The role of access to affordable and quality assured blood and blood products for achieving Universal Health Coverage.
Authors: Abdella Y, Pourfathollah AA, Slama H, Raouf M PMID: 29908017 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-positive, male intravenous drug users in Pakistan.
Authors: Ali B, Nisar N, Nawab F Abstract Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is fifth leading cause of mortality and disability among infectious diseases worldwide. HIV burden is increasing annually and compliance with antiretroviral therapy (ART) is low among intravenous drug users, especially in developing countries. Aim: To determine the adherence level to ART among HIV-positive intravenous drug users in Karachi Pakistan. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015. A pretested questionnaire was administered to 375 of 3000 people who inject drugs, registered at the Civil Hospital i...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Health needs and priorities of Syrian refugees in camps and urban settings in Jordan: perspectives of refugees and health care providers.
Conclusions: Syrian refugees identified cost as the main barrier to health care access. Both refugees and health care providers emphasized the importance of directing more resources to chronic diseases and mental health. PMID: 29908019 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Screening for dysglycaemia using anthropometric indices in an adult population in Oman.
Authors: Ganguly SS, Sarkar K, Al-Adawi S, Al-Mahrezi AA Abstract Background: A previous community-based cross-sectional survey conducted in a semi-urban community revealed that 44% of people aged 18+ years manifest dysglycaemia, which appears to echo the national trend. There is lack of studies examining the role of anthropometric indices in people with dysglycaemia. Aim: We explored the screening ability of anthropometric indices, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) to detect dysglycaemia in the adult Omani population based on a community...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Burnout among primary school teachers in Iraq: prevalence and risk factors.
Conclusion: Burnout is an important health problem among primary school teachers in Basrah. A number of risk factors, particularly those related to work, are amenable to modification since they are related to the education policy. PMID: 29908021 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Relationship between lean practices, soft total quality management and innovation skills in Lebanese hospitals.
Conclusion: This study has implications for healthcare practitioners to make greater efforts to implement lean practices and soft TQM. Future studies are suggested to highlight different challenges facing quality improvement in the Region. PMID: 29908022 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Prevalence of and attitudes to waterpipe smoking among Saudi Arabian physicians.
Conclusions: Waterpipe smoking among Saudi Arabian physicians is frequent and is associated with low exposure to information about the hazards and cessation during medical education. PMID: 29908023 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Sociodemographic predictors of tobacco smoking among expatriate and national adolescents in the United Arab Emirates.
Conclusion: There is a need for continued public health strategies and education campaigns to discourage adolescents in the UAE from using tobacco. PMID: 29908024 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Seroprevalence and social determinants of varicella in Turkey.
Conclusion: High seroprevalance depends on natural exposure to the infectious agent itself and is not associated with social determinants. High vaccine coverage should be maintained for effective varicella control and switching to a 2-dose schedule may also be considered to reduce the number and size of outbreaks in the Turkish population. PMID: 29908025 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Growth patterns of Palestinian children from birth to 24 months.
This study aimed to determine the growth patterns of children under 2 years in Gaza, Palestine. Methods: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in 2014 in 10 randomly selected primary health care clinics in 5 governorates of Gaza. Weight and length data were obtained from the health cards of children born in 2012, and z-scores were calculated and compared with the WHO Growth Standard (2006). Results: A total of 2 632 children's cards were included at the beginning of the study. Weight-for-age and weight-forlength decreased from birth to 6 months to about -0.40 SD but increased afterwards to -0.11 SD and 0.34...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Factors affecting empathetic patient care behaviour among medical doctors and nurses: an integrative literature review.
Conclusion: The organizational culture is strongly implicated in inhibiting empathy. Healthcare providers' empathetic responses to patients are linked and connected to a well-resourced, collegial, professional organizational environment that builds empathy towards everyone (not only patients). PMID: 29908027 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Research Ethics Review Committee.
Authors: PMID: 29908028 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - June 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

The environmental health nexuses within the Strategic Roadmap: regional work priorities for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Authors: Al-Yousfi AB, Bakir H, Malkawi M PMID: 29748939 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - May 12, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Surveillance of adverse events following immunization in Oman, 2006-2015.
