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Submissions from 2007

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Effect of general practitioner education on adherence to antihypertensive drugs: cluster randomised controlled trial, Nudrat Noor Qureshi, Juanita Hatcher, Nish Chaturvedi, and Tazeen H. Jafar

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Knowledge and beliefs of adolescents regarding sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS in a rural district in Pakistan, Hafsa Raheel, Franklin White, Muhammad Masood Kadir, and Zafar Fatmi

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Maternal risk factors associated with low birth weight in Karachi: A case-control study, S A. Rizvi, J Hatcher, I Jehan, and R Qureshi

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Prevalence and predictors of smokeless tobacco use among high-school males in Karachi, Pakistan, S Rozi and S Akhtar

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Correlates of cigarette smoking among male college students in Karachi, Pakistan, Shafquat Rozi, Zahid A. Butt, and Saeed Akhtar

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Chlorhexidine vaginal and neonatal wipes in home births in Pakistan: a randomized controlled trial, S Saleem, T Reza, E M. McClure, O Pasha, N Moss, D J. Rouse, J Bartz, and R L. Goldenberg

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Reproductive health matters, rather more for adolescents!, Babar Tasneem Shaikh

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Gender sensitization among health providers and communities through transformative learning tools: experiences from Karachi, Pakistan., Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Sayyeda Reza, Masood Afzal, and Fauziah Rabbani

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Health seeking behaviour and health services utilization trends in national health survey of Pakistan: what needs to be done?, Babar T. Shaikh and Juanita Hatcher

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Thirty years of Alma Ata pledges: is devolution in Pakistan an opportunity for rekindling primary health care?, Babar T. Shaikh, Muhammad Masood Kadir, and Gregory Pappas

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Maternal characteristics in relation to income in a semi-rural community in Pakistan, A R. Siddiqui

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Screening for emotional and behavioural problems amongst 5-11-year-old school children in Karachi, Pakistan, Ehsan Ullah Syed, Sajida Abdul Hussein, and Sadia Mahmud

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Depression in the elderly: does family system play a role? a cross-sectional study, Ather M. Taqui, Ahmed Itrat, Waris Qidwai, and Zeeshan Qadri

Quality assessment of a private university dental hospital in Karachi: case study using European Foundation for quality management (EFQM) excellence model, Farhan Saeed Vakani

Submissions from 2006

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Breast cancer risk factor knowledge among nurses in teaching hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan: a cross-sectional study, Faiza Ahmed, Sadia Mahmud, Juanita Hatcher, and Shaista M. Khan

A qualitative study on paucity of laws regulating private health care sector in Pakistan, Haseeb Ahmed

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Prevalence and socio-demographic factors associated with tobacco smoking among adult males in rural Sindh, Pakistan, Sajid Ali, Nalini Sathiakumar, and Elizabeth Delzell

Residents' perceptions of work environment during their postgraduate medical training in Pakistan, B I. Avan, S A. Raza, S Khokhar, F Awan, N Sohail, S Rashid, and H Hamza

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Knowledge and skills in community oriented medical education (COME)self-ratings of medical undergraduates in Karachi, Ayesha Aziz, Ambreen Kazi, Ashraf Jahangeer, and Zafar Fatmi

Understanding barriers to North-South collaborative research: contextual issues in a case study of chlorhexidine trial by AKU & UAB, Zia-Ullah Khan Dawar

Does spousal abuse during pregnancy affect the infant birth weight?, Mufiza Farid

Prevalence of and factors associated with anxiety and depression among individuals aged 40 and above in the general population, Karachi, Pakistan, Faiza Habib

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Good governance and sustainability: a case study from Pakistan, Syed Muhammad Israr and Anwar Islam

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Women in Pakistan have a greater burden of clinical cardiovascular risk factors than men, Tazeen H. Jafar

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Prevalence of overweight and obesity and their association with hypertension and diabetes mellitus in an Indo-Asian population, Tazeen H. Jafar, Nish Chaturvedi, and Gregory Pappas

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Acute health effects of the Tasman Spirit oil spill on residents of Karachi, Pakistan, Naveed Zafar Janjua, Pashtoon Murtaza Kasi, Haq Nawaz, Sadia Zohra Farooqui, Urooj Bakht Khuwaja, Najam-ul-Hassan, Syed Nadim Jafri, Shahid Ali Lutfi, Muhammad Masood Kadir, and Nalini Sathiakumar

