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  1. The reliability and validity of the short version of the WHO Quality of Life Instrument in an Arab general population.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(2):98 (2009) PMID 19318760 PMCID PMC2813624

    There is rising interest in quality of life (QOL) research in Arabian countries. The aim of this study was to assess in a nationwide sample of Kuwaiti subjects the reliability and validity of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF), a shorter version of the widely used QOL as...
  2. Generic drug prescribing in central Saudi Arabia: perceptions and attitudes of physicians.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(1):24 (2009) PMID 19139616 PMCID PMC2813610

    Physicians play a key role in generic drug prescribing, but their behavior is affected by many determinants. We examined physician practices and attitudes and other factors influencing the prescription of generic drugs. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect information from a ran...
  3. Trends in infant nutrition in Saudi Arabia: compliance with WHO recommendations.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(1):20 (2009) PMID 19139623 PMCID PMC2813620

    The WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life. Our objective was to evaluate trends in infant nutrition in Saudi Arabia and the degree of compliance with WHO recommendations. A nationwide nutritional survey of a sample of Saudi households was selected by the multistage...
  4. Invasive aspergillosis of pulmonary hydatid cyst.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(1):53 (2009) PMID 19139611 PMCID PMC2813613

  5. Knowledge, attitudes and prevalence of tobacco use among physicians and dentists in Oman.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(2):128 (2009) PMID 19318747 PMCID PMC2813638

    Tobacco use among Omani physicians and dentists has not been studied, so we conducted a crossectional survey using a WHO questionnaire to measure prevalence and to learn about smoking practices among this population and about their knowledge and attitudes of the health effects of tobacco use and...
  6. Health-related quality of life in first-ever stroke patients.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(1):36 (2009) PMID 19139621 PMCID PMC2813619

    Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is important to measure as it is an indication of outcome after stroke. Our objectives were to assess HRQOL in patients 3 months after stroke and to identify factors that predict HRQOL in stroke survivors. This cross-sectional study included 67 first-ever s...
  7. Hepatocellular carcinoma in the absence of liver cirrhosis in a treated hepatitis C virus patient.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(3):235 (2009) PMID 19448362 PMCID PMC2813657

  8. Anthropometric predictors of incident type 2 diabetes mellitus in Iranian women.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(3):194 (2009) PMID 19448363 PMCID PMC2813660

    Studies have shown a strong association between excess weight and risk of incident diabetes in Iranian women. Therefore, we investigated anthropometric indices in the prediction of diabetes in Iranian women. We examined 2801 females aged > or =20 years (mean [SD] age, 45.2 [12.9] years) in an Ir...
  9. Symptomatic splenoma in a child.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(3):236 (2009) PMID 19448371 PMCID PMC2813654

  10. Cesarean delivery rates in Saudi Arabia: a ten-year review.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(3):179 (2009) PMID 19448379 PMCID PMC2813649

    In view of the global increase in the rate of cesarean deliveries (CD), with the associated higher morbidity and mortality, this study was undertaken to review CD rates and some of their determinants over a ten-year period in Saudi Arabia. Maternity data for Ministry of Health (MOH) hospitals ac...