Samira El Fakir

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Quality of life (QOL) and its measurement in cancer patients is becoming increasingly important. Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment are often associated with psychological distress and reduced QoL. In Arabic-speaking countries, QoL of patients with cancer is inadequately studied. The aim of this study was to test the reliability and validity of the(More)
INTRODUCTION General practitioners can play a key role in prevention and early detection of cancer. The aim of this study was to assess their current clinical practices concerning risk factors such as smoking, alcohol, diet and cancer screening. METHOD A self-administered questionnaire was sent to GPs working at the Fez Prefecture health centre(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is commonly diagnosed at late stages in countries with limited resources. In Morocco, breast cancer is ranked the first female cancer (36.1%) and screening methods could reduce the proportion presenting with a late diagnosis. Morocco is currently adopting a breast cancer screening program based on clinical examination at primary(More)
A prospective study of syphilis cases over a period of 2 years (January 2008 to September 2009) was carried out in the Department of Dermatology of the Hassan II University Hospital Center in Fes, Morocco. A total of 57 cases were identified. The M/F sex ratio was 0.89. Mean patient age was 40.5 years (range, 22-80). Risk factors included unprotected sex in(More)
Understanding the effects of cancer on the quality of life of affected patients is critical to clinical research as well as to optimal management and care. The aim of this study was to adapt the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-C30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) questionnaire into Moroccan Arabic and to determine its(More)
In Morocco, knowledge of cancer risk factors, a crucial element in the process of behavioral change, has never been evaluated. This study aims to provide information on the level of awareness of cancer risk factors among the Moroccan general population. A cross sectional survey was carried out in May 2008, using a stratified sampling method in a(More)
BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking is increasingly associated with lower socio-economic status, indicated by lower educational levels. This association has never been investigated in Morocco. OBJECTIVE The MARTA survey was undertaken to assess tobacco use in the Moroccan population according to level of education and other socio-demographic characteristics. (More)
Professional stress is a harmful physical and emotional reaction that can occur when tension exists between the requirements imposed on a person and the level of control that person may, or may not, have on the fulfillment of these requirements (essentially tension between what one is expected to achieve and what one can realistically achieve). At present,(More)
PURPOSE To determine the association between income level and variations in knowledge and perceptions about tobacco smoking in Morocco. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Random sample of 9195 subjects representative of the Moroccan population. SUBJECTS Subjects aged >15 years from households. MEASURES Data were collected from selected households(More)
BACKGROUND Determining risky behaviours of adolescents provides valuable information for designing appropriate intervention programmes for advancing adolescent's health. However, these behaviours are not fully addressed by researchers in a comprehensive approach. We report the protocol of a mixed methods study designed to investigate the health risk(More)