Zakaria Eltahir*, Alahmadi E*, Mushal Alahmadi, Mohammed F Alahmadi and Moneira A Mansour
Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, College of Applied Medical Science, Taibah University, Medinah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Zakaria Eltahir and Alahmadi E, Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, College of Applied Medical Science, Taibah University, Medinah, Saudi Arabia.
Received: December 09, 2021; Published: January 10, 2022
Background: Prostate cancer is a major health problem that affects a high percentage of populations on the local and global level, ranked globally as the fifth men cause of mortality. In Saudi Arabia prostate cancer incidence is estimated at about 6.6%. Lack of knowledge about the disease and the nature of its routine clinical examination in any community can contribute to patients being arrived late to seek medical care. We have used scientific research engines to explore studies on prostate cancer that discuss and assess knowledge in our local community of Al-Madinah, unfortunately, no studies have been conducted in Al-Madinah region up to the time of conducting this work. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the awareness and knowledge of prostate cancer among the local population of Al-Madinah region.
Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted and self-designed questionnaire was generated and distributed containing multiple choice questions in order to asses and evaluate the level of awareness and knowledge among the population of Al-Madinah region. The IBM® SPSS® software platform version no. 21.0 was used by applying the Chi-Square test in order to compare the multiple variables in the study.
Results: 502 participants have successfully completed the questionnaire. The results showed that 63% of the participants think that the prostate is a disease, 91% of the participants have never been examined by an urologist in their lifetime and 59% of the participants have obtained their information about the disease via internet.
Conclusion: The population of Al-Madinah region showed a moderate level of awareness on prostate cancer, but this level of knowledge has not been reflected the impact uptake of prostate cancer screening among participants. It is suggested that actions need be taken by the relevant authority to influence the uptake of prostate cancer screening in order to minimize the burden of the disease on the local community and probably within the whole country. Indeed, this will improve the quality of life and it would have a good reflection on the economy.
Keywords: Prostate Cancer; Awareness; Al-Madinah; Screening; Surveillance
Citation: Zakaria Eltahir, Alahmadi E., et al. “Prostate Cancer Awareness and Knowledge Among Men Residents in Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia: A Surveillance Study”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.2 (2022): 35-44.
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