Lydia Rabbaa

Lydia Rabbaa
Saint Joseph University, Lebanon | USJ · faculty of pharmacy

nutrition diploma- Pharmacy Doctorate-PhD

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October 1996 - present
Saint Joseph University, Lebanon
Position
  • head of the department of pharmacology and clinical pharmacy
Education
October 1995 - July 1996
Paris Descartes, CPSC
Field of study
  • radiopharmacy and radiobiology
October 1994 - July 1995
Sorbonne Université
Field of study
  • Pharmacocinetique clinique et suivi therapeutique (clinical Pharmacokinetics and therapeutic monitoring)
October 1993 - October 1994
Sorbonne Université
Field of study
  • biostatistics

Publications

Publications (95)
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Background: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is one of the most common and distressing complaints reported by cancer patients during chemotherapy considerably impacting all aspects of a patient’s life (physical, psychosocial, professional, and socioeconomic). The aim of this study was to assess the severity of cancer-related fatigue in a group of breas...
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Aims To investigate the potential interaction between genetic background and adherence to the Mediterranean Diet, macronutrient intake and physical activity with regard to obesity in a sample of healthy adults. Design Cross-sectional epidemiological study including 392 adults living in the Mediterranean basin. Data including FFQ, IPAQ and sociodem...
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Background: Despite the progress in assessment and treatment of breast cancer, being diagnosed with it or receiving chemotherapy treatment is still conceived as a traumatic experience. Women develop negative thoughts about life and death with detrimental effects on their daily physical functioning/activities, emotional state and overall quality of...
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AFB1 and OTA are produced in food products due to climatic conditions like temperature and humidity. In Lebanon, few studies address AFB1 and OTA contamination in wheat and wheat products. In this study, a total of 312 samples of wheat and wheat products were collected from different sites, including port, silos, mills, and supermarkets were analys...
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Background: Dentists play an essential role in providing high-quality dental care, taking into consideration the clinical context and concomitant medications taken by the patients. Objective: This study aimed to assess drug-prescribing perception and practices in addition to drug-related educational needs among Lebanese dentists; it also evaluated...
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Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi in food and feed due to several conditions that affect fungal growth and mycotoxin production in different ways. This review aims to explore the different factors that affect mycotoxin production and their control methods. Environmental conditions such as high temperature and humidi...
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Context Despite being among the most reported concerns in breast cancer patients, sleep disturbances are still poorly assessed and managed in routine clinical practice. Correctly evaluating these symptoms and understanding the underlying clinical and genetic factors would help medical teams develop an adequate treatment strategy for each patient....
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Aim: Explore the possible association between some clinical factors and genetic variants of the dopamine pathways and the negative symptoms. Material & Methods: Negative symptoms were assessed in 206 patients with schizophrenia using the Arabic version of the self-evaluation of negative symptoms scale (SNS) and the Positive and Negative Syndrome S...
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Purpose BE behavior (BE) is the major symptom of binge eating disorder (BED). This study aimed to compare the nutritional intake in the presence or absence of BE, with a particular focus on dietary omega-6/3 ratio, to assess the association between BE and impulsivity and the mediating effect of BMI (body mass index) on this association. Methods 45...
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Waterpipe smoking popularity is increasing worldwide and especially in the middle eastern societies. Its specific social and physical features in addition to its harm misperception are making it a trendy smoking tool. Like cigarette, waterpipe exhibit dependence and craving behaviors but studies addressing the inter-individual variability shaping t...
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Background: The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Cognitive Function (FACT-Cog) scale is a self-assessment scale validated in routine clinical practice to assess cognitive function in cancer patients. This study aimed to validate the 37-item version of FACT-Cog exploring particularly the psychometric properties of four items related to multit...
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Objectives: To evaluate possible associations between chronotype, weight, sleep problems, anxiety, and depression among children from 6 to 12 years of age. Method: One-hundred children aged between 6 and 12 years were randomly recruited in five pediatrician clinics in the capital city of Beirut, Lebanon. The protocol was approved by the ethics comm...
