An-Najah National University



  • Thursday, March 11, 2010
  • Comparison of peak expiratory flow rates applying European and Iranian equations to Palestinian students
  • Published at:Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal.......\"La Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée orientale\"
    Comparison of peak expiratory .ow rates applying European and Iranian equations to Palestinian students S.Ghazal-Musmar,1,3 M.Musmar 2 and W.A.Minawi 3
    ABSTRACT Measurement of peak expiratory .ow rate (PEFR)is required for effective asthma treatment,but ethnic differences affect the application of prediction equations for lung function.PEFR was measured in a representative sample of 1000 students in Nablus,Palestine.Predicted PEFR equations for Europeans and Iranians were applied to both males and females in age groups <21 and ≥21 years.There was a statistically signi.cant correlation between the predicted PEFR values in Palestinians and both equations in both males and females regardless of age.Equations developed on Iranians were more useful for Palestinians than the European equations,but there is a need to develop our own nomograms.
    مقارنة سرعات جريان الزفير الأقصى بتطبيق معادل�
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  • 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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  • Wednesday, June 1, 2005
  • Housing environment and women's health in a Palestinian refugee camp
  • Published at:Not Found
  • This study was carried out during January and February 2002 in Al- Ein Refugee Camp in Nablus city in Palestine. Interviews were held with 150 women of different age groups and different marital status. The results show a positive relationship between women's physical and mental health and housing conditions. There is a statistically significant relationship between the family size represented by the number of children in the household, the number of children that sleep in one room, and the number of children that sleep in one bed, the house size, and number of rooms and women's feeling of privacy (mental health and well-being). Most of the houses in the camp are unhealthy and overcrowded. The family income is very low and there is a general poor health status of women in the camp. Most of the women do not know the conditions of a healthy house. The study shows the importance of housing reforms on the health of the family in general and women's health in particular, mainly in refugee camps.
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  • Thursday, January 1, 2004
  • Effect of IUD (Intra uterine device) on reproductive tract Infection (RTI) in the northern west bank
  • Published at:Middle East Journal of Family Medicine, 2004; Vol. 5 (5)
  • Background: Intra uterine device (IUD) is one of the most popular methods of contraception among Palestinian women. Reproductive Tract Infection (RTI) is one of the main problems associated with IUD use. The objective of this study is to explore the relationship between RTI related symptoms & IUD use. Methods: We interviewed two hundred women (134 IUD users and 66 non-IUD users) from Ministry of Health (MOH) family planning (FP) clinics in Northern West Bank/Palestine. A questionnaire about RTI related symptoms was filled, then cervical swab samples were collected & cultured for aerobic bacteria. A scoring system for vaginal discharge symptoms and overall RTI related symptoms was developed, all data were analyzed using SPSS software.  Results: High number (87%) of women in the study reported vaginitis or RTI symptoms. There was a significant difference in alteration of vaginal discharge (P=0.003), and presence of RTI related symptoms (P=0.000) among IUD users in comparison to nonusers. However
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  • Thursday, January 1, 2004
  • Epidimiology of Aerobic Bacterial Infections among IUD (Intrauterine ‎Device) Users in the Northern West Bank
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  • 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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