Conclusion: The overall rate of AEFI (8.3 per 100 000 doses administered) is comparable to the rate (10.8/100 000 doses) in the previous decade (1996-2005) in Oman. The reported rates for individual vaccines are similar to or below international rates. PMID: 29748940 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - May 12, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Health risk behaviours of Palestinian youth: findings from a representative survey.
Conclusion: While smoking is of particular concern, prevention outreach for all behaviours should be directed at subgroups and areas identified as highest risk. PMID: 29748941 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - May 12, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Knowledge and practice characteristics of pharmacists in Qatar towards medication use in pregnancy: a cross-sectional survey.
This study aimed to determine the knowledge and practice characteristics of pharmacists in Qatar about medicines use in pregnancy. Methods: A cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study was conducted over a period of 6 months in 2010. Questionnaires were distributed to 400 of 800 licensed pharmacists employed in Qatar (in government and private sectors). Data were collected on: demographics and practice characteristics of the pharmacists; their knowledge and perception about medication use in pregnancy; their confidence in dealing with pregnant women and physicians; and their source of the drug information. Results:...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - May 12, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Integration of mental health into primary healthcare: perceptions of stakeholders in Pakistan.
Conclusions: The study suggests that strong political commitment, adequate human and financial resources, and strong advocacy are needed for the integration of mental health into PHC in Pakistan. PMID: 29748943 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - May 12, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Smoking behaviour and patterns among university students during the Syrian crisis.
Conclusions: Increased smoking is an additional health concern in areas of conflict and may require special consideration and efforts by public health authorities. PMID: 29748944 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - May 12, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Causes of low vision and blindness in a Turkish adult population: the Izmir eye study.
Conclusion: The specific causes of visual impairment vary greatly with age, however, unavoidable retinal pathologies were the predominant causes at all ages. PMID: 29748945 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - May 12, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Psychosocial wellbeing of infertile couples in Jordan.
Authors: Mahadeen A, Mansour A, Al-Halabi J, Al Habashneh S, Kenana AB Abstract Background: The psychological and social impact of infertility on married couples alerted researchers in developing countries to consequences of infertility and the need to not underestimate the problem. Aim: To examine the psychosocial wellbeing of infertile couples in Jordan. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive correlational study design was used to collect data regarding depression, psychological distress, life satisfaction, coping, optimism and perceived social support from 248 infertile couples using a self-administered ...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - May 12, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Nutrition and food security policy in the Islamic Republic of Iran: situation analysis and roadmap towards 2021.
Conclusion: The most important challenge in establishing national documents is to make them operational. This aim was achieved by an intersectoral nutrition and food security working group, which produced a general memorandum of understanding with the main organizations, the media, universities and private sector. PMID: 29748947 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - May 12, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Health research institutional mapping: an Eastern Mediterranean Regional perspective.
Conclusion: Governments in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and international funding agencies are called upon to support health research production through increasing allocated support and capacity building in health research. PMID: 29748948 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - May 12, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Tobacco smoking in Egypt: a scoping literature review of its epidemiology and control measures.
Conclusions: Tobacco smoking is a prevalent health problem in Egypt, associated with cardiovascular disorders and malignant tumors. Health education programmes should be delivered through mass media and school-based programmes to reach a large section of the Egyptian population. PMID: 29748949 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - May 12, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

The trends in consumption patterns of toothbrushes and toothpastes in Lebanon.
Conclusion: The yearly consumption of both toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes was below WHO recommendations. This raises the necessity of increasing the promotion of the importance of proper oral hygiene practices as well as the distribution of tubes of toothpastes and toothbrushes to people in need. PMID: 29748950 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - May 12, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Integration of mental health into primary health care.
Authors: PMID: 29748951 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - May 12, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Scaling up action on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Authors: Fikri M, Hammerich A PMID: 29658614 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

The integration and management of noncommunicable diseases in primary health care.
Authors: Slama S, Hammerich A, Mandil A, Sibai AM, Tuomilehto J, Wickramasinghe K, McGee T PMID: 29658615 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Multiple tobacco use among young adult waterpipe smokers in Egypt.
