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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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVES to evaluate the reliability and discriminant validity of Arabic translation of the Medication Adherence Report Scale (MARS) and the Beliefs about Medication Questionnaire-specific (BMQ-specific). METHODS Having developed Arabic translations of the study instruments, a cross-sectional study was carried out between March and October 2015 in two(More)
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