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Abstract

KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF PILONIDAL SINUSES AMONG ADULT POPULATION IN ZULFI CITY, SAUDI ARABIA, 2018-2019

Abdulaziz A. Alfarhood*, Musaed Rayzah, Mohammed A. Alhassan, Abdulaziz A. Alhassan, Fahad Ali Alqahtani and Osama Haiel Alanazi

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Background: due to the prevalence of Pilonidal Sinuses among Saudi population accompanied by the lack of studies concerning this topic. This study aims at evaluating population's knowledge and practice regarding pilonidal sinuses in Zulfi City, 2018-2019, in order to improve the knowledge of population about pilonidal disease. Method: This study is a cross-sectional study. The study is conducted to evaluate knowledge and practice of general population in Zulfi city. The study-targeted population is all adult males and females who live in Zulfi city. Collected data is analyzed by computer using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22. Results: only 14.4% of the sample have good knowledge about Pilonidal Sinuses, while 11.6% have good practice towards the disease. The good knowledge reached the highest level among those who are between (31-45), males, highly educated, and married individuals. On the other hand, The good practice reached the highest level among those who are between (18-35), females, highly educated and single individuals. The results showed that Age, Gender and Marital Status significantly affect both knowledge and practices towards the disease. Conclusion: This study concluded that the poor knowledge and moderate practice are the cases in terms of Pilonidal Sinuses disease. This indicates that the light needs to be shed on the disease in order to increase the knowledge about it and how to avoid it and to treat it.

Keywords: Knowledge, Practice, Pilonidal Sinuses, Saudi Arabia.


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