Abdelmoneim I Awad

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PURPOSE To estimate the prevalence of self medication with antibiotics and antimalarials in Khartoum State, Sudan and evaluate factors associated with self medication. METHODS A pre-tested questionnaire was used to collect data from a sample of 600 households, (1750 adult persons), selected from three cities in Khartoum State, Sudan, using a multistage(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the knowledge, perceived effectiveness and harmfulness of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities, general attitude and the need for education in the use of CAM therapies among medical and pharmacy students. METHODS A descriptive and cross-sectional study was performed using a pre-tested questionnaire on a randomly(More)
BACKGROUND In many developing countries, up to 60-80% of health problems are self-medicated. OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of self-medication with antibiotics and/or antimalarials and identify factors promoting such use among university students in Sudan. METHODS A descriptive cross-sectional study was performed, using a pretested questionnaire(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of self-medication with proprietary medicines and herbs in Khartoum State, Sudan, and to evaluate factors associated with self-medication. A pre-piloted questionnaire was used to collect data from a sample of 1,200 individuals, selected from all three cities of Khartoum State using a multistage stratified(More)
To investigate medical practitioners’ perceptions, expectations and experience with the role of hospital-based pharmacists in Sudan. Teaching hospitals in Khartoum State, Sudan. A self-administered, pre-tested, structured questionnaire was distributed to 300 randomly chosen medical practitioners of different grades and specialities in four teaching(More)
PURPOSE To describe the current pharmacy practice in the general public hospitals based on self-reported practice by pharmacists, explore the awareness of the pharmacists of pharmaceutical care concept, identify their willingness to implement pharmaceutical care practice, and identify the barriers that may limit its implementation. METHODS Eighty hospital(More)
A major problem with inappropriate use of antibiotics is the emergence of resistance. Thus, cost-effective interventional strategies are required to improve their use. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of multifaceted interventions on prescribing practices of antibiotics in health centers of Khartoum State, Sudan. Twenty health centers were randomly(More)
PURPOSE The study was conducted to determine the familiarity with, knowledge of, misunderstandings, and attitudes toward epilepsy among the Kuwaiti population. METHODS A pretested questionnaire was used to collect data from a sample of 784 Kuwaiti individuals, selected from five governorates in Kuwait using a multistage stratified clustered sampling. (More)
The aim of this study was to investigate current prescribing and dispensing practices at primary healthcare centers in Kuwait and compare them with those reported in other countries. This was a descriptive, quantitative and cross-sectional study involving 50 primary healthcare centers across five governorates of Kuwait. The sample was determined in(More)
The present study was carried out to investigate current prescribing and dispensing practices in the largest two teaching hospitals in Sudan and compare them with those of published studies in developing countries. A descriptive, quantitative and cross-sectional study was conducted among hospital outpatients. The sample was selected using systematic random(More)