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Amal S. Bagalb; Dlal Almazrou; Amani A. Albraiki (et al.)
The acceptance of vaccines among pregnant and breastfeeding women is vital to alleviate the risk of contracting and transmitting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Therefore, we aimed to assess the COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among pregnant and breastfeeding/lactating women and the factors associated with the acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among pregnant and breastfeeding women living in Saudi Arabia. A 23-item, self-administered questionnaire was used to assess the COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among pregnant or lactating women.
Hassan Alwaf1; Abdallah Y. Naser; Abdulelah M. Aldhahir (et al.)
Yusra Habib Khan; Tauqeer Hussain Mallhi; Muhammad Salman (et al.)
Nadir Makki; Lina Aljohani; Ahlam Aljohani (et al.)
Ismail Abuallut; Reham E. Ajeebi; Alanoud Y. Bahari (et al.)
Awad Mohammed Al-Qahtani; Basheerahmed Abdulaziz Mannasaheb; Mohammed Ashique K. Shaikh (et al.)
Khlood Baghlaf; Dania Bormah; Anwar Hakami (et al.)
Wejdan Alnahdi; Manal Hadrawi; Enam Danish (et al.)
This research aimed to measure the prevalence of dry eye disease (DED) and study the relationship between screen time and dry eye symptoms in the pediatric population during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire. This descriptive, observational, cross-sectional study included the pediatric population, ages 1 to 18 years, of both genders, who attended outpatient clinics of two main hospitals in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Collected data included age, gender, dry eye symptoms, and common DED risk factors, followed by the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire, which consists of 12 items graded on a five-point scale (0 = never to 4 = all the time).
Ahdab S. Bawashkhah; Afnan A. Sulaiman; Maram Alshareef
Children’s mental health is one of the major concerns during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Multiple strategic policies are applied to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including boundaries closure, social distancing, lockdown, and quarantine. These measures affect the mental health of adults as well as children. In Saudi Arabia, many studies investigated the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on adults’ mental health, but few were done on children. Children's behavior can be assessed through parents' observation, which can be an important indication of children's mental health. This study aimed to assess the psychological impact of the COVID-19 quarantine on children's mental health and to evaluate the effect of familial and social-demographic characteristics on children’s psychology during the COVID-19 crisis in the Makkah region of Saudi Arabia.
Somaya Abdulrahman; Shada Fayad; Najd Al Anazi (et al.)
Ayman A. Atalla; Jamal Faydh; Saad Althuwaybi (et al.)
disease 2019 (COVID19), caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
2 (SARSCoV2), is currently a global pandemic with the highest number of people
affected in the modern era; only a small proportion of children have been
infected with COVID-19. Most of them were asymptomatic or only had mild
symptoms. Both direct and indirect advantages will result from an effective and
a safe COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccine hesitancy is a potential threat to global
public health. Parental attitudes to-wards the vaccines play a key role in the
success of the herd immunity for COVID-19. This study aimed to evaluate the
parents’ willingness and attitudes about the COVID- 19 vaccine in Taif city in
K.S.A. A cross-sectional study was conducted on a representative sample of 384
parents. The data collection tool was an online questionnaire that consisted of
sociodemographic data of parents and children, and questions for assessment of
parents’ willingness to vaccinate their children with the COVID-19 vaccine. All
data were entered and analyzed by using SPSS program version 22. The committee
is accredited by the National Committee for Bioethics with No. (HAO-02-T-105)
and the proposal fulfills the requirements of Taif Uni-versity and accordingly
ethical approval was granted.
Ahmad Rababah; Dareen Khlaifat; Faisal Abdelfattah (et al.)
Shuliweeh Alenezi; Mohamad-Hani Temsah; Ahmed S. Alyahya (et al.)
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed a multidimensional impact on mental health due to health concerns, social distancing and lockdowns, job loss, and limits in institutional support. Accordingly, COVID-19 may disproportionally impact families with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) due to the already high prevalence of mental health conditions in children with SEND and their parents. Hence, it is essential to determine the short-term impact of the pandemic on the mental health of families with SEND to identify their ongoing health, including psychological wellbeing and support needs. The current study examines the anxiety level and concerns of children with SEND and their parents living in Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional national study design was utilized as a part of an international consortium using an online Arabic survey. Data were collected from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development beneficiaries from May to July 2020. The sample consisted of 1,848 parents of children with SEND aged between 1 and 18 years (mean = 9.66; SD = 4.31). A descriptive and bivariant analysis is reported.
Mahdi Alnamnakani; Shuliweeh Alenezi; Hani Temsah (et al.)
Quarantine measures during the COVID-19 lockdown had a negative impact on children’s psychology and development. This study aimed to evaluate the psychological impact of quarantine on children due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia and to assess types of reported child maltreatment before and after the pandemic. A cross-sectional survey among parents was performed along with a retrospective data review for anonymized data from the National Family Safety Program, Saudi Arabia. 436 children participated in this survey during June-November 2020.
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