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Awareness of Scoliosis Among Schoolteachers in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study

Abdulmonem M. Alsiddiky, Naief S. Alghnimei, Saad J. Alotaibi, Mazyad S. Alotaibi, Abdullah M. Alhunaishel, Naif A. Alotaibi, Zulqurnain Rafiq.

Abstract
Background and Aims: Early detection of scoliosis is important for achieving a favorable outcome in the disease process. This study was performed to assess the awareness of scoliosis among school teachers for timely detection of scoliosis.

Methods: This was a questionnaire-based cross-sectional study. Online questionnaires were distributed among school teachers across Saudi Arabia.

Results: A total of 401 teachers comprising of 78 (19.5%) males and 323 (80.5%) females responded to the questionnaires. Among the responders, 215 (53%) teachers had a good knowledge whereas 186 (46.74%) had poor knowledge of scoliosis. Comparative analysis revealed that in the group of teachers with good knowledge of scoliosis 80 (61.8%) were from the science group as opposed to 135 (49.8%) teachers involved in teaching literature and other subjects (p = 0.018). No gender or regional differences were observed in the awareness of scoliosis. Analysis showed that overall 35 % of respondents answered correctly how to recognize scoliosis, 196 (56%) thought that the body tilts to one side; 18 (8%) suggested that one leg seems shorter than the other whilst 50 (14.2%) were unsure the criteria or diagnosis.

Conclusions: Lack of awareness about scoliosis among a considerable proportion of school teachers prompts a need for promoting scoliosis awareness programs among school teachers for timely detection of scoliosis.

Key words: Scoliosis, Level of Awareness, Schoolteachers, Cross-sectional study, Musculoskeletal


 
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Alsiddiky AM, Alghnimei NS, Alotaibi SJ, Alotaibi MS, Alhunaishel AM, Alotaibi NA, Rafiq Z. Awareness of Scoliosis Among Schoolteachers in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study. Majmaah J Heal Sci. 2022; 10(3): 25-33. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2022.03.004


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Alsiddiky AM, Alghnimei NS, Alotaibi SJ, Alotaibi MS, Alhunaishel AM, Alotaibi NA, Rafiq Z. Awareness of Scoliosis Among Schoolteachers in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study. https://www.mjhs-mu.org/?mno=90517 [Access: September 17, 2022]. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2022.03.004


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Alsiddiky AM, Alghnimei NS, Alotaibi SJ, Alotaibi MS, Alhunaishel AM, Alotaibi NA, Rafiq Z. Awareness of Scoliosis Among Schoolteachers in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study. Majmaah J Heal Sci. 2022; 10(3): 25-33. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2022.03.004



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Alsiddiky AM, Alghnimei NS, Alotaibi SJ, Alotaibi MS, Alhunaishel AM, Alotaibi NA, Rafiq Z. Awareness of Scoliosis Among Schoolteachers in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study. Majmaah J Heal Sci. (2022), [cited September 17, 2022]; 10(3): 25-33. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2022.03.004



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Alsiddiky, A. M., Alghnimei, . N. S., Alotaibi, . S. J., Alotaibi, . M. S., Alhunaishel, . A. M., Alotaibi, . N. A. & Rafiq, . Z. (2022) Awareness of Scoliosis Among Schoolteachers in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study. Majmaah J Heal Sci, 10 (3), 25-33. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2022.03.004



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Alsiddiky, Abdulmonem M., Naief S. Alghnimei, Saad J. Alotaibi, Mazyad S. Alotaibi, Abdullah M. Alhunaishel, Naif A. Alotaibi, and Zulqurnain Rafiq. 2022. Awareness of Scoliosis Among Schoolteachers in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study. Majmaah Journal of Health Sciences, 10 (3), 25-33. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2022.03.004



Chicago Style

Alsiddiky, Abdulmonem M., Naief S. Alghnimei, Saad J. Alotaibi, Mazyad S. Alotaibi, Abdullah M. Alhunaishel, Naif A. Alotaibi, and Zulqurnain Rafiq. "Awareness of Scoliosis Among Schoolteachers in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study." Majmaah Journal of Health Sciences 10 (2022), 25-33. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2022.03.004



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alsiddiky, Abdulmonem M., Naief S. Alghnimei, Saad J. Alotaibi, Mazyad S. Alotaibi, Abdullah M. Alhunaishel, Naif A. Alotaibi, and Zulqurnain Rafiq. "Awareness of Scoliosis Among Schoolteachers in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study." Majmaah Journal of Health Sciences 10.3 (2022), 25-33. Print. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2022.03.004



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Alsiddiky, A. M., Alghnimei, . N. S., Alotaibi, . S. J., Alotaibi, . M. S., Alhunaishel, . A. M., Alotaibi, . N. A. & Rafiq, . Z. (2022) Awareness of Scoliosis Among Schoolteachers in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study. Majmaah Journal of Health Sciences, 10 (3), 25-33. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2022.03.004





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