Knowledge of coronary heart disease risk factors among a community sample in Oman: Pilot study

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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge of Omani adults regarding conventional coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors and to identify demographic variables associated with these knowledge levels. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional pilot study was carried out among a convenience sample of 130 adults attending a health awareness fair held in a local shopping mall in Muscat, Oman, in November 2012. A modified version of the Heart Disease Facts Questionnaire in both English and Arabic was used to assess knowledge of CHD risk factors. Scores were calculated by summing the correct answers for each item (range: 0-21). Inadequate knowledge was indicated by a mean score of

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-196
Number of pages8
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2016

Keywords

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Knowledge
  • Oman
  • Prevention
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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