Hala Ibrahim Awadalla

Hala Ibrahim Awadalla
Ain Shams University · Faculty of Graduate Studies and Environmental Research

Professor

About

48
Publications
33,064
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
383
Citations
Additional affiliations
January 2014 - present
Ain Shams University
Position
  • Professor
July 2002 - present
Ain Shams University
January 1989 - July 2002

Publications

Publications (48)
Article
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is considered a multifaceted neurodevelopmental disorder. The last two decades showed an increase in its prevalence until reached about 1 in 54 children. Autistic symptoms may be exacerbated when the interaction of the genetic and the environmental risk factors occur, suggesting that gene-environment interaction could...
Article
Effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural programme to improve psychological and social adjustment among hepatitis C patients in Egypt
Article
Maternal obesity is one of the factors that have a role in recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). This research deals with fetal loss in obese pregnant women that might be due the mutation in Janus kinase2 gene (V617F). The main purpose of this article is to explore the association of obesity with JAK2 V617F mutation in recurrent pregnancy loss. This stud...
Article
This study determined the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral programme in improving the level of psychological and social adjustment in a sample of patients with viral hepatitis C. The study included 30 patients on interferon from the National Institute of Liver, Cairo, divided into 2 groups of 15 patients: an experimental group who agreed to...
Article
Hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1alpha is a critical regulatory protein of cellular response to hypoxia and is closely related to angiogenic processes. Microvessel density (MVD), a measure of tumor angiogenesis has been shown to be predictive of progression and poor prognosis in bladder urothelial carcinoma. Most research has relied on measuring HIF...
Data
Full-text available
Background: Growth has been proved to be a useful indicator of nutritional status and dietary adequacy. Stunting, wasting, and underweight are indices indicating nutritional problems prevalent among infants in under-developed countries, where the prevalence was consistently higher in rural areas than urban areas. The urban/ rural gap spotlight the...
Data
Background: A key measure of functional independence in elderly age is the ability to do activities of daily living (ADL) without the assistance of another person. Subjects & Methods: 506 rural population in El Minia, aged over 60 yrs were subjected to an in-terview questionnaire, where activities of daily living (ADLs) and self-rated health were a...
Article
Full-text available
AIM: Unintended pregnancy is a major public health problem that affects not only the individuals directly involved but also society. Most couples who want to avoid pregnancy practice contraception.The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of discontinuation of the different methods of contraception and describe the most common r...
Article
Full-text available
The increased use of mobile phone by the public is accompanied by a wave of contradictory reports about the possible health effects, which result from exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) by the phone’s user and neighbors of stations. Given the immense numbers of users of mobile phones, even small adverse effects on health could have major publ...
Article
Photoaging refers to the effects of long-term Ultraviolet (UV) exposure and sun damage which appears as pigmentation, laxity, wrinkles, telangiectasia, a leathery appearance, and cutaneous malignancies. Hair photodamage leads to loss of mechanical strength, luster and an increase in surface roughness. The aim of this study was to compare the effect...
Article
Full-text available
For absolute poverty elimination, basic needs met, and the environment protected, the United Nations report on the status of the world population included an appeal for immediate and decisive action to achieve balance between population patterns, consumption, and development. In the shantytowns of developing countries, health hazards are associated...
Article
Full-text available
Because of the extensive use of computers, many studies have been conducted in an attempt to address questions concerning safety and health for Video Display Terminal (VDT) users. To improve the understanding and awareness of VDT users regarding the effects of exposure to electromagnetic waves radiated from VDT's on some visual functions, a hundred...
Article
This study determined the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral programme in improving the level of psychological and social adjustment in a sample of patients with viral hepatitis C. The study included 30 patients on interferon from the National Institute of Liver, Cairo, divided into 2 groups of 15 patients: an experimental group who agreed to...
Article
Full-text available
THE REPORTS OF A RISE IN CONTRACEPTIVE PRACTICES HAVE NOT BEEN MATCHED BY A SIMILAR DECREASE IN POPULATION: therefore, there is a need to look into the causes of this discrepancy. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of different methods of contraception used by Egyptian women, to compare different contraception methods use...
Article
Background: The reports of a rise in contraceptive practices have not been matched by a similar decrease in population: therefore, there is a need to look into the causes of this discrepancy. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of different methods of contraception used by Egyptian women, to compare different contraception...
Article
Background: Influenza viruses infect a wide range of animal hosts and cause yearly wintertime epidemics among people living in temperate zones. Because of their ability to mutate, re-assort gene segments, and cross species, influenza viruses can also lead to pandemics in which immunologically naive people are exposed to a new, highly contagious sub...
Article
Full-text available
Surveillance of infectious disease markers in the blood donor population is important in recognizing trends in prevalence and incidence of transfusion related infections in asymptomatic volunteer blood donors. It was a cross sectional study. Samples were collected from volunteer blood donors and questionnaire was designed to collect the risk factor...
