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Dispensing Practices, Attitudes and Knowledge of Pharmacists towards Herbal Products in Palestine

Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Ibnosina J Med BS; 5(3):123-130
Year of Publication: 
2013
Authors: 
Waleed M. Sweileh
Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Current Affiliation: 
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Adham S. Abu Taha
Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Enass M. Abu Arrah
Division of Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Ansam F. Sawalha
Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Ola A Salah
Division of Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Raniah M. Jamous
Palestinian Military Medical Services, Nablus, Palestine
Deema Adawi
Division of Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

Background and Objectives: With the global rise in the use of herbal ‎products; pressure is increasing on pharmacists to have more knowledge ‎about herbal medicine. We assessed pharmacists’ dispensing practices, ‎attitudes, and knowledge regarding herbal products. Methods: A cross ‎sectional study was carried out among community pharmacists in north ‎Palestine using a questionnaire. A convenience sample of 100 community ‎pharmacists was included in the study. The mean age of participants was ‎‎33±11 years. Results: Dispensing of herbal products was common. The ‎majority of participants (91%) believed that herbal products were ‎beneficial and 61% believed these had fewer side effects than ‎conventional medicines. Most participants thought they have good ‎knowledge of herbal preparations. However, their actual knowledge in ‎response to factual questionnaire was low. The lowest score was observed ‎for herbal drug interactions domain. Conclusions: Although herbal ‎products are commonly dispensed in Palestine, community pharmacists ‎have poor knowledge about these medicines. Continuing pharmacy ‎education in general is needed for community pharmacists to qualify ‎them to provide a better pharmaceutical care.

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Dispensing Practices, Attitudes and Knowledge of Pharmacists towards Herbal Products in Palestine

Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Ibnosina J Med BS; 5(3):123-130
Year of Publication: 
2013
Authors: 
Adham S. Abu Taha
Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Current Affiliation: 
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Waleed M. Sweileh
Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Enass M. Abu Arrah
Division of Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Ansam F. Sawalha
Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Ola A Salah
Division of Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Raniah M. Jamous
Palestinian Military Medical Services, Nablus, Palestine
Deema Adawi
Division of Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

Background and Objectives: With the global rise in the use of herbal ‎products; pressure is increasing on pharmacists to have more knowledge ‎about herbal medicine. We assessed pharmacists’ dispensing practices, ‎attitudes, and knowledge regarding herbal products. Methods: A cross ‎sectional study was carried out among community pharmacists in north ‎Palestine using a questionnaire. A convenience sample of 100 community ‎pharmacists was included in the study. The mean age of participants was ‎‎33±11 years. Results: Dispensing of herbal products was common. The ‎majority of participants (91%) believed that herbal products were ‎beneficial and 61% believed these had fewer side effects than ‎conventional medicines. Most participants thought they have good ‎knowledge of herbal preparations. However, their actual knowledge in ‎response to factual questionnaire was low. The lowest score was observed ‎for herbal drug interactions domain. Conclusions: Although herbal ‎products are commonly dispensed in Palestine, community pharmacists ‎have poor knowledge about these medicines. Continuing pharmacy ‎education in general is needed for community pharmacists to qualify ‎them to provide a better pharmaceutical care. 

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An Interventional Study on the Effects of Pressure Ulcer Education on Jordanian Registered Nurses’ Knowledge and Practice

Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences Volume 47, Pages 2196–2206
Year of Publication: 
2012
Authors: 
Jamal A.M. Saleh Qaddumi
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Aآ- Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Current Affiliation: 
Department of Nursing and Midwifery ,Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Mohammad YN Saleh
RN, PhD, TVNS, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Denis Anthony
Professor School of Nursing & Midwifery, De Montfort University, 266 London Rd, LE2 IRQ Leicester, UK
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers (PUs) are health problems that resulted in human suffering, pain, disfigurement, loss of productive time, and financial burden. Despite the fact that PU is largely preventable (Elliott, McKinley & Fox, 2008) and recent advances in health care, PU rates are significantly increased in health care facilities (EPUAP, 2009). PURPOSE: The current study examined the effects of pressure ulcer education program on nurses’ knowledge, practices, attitudes and intentions towards PU prevention and treatment. METHODS: Interventional approach using before-after test design was used. Two hundred and twenty nurses were randomly selected from eight hospitals in Jordan. Nurses’ knowledge and practice about PU was measured by PU knowledge and practice test based on EPUAP guidelines and Beeckman et al. (2011), while attitudes and intentions were measured using scales. RESULTS: The study revealed that nurses’ knowledge, practices, attitudes and intentions were improved towards PU prevention and treatment. Demographic variables such as gender and years of experience were influential in relation to nurses’ knowledge, practices, attitudes and intentions towards PU prevention and treatment. Results also showed lack of accurate information about PU management among nurses and positive nurses’ attitudes toward PU prevention and treatment. CONCLUSION: A PU education program is a powerful tool for nurses. It provides an opportunity to improve understanding of PU, keep abreast of current knowledge on PU, and eliminate patient's suffering. Additionally, PU education programs can help nurses to acquire professional attitudes that will enable them to improve quality of nursing care.

