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BACKGROUND Repeat abortion is a public health concern favored by many obstetric and social factors. The purpose of our study was to identify associated factors to repeated abortion in the region of Monastir (Tunisia). Common mental disorders (CMD) such as anxiety and depression were also evaluated in women seeking voluntary repeated abortion. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking prevalence in adolescents and young adults is substantially elevated in Tunisia. Moreover, there is a lack of knowledge regarding the effectiveness and associated factors in smoking cessation interventions among adolescents and young adults. This study aims at identifying the major factors leading to smoking relapse among adolescents and(More)
BACKGROUND Thirty years after the discovery of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), knowledge and practices must be improved. AIM Contribute to reducing the risk of virus transmission. METHODS A study about the determinants of risky practices was conducted among the consultants of the Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing Centre (VCTC) in Monastir(More)
BACKGROUND The penicillin therapy of β hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis has aided in the decrease of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in developing countries. Tunisia is an endemic area, however, and incidence of RHD is weakly documented. We aimed at establishing the standardized incidence rate (SIR) of RHD in Monastir governorate and at determining RHD(More)
BACKGROUND In spite of the epidemiological transition, communicable diseases remain a public health problem and represent a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially in developing countries. This study aimed to determine the crude and standardized prevalence rates of hospitalizations for communicable disease (HCD) and to assess(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess patient' reaction towards bedside teaching at the University Hospital of Monastir (Tunisia) and to identify the factors that may influence it. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted during December 2012 at the University Hospital of Monastir. Each department, except the psychiatric department and the intensive care units, was(More)
Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) have been linked to a variety of addictive behaviors. The recent adaptation of the ACE measure by the World Health Organization (WHO) allows for the assessment of the negative role of additional adverse experiences, such as extra-familial violence. To date, the relationship between extra-familial violence and addictive(More)
We conducted a clinical audit by observing 55 vaccinators in schools in the governorate of Monastir in 2014. We used a set of criteria by referring to the national immunization programme. The cold chain was respected in most cases. Accumulators, the collector of syringes and needles, cotton balls soaked in alcohol and emergency box were available in 85.5%,(More)
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