Conclusion: Multiple tobacco product use was common among current waterpipe smokers in our study. Interventions to tackle non-cigarette and multiple tobacco use, especially in young adults, are urgently needed. PMID: 29658616 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Assessment of salt concentration in bread commonly consumed in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Conclusion: Interventions to reduce population salt intake should target reduction of salt in bread in all countries. The amount of salt added to bread should be standardized and relevant legislation developed to guide bakers. Setting an upper limit for salt content in flat bread (pita or Arabic bread) at 0.5% is strongly recommended. However, salt levels at ≤ 1% would be appropriate for other kind of breads. PMID: 29658617 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Conclusion: Most countries need to revisit and amend existing national legislation to implement fully the Code and relevant World Health Assembly resolutions, supported by systematic monitoring and reporting. PMID: 29658618 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Prevalence of risk factors for noncommunicable diseases in adults: key findings from the Pakistan STEPS survey.
Conclusion: The high prevalence of NCD risk factors in Punjab and Sindh provinces is of concern. Urgent public health interventions are needed to reduce them, especially in youth and young adults. PMID: 29658619 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Impact of economic sanctions on access to noncommunicable diseases medicines in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Conclusion: There is strong evidence that sanctions have had a negative effect on access to drugs, particularly those that depended on the import of their raw material or finished products. PMID: 29658620 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Scaling up prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Authors: Fouad H, Latif NA, Ingram RA, Hammerich A Abstract Surveillance is an essential component in the campaign to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), both globally and in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). In order to address the increasing burden from these diseases, countries must first evaluate their own systems and see what steps need to be taken to improve preparedness. Therefore, the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean in Cairo, Egypt, conducts country capacity surveys on a regular basis to compare each Member State's NCD provision to the Framework for Action to impleme...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

MPOWER, needs and challenges: trends in the implementation of the WHO FCTC in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Conclusions: Although notable achievements have been made in the Region, many challenges to policy implementation remain and require urgent action by governments of the countries of the Region. PMID: 29658622 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship in entertainment media: a phenomenon requiring stronger controls in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Authors: El-Awa FMS, El Naga RA, Labib S, Latif NA Abstract Tobacco use and placement of tobacco products in television (TV) productions and movies is a way to promote tobacco use while avoiding tobacco advertising bans that exist in most countries. The fact that such productions are broadcast widely and viewed by millions, including children and young people, is of concern. This paper reviews the evidence on the use of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) in TV and films in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and the ways to combat it. Evidence from Egypt shows considerable and increasing use of toba...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Review of the nutrition situation in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Authors: Nasreddine L, Ayoub JJ, Al Jawaldeh A Abstract This situation analysis for the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Region focuses on specific nutrition indicators, namely low birth weight, exclusive breastfeeding, under- and overnutrition (anthropometric indicators) and anaemia. The regional average prevalence of low birth weight and exclusive breastfeeding was estimated at 19.31% and 29.3%, respectively. Stunting, wasting and underweight had an average prevalence of 28%, 8.69% and 18%, respectively. Afghanistan, Djibouti, Pakistan, Sudan and Yemen had the highest burden of stunting (> 30%)....
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

The development of the noncommunicable diseases emergency health kit.
This report discusses the rationale and anticipated use of the NCD emergency health kit followed by the selection criteria, structure, content and quantification process of the kit. Finally, the next steps are examined, including the procurement, logistics and monitoring and evaluation process of the kit. PMID: 29658625 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

GABRIC Diabetes School: an innovative education centre for people with diabetes.
Authors: Esteghamati A, Hosseinpanah F, Jahed SA, Harati H, Astaneh MTCB, Kaykhanzadeh H, Sedaghat S Abstract Diabetes prevalence and deaths attributable to diabetes continue to rise across globally. Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSME/S) is a critical resource designed to help people with diabetes (PWD) successfully selfmanage their disease; however, its utilization is too low. In the Islamic Republic of Iran, there are currently limited structured educational programmes and no national standards for DSME/S protocol. In response to this, the GABRIC Diabetes Education Association (GDEA) has been de...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Scaling up cancer care in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Authors: Lyons G, Sankaranarayanan R, Millar AB, Slama S PMID: 29658627 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Workshop on WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control to promote the Protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products.
Authors: PMID: 29658628 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Scaling up implementation of the United Nations Declaration on Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases.