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Background: The self-evaluation of negative symptoms scale (SNS) is a new easy-to-use self-administered questionnaire allowing clinicians to understand the clinical and genetic factors affecting the negative symptoms in patients with schizophrenia. There was a need to translate and validate this scale in Arabic so that Arab-speaking patients benefi...
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In this study, a total amount of 868 samples of raw cows' milk, pasteurized and UHT cows’ milk, and dairy products were analyzed for their AFM1 content. Milk and dairy consumption in Lebanon was evaluated through a food frequency questionnaire, and accordingly the exposure to AFM1 and its association with liver cancer risk in Lebanese population we...
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Introduction Physical activity level during pregnancy is unknown in Middle Eastern and North African countries, since no valid tools assessing it exist in Arabic. The aim of this study is to culturally adapt and translate to Arabic an internationally validated instrument, the Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire (PPAQ), and to measure the phys...
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Introduction The main purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between menopause related discomforts and the quality of life of Lebanese women correlated with the physical activity level, anthropometric, medical, sociodemographic and lifestyle variables, during mid-life. Materials and methods This cross-sectional study was conducte...
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Compared to cigarettes, water pipe is misconceived as being less addictive and containing less nicotine. This study aimed at constructing and validating a water pipe harm perception scale among a sample of the Lebanese population. A cross-sectional study was carried out between February and December 2017 using a proportionate cluster sample of Leba...
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Objectives: To investigate the interactions of sociodemographic factors that are associated with the acceptance or refusal of smoking in society. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out between February 2017 and January 2018 using a proportionate cluster sample of 630 Lebanese adults. An index was constructed , the "smoking social unaccept...
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Background and purpose In hospitals, poor nutritional status could be associated with a higher incidence of nosocomial infections, postoperative complications and mortality. Subsequently the costs of providing health care and social services will increase. Malnutrition has often been described as the skeleton in the hospital closet, as it is often...
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Objectives: To assess clinical and genetic factors affecting response to treatment in a sample of patients with schizophrenia (treatment-resistant patients versus treatment responders). We also aimed at examining if these factors are different when we consider two different resistance classifications (the positive and negative syndrome scale, PANS...
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Background and objectives: Understanding behavioral issues associated with eating would provide important insight into obesity development and possibly procure ways to prevent its occurrence or to treat it. This study's objectives were to examine links between cognitive, behavioral, and emotional aspects of eating habits and chronotype, impulsivity...
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Rationale: Older people with cognitive impairment are more vulnerable to malnutrition. Our study aimed to assess the nutritional status in a group of institutionalized Lebanese elderly with cognitive impairment, and the factors associated with malnutrition. Methods: It was a cross-sectional observational study. Candidates aged 65 and above with cog...
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Background/objectives: To compare five indices of adherence to the Mediterranean Diet (MD) among adults living in the Mediterranean region. Subjects/methods: A total of 100 healthy Lebanese adults aged between 18 and 65 years. Face-to-face interviews to collect sociodemographic and medical information, to take anthropometric measurements, and to...
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Objective Food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) must be validated among the population of interest due to the specificities in dietary habits, culture and food in each country of the Mediterranean region. The objective of this study was to determine the relative validity and reproducibility of a 157 item semi-quantitative FFQ among Lebanese adult po...
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The objective was to uncover demographical and clinical factors associated with migraine and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in a group of patients experiencing both painful disorders and identify their triggering factors. A prospective study was performed between January 2016 and June 2017. Clinical characteristics and potential generating factors...
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Abstract. Background: Community pharmacists’ contribution in health maintenance and promotion is significant but more studies are still needed to evaluate their role as healthcare providers. Objectives: Our primary objective was to assess knowledge, attitude, and practice among community pharmacists in Lebanon towards dental care. Secondary object...
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Aims: Food addiction (FA) is defined as an insatiable desire for the consumption of specific high-fat, high-sugar foods beyond the required energy needs for sustenance. The aims of this study were to determine FA prevalence and to assess associations between FA, stress, sleep quality and chronotype among university students. Design and setting:...
