Rheumatology: Current Research

Rheumatology: Current Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-1149 (Printed)


Medawi AA

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Aseer Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia

  • Research Article   
    Awareness of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus among General Population in Abha, KSA
    Author(s): Asiri A*, Assiri FM, Medawi AA, Asiri FM and Alkhalidi Y

    Introduction: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)), or lupus, is an autoimmune disease in which a person's immune system attacks various organs or cells of the body, causing damage and dysfunction. It is one of the worldwide autoimmune disorder that has a significant mortality and morbidity. Objective: The current study aims to assess knowledge regarding SLE among the general population in Abha city, Aseer region, KSA. Methodology: Descriptive cross-sectional study was used. Sample: A total of 405 individuals were selected using a simple sampling technique. Selected participant was interviewed using a questionnaire which consisted of many parts dealing with all aspects of SLE (risk factors, diagnosis, management, and prognosis). Data were entered and analyzed by using SPSS. Relevant statistical tests were used according and considered sig.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-1149.20.10.263

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