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KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE AMONG SAUDI POPULATION OF URINARY TRACT STONES AND THEIR RADIOLOGICAL DIAGNOSTIC METHODS, SAUDI ARABIA, 2018

Sulaiman Almutairi*, Mohammad Alkhamees, Nasser Alzerwi, Mohammed Alhassan and Nawaf ALDuwayhis

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Background: Urolithiasis is an ordinary complication with a growing incidence and occurrence worldwide. Urinary tract stone occurs from either migrated renal calculi or urinary stasis. It can further be divided into primary and secondary stones. Another types of kidney stones are classified into: the first and most common type is : Calcium stones which are consisted of calcium and oxalate, but sometimes consisted of calcium and phosphate. The second type is Uric Acid stones which are formed in high urine acidity. Methodology: A cross-sectional study based on a questionnaire distributed online to the participants which are males and females Saudis aged 18+ years old from all different regions. And agreed to fill the questionnaire. Results: The level of poor knowledge of urinary tract stones is higher among female respondents than males (63% for females, and 29% for males). This pattern was also seen between males and females in both attitude and practice indicators. Conclusions: In conclusion, findings indicated that poor and moderate levels of knowledge, attitude and practice were the popular levels between respondents.

Keywords: Urolithiasis is an ordinary popular levels between respondents.


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