An-Najah National University

Samar Musmar


  • Sunday, July 1, 2007
  • Prevalence of Allergic Rhinitis and it’s Risk Factors Among An-Najah University Students - Nablus, Pakistan
  • Published at:MEJFM - Volume 5 Issue 4/5 - June/July 2007
  • Background: Inhalant allergic conditions such as seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis are becoming quite common. The effect of allergy on an individual’s quality of life and the extent to which it may restrict daily activities is often overlooked. Controlling allergies can significantly decrease health care cost. The purpose of this study is to estimate the prevalence of allergic rhinitis among young adults in Palestine represented by An- Najah University students. Methods: The study sample consisted of around 1000 (52% females, & 48% males) randomly selected students from all colleges of the University. Data were collected through structured interview including questionnaire filling. All data were analysed using SPSS program applying Chi-square test, with 95 % level of significant (P value = 0.05). Results: Allergic rhinitis prevalence rate was 3.1 and the percentage of patients who reported to have allergic rhinitis was 38.1%; there was no statistically significant association between allergic
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  • Thursday, January 1, 2004
  • Epidimiology of Aerobic Bacterial Infections among IUD (Intrauterine ‎Device) Users in the Northern West Bank
  • Published at:An-Najah University Journal for Research - Natural Sciences (A), Volume 18 , Issue 1 , 2004, Pages: 013-024
  • Intra uterine device (IUD) is the most popular method of contraception among Palestinian women. It is one of the very effective contraceptive methods with very small failure rate. Infection has been the main problem that faces women using IUD all over the world. The aim of this study is to explore the epidemiological pattern of aerobic bacterial infections among IUD users in Northern West Bank /Palestine. A study sample included two hundred women (134 IUD users and 66 non-IUD users) from MOH (Ministry of Health) FP (family planning) clinics. These women were randomly selected, interviewed, then cervical swabs were collected and cultured for aerobic bacteria, all data were analyzed using SPSS software. The study results showed overall significant higher rate of isolated bacteria among IUD users compared to non-users (P value < 0.05), with a significant relationship between infection and the type of IUD. However there was no overall significance in relation to duration of use (P value > 0.05). More than 5
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  • Thursday, March 22, 2001
  • Pattern and Factors Affecting Pap Smear Test in Nablus, a Retrospective Study
  • Published at:Middle East Journal of Family Medicine, 2004; Vol. 4 (4)
  • Background: This retrospective study was performed at the Family Practice clinic, Nablus, in the West Bank/Palestine. The objective of the study was to determine pattern and factors influencing pap smear test, and involved 201 women visiting the clinic for different gynecologic problems during the year 2002. Methods: We analyzed the records of all patients who had pap smear done during this period, categorizing their age, occupation, level of education, their obstetric history including number of deliveries, methods of contraception, and menstrual period regularity. Results: About 12% of the study sample had abnormal (precursors of cervical cancer) results and the majority (88%) had normal and benign changes. There was no statistically significant relationship between the cervical cytology pap results and age, occupation, education, smoking, parity, contraceptive method or frequency of genital infections. Conclusion: More than 50% of women in the study heard about pap test through their doctor. Primary heal
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