Home About us Current issue Ahead of Print Back issues Submission Instructions Advertise Contact Login   

Search Article 
Advanced search 
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Users online: 1050 Home Bookmark this page Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font size Increase font size 

BRIEF COMMUNICATION Table of Contents   
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 488-496
The awareness and perception of chronic kidney disease in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

1 Department of Internal Medicine, National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Family Medicine, Ministry of Health, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Family Medicine, National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Dermatology, National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
5 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
6 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences; Department of Nephrology, National Guard Hospital; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdullah Almalki
Department of Nephrology, National Guard Hospital, Jeddah
Saudi Arabia
Login to access the Email id

DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.335461

PMID: 35017343

Rights and Permissions

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious worldwide health problem with a rising incidence and prevalence. CKD can lead to end-stage renal failure that increases the risk of death and requires dialysis or kidney transplantation. Patients’ adherence, attitude, and knowledge are important to prevent and control CKD. The aim of this study was to investigate the awareness and knowledge about CKD and attitude toward kidney donation among the general population in Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional study based on a questionnaire survey was conducted in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. We surveyed the awareness about CKD among adult residents of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. We used a self-administrated questionnaire that consisted of three sections; socio-demographic information, awareness about CKD, and attitude towards kidney donation. Simple descriptive statistics was employed using IBM SPSS Statistics version 24.0 software. The number of survey respondents was 268. More than half (53.7%) of the included participants knew that the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is a risk factor for CKD, whereas 54% thought that CKD could be diagnosed from a simple urine analysis, and 45% believed that lifestyle modifications can alter the course of the disease. Interestingly, most participants (57.4%) were ready to donate their kidney to a patient with end-stage renal disease, and 68.6% knew that patient can live with one kidney. The present study identifies a low rate of CKD awareness and calls for a need for awareness campaigns and other tools to strengthen knowledge dissemination. Improving public awareness about CKD needs to be addressed to help facilitate disease identification and prevention.

Print this article  Email this article

  Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
   Citation Manager
  Access Statistics
   Reader Comments
   Email Alert *
   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded47    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal