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Prevalence of neurological disorders in Al Quseir, Egypt: methodological aspects

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Prevalence of neurological disorders in Al Quseir, Egypt: methodological aspects
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Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, September 2013
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s42392
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Hamdy El-Tallawy, Wafa Farghaly, Nabil Metwally, Tarek Rageh, Ghaydaa A Shehata, Reda Badry, Esam El Moselhy, Mahmoud Hassan, Mohamed M Sayed, Ahmed A Abdelwarith, Y Hamed, I Shaaban, Talal Mohamed, Mohamed Abd El Hamed, Kandil

Abstract

Methodology and strategy play a very important role in epidemiological studies. Determination of the study area, geographical features, facilities, difficulties, and key personnel from the same area are important factors for successful methodology. Over 31 months (July 1, 2009 to January 31, 2012), a screening and an examination survey were carried out to ascertain the prevalence of epilepsy, stroke, dementia, cerebellar ataxia, migraine, cerebral palsy, Parkinsonism, chorea, athetosis, dystonia, trigeminal neuralgia, Bell's palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders in Al Quseir, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt. A total of 33,285 people were screened by three neurologists in a door-to-door manner, including every door, using a standardized Arabic questionnaire to detect any subject with a neurological disorder. The methodological aspects of this project were carried out through eight phases: (1) data collection; (2) preparation; (3) screening; (4) case ascertainment; (5) investigations; (6) classifications; (7) data entry; and (8) statistics and tabulations. The results of this study reveal that the total prevalence of neurological disorders in Al Quseir was 4.6% and higher among females (5.2%) than males (3.9%). The highest prevalence was recorded in the elderly population (60+ years [8.0%]) and among the age group 18-39 years (5.4%).

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Spain 1 2%
Unknown 59 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 12%
Researcher 6 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 8%
Student > Bachelor 4 7%
Other 12 20%
Unknown 18 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 32%
Psychology 5 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 7%
Computer Science 3 5%
Other 6 10%
Unknown 19 32%
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#17,285,668
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