Towards a hepatitis-free Egypt: is this achievable?
Authors: Doss W, Hermez J, Atta H, Jabbour J PMID: 30215468 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - September 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Payment system of urban family physician programme in the Islamic Republic of Iran: is it appropriate?
Conclusions: FPP is required to follow convenient implementation methods. The mechanisms of payment in the health sector are weak and have no transparency. A blurred combination of criteria makes an unclear process for determining the payment mechanisms. It is recommended that the opinions of key stakeholders be taken into consideration prior to developing payment mechanisms and financial incentives. PMID: 30215469 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - September 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Association between coronary artery disease and hepatitis C virus seropositivity.
Conclusions: The possible association between HCV positivity and extension of coronary artery disease may refer to the role of HCV in coronary artery disease pathology. Further studies on a large scale to investigate this association are recommended. PMID: 30215470 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - September 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Social, psychological and demographic variables related to breastfeeding among Kuwaiti mothers.
Conclusions: Education plays an important role in affecting women's health in general and breastfeeding practice in particular. PMID: 30215471 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - September 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Associations between red reflex abnormality, consanguinity and intensive care hospitalization of newborns in Turkey.
Conclusions: Red reflex screening test is important in the early diagnosis of vision- and life-threatening eye disorders in Southeast Turkey where consanguinity is common. PMID: 30215472 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - September 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Women's sexual and reproductive health care needs assessment: an Iranian perspective.
Conclusions: Owing to the high prevalence of women's referral to health care centres seeking treatment of sexual disorders, there is a need for the provision of sexual counseling centres and services promoting women's reproductive health care. PMID: 30215473 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - September 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Use of induced abortion for birth control by mothers in Iraq.
Authors: Al-Ridhwany H, Aljawadi A, Abduljawad M Abstract Background: Induced abortion is a traditional method of birth control and it can indicate unmet maternal reproductive needs. Little is known about the use of induced abortion by married women in Iraq. Aims: This cross-sectional study aimed to explore whether induced abortion is used for birth control by married women in Mosul, and to determine the sociodemographic and family characteristics associated with its use. Methods: Multistage stratified sampling was used to recruit 1302 married women of child-bearing age (15-49 years) attending primary healt...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - September 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Fruit and vegetable intake among Emirati adolescents: a mixed methods study.
This study aimed to describe eating behaviours of adolescents in Dubai and the factors associated with fruit and vegetable intake. Methods: This was a sequential explanatory study using a mixed methods approach. Ten of the 34 Arabic high schools in Dubai were randomly selected and students in grades 10-12 were included. Data were collected on self-reported fruit and vegetables intake, eating behaviours, food availability and sociodemographic variables. In the qualitative phase, 14 students were interviewed about their eating behaviour. Results: A total of 620 students were included: 57% were boys and most reported ...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - September 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Geographical inequality in cataract surgery among Iranians between 2006 and 2011.
Conclusions: To reduce this inequality, policy-makers should improve financial and physical access to cataract surgery, especially in the relatively deprived provinces, and tackle physician-induced demand. PMID: 30215476 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - September 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Engagement of health research institutions in knowledge translation in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Conclusions: There is still misalignment between national health research priorities and actual research production, and KT activities are still rarely undertaken by institutions in the EMR. National governments and international funding agencies are called to support research production and translation in the EMR. Institutions and researchers are also called to produce policy-relevant research and be responsive to the needs and priorities of policy-makers. PMID: 30215477 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - September 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Health challenges and access to health care among Syrian refugees in Jordan: a review.
Conclusions: The health challenges of Syrian refugees are not just about chronic and acute diseases, injuries, or shortage of health resources or health disparities. It is a health burden that has become an economic, political and social crisis for the Jordanian government and its people, and measures and support to help Jordan continue to provide for refugees are needed. PMID: 30215478 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - September 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Cancer care for adolescents and young adults in Jordan.
