Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Ear Care in Saudi CommunityJournal: The Journal of Middle East and North Africa Sciences (Vol.4, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2018-02-01
Authors : Osama Mansour Alateeq; Akrm Ibrahem Alwassel; Muath Salman Almuhaini; Mohammed Khalid Alruzayhi;
Page : 42-44
Keywords : Knowledge; Attitudes; Awareness.;
Ear cleaning and removing the available wax out of them is one of the most widely spread habits among the different populations despite the harmful effect and consequences that could result. Ear wax is useful and protective for the human ears, and in normal cases, it exists in healthy amounts inside the ear canal. The current study aims to investigate the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of ear care among Saudi community members through studying a sample composed of 200 participants from both rural and urban populations. A self-administered questionnaire composed of 15 items had been administered to the study groups. Findings of the study had shown that there is a lack of knowledge and a high practice of incorrect habits, besides to the low awareness level among the rural population regarding ear care compared to the urban population. The study recommends that there is a need to perform more studies and increase the awareness of the community members towards the correct and healthy way of ear care.
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