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The objective of this study is to establish the efficacy of adherence therapy (AT) compared with treatment as usual (TAU) in reducing blood pressure (BP) in non-compliant hypertensive patients. This study was designed as a parallel-group single-blind randomised controlled trial. The study was carried out at three general hospital outpatient clinics in(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To investigate the experience of non-compliant hypertensive patients who had received seven sessions of adherence therapy (AT) as part of a randomised controlled trial. BACKGROUND AT is a patient-centred approach used to explore patient attitudes, beliefs and discrepancy toward medications that aimed to enhance patients'(More)
To assess the validity and reliability of the Arabic version of the Beliefs About Medication Questionnaire, a cross-sectional design was used and the data were collected from 605 patients with chronic diseases. The study was conducted between July 2013 and December 2013. The results showed that the Cronbach's alpha coefficient (.71) was satisfactory. There(More)
According to WHO, cancer was considered as the major cause of morbidity and mortality globally, with around 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer related fatalities in 2012 (1). There is a pervasive impression among many nurses that radi-otherapy and chemotherapy often lead to diminished quality of life (QOL), through affecting all aspects of(More)
BACKGROUND Most paediatric oncology studies agree that being parents of a child with cancer is an emotionally stressful event. Although an increasing number of studies have investigated psychological stress of parents of a child with cancer, few of these studies have included both parents or investigated the predictors of high stress levels for the mothers(More)
A cross-sectional study (n = 108) was conducted to assess medication adherence levels among people with mental illness in Jordan using the Arabic version of Morisky Medication Adherence Scale. The findings showed a significant negative correlation between patients' level of adherence, frequency of admissions, and relapses per year and a negative correlation(More)
Background Asthma is a chronic illness of the airways that can cause a persistent cough. The illness affects a significant population of young people worldwide and can affect their ongoing quality of life. Aim To explore Jordanian adolescents' knowledge and attitudes to asthma. Method A cross-sectional research design was used with a convenience sample of(More)
The Health Belief Model (HBM) is applied by fo-cusing on the attitudes, beliefs, and practices of individuals. This model suggests that a person will take a health-related action such as useof Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) if that person feels that a negative related condition or side-effects can be avoided, or has a positive expectation of(More)
Ovarian cancer accounts for 3% of all female cancers and has a high mortality rate among gynecological malignancies. Early diagnosis carries a high survival rate of 93%. So, this study was carried out to assess the knowledge and awareness of Jordanian women about ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors. A cross-sectional survey design was used; 896 women(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Healthy life style recommendations (e.g., physical activity, healthy diet, and decreased cholesterol levels) play an important role in controlling blood pressure (BP). This study aimed to assess lifestyle modification factors among patients diagnosed with hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS A descriptive-survey design was used. Data were(More)