This study highlighted psychosocial challenges, fertility issues and secondary diseases encountered in adolescents and young adults with cancer. This work is meant to be a platform for future interventions for cancer in this demographic. Methods: We investigated the latest edition of the Jordan Cancer Registry (JCR) and our more comprehensive institutional database during 2000-2012. Smoking, obesity and fertility preservation were addressed briefly as important issues among AYA patients. Results: Cancer among adolescents and young adults represents 16.3% of all new cancer cases and has increased by 25% over the pas...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - September 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Reducing maternal mortality: the case for availability and safety of blood supply.
Authors: Abdella Y, Hajjeh R, Sibinga CTS PMID: 30215480 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - September 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Twenty-third meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Working Group on GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance.
Authors: PMID: 30215481 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - September 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Working together to improve lives in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Authors: Al-Mandhari A PMID: 30079944 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Association between gingivitis severity and lifestyle habits in young Saudi Arabian males.
Conclusions: Gingivitis severity was not associated with tooth-brushing but significantly increased with smoking when sugary drinks were used, indicating the effect of unhealthy lifestyle on gingival health, and the need to promote healthy lifestyle habits in this age group. PMID: 30079945 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Prevalence of and risk factors for overweight and obesity among adolescents in Morocco.
Conclusions: This study provides useful findings that could be elaborated on and expanded in studies on overweight and obesity among adolescents in Morocco. PMID: 30079946 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Quality of care provided to children with cerebral palsy, Alexandria, Egypt.
Conclusions: There is a wide gap between the actual care provided to children with cerebral palsy and the recommended standards. Moreover, the documentation system in the hospital is poor. A quality improvement plan is needed for the provision of care to children with cerebral palsy. PMID: 30079947 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Nutritional intake and its association with educational achievement in high-school students in Islamic Republic of Iran.
This study assessed the nutrient intake of high-school students in Sabzevar and its association with academic attainment. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 800 of 8 000 high-school students in Sabzevar. Stratified sampling was used. Demographic data and academic information were collected and the parents of the students completed a food frequency questionnaire which included 189 food items. The students' weight and height were measured using standard methods. Each food was coded using Nutritionist IV software and mean values of nutrients (13 vitamins/minerals, 4 food types and total energy) were calc...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Knowledge, awareness and acceptability of anti-HPV vaccine in the Arab states of the Middle East and North Africa Region: a systematic review.
Conclusions: An examination of the region collectively offers an insight into the willingness of the general population and healthcare providers to receive more information about the virus and prevention of infection through vaccination. This review suggests that the vaccine acceptability would be high once cost concerns are resolved. PMID: 30079949 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

The most important risk factors affecting mental health during pregnancy: a systematic review.
Conclusions: Our results showed that socioeconomic status and marital quality are the most important risk factors for disturbing mental health among Iranian pregnant women. PMID: 30079950 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Effects of iron supplementation and nutrition education on haemoglobin, ferritin and oxidative stress in iron-deficient female adolescents in Palestine: randomized control trial.
Conclusions: A nutrition programme should be adopted and integrated into comprehensive intervention programmes to target iron-deficiency anaemia among female adolescents in Palestine. PMID: 30079951 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Syrian pharmacovigilance system: a survey of pharmacists' knowledge, attitudes and practices.
Conclusions: Pharmacists who participated in the survey demonstrated limited knowledge towards PV and the Syrian PV system, and had relatively mixed attitudes towards reporting. Although they acknowledged the importance of ADR reporting, the current level of participation is low. The reasons for under-reporting were uncertainty of the fate of the reports, how they would be addressed, the complexity of the forms and the modest publicity of the PV programme. PMID: 30079952 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Quality of life and family function of parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Conclusions: Parents of children with ADHD had average QOL. Most parents had dysfunctional families. Future family intervention studies are recommended. PMID: 30079953 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Joint evaluation of marketing authorization files of inactivated polio vaccines in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Conclusions: The report focuses on the benefits of the exercise and highlights its shortcomings as a sole strategy to secure the timely registration of the vaccine in target countries. We discuss additional aspects to be addressed to effectively accelerate registration, and hence access to priority vaccines. PMID: 30079954 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Blood transfusion and hepatitis: what does it take to prevent new infections?
Authors: Abdella Y, Riedner G, Hajjeh R, Sibinga CTS PMID: 30079955 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Strengthening community support, resilience programmes and interventions in infectious diseases of poverty.
