E-ISSN 2277-338X | ISSN 2320-4664
 

Original Research 


Knowledge and attitude of analgesics use among Saudi population: A cross-sectional study

Nedaa Ali Karami, Ali Faris Altebainawi, Sukainah Ahmed Alfarki, Nuha Bandar Aldossari, Alhanouf Nasser Asiri, Manar Saeed Aldahan, Thekra Raqa Alqhtani.

Abstract
Background: Most of the peoples in Saudi Arabia can easy take medication without a prescription like over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics such as paracetamol ibuprofen and aspirin. Low knowledge about the accurate use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs medication may develop a toxicity and dangers adverse effect if they take an inaccurate dose or if they do not understand the right way for the medicine used.

Objectives: This study was performed to evaluate knowledge and attitude of analgesics use among Saudi population.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Saudi Arabia by sending electronic questionnaire among the population from February 2017 to March 2017. The questions were in the Arabic language because most people in Saudi speak and understand the Arabic language. The questionnaire divided into three sections contains 11 questions about demographics of respondents, knowledge, attitude, side effect, and source of information. For data analysis, SPSS version 18.00 was used.

Results: Total patient answer 504 were accepted mostly were a female response (69%) and male response were 31%. Most of the answers were from Makkah (20%), Hail (18.5%), and Al Qatif (15.3%). Paracetamol was the common analgesics used as OTC (73.4%) then Ibuprofen (13.1%). Almost 94.4% of participants use from one to two tablets of analgesics per day. More than half (60.7%) believed that analgesics must be taken after meals. There was a significant relationship between time of taking analgesics and source of information (P = 0.003).

Conclusion: People use analgesic drugs for many reasons such as a headache, fever, and toothache. Paracetamol was the most analgesic used to relieve the pain of Saudi population. The pharmacist has a very important role in passing the information about analgesics use for patients.

Key words: Over-the-counter; Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs; Analgesic; Pharmacist; Saudi


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
Print this article Print this Article
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Export to
Export to
Related Records
 Articles by Nedaa Ali Karami
Articles by Ali Faris Altebainawi
Articles by Sukainah Ahmed Alfarki
Articles by Nuha Bandar Aldossari
Articles by Alhanouf Nasser Asiri
Articles by Manar Saeed Aldahan
Articles by Thekra Raqa Alqhtani
on Google
on Google Scholar
Article Statistics
 Viewed: 515
Downloaded: 174
Cited: 0

How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Karami NA, Altebainawi AF, Alfarki SA, Aldossari NB, Asiri AN, Aldahan MS, Alqhtani TR. Knowledge and attitude of analgesics use among Saudi population: A cross-sectional study. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2018; 7(2): 137-142. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0721125122017


Web Style

Karami NA, Altebainawi AF, Alfarki SA, Aldossari NB, Asiri AN, Aldahan MS, Alqhtani TR. Knowledge and attitude of analgesics use among Saudi population: A cross-sectional study. http://www.ijmsph.com/?mno=282358 [Access: June 20, 2018]. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0721125122017


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Karami NA, Altebainawi AF, Alfarki SA, Aldossari NB, Asiri AN, Aldahan MS, Alqhtani TR. Knowledge and attitude of analgesics use among Saudi population: A cross-sectional study. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2018; 7(2): 137-142. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0721125122017



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Karami NA, Altebainawi AF, Alfarki SA, Aldossari NB, Asiri AN, Aldahan MS, Alqhtani TR. Knowledge and attitude of analgesics use among Saudi population: A cross-sectional study. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2018), [cited June 20, 2018]; 7(2): 137-142. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0721125122017



Harvard Style

Karami, N. A., Altebainawi, A. F., Alfarki, S. A., Aldossari, N. B., Asiri, A. N., Aldahan, M. S. & Alqhtani, T. R. (2018) Knowledge and attitude of analgesics use among Saudi population: A cross-sectional study. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 7 (2), 137-142. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0721125122017



