Dementia Knowledge Among Kuwait University Students: A Descriptive Study

Neurological Disorders

ISSN: 2329-6895

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Dementia Knowledge Among Kuwait University Students: A Descriptive Study

12th International Conference on Dementia and Dementia Care

August 28, 2021 Webinar

Fahad S. K. Manee

Department of Occupational Therapy, Kuwait University ?? Kuwait

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Neur Dis

Abstract :

This study aimed to determine the level of understanding about dementia among students at all campuses at Kuwait University. A cross-sectional study examined the knowledge of dementia among Kuwait University students across different campuses. An Arabic version of the DKAS was cross culturally developed and used in this study. The comparison of the DKAS subscales and the dementia total score were obtained. From a total of 1350 students, the results indicated that the students in different campuses had a significant difference in the dementia total score (p = 0.000) as well as a significant difference between all subscales of the DKAS. Total score of dementia knowledge among students in all campuses was a mean of 15.09 out of 25 and S.D of 3.05. The Causes and Characteristics subscale was (p = 0.000) with a mean of 4.22 out of 7. The Communication and Behavior subscale was (p = 0.005) with a mean of 2.88 out of 6. The Care Consideration subscale was (p = 0.019) with a mean of 4.67 out of 6. The Risks and Health Promotion subscale was (p = 0.000) with a mean of 3.31 out of 6. All students required improved knowledge of dementia.

Biography :

Fahad Manee has completed his PhD from Texas Women’s University, USA. He is an assistance professor working in the Occupational Therapy Department at Kuwait University. He has more than 8 scientific research papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member in some journals.

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