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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566980/use-of-international-physical-activity-questionnaire-short-form-for-assessment-of-physical-activity-of-children
#1
Madhavi Bhargava
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566979/eagle-s-syndrome-with-facial-palsy
#2
Mohammed Al-Hashim, Nasser Al-Jazan, Abdulrahman Abdulqader, Mohammed Al-Ghamdi
Eagle's syndrome (ES) is a rare disease in which the styloid process is elongated and compressing adjacent structures. We describe a rare presentation of ES in which the patient presented with facial palsy. Facial palsy as a presentation of ES is very rare. A review of the English literature revealed only one previously reported case. Our case is a 39-year-old male who presented with left facial palsy. He also reported a 9-year history of the classical symptoms of ES. A computed tomography scan with three-dimensional reconstruction confirmed the diagnoses...
May 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566978/satisfaction-with-a-2-day-communication-skills-course-culturally-tailored-for-medical-specialists-in-qatar
#3
Carma L Bylund, Khalid Alyafei, Abdelhamid Afana, Sheyma Al-Romaihi, Mohammed Yassin, Maha Elnashar, Banan Al-Arab, Abdullatif Al-Khal
OBJECTIVE: Health-care communication skills training may be particularly needed in the Arabian Gulf countries because of the variety of cultures within the physician and patient populations. This study describes the implementation and results of a communication skills training program for physicians in Qatar that assessed previous training, and effect of previous training on participants' course evaluations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a 2-day communication skills training course covering seven culturally adapted modules...
May 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566977/cochlear-implants-in-children-a-cross-sectional-investigation-on-the-influence-of-geographic-location-in-saudi-arabia
#4
Ahmed A Al-Sayed, Abdulrahman AlSanosi
INTRODUCTION: The role of the family in detecting a child's hearing difficulty and the age at which an implantation is done have been identified as strong predictors of the outcomes of pediatric cochlear implantation. In the absence of screening programs for hearing loss in Saudi neonates, the family's role is of paramount importance. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of geographic location on the course of identification, examination, and cochlear implantation in children in Saudi Arabia...
May 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566976/health-education-to-diabetic-patients-before-the-start-of-ramadan-experience-from-a-teaching-hospital-in-dammam
#5
Rayyan M Al-Musally, Mais A Al-Sardi, Zainab A Al-Elq, Afnan H Elahi, Rawan K Alduhailan, Muslim A Al-Elq, Fatma A Zainuddin, Noura A Alsafar, Jannat A Altammar, Abdulmohsen H Al-Elq
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Studies have shown that pre-Ramadan structured educational program for patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) is beneficial. In this study, our aim was to evaluate the degree of adherence of treating physicians to such programs and their influence on the patient's knowledge and behavior. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out on adult patients with DM attending a university hospital, who were observed while fasting during Ramadan 1436/2015...
May 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566975/doctors-knowledge-of-patients-rights-at-king-fahd-hospital-of-the-university
#6
Sarah A Al-Muammar, Danya M K Gari
OBJECTIVES: To assess the level of physicians' knowledge about the contents of patients' bill of rights (PBR) and its implementation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out at a university hospital in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. All physicians working in the hospital received a self-administered questionnaire to measure their level of knowledge of PBR. Scoring was done to determine the knowledge of the details. The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University Hospital and permission sought from the administration...
May 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566974/mild-respiratory-symptoms-in-asthmatic-patients-might-not-be-due-to-bronchoconstriction
#7
Tarig H Merghani
BACKGROUND: Although respiratory symptoms in asthmatic patients are likely to be caused by bronchoconstriction, this should be confirmed by spirometry. In this study, our aim was to determine the percentage of asthmatic patients who present with mild respiratory symptoms but fail to show any evidence of bronchoconstriction in spirometry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 428 known asthmatic patients (57.5% females) participated in the study. Inclusion criteria were age ≥16 years, known asthmatics for at least 1 year, presenting with mild respiratory symptoms including cough, wheezes, shortness of breath, and chest tightness...
May 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566973/perspective-of-saudi-women-in-the-makkah-region-on-breast-cancer-awareness
#8
Tahani H Nageeti, Arwa A N Abdelhameed, Raid A Jastania, Rania M Felemban
OBJECTIVE: To assess the perspective of Saudi women in the Makkah region on breast cancer awareness and early detection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A mixed method study was conducted among 25-65 years old healthy Saudi females from Makkah region during the awareness campaign in October 2014. The participants were recruited by personal invitations at the women's places of work and social gatherings. The initial invitations were issued by either the research coordinator or the investigator...
May 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566972/to-what-extent-are-arab-pilgrims-to-makkah-aware-of-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-and-the-precautions-against-it
#9
Meshaal S Alotaibi, Abdulaziz M Alsubaie, Khaled A Almohaimede, Turki A Alotaibi, Omar A Alharbi, Abdulrahman F Aljadoa, Abdulaziz H Alhamad, Mazin Barry
BACKGROUND: Approximately, 80% of the many cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) confirmed worldwide were diagnosed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The risk of the disease spreading internationally is especially worrying given the role of KSA as the home of the most important Islamic pilgrimage sites. This means the need to assess Arab pilgrims' awareness of MERS-CoV is of paramount importance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out during Ramadan 2015 in the Holy Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia...