Conclusions: It is essential to strengthen effective community-based access to drugs and vaccine coverage and effectiveness procurement systems. This is required to improve access to and uptake of care service delivery and management, monitoring and evaluation of integrated and cost-effective programmes, Sustainable Development Goals, and upholding global health security. PMID: 30079956 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Technical Advisory Group on immunization.
Authors: PMID: 30079957 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

World No Tobacco Day 2018: towards a sustainable campaign involving the cardiovascular community.
Authors: El-Awa F, Sarrafzadegan N, Slama S, Hammerich A PMID: 30043958 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 27, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Smoking behaviour among male students in a Saudi University.
Conclusions: Our study suggests that the government can play a significant role in curbing smoking by strengthening beliefs promoting antismoking among university students, by developing corresponding policies against smoking, and by providing psychological consultation for them. PMID: 30043959 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 27, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Tobacco cessation: attitude and practice of dentists in Northern United Arab Emirates.
Conclusions: Most of the surveyed dentists had a good attitude towards provision of tobacco cessation advice, but comparatively suboptimal practice was observed. We recommend providing training to the dentists on the methods and techniques of tobacco cessation. PMID: 30043960 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 27, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of essential medicines for cardiovascular diseases in countries of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Conclusions: Countries should improve the selection of essential medicines for cardiovascular diseases to promote access to therapy. PMID: 30043961 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 27, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Hypertension and associated cardiovascular risk factors among urban slum dwellers in Egypt: a population-based survey.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in slum residents in Cairo, Egypt and evaluate their association with hypertension. Methods: A household cluster survey was conducted in Mansheiet Nasser, a large slum area in Cairo. The study included 984 adult participants. The World Health Organization STEPS instrument for noncommunicable disease risk factor surveillance was used to determine the prevalence of smoking, fruit/vegetable consumption, overweight/obesity, physical activity, diabetes and hypertension. Results: Smoking, insufficient fruit/vegetable consu...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 27, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Practice and enforcement of national Hospital Waste Management 2005 rules in Pakistan.
Conclusions: Serious gaps in adherence to HWM 2005 rules exist in surveyed hospitals. With recent devolution of environmental function, the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should enact provincial HWM rules (and ensure their implementation) to facilitate effective HWM practice across provincial healthcare facilities. PMID: 30043963 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 27, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Parental vaccine knowledge and behaviours: a survey of Turkish families.
Authors: Kara SS, Polat M, Yayla BC, Demirdag TB, Tapisiz A, Tezer H, Camurdan AD Abstract Background: Personal and herd immunity require durability in high vaccination coverage rates, and this mainly depends on the interaction between parental and service/provider factors. Aims: The aim of this study was to assess Turkish parents' knowledge and behaviours concerning childhood vaccination and their association with familial sociodemographic characteristics. Methods: A cross-sectional survey, including a questionnaire, was conducted with parents of children aged between 1 day and 120 months. Results: Of ...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 27, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Effects of parental intervention on behavioural and psychological outcomes for Kurdish parents and their children.
Authors: Sangawi H, Adams J, Reissland N Abstract Background: Parenting interventions are rarely offered in developing countries and there is an urgent need to include low-income countries. Aims: To examine the effectiveness of Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) among Kurdish parents and their children. Methods: This was a randomized control pilot trial using pre- and post-test scores of 17 mothers (mean age 35.25 years, standard deviation 4.3 years; range: 29.58-45.3 years) who agreed to participate in the intervention. We utilized the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire (APQ) to assess parenti...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 27, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Population and mortality profile in the Islamic Republic of Iran, 2006-2035.
Conclusions: Noncommunicable diseases will increase as the aging population grows. Identification of their primary causal and risk factors can, therefore, contribute to prevention and control. PMID: 30043966 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 27, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Analysis of Joint External Evaluations in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Conclusions: An integrated multisectoral approach, including well-planned cross-cutting health financing system and coverage, are critical to address the key gaps identified by JEEs in order to ensure regional and global health security. PMID: 30043967 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 27, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection among Iranian pregnant women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Conclusions: Our study showed that a considerable proportion of Iranian pregnant women are at high risk for toxoplasmosis. PMID: 30043968 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 27, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Annual regional meeting on implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Authors: PMID: 30043969 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 27, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Important notes for clinical trials funded or sponsored by WHO.