Authors: PMID: 29658629 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - April 18, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Improving evidence informed policy-making for health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Authors: Rashidian A, Mandil A, Mahjour J PMID: 29528087 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - March 13, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Independent prescription of medicines and diagnostic test advice by final year medical students in Punjab.
Authors: Aziz K, Aeymon HM, Batool S Abstract Sale of medicines is not rigorously controlled in Pakistan. Therefore, medical students start prescribing drugs and advising diagnostic tests before they graduate. This cross-sectional study investigated the frequency of independent medical prescription by 180 stratified, randomly selected final year medical students from 3 public medical colleges in Punjab, Pakistan. Data were obtained by self-administered questionnaire. One hundred and twelve students had prescribed medicines independently without any supervision; 38 had performed a physical examination before prescri...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - March 13, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Challenges impeding integration of oral health into primary health care.
This study provides a clearer understanding of the challenges of integrating oral health services into PHC. PMID: 29528089 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - March 13, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Genetic characterization of the Anopheles maculipennis complex (Diptera: Culicidae) in Morocco: a fundamental tool for malaria control.
Authors: Trari B, Dakki M Abstract The Anopheles maculipennis complex has been implicated in the transmission of malaria, which was endemic in Morocco until 2010. Climate change, intensification of international travel and the permanent presence of the vector increase the risk of malaria re-emergence. Using polymerase chain reaction assay (PCR), this study attempts to identify the possible presence of the Maculipennis complex in several areas of Morocco, based on the concept of risk. Eighty-six mosquito specimens were analyzed using PCR amplification of the ITS2 (Internal Transcribed Spacer 2) sequence of ribosomal...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - March 13, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Assessment of the quality of life in patients on haemodialysis in Iraq.
Authors: Alhajim SA Abstract Chronic kidney disease requires life-long renal replacement therapy, which can greatly impair the quality of life (QOL) of patients. This cross-sectional study aimed to assess the QOL of patients on haemodialysis, and the factors affecting it, at the dialysis unit of Basra General Hospital. A total of 104 patients with end-stage renal disease on haemodialysis were included. Data were collected using the World Health Organization QOL questionnaire. Sociodemographic and clinical data were also collected. Of the 104 patients, 57% were male, 73% were older than 45 years, 87% were of middle ...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - March 13, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Trend and seroprevalence of Epstein-Barr virus in Bahrain: 2001-2015.
Authors: Farid E, Al-Biltagi M Abstract In Bahrain, adequate epidemiological information is lacking concerning the rate of EBV infection, which could be helpful in order to develop measures to protect against EBV infections. The aim of this study, was to investigate the trend of EBV infection in Bahrain over a 15-year period, 2001-2015. The EBV serological results of 10 560 patients with possible EBV infection were evaluated. Samples taken at the Salmaniya Medical Complex during 2001-2015 were included. The presence or absence of EBV viral capsid antigen (VCA) IgG, VCA IgM and EBV nuclear antigen (EBNA) IgG antibod...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - March 13, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Investigation of breastfeeding training based on BASNEF model on the intensity of postpartum blues.
In conclusion, training based on the BASNEF model had a positive effect on maternal knowledge and attitude and, consequently, the intensity of postpartum blues. Further studies are required to determine the reliability and effectiveness of this method. PMID: 29528093 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - March 13, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Changes in dietary habits, physical activity and status of metabolic syndrome among expatriates in Saudi Arabia.
In conclusion, living in Saudi Arabia had a significant negative effect on BCVRFs. However, there was no statistically significant association between changes in fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity and MetS status, except that intake of fast food was lower among participants with MetS. PMID: 29528094 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - March 13, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Ethical reflections on the principle of patient autonomy.
Authors: Bracconi M, Hervé C, Pirnay P Abstract In a world open to the movement of people, medical ethics is today associated with the area of loyal behavior of the practitioner and oriented in the patient's interest and accountability of each. The universal vision of respect for the dignity of the sick person progresses. Yet, many behaviours are sometimes illegitimate, but not in principle legally reprehensible. One of the main principles marking the observance of patient consent is based on the autonomy given to the patient to decide for himself what appears to be adapted to his or her care. The patient mu...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - March 13, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research