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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 2012-2015

Assess and evaluate knowledge, attitude and practice of first aid management of epistaxis among general population in Aseer region

1 Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
2 Medical Student, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Abdulbari Ahmed Alzahrani
Medical Student Department of Surgery College of Medicine, King Khalid University
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_2084_20

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Introduction: Epistaxis or nose bleeds is one the most common reported emergencies in the ear, nose and department. Causes of epistaxis varies from being trivial such as nose picking or dry air or trauma to concerning such as infections or elevated blood pressure to life threatening condition such as malignancies. Methods: The purposely constructed questionnaire was used for this research. The questionnaire was constructed by the panel of experts, language, psychological, doctors and subject specialist was there in the team. Internal consistencies of the questionnaire was measure through cronbach alpha. Results: Cronbach alpha = 0.84. Mean ± S.D of age of the respondents were 27.8 ± 9.8. 71.6% were females, 91.5% were belongs to Aseer region, 86.6% were living in village, 77.0% have intermediate level of education, 59.2% were single, 41.6% having health care profession. 51.1% having income less than 5000SAR. Conclusion: Most of them rely on internet and social media to gain knowledge regarding home management of epistaxis. This has limitations as they do not get a hands-on experience. Therefore, we recommend that first aid camps and workshops in management of epistaxis should be organized in order to properly educate the general population regarding its home management.

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