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Journal ID : TMJ-17-11-2021-10805
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Title : Evaluation of the awareness of Saudi people about the warning manifestations following head injury; A single-center cross-sectional study

Abstract :

Road traffic crashes, resulting in Traumatic brain injury, claim the lives of approximately 1.3 million people every year. Individuals, their families, and nations suffer considerable economic losses because of road traffic injuries. Treatment costs and lost productivity for those killed or disabled by their injuries, as well as family members who must take time off work or school to care for the injured, contribute to these losses. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to assess public awareness of the warning signs of traumatic brain injury and the importance of its acute presentation in Saudi Arabia. The questionnaire, was constructed from 41 items, was used in this cross-sectional study which had been conducted at Jeddah region in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to assess Saudi people's awareness about head injuries. 620 participants were interviewed, of whom 312 were men and 308 (49.7%) were women. 56.1% of respondents knew about head injuries. About 30% of the family members (excluding the mother) indicated that more education about head injuries was needed. Nearly 416 participants didn't know that they shouldn't drink water after head injuries. The public needs to be made aware of the dangers of head injuries. Public awareness about Traumatic brain injury needs to be raised. Families must be trained on how to recognize the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries and how to seek medical attention.

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