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  • M Afifi
  • 2006
To investigate the differences between adolescent boys and girls, the rates of depression and associated factors were determined for secondary school adolescents in 2 different samples, 552 in South Sharqiya, Oman, and 1577 in Alexandria, Egypt. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to investigate the correlates of depression. In Alexandria, the(More)
We examined the knowledge, attitudes and practices of Omani adolescents with regard to reproductive health in a nationally representative secondary school-based sample of 1670 boys and 1675 girls. Through a self-administrated questionnaire the adolescents were asked about puberty, marriage, birth spacing and AIDS and sexually transmitted infections. Only(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus is a major public health problem in the Sultanate of Oman. This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge and perception of diabetes in a sample of the Omani general population, and the associations between the elements of knowledge and perception, and socio-demographic factors. METHODS The study was carried out in two semi-urban(More)
We investigated the practice of some of health-compromising behaviours among Omani adolescents and their correlates in a nationally representative secondary school-based sample of 1670 boys and 1675 girls. The mean age of the sample was 17.13 (SD 1.35) years. Through a self-administrated questionnaire the adolescents were asked about 6 risky behaviours:(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to measure the adolescents` attitude towards suicide, to assess the magnitude of the problem of suicidal ideation or attempt and to study its correlation among a non clinical, non deviant sample of high school adolescents aged 14-19 years in Alexandria, Egypt. METHODS A multistage stratified random sample of 1621(More)
This study investigated the attitudes of Omani adolescents towards gender roles and women's empowerment in taking household decisions, and the determinants of their positive attitudes. A national representative secondary school-based sample of 1670 boys and 1675 girls completed a self-administrated questionnaire with 2 indices: Adolescents' Attitudes(More)
Editorial Many papers were published from mid 60s till date with the key word " skin " and " mirror " in its title [1-16]. Actually doctors of all clinical specialties understand that the skin is a mirror of many diseases as celiac diseases, polyposis syndromes, and intestinal malignancies. And, as GI diseases can have a dermatological manifestation, GI(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have supported the association between hypertension and erectile dysfunction (ED). In addition, a significant correlation between hypertension in men and ED has been well established. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of ED, its severity and other sexual function domains in hypertensive patients(More)