Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine

Original Article
SJEMed. 2020; 1(2): 96-102

Level of awareness of parents toward pediatric lumbar punctures in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Nouf Bin Muammar, Norah Al Rohaimi, Banan Aleid, Aminah Al Harbi, Amal Yousif.

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Abstract

Background: Lumbar punctures (LPs) are known as a safe procedure, but many parents refuse to perform it on their children. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the level of knowledge of parents toward LPs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methods: A pre-tested three-part online questionnaire that focused on knowledge, perception, and attitude was used on 1,276 adult residents of Riyadh, from November to December 2019. The data were analyzed and compared using the Chi-square test. Result: Of 1,276 parents, 79.3% were mothers, whereas 20.7% were fathers. A larger part of the population (65.7%) had a bachelorís degree (secondary education). The analysis of the results revealed that 56.1% had a bad perception and 51.1% had poor knowledge on LP. Hence, 70.4% had a positive attitude. A significant association between educational level and knowledge and perception was found. Conclusion: There is a direct association between a parentís knowledge of LPs and perception of LPs and level of education. The less they knew regarding LPs, the more negative they perceived the procedure, with gender and level of education affecting the outcome. Therefore, it is essential to aim the future research works and campaigns toward correcting the societal image of LPs.

Keywords:   Lumbar puncture, pediatric emergency, awareness, parents


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Level of awareness of parents toward pediatric lumbar punctures in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Nouf Bin Muammar
Medical Student, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Norah Al Rohaimi
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Banan Aleid
Pediatric Resident, Pediatric department, King Abdullah Specialized Children Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Aminah Al Harbi
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Amal Yousif
PharmD Intern, College of Pharmacy, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Amal Yousif, Senior Pediatric Emergency Consultant, Pediatric Emergency Department, King Abdullah Specialized Children Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; Dr.amalyousif@gmail.com, Yousifa@ngha.med.sa

Publication history
Received 07 Apr 2020
Accepted 16 Jun 2020
Published online 06 Jul 2020
Published in print 10 Jul 2020

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Muammar NB, Rohaimi NA, Aleid B, Harbi AA, Yousif A. Level of awareness of parents toward pediatric lumbar punctures in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SJEMed. 2020; 1(2): 96-102. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1586249695


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Muammar NB, Rohaimi NA, Aleid B, Harbi AA, Yousif A. Level of awareness of parents toward pediatric lumbar punctures in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SJEMed. 2020; 1(2): 96-102. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1586249695


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Muammar NB, Rohaimi NA, Aleid B, Harbi AA, Yousif A. Level of awareness of parents toward pediatric lumbar punctures in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SJEMed. (2020), [cited August 05, 2020]; 1(2): 96-102. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1586249695


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Muammar, N. B., Rohaimi, . N. A., Aleid, . B., Harbi, . A. A. & Yousif, . A. (2020) Level of awareness of parents toward pediatric lumbar punctures in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SJEMed, 1 (2), 96-102. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1586249695


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Muammar, Nouf Bin, Norah Al Rohaimi, Banan Aleid, Aminah Al Harbi, and Amal Yousif. 2020. Level of awareness of parents toward pediatric lumbar punctures in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, 1 (2), 96-102. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1586249695


Chicago Style

Muammar, Nouf Bin, Norah Al Rohaimi, Banan Aleid, Aminah Al Harbi, and Amal Yousif. "Level of awareness of parents toward pediatric lumbar punctures in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia." Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine 1 (2020), 96-102. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1586249695


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Muammar, Nouf Bin, Norah Al Rohaimi, Banan Aleid, Aminah Al Harbi, and Amal Yousif. "Level of awareness of parents toward pediatric lumbar punctures in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia." Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine 1.2 (2020), 96-102. Print. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1586249695


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Muammar, N. B., Rohaimi, . N. A., Aleid, . B., Harbi, . A. A. & Yousif, . A. (2020) Level of awareness of parents toward pediatric lumbar punctures in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, 1 (2), 96-102. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1586249695


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