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Majmaah J Heal Sci. 2021; 9(3): 43-54

Perception, Attitude, And Practice Of Patients With Osteoarthritis In Sudair Area-Saudi Arabia

Fihaid Alanazi, Meshary Abdullah Alhammad, Moath Mohammed Almutlaq, Ahmed Khalid Alaqil, Abdulrahman, Mohammed Alanazi.


Background and Aims: Osteoarthritis is defined as a progressive joint disorder that has been linked to many factors such as genetic, biomechanical, and environmental that contributes to causing physical, psychological, and social consequences. In many countries, prevalence of OA can exceed the prevalence of other common medical diseases. This study aimed to explore the perception, attitude, and practice among patients with osteoarthritis in Sudair region-Saudi Arabia.

Methods: A cross-sectional study involving patients with osteoarthritis in Sudair was conducted to assess perception, attitude, and practice. The sample size was taken as 165 and data were collected over a period of 6 months from June to December 2020. Adults over the age of 18 were invited in the study and the approval was obtained from research ethics committee of Majmaah University. The responses to the online questionnaires were collected in an Excel spreadsheet and exported to the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) file.

Results: A total of 53 participants were considered. 58.4% had a university education or above, and only 32.1% had an income of

Key words: Perception, Attitude, Practice, Osteoarthritis, Saudi Arabia

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