Saudi Surgical Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 108--112

Awareness of first-aid management of epistaxis among school students in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Khalid A Alshehri, Waleed M Alqulayti, Omar Mohammed Saggaf, Maryam Z Enani, Abdulrahman K Bahatheq, Lujain K Abdalwassie, Hani Z Marzouki 
 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Khalid A Alshehri
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, PO Box 23456, Jeddah 4534
Saudi Arabia

Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the level of awareness regarding primary home management of epistaxis among high- and middle-school students and their teachers. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in December 2018 by distributing a paper-based questionnaire to high-and middle-school students and teachers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Results: The study included 706 individuals (53.4% males and 46.6% females) with a mean age of 16.58 ± 5.57 years. Based on the correlation between our variables, 57.5% of the participants had a good knowledge score, while only 3.5% had an excellent score. Male high-school students were significantly more knowledgeable than female middle-school students. Conclusion: Awareness of first-aid management of epistaxis was fair. However, more integrated educational resources should be made available for the general population and school students and teachers.


How to cite this article:
Alshehri KA, Alqulayti WM, Saggaf OM, Enani MZ, Bahatheq AK, Abdalwassie LK, Marzouki HZ. Awareness of first-aid management of epistaxis among school students in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Saudi Surg J 2019;7:108-112


How to cite this URL:
Alshehri KA, Alqulayti WM, Saggaf OM, Enani MZ, Bahatheq AK, Abdalwassie LK, Marzouki HZ. Awareness of first-aid management of epistaxis among school students in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Surg J [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jan 21 ];7:108-112
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