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Estimates of intraclass correlation coefficient and design effect for surveys and cluster randomized trials on injection use in Pakistan and developing countries, Naveed Zafar Janjua, Mohammad Imran Khan, and John D. Clemens

Effects of low salt diet versus high salt diet on blood pressure: a randomized controlled crossover trial, Saleem Jessani

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Social environment and depression among pregnant women in urban areas of Pakistan: importance of social relations., Ambreen Kazi, Zafar Fatmi, Juanita Hatcher, Muhammad Masood Kadir, Unaiza Niaz, and Gail A. Wasserman

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Knowledge and attitudes about health research amongst a group of Pakistani medical students, Hassan Khan, Muhammad RizwanulHaq Khawaja, Abdul Waheed, Muhammad Ameen Rauf, and Zafar Fatmi

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Knowledge of modifiable risk factors of heart disease among patients with acute myocardial infarction in Karachi, Pakistan: a cross sectional study, Muhammad S. Khan, Fahim H. Jafary, Tazeen H. Jafar, Azhar M. Faruqui, Syed I. Rasool, Juanita Hatcher, and Nish Chaturvedi

A case-control study of risk factors associated with Hepatitis C infection among pregnant women in hospitals of Karachi- Pakistan, Uzma Rahim Khan

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Chewing of betel, areca and tobacco: perceptions and knowledge regarding their role in head and neck cancers in an urban squatter settlement in Pakistan, Muhammad RizwanulHaq Khawaja, Samia Mazahir, Atif Majeed, Farida Malik, Kanwal AliRaza Merchant, Maria Maqsood, Rabia Malik, Shehzad Ghaffar, and Zafar Fatmi

Estimating cost of illness of diabetes mellitus in out-patient clinic setting of Karachi, Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khowaja

Issues of gender equity: a case study of decentralized health care system of District Nawabshah, Sindh, Nawab Khan Mangrio

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Socio-demographic correlates of betel, areca and smokeless tobacco use as a high risk behavior for head and neck cancers in a squatter settlement of Karachi, Pakistan, Samia Mazahir, Rabia Malik, Maria Maqsood, Kanwal AliRaza Merchant, Farida Malik, Atif Majeed, Zafar Fatmi, Muhammad Rizwanulhaq Khawaja, and Shehzad Ghaffar

Prevalence of and factors associated with intestinal parasites among children from 1 to 5 years of age in an urban slum of Karachi, Vikram Mehraj

Is there a shortage of female health workers in (MOPH) Paktya province Afganistan? : a descriptive case study design, Rahmatullah Nizamal

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Geographic data on health inequities: understanding policy implications, Gregory Pappas

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Validity of measures of pain and symptoms in HIV/AIDS infected households in resources poor settings: results from the Dominican Republic and Cambodia, Gregory Pappas, R Cameron Wolf, Guy Morineau, and Richard Harding

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Background demographics and risk behaviors of injecting drug users in Karachi, Pakistan, Shehzad Parviz, Zafar Fatmi, Arshad Altaf, Joseph B. McCormick, S. Fischer-Hoch, Mohammad Rahbar, and Stephen Luby

Impact of special GP training on adherence to antihypertensive medication : a cluster randomized controlled trial, Nudrat Noor Qureshi

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Living with globalization: a menace or a chance?, Fauziah Rabbani, Babar T Shaikh, and Sarah Wamala

Knowledge about and management of sexually transmitted infections by general practioners of Karachi, Anwar Rafay

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Diabetes knowledge, beliefs and practices among people with diabetes attending a university hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, G Rafique, S I. Azam, and F White

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Identifying needs and barriers to diabetes education in patients with diabetes, Ghazala Rafique and Furqan Shaikh

Male involvement in Spacing births, Afghanistan, Mohammad Hafiz Rasooly

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Distribution and circumstances of injuries in squatter settlements of Karachi, Pakistan., Narjis Rizvi, Stephen Luby, Iqbal Azam Syed, and Fauziah Rabbani

Prevalence and risk factors of mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among prisoners in Kabul central prison (Puli Charkhi), Afghanistan, Khwaja Mir Islam Saeed