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Primer sequences used for RT-qPCR (for, forward primers; rev, reverse primers).
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Background and objective: The percentage of Lebanese older people has increased considerably. Given that Lebanese seniors are marginalized in the health policy-making process, we suggest a high social inequality in oral health that has not been studied so far. The purpose of our study was to describe and compare oral health status in a group of Le...
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Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is associated with persistent adaptations in the brain that are believed to participate in the long-lasting vulnerability to relapse after abstinence. Cholesterol, the major sterol compound found in the central nervous system (CNS), plays a major role in maintenance of neuronal morphology, synaptogenesis and synaptic comm...
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Objective: To evaluate treatment adherence to oral glucose lowering drugs (OGLD) and health related quality of life in Lebanese diabetics. Secondary objectives were to examine associations between treatment adherence, quality of life (QOL), treatment satisfaction and illness perception. Methods: This cross-sectional study, conducted in all district...
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Aims: To validate the Arabic version of the Migraine Disability Assessment Scale (MIDAS) and to evaluate the impact of the most frequently studied risk factors for migraine disability on the total MIDAS score in a Lebanese population. Methods: This prospective study was performed from January 2017 to May 2017 and included 44 patients with migrai...
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Objective: Spiritual well-being was found to have some protective effect against end-of life despair in cancer patients. We aimed at assessing the impact of spirituality on the quality of life, depression, and anxiety of Lebanese cancer patients. Methods: Our observational transversal monocentric study was conducted between January and April 201...
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Introduction Tobacco use is currently responsible for the death of about six million people across the world each year. Cigarette smoking accounts for the majority of tobacco attributed morbidity and mortality, and water pipe (WP) is gaining in popularity especially among the young population. The emerging trend of WP use can be attributed to many...
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Introduction: Corporal punishment is a public health problem due to its impact on the physical, psychological, and social interactions of children. Objectives: To determine the knowledge of pediatricians in Lebanon regarding corporal punishment, their preventive, educational, and legal role. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study conducted on...
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Objective: Patients with hypertension tend to have a lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL) compared to normotensive patients. This study's main objectives are to assess (1) HRQOL and factors that might impact it and (2) association between HRQOL and adherence to treatment, trust in physician, and treatment satisfaction among patients with h...
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Objective: Hypertensive patients tend to have a lower health related quality of life (HRQOL) compared with normotensive patients. This study’s main objectives are to assess 1) HRQOL and factors that might impact it 2) association between HRQOL and adherence to treatment, trust in physician and treatment satisfaction among hypertensive patients.
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Background & aims: Scientific evidence confirms the favorable impact of Mediterranean diets (MD) on maternal and neonatal outcomes. However, the assessment of this dietary pattern requires valid indexes with scoring systems adapted to pregnant females. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to compare the adherence to MD, through 5 internationa...
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You can download the full text for free for the first 50 days using this link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1XI0ic5NFM20r Objective: To assess and compare, according to Beers and STOPP criteria, the frequency and causes of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in elderly, as well as the relationship between PIMs use and patient’s treatmen...
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Objectives: The main objective of this study was to evaluate treatment adherence to statin and health-related quality of life (QOL) in Lebanese patients with dyslipidemia. Secondary objectives were to examine associations between treatment adherence, QOL, treatment satisfaction, and illness perception. Methods: This cross-sectional study, conduc...
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Introduction: Type 2 diabetes represents a significant public health issue, with increasing prevalence in developing countries while adherence to insulin treatment remains a challenge. No studies have evaluated the relation-ship between adherence to insulin, diabetes-related distress, and trust in physician among persons with diabetes. Our objectiv...
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Introduction: Type 2 diabetes represents a significant public health issue, with increasing prevalence in developing countries while adherence to insulin treatment remains a challenge. No studies have evaluated the relationship between adherence to insulin, diabetes-related distress, and trust in physician among persons with diabetes. Our objectiv...