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Knowledge and Practices of Pesticide Use among farm workers in the West Bank, Palestine: Safety Implications

Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Environ Health Prev Med. 2010 July; 15(4): 252–261
Year of Publication: 
2010
Authors: 
Sa’ed H. Zyoud
Poison Control and Drug Information Center (PCDIC), College of Pharmacy, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Ansam F. Sawalha
Poison Control and Drug Information Center (PCDIC), College of Pharmacy, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Waleed M. Sweileh
Poison Control and Drug Information Center (PCDIC), College of Pharmacy, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Rahmat Awang
WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Information, National Poison Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia
Suleiman I. Al-Khalil
Medical Technology Department, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Current Affiliation: 
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Science, An-Najah National University, Palestine
Samah W. Al-Jabi
School of Pharmaceutical Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia
Nihaia M. Bsharat
Medical Technology Department, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

Objectives The objectives of this study were to assess the knowledge and practices associated with pesticide use in an agricultural community in Palestine, and to determine the prevalence of self-reported health symptoms related to pesticide exposure. Methods In this cross-sectional questionnaire study, agricultural farm workers in Nablus district, Palestine, were interviewed on their knowledge and practices of pesticide use. Comparisons of knowledge and practices of pesticide use between various groups were performed using the Mann–Whitney U-test or the Kruskal–Wallis rank test of variance. The program of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 15 was used for data analysis. Results The questionnaire was completed by 381 farm workers. The mean age ± SD of the participants was 38.8 ± 11.8 years. The majority (97.9%) of the participants were male. The mean participant scores for knowledge and safety procedures were 2.8 ± 3.2 out of 8 and 9.8 ± 2.4 out of 15, respectively. There was a significant positive correlation (r = 0.323; P < 0.001) between the knowledge and safety procedure scores. Unsafe behaviors were identified as the storage of pesticide products at home, the preparation of pesticides in the kitchen, inadequate disposal of empty pesticide containers, eating and drinking during pesticide application, and using inadequate protective clothing. The most frequent self-reported toxicity symptoms associated with pesticide use were skin rash (37.5%), headache (37%), excessive sweating (24.9%), and diarrhea (21.3%). There was a strong significant negative correlation (r = −0.83; P < 0.001) between self-reported toxicity symptoms and scores for protective measures. Conclusion The results of this study indicate that most farm workers in this district need more educational programs regarding the safety and use of pesticides. Legislation promoting the use of safer pesticides is also needed.


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Knowledge And Practices of Pesticide Use Among Farm Workers In The West Bank, Palestine: Safety Implications

Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine Volume 15, Number 4, 252-261
Year of Publication: 
2010
Authors: 
Sa’ed H. Zyoud
Poison Control And Drug Information Center (PCDIC), An-Najah National University, P.O. Box 7, Nablus, Palestine
Ansam F. Sawalha
Poison Control and Drug Information Center (PCDIC), An-Najah National University, Nablus, Occupied Palestinian Territory
Waleed M. Sweileh
Faculty of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy Graduate Program, Nablus, Palestine
Rahmat Awang
WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Information, Clinical Toxicology, National Poison Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia
Suleiman I. Al-Khalil
Faculty of Pharmacy, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Samah W. Al-Jabi
School of Pharmaceutical Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia
Current Affiliation: 
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Nihaia M. Bsharat
Faculty of Pharmacy, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

Objectives The objectives of this study were to assess the knowledge and practices associated with pesticide use in an agricultural community in Palestine, and to determine the prevalence of self-reported health symptoms related to pesticide exposure.
Methods   In this cross-sectional questionnaire study, agricultural farm workers in Nablus district, Palestine, were interviewed on their knowledge and practices of pesticide use. Comparisons of knowledge and practices of pesticide use between various groups were performed using the Mann–Whitney U-test or the Kruskal–Wallis rank test of variance. The program of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 15 was used for data analysis.
Results   The questionnaire was completed by 381 farm workers. The mean age ± SD of the participants was 38.8 ± 11.8 years. The majority (97.9%) of the participants were male. The mean participant scores for knowledge and safety procedures were 2.8 ± 3.2 out of 8 and 9.8 ± 2.4 out of 15, respectively. There was a significant positive correlation (r = 0.323; P < 0.001) between the knowledge and safety procedure scores. Unsafe behaviors were identified as the storage of pesticide products at home, the preparation of pesticides in the kitchen, inadequate disposal of empty pesticide containers, eating and drinking during pesticide application, and using inadequate protective clothing. The most frequent self-reported toxicity symptoms associated with pesticide use were skin rash (37.5%), headache (37%), excessive sweating (24.9%), and diarrhea (21.3%). There was a strong significant negative correlation (r = −0.83; P < 0.001) between self-reported toxicity symptoms and scores for protective measures.
Conclusion  The results of this study indicate that most farm workers in this district need more educational programs regarding the safety and use of pesticides. Legislation promoting the use of safer pesticides is also needed.