Turabian Style

Karami, Nedaa Ali, Ali Faris Altebainawi, Sukainah Ahmed Alfarki, Nuha Bandar Aldossari, Alhanouf Nasser Asiri, Manar Saeed Aldahan, and Thekra Raqa Alqhtani. 2018. Knowledge and attitude of analgesics use among Saudi population: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 7 (2), 137-142. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0721125122017



Chicago Style

Karami, Nedaa Ali, Ali Faris Altebainawi, Sukainah Ahmed Alfarki, Nuha Bandar Aldossari, Alhanouf Nasser Asiri, Manar Saeed Aldahan, and Thekra Raqa Alqhtani. "Knowledge and attitude of analgesics use among Saudi population: A cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 7 (2018), 137-142. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0721125122017



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Karami, Nedaa Ali, Ali Faris Altebainawi, Sukainah Ahmed Alfarki, Nuha Bandar Aldossari, Alhanouf Nasser Asiri, Manar Saeed Aldahan, and Thekra Raqa Alqhtani. "Knowledge and attitude of analgesics use among Saudi population: A cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 7.2 (2018), 137-142. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0721125122017



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Karami, N. A., Altebainawi, A. F., Alfarki, S. A., Aldossari, N. B., Asiri, A. N., Aldahan, M. S. & Alqhtani, T. R. (2018) Knowledge and attitude of analgesics use among Saudi population: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 7 (2), 137-142. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0721125122017





Most Viewed Articles
  • Management of Appendicular Lump: Early exploration Vs conservative management
    Chandra Prakash Pandey, Ram Chandra Kesharwani, Chandra Gopal Singh Chauhan, Manmohan Krishna Pandey, Purnima Mittra, Pramod Kumar, Arshad Raza
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(4): 1046-1049
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.230820131

  • Burden of non communicable diseases in India: Setting priority for action
    Kalpa Sharma
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 7-11
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.7-11

  • Internet addiction among professional courses students: A study from central India
    Arvind Sharma, Rupesh Sahu, Pradeep Kumar Kasar, Richa Sharma
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2014; 3(9): 1069-1073
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2014.180620142

  • Diabetic nephropathy: Progression and pathophysiology
    Deepak N Parchwani, Amit A Upadhyah
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2012; 1(2): 59-70
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2012.1.59-70

  • Elevated levels of serum uric acid, creatinine or urea in preeclamptic women
    Magna Manjareeka, Sitikantha Nanda
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 43-47
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.43-47

  • Maternal and fetal outcome in oligohydramnios- Study of 100 cases
    Krishna Jagatia, Nisha Singh, Sachin Patel
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(3): 724-727
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.070520132

  • Zinc: The trace element of major importance in human nutrition and health
    Jayant D Deshpande, Mohini M Joshi, Purushottam A Giri
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 1-6
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.1-6

  • Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices (KAP) study on HIV / AIDS among HIV patients, care givers and general population in north-eastern part of India.
    L P Meena, S K Pandey, M Rai, Anju Bharti, Shyam Sunder
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 36-42
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.36-42

  • Patient satisfaction about health care services: A cross sectional study of patients who visit the outpatient department of a civil hospital at Surendranagar, Gujarat
    Krupal Joshi, Kishor Sochaliya, Shyamal Purani, Girija Kartha
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(3): 659-663
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.250420131

  • Prevalence and pattern of substance abuse among school childern in nothern India: A rapid assesment study
    Syed Shuja Qadri, RKD Goel, Jagjeet Singh, Surendra Kumar Ahluwalia, Rambha Pathak, Humaira Bashir
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(2): 273-282
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.271-280

  • Most Downloaded
  • Diabetic nephropathy: Progression and pathophysiology
    Deepak N Parchwani, Amit A Upadhyah
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2012; 1(2): 59-70
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2012.1.59-70

  • Burden of non communicable diseases in India: Setting priority for action
    Kalpa Sharma
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 7-11
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.7-11

  • Internet addiction among professional courses students: A study from central India
    Arvind Sharma, Rupesh Sahu, Pradeep Kumar Kasar, Richa Sharma
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2014; 3(9): 1069-1073
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2014.180620142

