Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

(The TQCC of Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal is 4. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-02-01 to 2024-02-01.)
“Our planet, our health”: saving lives, promoting health and attaining well-being by protecting the planet – the Eastern Mediterranean perspectives172
Breast cancer in Egypt:a review of disease presentation and detection strategies62
Knowledge and attitudes towards Middle East respiratory sydrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) among health care workers in south-western Saudi Arabia60
The public health care system and primary care services in Saudi Arabia: a system in transition59
COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia: the national health response55
Mental health status of health-care professionals working in quarantine and non-quarantine Egyptian hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic41
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Sudanese residents towards COVID-1937
[Food intake, and anthropometrical and biological parameters in adult Tunisians during Ramadan]34
Risk factors associated with worse outcomes in COVID-19: a retrospective study in Saudi Arabia31
Prevalence of dental caries among children aged 5–15 years from 9 countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: a meta-analysis27
Rising cancer rates in the Arab World: now is the time for action27
Coronavirus Disease 2019 outbreak: preparedness and readiness of countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region26
The epidemiological transition25
Workplace violence among health-care workers in emergency departments of public hospitals in Dammam, Saudi Arabia24
Molecular characterization of Anopheles fluviatilis species complex in the Islamic Republic of Iran24
Mid upper arm and calf circumferences as indicators of nutritional status in women of reproductive age23
Unlocking towns and cities: COVID-19 exit strategy23
Patient satisfaction with primary health care services in two districts in Lower and Upper Egypt23
Prevalence of self-medication in university students: systematic review and meta-analysis22
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health: early quarantine-related anxiety and its correlates among Jordanians22
Epidemiology of hepatitis B in the Islamic Republic of Iran21
Food safety knowledge, attitudes and self-reported practices among food handlers in Sohag Governorate, Egypt21
Student screening for inherited blood disorders in Bahrain20
Prevalence and distribution of anopheline mosquitoes in malaria endemic areas of Asir Region, Saudi Arabia19
Mobile phone use pattern and addiction in relation to depression and anxiety19
Combating tobacco use in Saudi Arabia: a review of recent initiatives18
A Systems Thinking approach for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic18
Primary health care reform in Saudi Arabia: progress, challenges and prospects17
Exposure to violence and its relationship to mental health among young people in Palestine17
National food policies in the Islamic Republic of Iran aimed at control and prevention of noncommunicable diseases17
Organization of the Saudi health system17
Knowledge, perceptions and prevention of malaria among women in Sistan va Baluchestan, Islamic Republic of Iran16
Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards COVID-19 among Pakistani residents: information access and low literacy vulnerabilities15
Leishmaniasis in the Eastern Mediterranean Region15
Blood coagulation parameters in patients with severe COVID-19 from Kermanshah Province, Islamic Republic of Iran15
Effects of passive smoking on children's health:a review15
2020 - the year of the nurse and midwife: a call for action to scale up and strengthen the nursing and midwifery workforce in the Eastern Mediterranean Region14
Vitamin D deficiency in healthy children in Bahrain: do gender and age matter?14
Trends in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: antibiotic resistance, virulence factors and emerging strains14
The brain drain: why medical students and young physicians want to leave Egypt14
Histopathology of human intestinal anastomosis13
Public health considerations for mass gatherings in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region12
COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: testing frequency, cumulative cases and mortality analysis12
An analysis of financial protection before and after the Iranian Health Transformation Plan11
Health-related quality of life of parents of children with phenylketonuria in Tehran Province, Islamic Republic of Iran11
Models of maternity care for pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic11
Identification of immunoreactive proteins in secretions of Leishmania infantum promastigotes: an immunoproteomic approach11
WhatsApp-based intervention for promoting physical activity among female college students, Saudi Arabia: a randomized controlled trial11
Prevalence of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma genitalium in men with non-gonococcal urethritis11
Estimated and projected prevalence of tobacco smoking in males, Eastern Mediterranean Region, 2000–202511
Patterns and determinants of treatment compliance among hypertensive patients11
Analysis of COVID-19 burden, epidemiology and mitigation strategies in Muslim majority countries11
Hypertension and associated factors in the Islamic Republic of Iran: a population-based study11
Assessment of nurses’ patient safety culture in 30 primary health-care centres in Tunisia11
Removing hepatitis C virus from polytetrafluoroethylene-coated orthodontic archwires and other dental instruments11
Prevalence and clinical characteristics of diabetes mellitus in Lebanon: a national survey10