May 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566971/prevalence-and-spectrum-of-functional-disability-of-urban-elderly-subjects-a-community-based-study-from-central-india
#10
Priya Keshari, Hari Shankar
INTRODUCTION: One of the major determinants of the quality of life of elderly subjects is their functional status, which refers to their ability to perform normal daily activities. This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of functional disability in terms of restriction in the activities of daily livings (ADLs) in elderly subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This community-based cross-sectional study was conducted in an urban area of Varanasi, India, with 616 elderly subjects (60 years and above) selected for the study by an appropriate sampling procedure...
May 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566970/parents-perceptions-about-child-abuse-and-their-impact-on-physical-and-emotional-child-abuse-a-study-from-primary-health-care-centers-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
#11
Mohammed N Al Dosari, Mazen Ferwana, Imad Abdulmajeed, Khaled K Aldossari, Jamaan M Al-Zahrani
OBJECTIVE: To determine perceptions of parents about child abuse, and their impact on physical and emotional child abuse. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred parents attending three primary health care centers (PHCCs) in Riyadh serving National Guard employes and their families, were requested to participate in this survey. Data was collected by self administered questionnaire. Five main risk factors areas/domains were explored; three were parent related (personal factors, history of parents' childhood abuse, and parental attitude toward punishment), and two were family/community effects and factors specific to the child...
May 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
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#12
Amal Y Madanat, Eman A Sheshah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163579/comments-on-preconception-care-of-saudi-women-with-diabetes-mellitus
#13
Anubhav Chauhan, Lalit Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163578/author-s-reply
#14
Aravind S K Ramanathan, Prabha Senguttuvan, Vel Prakash, Appasamy Vengadesan, Rajendiran Padmaraj
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163577/comment-on-budding-adult-hypertensives-with-modifiable-risk-factors-catch-them-young
#15
Mahendra M Reddy, Manikandan Srinivasan, Kalaiselvi Selvaraj
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163576/hepatitis-c-infection-awareness-among-fourth-year-medical-students-at-university-of-dammam
#16
Abdulelah H Almansour, Magdy A Darwish, Moataza M Abdel Wahab
OBJECTIVES: To determine awareness about hepatitis C among 4(th) -year medical students at Dammam University, on hepatitis C and possible associated factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire comprising questions on awareness of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission, screening of the population, symptoms, complications, prevention, and treatment. RESULTS: A total of 201 students participated, with a response rate of 79...
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163575/does-environmental-cigarette-smoke-affect-breastfeeding-behavior
#17
Mozhgan Firouzbakht, Karimallah Hajian-Tilaki, Maryam Nikpour, Zahra Banihosseini
BACKGROUND: Exposure of lactating women to environmental cigarette smoke may increase cotinine in breast milk, which in turn may reduce the volume of milk and the duration of breastfeeding. OBJECTIVES: To assess the relationship between exposure to environmental cigarette smoke and breastfeeding behavior. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective cohort study was conducted on 290 mothers in Babol - Iran, who had been breastfeeding for 3-5 days after delivery...
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163574/acne-vulgaris-perceptions-and-beliefs-of-saudi-adolescent-males
#18
Sahar H Al-Natour
INTRODUCTION: Although acne vulgaris is common in adolescents, information on their understanding of acne is minimal. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the perceptions and beliefs of Saudi youth on acne. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred twenty-nine male students (aged 13-22 years) from 6 secondary schools in the Eastern Saudi Arabia completed a self-reported questionnaire on knowledge, causation, exacerbating and relieving factors of acne. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 15...
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163573/effect-of-private-versus-emergency-medical-systems-transportation-in-motor-vehicle-accident-victims-trauma-center-experience-in-saudi-arabia
#19
Mohammed S Alshahrani
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of the mode of transportation of trauma patients (emergency medical service [EMS] vs. non-EMS) on their final clinical outcome in terms of mortality and length of hospital stay. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study included all patients who were involved in motor vehicle crashes, and who were transferred immediately to an emergency department of a trauma care center from December 2008 to December 2012. Patients were classified into two groups: those brought through EMS and those brought by non-EMS (private transport)...
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163572/knee-problems-and-its-associated-factors-among-active-cyclists-in-eastern-province-saudi-arabia
#20
Abdullatif K Althunyan, Magdy A Darwish, Moataza M Abdel Wahab
INTRODUCTION: Bicycling is one of the most enjoyable aerobic exercises recommended for the promotion of an individual's health. The Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia has seen a huge increase in the number of people who cycle. People have different goals for bicycling, but the injuries they sustain are common. Most of them relate to overuse, particularly of lower body joints. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of knee problems and factors associated with knee pain in cyclists...
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
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