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June 2023 -
Volume 21, Issue 5


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From the Editor

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Original Contribution

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months after birth: A cross-sectional study in health care centers in Khartoum, Sudan
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Walid Tawfig, Lateefa Othman Aldakhil
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2023.95256105

Prevalence and ultrasound features of polycystic ovaries in young females examined by pelvic ultrasound in primary health care in Qatar. Electronic Medical record-based study
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Tamer F. Ali, Abdelwahed Samir Abougazia
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2023.95256106

Venous Thromboembolism Awareness among Saudis Risk Group at Primary Health Care Centers in Riyadh
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Afaf Hakami, Hessa Almutairi, Mashael Alqwaiee, Fatemah Altheyab, Hanan Abuhaimid, Wejdan makrami, Maryam Almatrafi, Nadiah Alanazi, Huda Almofrih, Nora Alheleel, Nouf Al-Helail
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2023.95256107

Prevalence of Colonic Diverticulosis among Adult patients with Obesity and metabolic syndrome conditions, a Retrospective Study at a University Hospital in Saudi Arabia
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Hani Jawa, Mohammed Alfawaz, Waleed Alghamdi, Almoutaz Hashim, Enad Alsolami, Faisal Aljehani Meshari Abdulaziz Althobaiti, Fayafi Nidhal Alghazzawi, Reem Abdulraouf Ghaza, Lama Abdulmuti Alharbi, Muath Saeed Alharbi
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2023.95256108

Acute painful crises may be causes of sudden deaths in sickle cell diseases
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Mehmet Rami Helvaci, Mehpare Camlibel, Burcu Yuksek, Alper Sevinc,
Celaletdin Camci, Abdulrazak Abyad, Lesley Pocock
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2023.95256109

Use of Uterine and Ovarian Arteries Doppler Parameters for the Prediction of Infertility in Females
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Syed Muhammad Yousaf Farooq, Nazish Zulfiqar, Meryem Zulfiqar,
Syed Amir Gilani, Zareen Fatima, Asif Hanif, Amer Akhter
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2023.95256113

Review

Role of glucagon-like peptide-1 analogues in weight management
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Bilal Hasan Chaudhry, Laith AlMarsomi
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2023.95256110

Helicobacter Pylori infection; the challenging task of improving eradication rates in light of rising antibiotic resistance, a literature review
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Asad Islam
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2023.95256112

Regional Covid

Effect of COVID-19 lock down on development of infants and toddlers
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Muhammad Qaisar Jamal Khattak, Bilal Hasan Chaudhry
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2023.95256114

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June 2023- Volume 21, Issue 5

Venous Thromboembolism Awareness among Saudis Risk Group at Primary Health Care Centers in Riyadh

(1) RN, MSN, MHRM, General Directorate of Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia(2) RN, PhD, General Directorate of Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
(3) RN, MSN, General Directorate of Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia(4) RN, BSN, MSN, General Directorate of Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
(5) RN, BSN, General Directorate of Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
(6) Nursing Diploma, General Directorate of Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
(7) Nursing assistant, General Directorate of Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
(8) Health Services Administration Technician, General Directorate of Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Corresponding author:
Hessa Abdulranhman Almutairi, RN, PhD
Senior Nurse Specialist,
General Directorate of Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Tel: +966530027059
Email: hialmutairi@moh.gov.sa

Received: April 2023. Accepted: May 2023; Published: June 1, 2023.Citation: Afaf Abdu Hakami et al. Venous Thromboembolism Awareness Among Saudi at Risk Groups at Primary Health Care Centers in Riyadh. World Family Medicine. June 2023; 21(5): 21-29 DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2023.95256107

Abstract

Developing specialized health programs for the at-risk public begins with an assessment of knowledge. There is a lack of local research regarding at-risk groups’ knowledge about venous thromboembolism. Our goal is to identify gaps in knowledge about VTE among communities at risk.

Methods: Quantitative cross-sectional study design was used. A questionnaire was administered to patients who were followed up in primary health care centers under Riyadh Second Health Cluster , and who were conveniently selected. Descriptive statistics were presented by using the Package for Social Sciences version 24 for statistical analysis.

Results: The results showed a total of 823 participants; 30% of them have lack of knowledge about DVT. Also, the majority of participants not aware about causes of a leg clot. More than half of the participants are not aware of PE and they did not report that chest pain, cough with blood, the heart rate becomes rapid as signs of PE. However, few of participants were worried about VTE and they agree that clots may result in death .Finally, the participants agreed that untreated blood clots in the leg cannot travel to the lungs .

Conclusion: To achieve the current Saudi Health Council evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, primary health care centers need to activate the role of health care providers. Future research should include a healthy Saudi general population. Educational programs regarding VTE could also be evaluated through interventional studies. The health care providers’ perceptions of VTE and their role in raising awareness about VTE need to be assessed in practice.

Key words: Venous thromboembolism, awareness, risk groups, Saudi Arabia