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Health Promotion and Community Health (HPCH) - Faculty Publications

Health Promotion and Community Health (HPCH) - Faculty Publications

 

Recent Submissions

  • Bardus, Marco; Awada, Nathalie; Ghandour, Lilian; Fares, Elie-Jacques; Gherbal, Tarek; Al-Zanati, Tasnim; Stoyanov, Stoyan (Journal of Medical Internet Research Publications, 2020-03)
    Background: With thousands of health apps in app stores globally, it is crucial to systemically and thoroughly evaluate the quality of these apps due to their potential influence on health decisions and outcomes. The Mobile ...
  • Al-Dewachi, Omar (Stanford University Press, )
    Iraq's healthcare has been on the edge of collapse since the 1990s. Once the leading hub of scientific and medical training in the Middle East, Iraq's political and medical infrastructure has been undermined by decades of ...
  • Myntti, Cynthia (American University in Cairo Press, )
    Paris along the Nile captures, in 200 black and white photographs, the architectural jewels of Cairo’s Belle Époque. The book combines architectural and street photography to produce a compelling portrait of the old and the new.
  • Myntti, Cynthia; Salti,Nisreen; Zurayk, Huda (AUB Press, )
    The Ras Beirut Well-Being Survey was a research project of the AUB Neighborhood Initiative and a response to the dearth of up-to-date sociological, demographic, and health information about neighborhood residents. The ...
  • Mahfoud Z.R.; Afifi R.A.; Haddad P.H.; DeJong J. (LONDON24-28 OVAL RD, LONDON NW1 7DX, ENGLAND, 2011)
    The current study examined prevalence and risk factors for suicide ideation in 5038 Lebanese adolescents using Global School Health Survey data. Around 16percent of Lebanese adolescents thought of suicide. Multivariate ...
  • Kobeissi L.; Nakkash R.; Ghantous Z.; Saad M.A.; Yassin N. (NEW YORK233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA, 2011)
    This manuscript presents the evaluation of a 3 year community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach involving the testing of a psychosocial intervention to improve reproductive and mental health of married women in ...
  • Osman H.; Romani M.; Hlais S. (LEAWOOD11400 TOMAHAWK CREEK PARKWAY, STE 540, LEAWOOD, KS 66207 USA, 2011)
    Background And Objectives: Information on the practice of family medicine in Arab countries is scant. In this study we aim to describe the current state of the specialty in the region. This includes scope of practice, ...
  • Hajj T.E.; Afifi R.A.; Khawaja M.; Harpham T. (LONDONBRITISH MED ASSOC HOUSE, TAVISTOCK SQUARE, LONDON WC1H 9JR, ENGLAND, 2011)
    Background Research on the links between violence and social capital has produced mixed results and is mainly limited to Western countries. Aims To assess the relationship of social capital to physical fights among unmarried ...
  • Primack B.A.; Rice K.R.; Shensa A.; Carroll M.V.; Depenna E.J.; Nakkash R.; Barnett T.E. (NEW YORK360 PARK AVE SOUTH, NEW YORK, NY 10010-1710 USA, 2012)
    Background: Establishments dedicated to hookah tobacco smoking recently have proliferated and helped introduce hookah use to U.S. communities. Purpose: To conduct a comprehensive, qualitative assessment of websites promoting ...
  • Makhoul J.; Nakkash R.T.; El Hajj T.; Abdulrahim S.; Kanj M.; Mahfoud Z.; Afifi R.A. (DORDRECHTVAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS, 2011)
    A variety of measures of mental health have been used with youth. The reason for choosing one scale over another in any given situation is rarely stated, and cross-cultural validation is scarce. Psychometric testing is ...
  • Kanaan M.N.; Afifi R.A. (CAMBRIDGEEDINBURGH BLDG, SHAFTESBURY RD, CB2 8RU CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, 2010)
    Objective: To investigate the association between self-esteem, physical activity, engaging in risky behaviours, social and cultural capital, attitudes towards thinness, parental and personal characteristics with weight-control ...
  • Nakkash R.T.; Khalil J.; Chaaya M.; Afifi R.A. (THOUSAND OAKS2455 TELLER RD, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 USA, 2010)
    Secondhand smoke is harmful to smokers and nonsmokers, and smoke-free legislation worldwide improves health status. Lebanon has one of the weakest tobacco control regulatory environments in the Eastern Mediterranean region. ...
  • Afifi R.A.; Makhoul J.; El Hajj T.; Nakkash R.T. (OXFORDGREAT CLARENDON ST, OXFORD OX2 6DP, ENGLAND, 2011)
    Although logic models are now touted as an important component of health promotion planning, implementation and evaluation, there are few published manuscripts that describe the process of logic model development, and fewer ...
  • Habib R.R.; Hamdan M.; Al-Sahab B.; Tamim H.; MacK A.; Afifi R.A. (OXFORDGREAT CLARENDON ST, OXFORD OX2 6DP, ENGLAND, 2010)
    Parent-child relationships have been linked to the health and social well-being of adolescents. This relationship may be especially influential in areas of the world where family bonds remain the strongest for children. ...
  • Dejong J.; Mahfoud Z.; Khoury D.; Barbir F.; Afifi R.A. (WASHINGTON800 I STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001-3710 USA, 2010)
    [No abstract available]
  • Afifi R.A.; Yeretzian J.S.; Rouhana A.; Nehlawi M.T.; MacK A. (OXFORDGREAT CLARENDON ST, OXFORD OX2 6DP, ENGLAND, 2010)
    Background: Increasingly neighbourhoods are identified as influencing health. Neighbourhood characteristics have been linked to cigarette use. In Lebanon, the water pipe (narghile) use is most frequent among youth. The ...
  • Nakkash R.; Khalil J. (LONDONBRITISH MED ASSOC HOUSE, TAVISTOCK SQUARE, LONDON WC1H 9JR, ENGLAND, 2010)
    Background: Waterpipe tobacco smoking prevalence is increasing around the globe despite current evidence that smoke emissions are toxic and contain carcinogenic compounds. Objective: To evaluate current health warning ...
  • Saliba M.; Zurayk H. (NEW YORK360 PARK AVE SOUTH, NEW YORK, NY 10010-1710 USA, 2010)
    Background: Women's health is still largely associated with the notion of reproduction in developing countries despite a more varied disease burden, including noncommunicable conditions resulting from consequences of ...
  • Yeretzian J.S.; Afifi R.A. (OXFORDGREAT CLARENDON ST, OXFORD OX2 6DP, ENGLAND, 2009)
    Background Behavioral models state that adolescents need not only to know about the dangers of smoking, but also to perceive themselves as susceptible to those dangers prior to modifying their smoking behavior. However, ...
  • Nakkash R.; Lee K. (LONDONBRITISH MED ASSOC HOUSE, TAVISTOCK SQUARE, LONDON WC1H 9JR, ENGLAND, 2009)
    Aims: This article outlines how the tobacco industry has undermined tobacco control efforts in Lebanon since the early 1970s. Methods: An analysis of online and on-site tobacco industry documents, reviews of newspapers, ...

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