Saudi Arabia

Publication Title: 
Saudi Medical Journal

OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility, reliability and validity of the childhood health assessment questionnaire--modified for Arab children (CHAQ--MAC). METHODS: One hundred and eighteen modified questionnaires were completed by 75 juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) patients and their parents attending the Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over an 18 month period (January 1996 to May 1997). RESULTS: The modified questionnaire was self-administered by 82% of the parents.

Author(s): 
Madi, Sanaa M.
Al-Mayouf, Sulaiman M.
Grainger, Carol G.
Bahabri, Sultan A.
Publication Title: 
Saudi Medical Journal

OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility, reliability and validity of the childhood health assessment questionnaire--modified for Arab children (CHAQ--MAC). METHODS: One hundred and eighteen modified questionnaires were completed by 75 juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) patients and their parents attending the Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over an 18 month period (January 1996 to May 1997). RESULTS: The modified questionnaire was self-administered by 82% of the parents.

Author(s): 
Madi, Sanaa M.
Al-Mayouf, Sulaiman M.
Grainger, Carol G.
Bahabri, Sultan A.
Publication Title: 
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation: An Official Publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia

Although there has been a dramatic decrease in the incidence of peritonitis in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), rates > 0.5 episodes per patient per year are still common, with a very high rate of relapse. The nasal, pharyngeal, and skin carriage of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) has been reported to be one of the most important of predisposing factors for peritonitis. Mupirocin application has been introduced to combat S. aureus carriage state with some degree of success.

Author(s): 
Al-Hwiesh, Abdulla K.
Abdul Rahman, Ibrahiem Saeed
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is common among patients with cancer. However, the issue is not well-studied among the Saudi patient population. Our study aimed at determining the patterns of CAM use among patients with cancer in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using interview-administered questionnaire was conducted in patients with cancer in the Oncology Department of King Abdulaziz Medical City for National Guards, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Patients were asked about CAM use including dietary supplement (DS) and non-DS remedies.

Author(s): 
Jazieh, Abdul Rahman
Al Sudairy, Reem
Abulkhair, Omalkhair
Alaskar, Ahmed
Al Safi, Faisal
Sheblaq, Nagham
Young, Susan
Issa, Maher
Tamim, Hani
Publication Title: 
Forschende Komplementärmedizin (2006)

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the level of knowledge, attitudes, and utilization of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) of primary health care (PHC) physicians in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A crosssectional study including all physicians working at PHC centers in the Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia, was carried out from the beginning of April 2010 to the end of June 2010. Using a self-administered questionnaire, 1,113 physicians answered questions regarding their socio-demographic data, and knowledge, attitudes and utilization of CAM.

Author(s): 
Abdullah Al-Rowais, Norah
Al Bedah, Abdullah M. N.
Khalil, Mohamed K. M.
El Olemy, Ahmed Tawfik
Khalil, Asim A. H.
Alrasheid, Mohamed H. S.
Al Khashan, Hisham
Al Yousef, Mansour
Abdel Razak Ba Fart, Ahmed
Publication Title: 
Forschende Komplementärmedizin (2006)

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the level of knowledge, attitudes, and utilization of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) of primary health care (PHC) physicians in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A crosssectional study including all physicians working at PHC centers in the Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia, was carried out from the beginning of April 2010 to the end of June 2010. Using a self-administered questionnaire, 1,113 physicians answered questions regarding their socio-demographic data, and knowledge, attitudes and utilization of CAM.

Author(s): 
Abdullah Al-Rowais, Norah
Al Bedah, Abdullah M. N.
Khalil, Mohamed K. M.
El Olemy, Ahmed Tawfik
Khalil, Asim A. H.
Alrasheid, Mohamed H. S.
Al Khashan, Hisham
Al Yousef, Mansour
Abdel Razak Ba Fart, Ahmed
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is common among patients with cancer. However, the issue is not well-studied among the Saudi patient population. Our study aimed at determining the patterns of CAM use among patients with cancer in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using interview-administered questionnaire was conducted in patients with cancer in the Oncology Department of King Abdulaziz Medical City for National Guards, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Patients were asked about CAM use including dietary supplement (DS) and non-DS remedies.

Author(s): 
Jazieh, Abdul Rahman
Al Sudairy, Reem
Abulkhair, Omalkhair
Alaskar, Ahmed
Al Safi, Faisal
Sheblaq, Nagham
Young, Susan
Issa, Maher
Tamim, Hani
Publication Title: 
International Dental Journal

INTRODUCTION: Understanding the structure of a health care system is essential in improving public health policies and health outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To describe and compare the health care systems of Canada and Saudi Arabia; to discuss possible lessons that could be learned from both for policy-making purposes. METHODS: A comprehensive method was used to describe the national health care systems of both countries. For each country, the system is described by: context, ownership, delivery, financing, organisational structure, target groups, and comprehensiveness of services.

Author(s): 
Qutub, Akram F.
Al-Jewair, Thikriat S.
Leake, James L.
Publication Title: 
Forschende Komplementärmedizin (2006)

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the level of knowledge, attitudes, and utilization of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) of primary health care (PHC) physicians in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A crosssectional study including all physicians working at PHC centers in the Riyadh region, Saudi Arabia, was carried out from the beginning of April 2010 to the end of June 2010. Using a self-administered questionnaire, 1,113 physicians answered questions regarding their socio-demographic data, and knowledge, attitudes and utilization of CAM.

Author(s): 
Abdullah Al-Rowais, Norah
Al Bedah, Abdullah M. N.
Khalil, Mohamed K. M.
El Olemy, Ahmed Tawfik
Khalil, Asim A. H.
Alrasheid, Mohamed H. S.
Al Khashan, Hisham
Al Yousef, Mansour
Abdel Razak Ba Fart, Ahmed

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