Health Locus of Control Among Medical Students in a Developing Country.

Health Locus of Control Among Medical Students in a Developing Country.

Abstract The Multidimensional Health Locus of Control classifies people into three groups: Internal Locus of Control, Chance Locus of Control and Powerful Other Locus of Control. The concept has been tested mostly in a developed world context. To ascertain its applicability to the Lebanese context, a questionnaire was distributed to all medical students at the […]

Intimate Partner Violence Among Midlife and Older Women: A Descriptive Analysis of Women Seeking Medical Services (Report)

Intimate Partner Violence Among Midlife and Older Women: A Descriptive Analysis of Women Seeking Medical Services (Report)

Today in the United States women benefit greatly from the many hard-won rights and achievements of their mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers of the 20th century. Actions and aspirations that were once inconceivable for women are now taken for granted because of the great strides in equal rights and social justice made by our predecessors. And […]

'Opi-Phobia' Among Doctors Leads to Unnecessary Suffering (Izindaba)

‘Opi-Phobia’ Among Doctors Leads to Unnecessary Suffering (Izindaba)

With palliative care the only option for tens of thousands of South Africans, ignorance of the efficacy and correct use of opioids among doctors and nurses and their continuing resistance to the prescription of these drugs are contributing to unnecessary suffering. While it is known that all forms of cancer can create severe pain it […]

A Prospective Study of Risk Factor Profile & Incidence of Deep Venous Thrombosis Among Medically-Ill Hospitalized Patients at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Northern India (Report)

A Prospective Study of Risk Factor Profile & Incidence of Deep Venous Thrombosis Among Medically-Ill Hospitalized Patients at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Northern India (Report)

Venous thrombosis represents a spectrum of diseases that includes both deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (1). Often, DVT is not suspected clinically leading to significant diagnostic delays. Venous thrombosis results in considerable, but potentially preventable, morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients. Most of the hospitalized patients have a high risk of DVT, and […]