International Research Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Awareness of Gout disease among Saudi adult population in Riyadh City

Abdulaziz Fahad Al Kaabba

Noora Omar Altamimi

Muzun Mohammed Alqumayzi

Khawlah Alshahrani

Atheer Aldalbahi

Htoun Al-Rajeh

Dalal Alkanaan

Article Number: irjmbs.21.005  |   Pages: 28-37  |   Vol. 6 (3), September 2021   |   DOI:

 Received: May 23, 2021  Accepted: June 12, 2021  Published: September 3, 2021


Gout is a painful chronic inflammatory disease that causes swelling, redness, and tenderness in the joints. It typically affects the big toe. Despite the fact that it is a serious condition, the level of attention is extremely low. Gout is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis, and it can have a negative impact on one’s quality of life. The purpose of this study is to assess gout disease knowledge among male and female adults in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2020. In this cross-sectional study, 500 participants were randomly selected (50% were males, 50% were females), and data were collected using a pre-tested electronic questionnaire. The study’s findings indicated that adults in Riyadh city were sufficiently aware of gout disease, with 73.2% of participants having a good level of awareness. 10.4% of the participants had previously been diagnosed with gout disease, and they frequently rely on starches and legumes (17.6%), chickens (16.4%), and vegetables and fruits (12.8%) for their diet. Our findings show that as one gets older and more educated, one’s level of awareness rises. Adults in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, were sufficiently aware of the gout disease. And the majority of the participants appeared to be aware of the symptoms and causes of gout disease. There was a significant relationship between age, marital status, level of education, occupation, and participants with gout disease.


Gout awareness, Riyadh city, adult population.

How to Cite this Article

Al-Kaabba AF, Altamimi NO, Alqumayzi MM, Alshahrani K, Aldalbahi A, Al-Rajeh H, Alkanaan D(2021). Awareness of Gout disease among Saudi adult population in Riyadh City. Int. Res. J. Med. Biomed. Sci. 6(3):28-36.

International Research Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Vol.6 (3),pp. 28-37, September 2021
ISSN 2488-9032
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