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Psycho-social consequences of secondary infertility in Karachi., Neelofar Sami and Tazeen Saeed Ali

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Sleep deprivation and its associated factors among general ward patients at a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Majid Shafiq, Farah F. Salahuddin, Maham Siddiqi, Zaman Shah, Rehmat Ali, Rizwan A. Siwani, Ayesha Saleem, Kashif Shakoor Shaikh, and Ali Khan Khuwaja

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Prevalence and determinants of asthma in adult male leather tannery workers in Karachi, Pakistan: A cross sectional study, Khurram Shahzad, Saeed Akhtar, and Sadia Mahmud

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Health workers for change: a tool for promoting behaviour change among health providers., Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Fauziah Rabbani, and M. Rahim

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Assessing knowledge, exploring needs: a reproductive health survey of adolescents and young adults in Pakistan, Babar Tasneem Shaikh and Syed Tariq Rahim

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Health care and public health in South Asia, B T. Shaikh, M M. Kadir, and J Hatcher

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Pharmaceutical research: paradox, challenge or dilemma?, Abdul Latif Sheikh

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Typhoid fever in children: some epidemiological considerations from Karachi, Pakistan., Fahad Javaid Siddiqui Javaid Siddiqui, Fauziah Rabbani, Rumina Hasan, Shaikh Qamaruddin Nizami, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Migration, medical education, and health care: A view from Pakistan, Jamsheer J. Talati and Gregory Pappas

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Knowledge, attitude and practices of reproductive age females about tetanus toxoid vaccine: a pilot study, Amna Zeb, Syed Ali Hyder Zaidi, and Imtiaz Jehan

Submissions from 2005

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Recommendations to strengthen the role of lady health workers in the national program for family planning and primary health care in Pakistan: the health workers perspective, Habib Ahmed Afsar and Muhammad Younus

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Space-time clustering of childhood leukaemia cases in Karachi, Pakistan, Saeed Akhtar, Tim E. Carpenter, Fouzia Ajmal, Shafquat Rozi, and Salman Adil

Evaluation of an off campus primary care facility of a private university hospital at Karachi, Muhammad Mazhar Alam

Residents' perceptions of communication skills in postgraduate medical training programs of Pakistan, B I. Avan, S A. Raza, and H R. Afridi

Factors affecting hormonal and non hormonal contraceptive method use in women presenting to reproductive health services-A centers of Karachi : a cross-sectional study, Zaheen Baig

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Assessing the effects of training on knowledge and skills of health personnel: a case study from the family health project in Sindh, Pakistan, Syed Farid-ul-Hasnain, Syed Muhammad Israr, and Saleem Jessani

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Maternal and newborn care: Practices and beliefs of traditional birth attendants in Sindh, Pakistan, Z Fatmi, A Z. Gulzar, and A Kazi

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Stalling HIV through social marketing: prospects in Pakistan, Sara Husain and Babar T. Shaikh

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Project mentality: a threat to effective implementation and sustainability of donor funded projects in Pakistan, Syed Muhammad Israr

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Heart disease epidemic in Pakistan: women and men at equal risk, Tazeen H. Jafar, Fahim H. Jafary, Saleem Jessani, and Nish Chaturvedi

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Injection use in two districts of Pakistan: implications for disease prevention, Naveed Zafar Janjua, Saeed Akhtar, and Yvan J F Hutin

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Health and social impacts of improved stoves on rural women: a pilot intervention in Sindh, Pakistan, Waqar A. Khushk, Zafar Fatmi, F White, and Muhammad Masood Kadir

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Long-term improvement in unsafe injection practices following community intervention, Stephen Luby, Fawzia Hoodbhoy, Aziz Jan, Aly Shah, and Yvan Hutin

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Directions for national data policy for antiretroviral therapy in resource-poor settings: a focus on durable viral suppression, Gregory Pappas, John-Manuel Andriote, and Philip Mwalali

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Exploring ethical considerations for the use of biological and physiological markers in population-based surveys in less developed countries, Gregory Pappas and Adnan A. Hyder

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Medical education and training: responding to community needs., Fauziah Rabbani, Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Qamar Mahmood, Kausar S. Khan Ms, Syed Muhammad Israr, and Yousuf Memon

