Aida Rouhana

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The asymmetric chimeric faces test is used frequently as an indicator of right hemisphere involvement in the perception of facial affect, as the test is considered free of linguistic elements. Much of the original research with the asymmetric chimeric faces test was conducted with subjects reading left-to-right Roman script, i.e., English. As readers of(More)
BACKGROUND Increasingly neighbourhoods are identified as influencing health. Neighbourhood characteristics have been linked to cigarette use. In Lebanon, the water pipe (narghile) use is most frequent among youth. The current study is aimed at identifying differential neighbourhood influences on smoking narghile among youth. METHODS A quantitative(More)
Emergency contraception (EC) has the potential to reduce significantly the incidence of unintended pregnancy worldwide. In May 2003, the first Arabic-language web site dedicated to disseminating information about and increasing awareness of EC was launched. This paper examines patterns of web site use and user profiles over a 19-month period. Analysis of(More)
The systemic bias for aesthetic preferences demonstrated by prior research is thought to reflect neural organisation. Research on aesthetic preference and laterality has usually been conducted with participants who read a left-to-right Roman script, e.g., English. In order to determine if the aesthetic judgments were influenced by habitual scanning(More)
UNLABELLED The importance of the university as a setting for health promotion is increasingly being acknowledged. Part of this health promoting function includes curricular offerings to increase health awareness. However, there is a dearth of systematic evaluations of such courses. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of a university level "Health Awareness"(More)
OBJECTIVE This study analyzes the use patterns of , an English-, Spanish-, Arabic- and French-language web site dedicated to three methods of early pregnancy termination: mifepristone/misoprostol, methotrexate/misoprostol and misoprostol alone. METHODS This study examines both the overall and language-specific use patterns of the web site from October 1,(More)
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