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Utilization of health services is a complex behavioral phenomenon. Empirical studies of preventive and curative services have often found that use of health services is related to the availability, quality and cost of services, as well as to social structure, health beliefs and personal characteristics of the users. In this paper an attempt is made to(More)
AIM This paper reports a survey of nurses' attitudes towards computerized health information systems, the characteristics that influence these attitudes and the level of nurses' skills in computer use. BACKGROUND The use of such systems in developed countries and in some developing countries has already become a reality. However, nurses as a group of care(More)
Utilisation of health services is a complex behavioural phenomenon. Empirical studies of preventive and curative services in Bangladesh have often showed that the use of health services is related to the availability, quality and cost of services, as well as to social structure, health beliefs and personal characteristics of the users. The present paper(More)
The objectives of this study were to describe and compare the clinical characteristics of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and undifferentiated spondyloarthritis (USpA) in Middle East Arab (MEA) and South Asian (SA) patients diagnosed in our unit. Fifty-eight consecutive patients diagnosed with SpA were studied after classifying them into MEA and SA. They were(More)
Maternal health services have a potentially critical role in the improvement of reproductive health. The use of health services is related to the availability, quality and cost of the services, as well as to social structure, health beliefs and the personal characteristics of the users. The present paper examined the factors that influence the use of(More)
There is paucity of literature on the association of peripheral blood cytokine patterns with patient demographics and disease variables in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We test the hypothesis that there may be differences in peripheral blood levels of inflammatory cytokines in RA subjects according to various disease variables. In this case, we could identify(More)
The utilization of safe motherhood services including maternity care in Bangladesh is very poor. Only a very small proportion of deliveries takes place in a hospital/clinic. This study is based on data from a follow-up study on maternal morbidity in rural Bangladesh. Analysis is performed on the nature of complications by place of delivery. Most of the(More)
Electromyography (EMG) is to measure the muscle response to nervous stimulation. The power spectrum of the EMG shifts towards lower frequencies during a continued muscle contraction due to muscular fatigue. Muscle fatigue is the decline in ability of a muscle to create force. This research presents the effectiveness of the wavelet transform applied to the(More)
The study reports job satisfaction among a sample of 370 physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and medical laboratory technologists in the Ministry of Health hospitals in Kuwait. Job satisfaction was measured using Dunnette's scale. The respondents in all four categories were satisfied with all aspects of their jobs except salary. The medical laboratory(More)
PURPOSE To measure the quality of health care services patient satisfaction is used as one of the most important indicators. The study aims to identify factors affecting patient's satisfaction at primary health care clinics. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH The data was collected during January 2007 and May 2007 through a randomly-distributed questionnaire.(More)