzahraniResident, East Jeddah hospital, Jeddah, KSA
Tel.: +966 592714477
Email: asmaabdulwahed.ha@gmail.com

Received: January 2021; Accepted: February 2021; Published: March 1, 2021. Citation: Asma A. Alzahrani et al.Eye rubbing: a survey of awareness of keratoconus and it’s relation with eye rubbing in Jeddah. World Family Medicine. 2021; 19(3): 141-150 DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2021.94018

Abstract


Background:
Previous Saudi studies have revealed poor public awareness about keratoconus (KC) and eye rubbing as the most common associated factor among KC patients.
Objectives: to assess the level of awareness and knowledge of keratoconus and its relation to eye rubbing in Saudi Arabia.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was done on 504 of the Saudi population. A pre-designed questionnaire was used to collect data about personal characteristics, knowledge about KC, practice of eye rubbing and the cause and history of atopic or eye diseases.

Results: 48.8% of the participants had heard about KC. The commonest source of information was reading and lectures, 21.4% reported correctly that KC is thinning of cornea and 32.9% and 50.4% reported correctly that KC is related to allergy and myopia respectively. Only 4.8% think that there was no treatment for KC, 75.8% were rubbing their eyes and for 40.9% the cause of rubbing was itching. Only 9.3% had a family history of KC and the levels of poor, fair and good knowledge about KC were 63.3%, 31.9% and 4.8% respectively. Participants who had previous knowledge about KC from their friends and relative, those who had KC, those from the northern region and those who had previously heard about Kc had a significant higher percentage of good knowledge.

Conclusion: The deficient awareness about KC revealed in this study calls for health education programs to raise the public awareness about this eye disorder.

Key words: eye, rubbing, awareness, survey, keratoconus, Jeddah

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