Authors: PMID: 30043970 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 27, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

"Promote health, keep the world safe, serve the vulnerable" in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
"Promote health, keep the world safe, serve the vulnerable" in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. East Mediterr Health J. 2018 Jun 25;24(4):323-324 Authors: Mahjour J, Mirza Z, Rashidian A, Atta H, Hajjeh R, Thieren M, El-Adawy M, Hammerich A, Al-Yousfi A, Haka RB, El Khodary H PMID: 29972225 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Pulmonary function tests in Egyptian schoolchildren in rural and urban areas.
Conclusions: Differences in pulmonary function in the 2 locations increased significantly with time, indicating a negative effect on lung function of living in urban Cairo. The findings could be used to help in the development of policies in Egypt and other developing countries to improve respiratory health, including promoting breastfeeding and reducing outdoor air pollution. PMID: 29972226 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Provincial differences in levels, trends, and determinants of childhood immunization in Pakistan.
Conclusions: Although some strategies to increase immunization coverage are relevant nationwide, programme managers need to seek solutions specific to provincial trends and predictors. This analysis demonstrates that viewing childhood immunization in Pakistan through a provincial lens can help achieve a deeper understanding of the challenges and potential strategies to boost coverage. PMID: 29972227 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Patient and caregiver education levels and readmission and mortality rates of congestive heart failure patients.
Conclusion: The education levels of CHF patients and caregivers were not correlated with readmission or mortality rates. PMID: 29972228 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Assessment of safe injection practices in health facilities in Oman.
Conclusions: Many injection safety aspects were satisfactory. However there are still opportunities for improvement. Actions are required to make alcohol-based handrub and appropriate sharps containers available and to provide hepatitis B vaccine and training to health care workers in all facilities. PMID: 29972229 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Incidence pattern and spatial analysis of breast cancer in Iranian women: Geographical Information System applications.
Authors: Ahmadi A, Ramazani R, Rezagholi T, Yavari P Abstract Background: Breast cancer is the leading cancer in Iranian women, but no studies have yet been conducted on the distribution and pattern of its incidence. Aim: To perform a spatial analysis and determine the incidence pattern of breast cancer in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Methods: This was a cross-sectional, pathology-based study of all new female patients with breast cancer registered in the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2011 (n=10 233). Initially, crude incidence rates were calculated for each province and the whole country per 100 000 person-...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Factors associated with mental health of high-school students in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Authors: Bakhteyar K, Bastami F, Ebrahimzadeh F, Almasian M, Hosseinabadi R, Farhadi A Abstract Background: Mental disorders of adulthood can be traced to childhood and adolescent disorders so attention to the mental health of young people is important. Objectives: We aimed to determine the mental health status of high-school students in Khorramabad and the factors that may affect it. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 1 202 high-school students in Khorramabad in the 2015-2016 academic year. Students were selected using stratified and multistage cluster random sampling. Data were collected on soci...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Are users of modern and traditional contraceptive methods in Jordan different?
Conclusion: Women, particularly those resident in the southern region, should be encouraged to use modern contraceptive methods and this may be achieved by empowering them with more information about sources of these methods that are available to them. Family planning interventions should focus on younger and high parity women as they were more likely to use traditional methods. PMID: 29972232 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal)
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Occupational lumbar back accidents in the private sector: prevalence and factors associated with their severity and sequelae in central Tunisia.
Authors: Brahem A, Bouhlel M, Kacem I, Maoua M, Boughattas W, Khalfaoui D, Rejeb K, Chatti S, El Maalel O, Mrizak N Abstract In Tunisia, few studies have been focused on occupational lumbar back accidents. We conducted a descriptive retrospective study of private sector employees in central Tunisia who were victims of lumbar back accidents, reported during a 5-year period from 2010 to 2014, to determine the prevalence and factors associated with their severity and sequelae. Data were collected from the regional centre of the National Health Insurance Fund of Sousse. We identified 293 cases, a prevalence of 14.2% in...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - July 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research