Research Article
Volume 11 Issue 11 - 2020
Risk of Developing Osteoporosis and the Level of Awareness Among Adult in Eastern Province Saudi Arabia
Abdullah AL-Buhassah1, Mohammed AL-Arbash1*, Zaid AL-Zaid2, Mohammad AL-Muaigel3, Abdul Sattar Khan4 and Walaa Alkhamis5
1Orthopedic Resident, King Fahad Hospital Al Hofuf, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2Orthopedic Resident, King Fahad University Hospital Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3Neurology Resident, King Fahad University Hospital Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
5Medical Student at Dar Aluloom University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Mohammed AL-Arbash, Orthopedic Resident, King Fahad Hospital Al Hofuf, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Received: September 13, 2020; Published: October 30, 2020




Abstract

Osteoporosis is one of the common and digitating problems worldwide. Besides, the disease is silent and usually affects postmenopausal ladies and it is considered as a silent disease.

This study is aiming to assess the risk of fracture and developing Osteoporosis along with the knowledge and awareness level of Osteoporosis in eastern province, Saudi Arabia papulation.

The total number of the participants is 806. The majority of the sample was male, having a bachelor’s degree, living in Al-Ahsa. Most of the data are at low risk of developing Osteoporosis and fractures. The majority of participants (%) had low OKAT scores signifying poor knowledge among included subjects. The young age, being highly educated were significantly associated with good awareness.

A low risk of fracture does not mean that we stop educating the community about Osteoporosis because a poor level of knowledge about Osteoporosis was found among the included subjects. Thus, authorities should create educational programs at all health care facilities to assess a preventive program for osteoporosis.

Keywords: Osteoporosis; Awareness; Saudi Females; Eastern Province

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Citation: Mohammed AL-Arbash., et al. “Risk of Developing Osteoporosis and the Level of Awareness Among Adult in Eastern Province Saudi Arabia”. EC Orthopaedics 11.11 (2020): 36-50.

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