Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49--53

Diabetic patients' awareness of diabetic retinopathy symptoms and complications


Abdullah Eid Abdulaal1, Omar Majed Alobaid1, Abdulaziz Gassam Alotaibi1, Khalid Abdulaziz Aldihan1, Abdulmalik Yousef Alnasyan1, Abdullah Abdulrahman Albassam1, Mesaed Ibrahim AlSenani1, Abdulrahman Alnasyan2 
1 College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Family Medicine, Prince Sultan Primary Health Care, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abdullah Eid Abdulaal
College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University For Health Sciences, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Background: Diabetes is a very common chronic endocrinological disease. A total of 8.8% of the adult population worldwide was diabetics. Diabetic retinopathy is a silent disease, early detection and intervention is essential for its management and prognosis. Aim: To assess the diabetic patients' awareness of diabetic retinopathy symptoms and complications. Methods: This is a cross-sectional community-based study which was conducted in Saudi Arabia using a survey from the period between June and September 2018 on all diabetic Saudi participants between 15 and 75 years of age. Results: This study involved 385 participants. The average age of the participants was 47.82 ± 14.49. The study only involved patients who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellites (DM) or 2 DM. And 81% of the samples were diagnosed with type 2 DM. A total of 311 participants were aware of the DM effect on the eye. There was a significant difference between gender regarding the effect of DM on the retina in good control patients. On the subject of the source of participants' knowledge of DM and its complication, there was a notable difference between groups. Conclusion: An acceptable level of knowledgewas noted among patients. However, some points of knowledge should be increased.


How to cite this article:
Abdulaal AE, Alobaid OM, Alotaibi AG, Aldihan KA, Alnasyan AY, Albassam AA, AlSenani MI, Alnasyan A. Diabetic patients' awareness of diabetic retinopathy symptoms and complications.J Family Med Prim Care 2019;8:49-53


How to cite this URL:
Abdulaal AE, Alobaid OM, Alotaibi AG, Aldihan KA, Alnasyan AY, Albassam AA, AlSenani MI, Alnasyan A. Diabetic patients' awareness of diabetic retinopathy symptoms and complications. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Sep 22 ];8:49-53
Available from: http://www.jfmpc.com/article.asp?issn=2249-4863;year=2019;volume=8;issue=1;spage=49;epage=53;aulast=Abdulaal;type=0