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Randomized controlled trial of standard versus double dose cotrimoxazole for childhood pneumonia in Pakistan, Zeba A. Rasmussen, Abdul Bari, Shamim Qazi, Gul Rehman, Iqbal Azam, SherBaz Khan, Farida Aziz, Sadia Rafi, Mehr Taj Roghani, and Imran Iqbal

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Prevalence and factors associated with current smoking among high school adolescents in Karachi, Pakistan, Shafquat Rozi, Saeed Akhtar, Sajid Ali, and Javaid Khan

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The quest for small family size among Pakistani women--is voluntary termination of pregnancy a matter of choice or necessity?, Sarah Saleem and Fariyal F. Fikree

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Quality of health care: an absolute necessity for patient satisfaction, Babar T. Shaikh

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Medical education: let's change the emphases, Babar Tasneem Shaikh and Fauziah Rabbani

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Health management information system: a tool to gauge patient satisfaction and quality of care., Babar Tasneem Shaikh and Fauziah Rabbani

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Health seeking behaviour and health service utilization in Pakistan: challenging the policy makers, Babar T. Shaikh and Juanita Hatcher

Hospital based study of risk factors for preeclampsia in nulliporous and porous women : a matched case control study, Uzma Shamsi

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Nosocomial outbreak of hepatitis E infection in Pakistan with possible parenteral transmission, Amna Rehana Siddiqui, Rashid Jooma, and Raymond A Jr Smego

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Does malaria during pregnancy affect the newborn?, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Asma Zakaria, Saima Naheed Waqar, Samiah Zafar, Ali Saeed Wahla, Sarah Kulsoom Zaidi, Arif R. Sarwari, Rahat N. Qureshi, and Amna Rehana Siddiqui

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

Breast cancer knowledge and associated factors among female registered nurses working in teaching hospitals, Faiza Ahmed

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Intra-household clustering of hepatitis C virus infection in Karachi, Pakistan, Saeed Akhtar and Tariq Moatter

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Hepatitis C virus infection in asymptomatic male volunteer blood donors in Karachi, Pakistan, S Akhtar, M Younus, S Adil, S H. Jafri, and F Hassan

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Prevalence and factors associated with practice of modern contraceptive methods among currently married women in District Naushahro Feroze, S Ali, S Rozi, and M A. Mahmood

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Determinants of therapeutic injection overuse among communities in Sindh, Pakistan., Arshad Altaf, Zafar Fatmi, Agha Ajmal, Tanweer Hussain, Henna Qahir, and Mubina Agboatwalla

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HIV risk behavior and practices among heroin addicts in Lahore, Pakistan, Faran Emmanuel, Saeed Akhtar, Arrastus Attarad, and Cyril Kamran

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The onset and duration of benefit from counselling by minimally trained counsellors on anxiety and depression in women, A Gul and B S. Ali

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Elevated blood lead levels among children living in a fishing community, Karachi, Pakistan, Siroos Hozhabri, Franklin White, Mohammad Hossein Rahbar, Mubina Agboatwalla, and Stephen Luby

Resource allocation and the enhanced National Aids Control Programme : decision maker's perspectives, Sara Husain

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Risk factors for non-fatal myocardial infarction in young South Asian adults, J Ismail, T H. Jafar, F H. Jafary, F White, A M. Faruqui, and N Chaturvedi

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Ethnic differences and determinants of diabetes and central obesity among South Asians of Pakistan, T H. Jafar, A S. Levey, F M. White, A Gul, S Jessani, A Q. Khan, F H. Jafary, C H. Schmid, and N Chaturvedi

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Knowledge and practices of barbers about hepatitis B and C transmission in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, N Z. Janjua and M A M Nizamy

Knowledge of modifiable risk factors of heart disease among patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction in a tertiary care hospital Karachi, Pakistan : a cross sectional study, Muhammad Saleem Khan

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Prevalence and factors associated with anxiety and depression among family practitioners in Karachi, Pakistan, A K. Khuwaja, R Qureshi, and S I. Azam

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Macrovascular complications and their associated factors among persons with type 2 diabetes in Karachi, Pakistan--a multi-center study, A K. Khuwaja, G Rafique, F White, and S I. Azam