Mohamed Ghaith Al-Kuwari

Learn More
There are no data on the knowledge, attitude and practices of Qatari women about this cancer. Therefore this cross-sectional interview-based study was conducted in 2008 among 500 women at 5 randomly selected primary health care centres in Qatar to determine their knowledge, attitude and practices regarding cervical cancer and screening. Just over 85% had(More)
OBJECTIVE This study estimated the annual incidence of imported malaria in Qatar from 1997 to 2006 and described the epidemiological features of malaria from 2004 to 2006. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of the imported malaria cases in Qatar reported by the malaria surveillance program during the period 1997 to 2006 to estimate annual(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity among mothers of mentally disabled children and mothers of non-disabled children, and to identify the determinants associated with psychiatric morbidity. METHODS A comparative cross-sectional study was conducted in Qatar from January to June 2005 to compare the prevalence psychiatric morbidity(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of pedometers as motivation for individuals to walk 10,000 steps and more a day. METHODS A cross-sectional longitudinal study conducted during for 12 weeks. The intervention consists of goal setting to reach 10,000 steps or more and to keep it as daily target. The pedometer was issued for(More)
BACKGROUND The first Qatar Active Healthy Kids (QAHK) Report Card was developed in 2015-2016. It is a synthesis of the available evidence on physical activity in children and youth in the state of Qatar-an assessment of the state of the nation. The report card is important for future physical activity advocacy, policy, and program development. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND Recent data from a self-administered questionnaire show that approximately 75% of school children in Qatar do not meet the daily recommended levels of physical activity (PA). Since children spend half of their waking hours in school, it is important to understand when and how much PA children accumulate during the school day. This study aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND This study examines the impact of a one-year pedometer-based intervention on increasing the physical activity level among adult population in Qatar. METHODS This longitudinal study was conducted over a one-year period and included a total of 268 adults aged between 18-64 years old. Data were extracted and used from the "Step into Health" (SIH)(More)
OBJECTIVES In the Middle East, Qatar in particular, the incidence of breast cancer has substantially increased in recent years, and is expected to double by 2030. This diagnosis also occurs at a later stage in the disease. Early detection along with proper treatment reduces radical mastectomy and mortality rates, yet only one-third of Arab women in Qatar(More)
While a major reduction in morbidity and mortality from measles has been achieved in Qatar since it adopted the measles elimination programme in 1997, the country has experienced small, recurrent measles outbreaks. The aim of this study was to determine the demographical and epidemiological characteristics of measles cases reported to the surveillance(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the effects that climatic conditions, especially extreme heat, have on physical activity (PA) levels. The aim of this 2-year cohort analysis undertaken in the Arabian Gulf region was to assess changes in objectively-assessed PA as a result of changes in climatic conditions. METHODS A total of 2088 adults (1390 men and 698(More)