Article
Full-text available
AIM: A potential link between infectious agents and atherosclerosis has been suggested. Data obtained from several seroepidemiological studies have suggested that infection with Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, and Cytomegalovirus can initiate or maintain the atherosclerotic process. To evaluate the probable relationship between serum...
Article
Background: Many people use alternative medicine (AM), but the extent of this use has not been widely studied. Methods: A community-based cross sectional study was carried out to evaluate the attitude and extent of use of AM stratified by sociodemographic characteristics in the last year 2009 among 1548 rural dwellers of Saft el-laban village in El...
Article
Full-text available
Aim: An increasing number of people all around the world are turning to the nature by using the natural herbal products in both prophylaxis and treatment of different diseases. Green tea with active chemical ingredients posses diverse pharmacological properties that include anti-inflammatory, anticariogenic, antioxidant and antibacterial effects. T...
Article
Full-text available
Diabetes is a serious public health problem that threatens the quality of life of patiens with diabetes, the success of long-term maintenance therapy for diabetes depends largely on the patients' compliance with a therapeutic plan. To assess compliance of diabetic patients to diabetes self-Management in rural El Minia, and to determine the associat...
Article
Full-text available
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major nosocomial pathogen and it has been increasingly seen in community settings. The general objective of this study was to characterize by phenotyping and genotyping methods MRSA strains isolated from inpatients, outpatients and health care workers. Specimens were collected from patients in...
Article
Full-text available
This study was carried out in a governmental school for mentally disabled children in El Minia. We assessed maternal adaptation and the relationship between maternal sociodemographic factors and adaptation as well as examining maternal distress. All 100 mothers with children aged 6-18 years attending the school were recruited in the study. Three to...
Article
Background Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection varies remarkably between and within populations suggesting the role of socioeconomic-related environmental factors. Aim The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of H. pylori among the studied population, to explore the effect of some environmental risk factors and lifestyle on the t...
Article
Full-text available
  An increasing number of people all around the world are turning to the nature by using the natural herbal products in both prophylaxes and treatment of different diseases. Green tea with active chemical ingredients posses diverse pharmacological properties that include anti-inflammatory, anticariogenic, antioxidant and antibacterial effects. To a...
Article
Full-text available
BackgroundPrimary health-care centers provide outpatient health care and primary preventive activities for people in general and for mothers and children in particular. Medical care aims not only to improve health status, but also to respond to patients’ needs and wishes and to ensure their satisfaction with care. The patient-clinician relationship...
Article
Full-text available
Exposition environnementale à l'amiante et relation exposition-réponse avec le mésothéliome RÉSUMÉ Une étude épidémiologique et environnementale a été réalisée à Shubra El-Kheima, dans la banlieue du Caire, sur la relation exposition-réponse entre l'amiante et le mésothéliome pleural malin. Un dépistage radiologique a été effectué sur 487 personnes...
Article
Full-text available
We investigated the effect of chronic renal failure on the emotional status, social and psychological adaptation and the cognitive status of patients and the effect of a programme to improve the psychosocial state of the patients; 40 renal dialysis patients and 40 healthy controls were included. We used the Emotional Status Scale, Psychosocial Adap...
Article
Background Influenza is a zoonotic disease caused by a variety of the RNA flu virus. Influenza is a winter illness in temperate climates. Influenza seasons differ each year in length and severity. The viruses are grouped into three types, A, B and C. The emergence of new influenza A viruses could lead to pandemics. Aim Study the effect of some soci...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Background: A key measure of functional independence in elderly is the ability to do activities of daily living (ADL) without the assistance of another person. Subjects & Methods :500 rural population in El Minia, aged 60-80 yrs were subjected to interview questionnaire, where daily living (ADLs) and self-rated health were assessed. Five items from...
Article
ABSTRACT: Background: Flour dust is a heterogeneous substance with respiratory sensitizing properties, its long-term exposure may cause acute or chronic respiratory diseases. Subjects and Methods: Two flour mills were randomly selected from Greater Cairo, Egypt. Sixty exposed male workers (occupationally exposed), sixty exposed males living nearby...
Article
Full-text available
Background: Violence against women (VAW) represents a staggering public health problem which refers to many types of harmful behavior directed at women and girls because of their sex in forms ranging from verbal abuse to homicide throughout the life cycle and derives essentially from some cultural patterns that perpetuate the lower status accorded...
Article
Shams University 3 Faculty of Education, Helwan University. 4 Faculty of Medicine, El Minia University. Injuries represent one of the most important public health problems and they are the most common cause of morbidity, disability and death in children for this reasons this study had been done to explore these variables. The study sample consisted...
Article
The reports of a rise in contraceptive practices have not been matched by a similar decrease in population, so there is a need to look into the causes of this discrepancy.. The 2005 EDHS is a nationally representative household survey of 19 474 married women aged 15–49 years. The study sample was selected using a multistage sampling technique. A fa...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Project (1)
Project
improve research in community medicine