  • Gunthers with haemolytic anaemia extremly rare: A case report
    Nilesh Kumar, Ankur Varshney, Arvind Anand, Dibyaranjan Behera, Ravi Anand, Ashutosh Tiwari
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(2): 472-474
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.313-315

  • Zinc: The trace element of major importance in human nutrition and health
    Jayant D Deshpande, Mohini M Joshi, Purushottam A Giri
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 1-6
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.1-6

  • Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices (KAP) study on HIV / AIDS among HIV patients, care givers and general population in north-eastern part of India.
    L P Meena, S K Pandey, M Rai, Anju Bharti, Shyam Sunder
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 36-42
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.36-42

  • Recent update on osteoporosis
    Vijender Agrawal, Dharmendra Gupta
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(2): 164-168
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.162-166

  • Maternal and fetal outcome in oligohydramnios- Study of 100 cases
    Krishna Jagatia, Nisha Singh, Sachin Patel
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(3): 724-727
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.070520132

  • Study of psychological stress among undergraduate medical students of government medical college, Surat.
    Priti Solanky, Binita Desai, Abhay Kavishwar, S. L. Kantharia
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2012; 1(2): 38-42
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2012.1.38-42

  • Patient satisfaction about health care services: A cross sectional study of patients who visit the outpatient department of a civil hospital at Surendranagar, Gujarat
    Krupal Joshi, Kishor Sochaliya, Shyamal Purani, Girija Kartha
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(3): 659-663
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.250420131

  • Most Cited Articles
  • Zinc: The trace element of major importance in human nutrition and health
    Jayant D Deshpande, Mohini M Joshi, Purushottam A Giri
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 1-6
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.1-6
    Cited : 21 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Burden of non communicable diseases in India: Setting priority for action
    Kalpa Sharma
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 7-11
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.7-11
    Cited : 13 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Non albicans Candida species: its isolation pattern, species distribution, virulence factors and antifungal susceptibility profile
    Sachin Chandrakant Deorukhkar, Santosh Saini
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(3): 533-538
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.080320131
    Cited : 6 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Clinico-microbiological profile of women with vaginal discharge in a tertiary care hospital of northern India
    Varsha Chaudhary, Ved Prakesh, Kian Agarwal, Vijender Kumar Agrawal, Arun Singh, Sachin Pandey
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2012; 1(2): 75-80
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2012.1.75-80
    Cited : 5 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Correlation between obesity and cardio respiratory fitness
    Prabha Setty, BV Padmanabha, BR Doddamani
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(2): 300-304
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.298-302
    Cited : 5 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices (KAP) study on HIV / AIDS among HIV patients, care givers and general population in north-eastern part of India.
    L P Meena, S K Pandey, M Rai, Anju Bharti, Shyam Sunder
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 36-42
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.36-42
    Cited : 5 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Prevalence and clinical characteristics of autism spectrum disorders in school-age children in Taif- KSA
    Ali H.S Al-Zahrani
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(3): 578-582
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.160420133
    Cited : 5 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Electrocardiographic changes during acute mental stress
    Arpana Bhide, Rajasekhar Durgaprasad, Latheef Kasala, Vanajakshamma Velam, Narendra Hulikal
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2016; 5(5): 835-838
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2016.19082015137
    Cited : 5 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Importance of cardiac marker enzymes (Aspartate transaminase and troponin I) in acute myocardial infarction: A case-control study from South India
    Vuddandi Prabodh, Deva Prakash, Godi Sudhakar, Yeruva Reddy, Nadella Chowdary, Sripada Desai, Ravi Shekhara
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2012; 1(2): 118-120
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2012.1.118-120
    Cited : 4 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Role of HRCT temporal bone in pre operative evaluation of choesteatoma
    Chintan Shah, Pinal Shah, Satish Shah
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2014; 3(1): 69-72
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.031020131
    Cited : 4 times [Click to see citing articles]