Volume 2, Issue 1 (2019)
Ali Hajeer, PhD, FRCPath, D(ABHI) - Assistant Dean, College of Medicine - King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
It is my great pleasure to be the guest editor for the BAU Journal of Health and Wellbeing. We in the Middle East live a turbulent region where health priorities vary from country to country. In some countries, the health and wellbeing of the nation are top priority, for others, basic life needs are more important. Wellbeing was found to be associated with longevity, mental and physical illness, productivity and many other factors. Understanding the wellbeing of society through basic research can help policymakers draw policies and guidelines that can support the nation’s mental and physical health.
Wellbeing is multifactorial and multi-dimensional. It involves people, their nutrition, their physical wellness, spiritual beliefs, the environment surrounding them, their job and income, their education, availability of primary healthcare, and accessibility to health care at secondary and tertiary levels.
There are many issues related to the Middle East that need tackling from the research front. We are lacking, simple statistics and epidemiology. We need more research that focuses on the basic parameters in health and wellbeing. For example, what is the prevalence of vaccination in pediatrics and what are the reasons behind the lack of vaccination? What are the common mortality factors in pediatrics and adults? What is the prevalence of cancer and what are the most common cancers in the society? What is the prevalence of maternal mortality? What are the most common genetic disorders? How common is mental illness? What is the prevalence of mental illnesses in pediatrics and adults? These are some examples of basic research questions that need answers.
Hope this issue will add new knowledge to the field of health and wellbeing.
EFFECT OF CONFUSION ASSESSMENT TOOL APPLICATION ON CRITICAL CARE NURSES’ KNOWLEDGE OF DELIRIUM RECOGNITION
Ola Talhouk, Hanan Al Nuqaidan, Ahmad Tassi, and Mirna Fawaz
THE CORRELATION BETWEEN SPECIALTY CHOICE AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF LEBANESE PHYSICIANS
Nariman Salem, Abdel Raouf Kayssi, Khalil Fayad, Ali Ghanem, Zeina Hatoum, Lama Younes, Stephanie El Haddad, and Bassel Jbahi
THE EFFECT OF EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION ON THE KNOWLEDGE OF NURSES REGARDING CATHETER INDICATIONS AND CATHETER ASSOCIATED URINARY TRACT INFECTION PREVENTIVE MEASURES
Maryam Kbaysi, Esin Kavuran, Ahmad Tassi, and Mirna Fawaz
KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND CLINICAL STUDENTS ABOUT INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES AWARENESS AT HOSPITALS
Souhad Safadi, Esin Kavuran, Hanan Al Nuqiadan, Ahmad Tassi, and Mirna Fawaz
CLINICAL EVALUATION OF SOFT TISSUE HEALING USING DIODE LASER VERSUS CONVENTIONAL SCALPEL AFTER MICRO-ENDODONTIC SURGERY
Mohammad Al Shammaa, Roula Abiad, and Nayer Abo Elsaad
EVALUATION OF EXTRUDED DEBRIS AMOUNT DURING INSTRUMENTATION USING RECIPROCATION VS. FULL ROTATION TECHNIQUES: IN VITRO STUDY
Belal Taouk, Roula Abiad, and Nayer Abo Elsaad
Preoperative Patient Education on Length of Stay of Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgeries: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Layal Al-Neamani, Sarah Al-Dirawi, Samira Aranaout, and Hiba Deek