Ahmad Alqassim

Ahmad Alqassim
Jazan University · Family and Community Medicine Department

MD. MSPH. PhD

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Background Cyberbullying is becoming common in inflicting harm on others, especially among adolescents. This study aims to assess the prevalence of cyberbullying, determine the risk factors, and assess the association between cyberbullying and the psychological status of adolescents facing this problem in the Jazan region, Saudi Arabia. Methods A...
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Background: Although the eyes represent 0.1% of the total human body, they are exposed to many injuries, some of which may cause blindness. Ocular chemical injury is a true ocular emergency requiring immediate assessment and initiation of treatment. The present study targeted the general population in the Jazan region, Saudi Arabia, to evaluate kno...
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Background Although the eyes represent 0.1% of the total human body, they are exposed to many injuries, some of which may cause blindness. Ocular chemical injury is a true ocular emergency requiring immediate assessment and initiation of treatment. The present study targeted the general population in the Jazan region, Saudi Arabia, to evaluate know...
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Background: Stay-home orders and the shutdown of university campuses and fitness centers have greatly influenced health behaviors, resulting in a widespread reduction in physical activity. This study aimed to identify factors associated with maintaining physical activity among Jazan University medical students during the COVID-19 shutdown. Method...
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Poverty is not merely the absence of money but the absence of resources to get the necessities of life. Poverty and health are always in a reciprocal relationship. This relation came to light in 1948 when the WHO defined health as complete physical, mental and social wellbeing. In 1987, the Alma-Ata declaration opened the discussion on health inequ...
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Background: Admission to medical school is competitive, and different countries use various tests in addition to high school grades to minimize selection bias. A few studies have been conducted to evaluate the usefulness of these tests as predictors for students’ academic performance. In this article, we aimed to assess factors that influenced stud...
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Background: Weight-related self-stigma has well-known psychological consequences. There is growing evidence that psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, stress, predict the existence of weight stigma. The purpose of the present survey was to examine the association between weight self-stigma and psychological distress among Saudi you...
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Background: Burnout is a syndrome that results from stressors in the work environment that have not been successfully managed. The prevalence of burnout among schoolteachers was always controversial. COVID-19 pandemic added more stressors to teachers since they had to change their working styles in response to the pandemic lockdowns or curfews. In...
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The aim of this study was to measure anxiety levels and many co-factors that might influence the levels of anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak in southern Saudi Arabia (KSA). A cross-sectional self-reporting survey was conducted to determine the level of general anxiety disorder (GAD) symptoms related to COVID-19 and quarantining. We selected a co...
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Disability constitutes a significant health problem in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Research assessing the health needs of people with disabilities in KSA is scarce. This study aimed to assess what physical and hearing disable persons need from healthcare services and to investigate difficulties in accessing these services in the Jazan area....
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Background: Adolescence is a critical, multifactorial developmental phase. With the current pandemic of COVID- 19, excessive using of electronic devices is a public health concern. The aim of this study is to investigate the relation- ship between depression and the use of electronic devices among secondary school children in Jazan, Saudi Arabia du...
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Purpose: To evaluate parental knowledge, attitudes and behaviors towards child vaccination in Saudi Arabia and to examine the factors associated with immunization. Methods: An observational cross-sectional survey was conducted in Jazan, southwest Saudi Arabia. A total of 447 parents who visited the primary health care centers were enrolled using a...
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Background: Mental illness is a serious condition requiring early intervention. This study aims to assess the knowledge, attitude, practice, and stigma toward mental illness among university students in Saudi Arabia. Materials and Methods: An observational cross-sectional survey was conducted during the academic year 2018–2019 in a university in Sa...
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Background This study aimed to assess regional COVID-19 mortality rates and compare the five proposed business units (BUs). Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted in the Ministry of Health (MOH) hospitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). We included 1743 adults (≥ 18 years of age) with COVID-19 admitted to any of 30 MOH hospitals. Resul...
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Aim: The study aimed to assess the incidence of needlestick and sharps injuries among healthcare workers (HCWs) in the Jazan region of Saudi Arabia, as well as to determine whether there exists an association between hospital level and needle- stick and sharps injuries rate. Design: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 609 randomly selected...
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Background: Studies on the role of weight self-stigma on the quality of life of young adults are limited. Therefore, the present study aimed to examine the relationship between different forms of weight self- stigma (self-devaluation and fear of enacted stigma) and the quality of life among Saudi youth in the Jazan region. Methods: A cross-section...
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Objective: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has impacted the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as it has other nations. However, length of stay (LOS), as a healthcare quality indicator, has not been examined across the healthcare regions in the KSA. Therefore, this study aimed to examine factors associated with LOS to better understand the Saud...
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Objective Saudi Arabia has succeeded in having one of the lowest rates of COVID-19 worldwide due to the government’s initiatives in taking swift action to control both the spread and severity of the virus. However, Covid-19 can serve as a test case of the expected response of the new healthcare system under Vision 2030. This study used data from th...
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Crude oil is a complex mixture that includes polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) as one of its major components. The toxicity of some chemically substituted PAHs found in oil, such as the methylated species, are relatively understudied. A combination of chemical fractionation and analysis coupled with a bioassay was used to identify a subset of...
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Tobacco smoking has a significant role in health deterioration worldwide; it can lead to many dangerous diseases. Tobacco smoking among medical students is common worldwide, but the prevalence and determinants vary from one community to another. Data from medical students in Saudi Arabia is limited. This study was conducted to estimate the prevalen...
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Energy drinks are beverages containing a high amount of caffeine and other substances. Studies on the side effects of energy drink consumption among college students in Saudi Arabia are limited. In this cross-sectional study, we aimed to determine the consumption patterns and effects of energy drinks among college students. The study was conducted...
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The use of electronic cigarettes (e‐cigarettes) has steadily grown over the past few years, rising in popularity amongst young adults, especially. Owing to the perception that e‐cigarettes are less harmful than conventional cigarettes, some people have resorted to using them as a means of quitting cigarette smoking. This study aimed to assess the a...
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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) comprise a large family of toxic compounds that come from natural and anthropogenic sources. Chrysene is a PAH with multiple effects, but the toxic potentials of mono-methylchrysenes are less characterized. A comparison of chrysene and six mono-methylchrysenes was performed using assays for cytotoxicity, huma...

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elucidate the highly toxic compounds within fresh and weathered crude oil from the MC252 oil spill.