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Résumé Le diabète constitue un problème de santé publique majeur. Il s’agit d’une maladie endocrinienne évolutive et chronique caractérisée par des niveaux élevés de glycémie. Sa prise en charge globale est complexe et interprofessionnelle et comprend un ensemble d’interventions impliquant l’alimentation, l’activité physique, mais également les méd...
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Résumé L’asthme et la broncho-pneumopathie chronique obstructive (BPCO) sont deux maladies pulmonaires chroniques avec des conséquences lourdes sur la santé physique et mentale des patients. La prise en charge globale des patients comprend un ensemble d’interventions impliquant l’éducation, la réhabilitation pulmonaire et les médicaments. L’objecti...
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Cardiovascular diseases (including hypertension and coronary heart diseases) are the leading cause of mortality worldwide incurring a significant burden of disease to healthcare systems (high prevalence of associated morbidity, increased costs of care, etc.) with a significant reduction in the quality of life of patients. Management of these diseas...
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Background Studies on the relative impact of body mass index in women in childbearing age and gestational weight gain on neonatal outcomes are scarce in the Middle East. Objectives The primary objective of this research was to assess the impact of maternal body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) on neonatal outcomes. The effect of...
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NCPNN questionnaire, French version. (PDF)
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NCPNN questionnaire, English version. (PDF)
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Introduction: Measuring health status of elderly is essential for the prediction of their health care needs. Health research usually considers objective outcome measure; however there is a need to increase self-reported measures of health. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the SF-36 among a group of Leban...
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Health-related quality of life (QOL) is reported to be reduced during pregnancy. Associations between QOL, physical activity (PA), insomnia, depression and worry are insufficiently investigated among pregnant women. The aim of this study was to evaluate QOL and PA patterns among healthy pregnant women, and to examine how QOL might correlate to PA,...
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Significant associations between participant’s characteristics (qualitative variables), total activity, activity by intensity and activity by type (N = 141). Kruskal-Wallis followed by multiple comparison tests after adjustment of alpha error and Mann-Whitney tests (NS = non-significant associations, p-value>0.05). (DOCX)
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Significant associations between participant’s characteristics (quantitative variables), ZSDS scores, total activity, activity by intensity and activity by type (N = 141 except for occupational activity, where N = 67). Spearman correlation coefficients are presented (NS = non-significant associations, p-value>0.05). (DOCX)
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Summary of activity scores per trimester and total scores (PPAC). No significant differences between trimesters (p-values > 0.05, Kruskal-Wallis test). (DOCX)
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Associations of smoking status before and during pregnancy with insomnia, worry, and depression (N = 141). Numbers in bold represent significant values (ANOVA followed by Bonferroni multiple comparison tests and Kruskal-Wallis tests followed by multiple comparison tests after adjustment of alpha error). (DOCX)
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Some articles have reported severe toxicities induced by cisplatin/5-fluorouracil regimens, nevertheless, severe and lethal liver toxicity has not been previously reported. In this article, we report the case of a 72-year-old woman, who developed fulminant hepatitis, hypoglycemia and hypotension with atrial fibrillation not responding to treatment....
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Despite increased attention on assessment and management, pain remains the most persistent symptom in patients with cancer, in particular in end-of-life settings, with detrimental impact on their quality-of-life (QOL). We conducted this study to evaluate the added value of determining some genetic and non-genetic factors to optimize cancer pain tre...
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Background & aims Improvement of nutritional status and perception of oral health are supposed to be different with complete conventional denture or implant-supported fixed or removable prostheses. Since no study has been conducted in Lebanon, the aim of our study was to assess the nutritional status and oral heath related quality of life (OHRQoL)...
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Background and aims: Internet addiction (IA) could be a major concern in university medical students aiming to develop into health professionals. The implications of this addiction as well as its association with sleep, mood disorders and self-esteem can hinder their studies, impact their long-term career goals and have wide and detrimental conseq...
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Purpose: The main objectives of this study were to assess the incidence of off-label (OL) and/or unlicensed (UL) prescriptions in a sample of pediatric Lebanese patients by using US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the French Medical Regulatory Authority (ANSM) regulations. The goal was to analyze the divergences between regulations and to i...