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Experiments in Rhinology & Otolaryngology

A Questionnaire Study to Evaluate the Knowledge of Healthcare Providers in Differentiating Between Vertigo and Dizzy Patients, In KSA

  • Open or Close Nada J1*, Abdulaziz D2, Abdulrahman B3, Meashal Z3, Ahmed AlHmadi4, and Mohammed Ayas5

    1 Department of Audiovestibular, Saudi Arabia

    2 Department of Medical intern, Saudi Arabia

    3 Department of Medical Student at King Suad Bin Abdulaziz Saudi Arabia

    4 Department of Neuro-Otologist, Associate Professor, Saudi Arabia

    5 Department of Senior Audiologist & Clinical Assistant Professor, Saudi Arabia

    *Corresponding author: Nada J, Department of Audiovestibular, Sharjah University, Saudi Arabia

Submission: December 19, 2018;Published: February 08, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/ERO.2019.02.000549

ISSN: 2637-7780
Volume2 Issue5

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Objective: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the knowledge among healthcare providers. Patients and Method: A cross sectional survey study will be conducted among different healthcare professionals in Saudi Arabia. However, the main focus specialties ER, family medicine, ENT, neurology, physical \ occupational therapy and audiology department. The questionnaires will be given to the multi- center to study the rate of knowledge the difference between the vertigo and dizzy patients among healthcare providers. The questions were develop based on regular case history taken and a part of it based on earlier studies for assessing patient’s knowledge among vertigo. The interpretation of each survey item was assessed by 10 nominees’ therapists and physicians, reviewed the survey to evaluate, flow, clarity and validity.

Conclusion: There are a quiet several participants in the study that were found to be lacking the basic knowledge of dizziness and vertigo 64.1% Moreover, upon going deeper in the study by giving more thorough questions, a plurality of them were found to be challenged especially in the protocols of diagnosing.

Keywords:Knowledge; Vertigo; Dizziness

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