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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 14, Issue.: 4


Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Concerning Cosmetic Surgery among Female Medical Students at the University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Tamader Al Doheyan1, Ala’a Al Saad1, Adwa Al Haidar1, Haifa Al Fwzan1, Jawaher Al Askar1, Faisal Al Malki1, Omar H. A. Alanzi1, Mona Q. Alanazi2, Wafa Q. Alanazi2, Jawhra Q. Alanazi2, Fahad G. Alanazi2, Omar Baqadir2, Abdul Rahman Q. Alanazi2, Abdul Majeed Q. Alanazi2 and Faris Q. Alenzi3*

1Resident at the KKUH, KSU, Riyadh, KSA.
2MOH, Riyadh, KSA.
3Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University Al-Kharj, KSA.

Article Information
(1) Medhat Emil Habib, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
(1) Anirudh Bhattacharya, Adwani Hospital, Maharashtra, India.
(2) Akira Sugamata, Tokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical Center, Japan.
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Background: This study investigates the knowledge, attitudes and practices of cosmetic surgery among female medical students at King Saud University (KSU).

Methods: A quantitative observational cross-sectional approach was used to carry out the study at the KSU College of Medicine. A web-based questionnaire was first developed to collect the data necessary to fulfill the objectives of the research. The population under study included a random sample in which the questionnaire was sent to all female medical students at KSU. The sample size was estimated by using a single proportion formula with an acceptable margin of error at 5%. The sample size obtained was 384.

Results: A response rate of 99% was achieved. The mean age of the participants was 20.9±1.48.Out of 381 KSU female medical students in our study, almost all participants (360, 94.5%) have heard about cosmetic surgery. Television was the source of knowledge for more than one third (38%) of participants who had already heard about cosmetic surgery. Just over half (51.4%) of surveyed KSU female medical students recognized the best definition of cosmetic surgery as “a surgery that modifies or improves the appearance of a physical feature electively”. A great majority of participants (86%) reported knowing of a particular type of cosmetic surgery, namely breast augmentation. Almost all participants (92.4%) agreed that “women perform more cosmetic surgery than men”. Only 9% of participants reported undergoing cosmetic surgery, where most of them (19 out of 35) went through laser treatment for the skin and almost the same number had a cosmetic surgery for personal satisfaction.

Conclusion: From this research, we recommend further studies to go beyond educational institutions to the public at large, and to study different sub-populations.

Keywords :

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2016/22887

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