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Background: Acute cholecystitis is a critical health problem characterized by acute inflammation of the gallbladder, which leads to upper right quadrant pain and needs emergency intervention.
Aim of the study: To assess knowledge and risk factors of Cholecystitis among participants.
Methods: It was a descriptive study design. The studied population were females employees at university medical collages, selected randomly, and a sample size of 43 participants
A self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection. The questionnaire consists of two sections, demographic data, and data for assessing knowledge and risk factors of such phenomena.
Result: Participants were females’ employees at Pharmacy 26%, Nursing College 37%, and. 42% from Applied Medical Sciences. Their age group was between 31 -40years and 77% were at the university level of education, 81% of them were married, 72% were healthy, 16% were hypertensive, 7% were diabetics and 5% had liver and blood disorders. Also, 79% of participants suffered from obesity, overweight and 23% suffered from high cholesterol. Their level of knowledge 75% of participants’ knowledge was good about causes while 48% of them their knowledge about risk and prevention factors of acute cholecystitis were low.
Conclusion: This survey has been useful in determining the current regional knowledge towards acute Cholecystitis and emphasizes the need for more efforts that focus on novel preventive strategies to overcome the onset of the problem among the population and further collaboration.