Huda Abu-Saad Huijer

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The need to automate the detection of agitation and the detection of agitation transition for dementia patients is a significant facilitator for caregivers. This research aims at detecting the transitional phase toward agitation, as well as agitation detection of subjects, using soft computing techniques that do not require supervision beyond the training(More)
The aim of the study was to determine the impact of HIV/AIDS on the quality of life (QoL) in Lebanese adult patients living with HIV/AIDS. The study design was a cross-sectional descriptive survey, using self-administered questionnaires. A convenience sample of 41 Lebanese adults (aged 18 years and above) living with HIV/AIDS was recruited from outpatient(More)
BACKGROUND Palliative care (PC) is important in Pediatric Oncology as more than 20% of children with cancer still die despite modern treatment. As a significant number of children reside in countries with limited resources; more research in PC is needed there. This study aimed at evaluating the quality of care provided to children with cancer at the(More)
Children are not supposed to die, but they do. T h e death of a child is clearly out of the natural rhythm of life, and it is a deep loss for the family as well as for those involved in the care of the child. Janusz Korczak [1], a pediatrician during the early 20 h c e n t u r y, was a pioneer to advocate children’s rights and many of today’s palliative(More)
The objective of this article was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the translated Lebanese Arabic version of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-C30 in a sample of adult cancer patients in Lebanon. The EORTC QLQ-C30 was translated into Lebanese Arabic and administered to a convenient sample(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most common malignancy affecting women worldwide. In Lebanon, a country of 4 million people, breast cancer is also the most prevalent type of cancer among Lebanese women. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to gain a more in-depth understanding of the coping strategies espoused by Lebanese women with breast cancer. (More)
Chronic pain in children has been increasing in prevalence and studies have provided evidence that it impacts the functional/physical aspects of the children's life and their psychological and emotional well-being. Family caregivers of children and adolescents with chronic pain suffer a great sense of burden affecting their emotional, social, and family(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of childhood cancer on the family has been studied in different cultures and continues to be an object of study and concern, In Lebanon, a country of 4 million people 282 new pediatric cases of cancer age <20 years diagnosed in 2004 were reported in 2008. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of Lebanese(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore, through in-depth semistructured interviews, the lived experience of Lebanese family caregivers of cancer patients and acquire a better knowledge of the meaning and interpretation of their experience. The study design was based on the Utrecht School of Phenomenology. This study followed purposeful sampling, in which(More)
Medication errors continue to be of great concern to hospitals. The use of Information technology (IT) for medication administration was recommended to assist nurses to administer medications safely, decrease the chance of medication errors, and contribute to patient safety. Such IT will be operational soon in some Lebanese hospitals. Users' readiness and(More)