Beatrice Khater-Menassa

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OBJECTIVE To estimate, for the first time, overweight prevalence and associated characteristics in a representative sample of prepubertal children in Beirut, Lebanon's capital. DESIGN A cross-sectional study with a home interview including measurements of weight and height and a structured questionnaire. SUBJECTS A total of 234 children aged 6-8 years(More)
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM We focus on graduating students from two medical schools in Lebanon to identify the proportions who select primary care careers, to highlight factors that are considered when making a career choice, and to compare these among primary care (PC) and non-primary care (NPC) candidates. METHODS Anonymous self-administered questionnaire(More)
BACKGROUND A significant number of Lebanese medical graduates have emigrated from Lebanon. The objective of this study was to evaluate the hypothesis that the repatriation of Lebanese physicians educated abroad has contributed to the international emigration of recent Lebanese medical graduates. METHODS We analyzed the demographic and educational(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the financial characteristics and level of satisfaction of physicians practicing in Lebanon. METHODS We conducted an anonymous, interviewer-administered phone survey of physicians practicing medicine in Lebanon. We conducted both descriptive and regression analyses. RESULTS Of 778 invited physicians,(More)
The last survey of the characteristics of the Lebanese physician workforce, in 1998, raised concerns about the oversupply of physicians and gaps in capacity building. This telephone survey in 2007 of a stratified random sample of physicians describes the demographic, educational and practice characteristics of 546 physicians practising in Lebanon. A(More)
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