• Benchmarking the health of health sciences students at Kuwait University: towards a culture of health 

      Dean, E.; Al Obaidi, S.M.; Al Qurba, T.; Ramadan, S.; Al Shuwai, N.; Al Sayegh, N. (‏2016-08)‏
      Health professional entry-to-practice programmes are intense, competitive and prolonged. The aims of this study were to benchmark the health of health sciences students at Kuwait University, thereby informing student health services, and to establish a base for individual student's health assessments throughout the programmes. We used a convenience sample of 176 students. Assessment included a health/wellness questionnaire [‏smoking, nutrition, physical activity, sleep and stress]‏ and objective measures [‏resting heart rate, blood pressure, ...
    • Preliminary estimates of the economic implications of addiction in the United Arab Emirates 

      Doran, C.M. (‏2016-10)‏
      This study aimed to provide preliminary estimates of the economic implications of addiction in the United Arab Emirates [‏UAE]‏. Local and international data sources were used to derive estimates of substance-related healthcare costs, lost productivity and criminal behaviour. From an estimated population of 8.26 million: tilde 1.47 million used tobacco [‏20.5% of adults]‏; 380 085 used cannabis [‏> 5%]‏; 14 077 used alcohol in a harmful manner [‏0.2%]‏; and 1408 used opiates [‏0.02%]‏. The cost of addiction was estimated at US dollar 5.47 billion in 2012, ...
    • Self-reported versus proxy reported quality of life for breast cancer patients in the Islamic Republic of Iran 

      Montazeri, A.; Mirzania, M.; Zendehdel, K.; Nedjat, S.; Najafi, F. (‏2016-11)‏
      Since quality of life [‏QoL]‏ is subjective, self-reported QoL is the main source of assessment; however, in some situations the patient cannot evaluate his/her own status. In this cross-sectional study, 148 patients with breast cancer referred to the Cancer Institute of the Islamic Republic of Iran and their caregivers were selected through the consecutive sampling method. Five oncologists from this centre also evaluated the QoL of these patients. The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire was ...
    • Validation of Persian version of WHOQOL-HIV BREF questionnaire in Islamic Republic of Iran 

      Dadgarmoghaddam, M.; Sajjadim, R.B.; Erfanian, M.R.; Niroumand, S.; Salehi, M. (‏2016-09)‏
      The aim of this cross-sectional study was to validate the first Persian version of the WHOQOL-HIV BREF questionnaire. The study sample comprised 61 patients regularly attending the outpatient infectious disease clinic consultation centre for patients with behavioural disorders in 2013-2014. The internal consistency, content related validity and reliability of WHOQOL-HIV BREF were evaluated. Content validity was quantified using the content validity ratio [‏CVR]‏ according the to Lawshe formula. CVR > 0.51 and mean judgment > 2 were significant at ...