Khat chewing and health related quality of life: cross-sectional study in Jazan region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

@inproceedings{Sheikh2014KhatCA,
  title={Khat chewing and health related quality of life: cross-sectional study in Jazan region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia},
  author={Kamaludin Ahmed Sheikh and Maged El-Setouhy and Umar Yagoub and Rashad Mohammed Ali Alsanosy and Zafar Ahmed},
  booktitle={Health and quality of life outcomes},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The chewing of Khat leaves, a natural psychoactive substance is widely chewed in countries of East Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula, and is reported to be associated with a range of unfavorable health outcomes including khat dependence. The impact of Khat chewing on Health Related Quality of Life is yet to be explored. AIMS to measure and compare the quality of life of the khat chewers and non-khat chewers using a short form health survey (SF36), and to assess factors… CONTINUE READING
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