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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 3383-3387

Awareness of carpal tunnel syndrome among adult population of Al Majmaah city, Saudi Arabia, 2018–2019

1 Medical College, Majmaah University, Al Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
2 Medical College, Tief University, Tief, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Yousef Mohammed Y. Alyousef
Majmaah University, Al Majmaah - 15341
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_400_18

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Background: Due to the lack of data and studies concerning about measurement of population awareness about carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in Al Majmaah city, this study aims at determining the level of population awareness among Al Majmaah adult population in Saudi Arabia. Aims: To study the awareness of CTS among adult population in Al Majmaah city, Saudi Arabia, and to estimate the overall prevalence of CTS. In addition, to look for the relationship between CTS and chronic disease. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 386 individuals were covered, both males and females in the targeted areas. A standardized questionnaire was used to cover 11 different aspects concerning CTS. SPSS package was used to analyze the data collected from the sample. Results: The result of scoring system shows that 54 of participants (14.0%) have CTS. Approximately, 30% of them are thought that the main symptom is pain in wrist. However, 26.7% think that tingling and numbness in fingers is the main manifestation. The most causes that population think that leads to the CTS are trauma, repeated hand physical activities such as using computer, taping, and wrist fracture or dislocation by 33.8%, 29.1%, and 21.4% respectively. There is relationship between patients who had chronic diseases and CTS [sig = 0.000]. CTS cause a strong effect on social life by 79.01% of participant though that CTS could affect patient sleep and job performance. Conclusion: The awareness of community was sufficient among adult population in Al Majmaah city, and the prevalence of CTS is 14%.

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