Medhat S Attia

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OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to reveal the prevalence of corporal punishment in Alexandria and its' correlates with family background and child's behavior and characteristics. METHODS A cross sectional survey targeting preparatory and secondary school children was conducted. The multistage random sample technique was adopted to select a(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to reveal the prevalence and determinants of corporal punishment in preparatory (middle) and secondary (high) schools in Alexandria. METHODS A cross sectional survey targeting preparatory and secondary school students enrolled in main stream public schools was conducted. The multistage random sample technique was(More)
Violent behaviour among school students and its predictors were investigated. Selected children (2170) were requested to complete a self-administered questionnaire. Initiating violent assaults in the 18 months prior to the study was reported by 51.0% of boys and 20.9% of girls. Multivariate logistic regression analysis pointed to 16 predictive variables for(More)
BACKGROUND Insomnia is a common problem in the elderly population. Poor sleep quality is associated with decreased memory and concentration, increased risk of falls, cognitive decline, and higher rate of mortality. Inadequate sleep hygiene such as irregular sleep schedules, use of stimulants, and daytime naps may predispose to insomnia. AIM The aim of(More)
The aim of the present work was to study anxiety among school age students suffering from asthma. The study was conducted on a total number of 146 asthmatic preparatory school students, attending the asthma clinic in Sporting Students' Hospital in Alexandria Governorate. The study was performed during the period from June to September 1997. A matching(More)
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding in elderly is a common problem with numerous causes. The study included 120 patients who attended gastrointestinal endoscopic unit, SayedGalal Hospital, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt suffering from upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Patients were divided into 2 groups (n=60): Group I: below 55 and Group II: above 55 years.(More)
This study was conducted to elucidate the level of knowledge about asthma among primary school teachers in Alexandria. An interview questionnaire was constructed to collect data from 318 teachers chosen through a multistage stratified random method from 10 primary schools in Alexandria. The questionnaire included personal data and a series of statements(More)
The evaluation of the multi-sectoral collaborative school mental health program conducted in Alexandria from 1987 to 1990 has to be done along various dimensions (Seif El-Din et al.). The aim of the present work is to investigate the trend change in utilization of the psychiatric clinic in the Students' Hospital (Sporting) through comparing pre-program(More)
This study was undertaken to reveal the epidemiologic characteristics of addicts, the various types of drugs used and the factors behind drug seeking behavior, as well as the outcome of treatment. Patients admitted for treatment to Maamoura Psychiatric Hospital in the period from July 1995 to January 1996 formed the sample of the present study. All were(More)
OBJECTIVE The phenomenon of street children in Egypt constitutes a public health concern. This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of institutionalised street children in Alexandria, to compare the prevalence of substance abuse and conduct disorder between street children and school children, and to identify predictors of these mental health(More)
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