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Knowledge And Practices of Pesticide Use Among Farm Workers In The West Bank, Palestine: Safety Implications

Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine; 2010 Jul;15(4):252-61
Year of Publication: 
2010
Authors: 
Sa’ed H. Zyoud
Poison Control and Drug Information Center (PCDIC), College of Pharmacy, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Current Affiliation: 
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Ansam F. Sawalha
Poison Control and Drug Information Center (PCDIC), College of Pharmacy, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Waleed M. Sweileh
Poison Control and Drug Information Center (PCDIC), College of Pharmacy, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Rahmat Awang
WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Information, National Poison Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia
Suleiman I. Al-Khalil
Medical Technology Department, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Samah W. Al-Jabi
School of Pharmaceutical Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia
Nihaia M. Bsharat
Medical Technology Department, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

Objectives The objectives of this study were to assess the knowledge and practices associated with pesticide use in an agricultural community in Palestine, and to determine the prevalence of self-reported health symptoms related to pesticide exposure.
Methods:In this cross-sectional questionnaire study, agricultural farm workers in Nablus district, Palestine, were interviewed on their knowledge and practices of pesticide use. Comparisons of knowledge and practices of pesticide use between various groups were performed using the Mann–Whitney U-test or the Kruskal–Wallis rank test of variance. The program of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 15 was used for data analysis.
Results: The questionnaire was completed by 381 farm workers. The mean age ± SD of the participants was 38.8 ± 11.8 years. The majority (97.9%) of the participants were male. The mean participant scores for knowledge and safety procedures were 2.8 ± 3.2 out of 8 and 9.8 ± 2.4 out of 15, respectively. There was a significant positive correlation (r = 0.323; P < 0.001) between the knowledge and safety procedure scores. Unsafe behaviors were identified as the storage of pesticide products at home, the preparation of pesticides in the kitchen, inadequate disposal of empty pesticide containers, eating and drinking during pesticide application, and using inadequate protective clothing. The most frequent self-reported toxicity symptoms associated with pesticide use were skin rash (37.5%), headache (37%), excessive sweating (24.9%), and diarrhea (21.3%). There was a strong significant negative correlation (r = −0.83; P < 0.001) between self-reported toxicity symptoms and scores for protective measures.
Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that most farm workers in this district need more educational programs regarding the safety and use of pesticides. Legislation promoting the use of safer pesticides is also needed.

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Knowledge and Practices of Pesticide Use Among Farm Workers in the West Bank, Palestine: Safety Implications

Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Environ Health Prev Med. 2010 Jul;15(4):252-61
Year of Publication: 
2010
Authors: 
Ansam F. Sawalha
Poison Control And Drug Information Center (PCDIC), An-Najah National University. Nablus, Palestine
Current Affiliation: 
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Department of Biomedical Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Sa’ed H. Zyoud
Poison Control And Drug Information Center (PCDIC), An-Najah National University, P.O. Box 7, Nablus, Palestine
Waleed M. Sweileh
Poison Control And Drug Information Center (PCDIC), An-Najah National University. Nablus, Palestine
Rahmat Awang
WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Information, National Poison Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia
Nihaia M. Bsharat
Medical Technology Department, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.
Samah W. Al-Jabi
School of Pharmaceutical Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

Objectives The objectives of this study were to assess the knowledge and practices associated with pesticide use in an agricultural community in Palestine, and to determine the prevalence of self-reported health symptoms related to pesticide exposure.
Methods In this cross-sectional questionnaire study, agricultural farm workers in Nablus district, Palestine, were interviewed on their knowledge and practices of pesticide use. Comparisons of knowledge and practices of pesticide use between various groups were performed using the Mann–Whitney U-test or the Kruskal–Wallis rank test of variance. The program of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 15 was used for data analysis.
Results The questionnaire was completed by 381 farm workers. The mean age ± SD of the participants was 38.8 ± 11.8 years. The majority (97.9%) of the participants were male. The mean participant scores for knowledge and safety procedures were 2.8 ± 3.2 out of 8 and 9.8 ± 2.4 out of 15, respectively. There was a significant positive correlation (r = 0.323; P < 0.001) between the knowledge and safety procedure scores. Unsafe behaviors were identified as the storage of pesticide products at home, the preparation of pesticides in the kitchen, inadequate disposal of empty pesticide containers, eating and drinking during pesticide application, and using inadequate protective clothing. The most frequent self-reported toxicity symptoms associated with pesticide use were skin rash (37.5%), headache (37%), excessive sweating (24.9%), and diarrhea (21.3%). There was a strong significant negative correlation (r = −0.83; P < 0.001) between self-reported toxicity symptoms and scores for protective measures.
Conclusion The results of this study indicate that most farm workers in this district need more educational programs regarding the safety and use of pesticides. Legislation promoting the use of safer pesticides is also needed.

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