Komal Atta

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of passive smoking with respiratory symptoms and clinical correlates in married women in a rural area of Pakistan. METHOD A Cross-sectional study was carried out on married women of Nurpur Shahan (rural Islamabad) by means of an Interviewer administered questionnaire. Systematic sampling of households was done. A(More)
Gastric cancer is generally associated with poor survival rates and accounts for a remarkable proportion of global cancer mortality. The prevalence of gastric carcinoma varies in different regions of world and across teh various ethnic groups. On the basis of pathological assessment, gastric cancer can be categorized as intestinal and diffuse carcinomas.(More)
Background: Self-directed learning (SDL) is considered a vital learning parameter in health professions studies. This dynamic technique helps the medical graduates to take initiative for solving their learning problems and become a lifelong learner to meet the challenges in health care profession. Methods: The 100 students of first year M.B.B.S were(More)
Background: Dysmenorrhea is a frequent gynecological condition associated with painful cramping of uterine origin. Pain of severe dysmenorrhea is associated with restriction of activity and absence from the workplace. The causative stressors and impact of dysmenorrhea on quality of life have been enunciated rarely in a Pakistani setup. Objectives: To study(More)
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