Al-helisi R | Saudi Arabia

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Al-helisi R

Department of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, AlQunfudah, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Survey on Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Awareness amongst High School Students in AlQunfudah, KSA
    Author(s): Al-ghubishi S*, Al-harbi A, Alshahrani E, Al-zubaidi F, Al-zahrani M, Al-helisi R and Barefah A

    Introduction: Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is one of the most common hereditary diseases in the world. The prevalence of SCD in Saudi Arabia varies greatly in different parts of the country, the highest prevalence in the eastern region, followed by the southwestern. The Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) started a premarital national screening program for SCD in 2004. The main objective of this program is to reduce the prevalence of SCD in the population by reducing the number of at-risk marriages. Previous studies in Saudi Arabia have documented poor awareness in the population about the hereditary transmission of SCD, the associated complications, and the premarital screening services, despite their positive attitude towards the program. Objectives: We aimed to assess the awareness about SCD among the high school students in Al.. Read More»
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