One Health operational framework for action for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, focusing on zoonotic diseases10
United Arab Emirates National Newborn Screening Programme:an evaluation 1998-200010
Solidarity in response to COVID-19 outbreak in the Eastern10
Regional disparities in the distribution of Sudan’s health resources10
Current situation of COVID-19 in northern Cyprus10
Sleep disturbances following recovery from COVID-19: a comparative cross-sectional study in Egypt10
Barriers to the use of mental health services by Syrian refugees in Jordan: a qualitative study10
Developing a hospital preparedness checklist to assess the ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic10
Prevalence and risk factors for low birth weight in Jordan and its association with under-five mortality: a population-based analysis10
Implementing the Health Early Warning System based on syndromic and event-based surveillance at the 2019 Hajj10
The primary healthcare network in Lebanon: a national facility assessment10
The social and structural determinants of sexual and reproductive health and rights in migrants and refugees: a systematic review of reviews10
High altitude epidemic malaria in Bamian province, central Afghanistan10
Thalassaemia genes in Baghdad, Iraq10
Hand hygiene initiative: comparative study of pre- and postintervention outcomes10
Factors associated with tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment delays in Middle East and North Africa: a systematic review9
Associations between caesarean births and breastfeeding in the Middle East: a scoping review9
Predicted 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the body mass index paradox9
Prevalence of refractive error and visual impairment among school-age children of Hargesia, Somaliland, Somalia9
Indirect effects of COVID-19 pandemic on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services in Pakistan9
Patient safety culture in Jordanian primary health-care centres as perceived by nurses: a cross-sectional study9
Migrant health in Saudi Arabia during the COVID-19 pandemic9
Perspectives of Afghan refugee mothers on the experience of caring for a child with cancer: a qualitative analysis9
Maternal and perinatal outcomes in twin pregnancies conceived spontaneously and by assisted reproductive techniques: cross-sectional study9
Community pharmacists’ perceptions, awareness and practices regarding counterfeit medicines: a cross-sectional survey in Alexandria, Egypt9
Environmental factors associated with emergence of disease with special reference to cholera9
Prevalence of abuse against frontline health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in low and middle-income countries9
Substance abuse among university students in Egypt: prevalence and correlates9
Balancing science and public policy in Pakistan’s COVID-19 response8
Antibiotic resistance: a comparison between inpatient and outpatient uropathogens8
Prevalenceof gestational diabetes and pregnancy outcome in Pakistan8
Monkeypox outbreak and response efforts in the Eastern Mediterranean Region8
Determinants of the Early Childhood Development Index among children aged < 5 years in Bangladesh, Costa Rica and Ghana: a comparative study8
Health information systems in Jordan and Palestine: the need for health informatics training8
The COVID-19 pandemic: an opportunity to strengthen health systems in Afghanistan8
Prevalenceof diabetes mellitus among Bahrainis attending primary health care centres8
Myths about modern and traditional contraceptives held by women in Minia, Upper Egypt8
Global, regional and national incidence and causes of needlestick injuries: a systematic review and meta-analysis8
Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in Egypt8
Diagnostic and treatment delays in breast cancer in association with multiple factors in Pakistan7
Comparative study of lung function in Iranian factory workers exposed to silica dust7
Preferences of Lebanese adults for the gender of their surgeons: a cross-sectional study7
Prevalence of hypertension and associated risk factors in older adults in Kurdistan, Iraq7
Transforming the pharmaceutical workforce in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: a call for action7
‘Health for All by All’ during a pandemic: ‘Protect Everyone’ and ‘Keep the Promise’ of Universal Health Coverage in the Eastern Mediterranean Region7
Effects of khat use on response to antipsychotic medications in patients with newly diagnosed schizophrenia: a retrospective study7
Experiences and needs of patients with lower limb amputation in Saudi Arabia: a qualitative study7
What works where in prevention of Covid-19: The case of Somalia7
From adversity to resilience in the COVID-19 era: strengthening mental health systems in the Eastern Mediterranean Region7
Pharmaceutical regulations in Iraq: from medicine approval to postmarketing7
Prevalence of overweight and underweight in schoolchildren in Constantine, Algeria: comparison of four reference cut-off points for body mass index7
Relationship between obesity and depression, anxiety and psychological distress among Iranian health-care staff7
Baseline survey for malaria prevalence in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan7
Developing and validating the Arabic version of the Diabetes Quality of Life questionnaire7
Adherence to the Mediterranean diet of school-age children in Moroccan oases, Draa-Tafilalet Region7
Prevalence of smoking and age of initiation in Alexandria, Egypt6
Equity in utilization of health care services in Turkey: an index based analysis6
Quality of health care and patient safety in extreme adversity settings in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: a qualitative multicountry assessment6
Humanitarian aid and breastfeeding practices of displaced mothers: a qualitative study in disaster relief camps6
Educational perspective for the identification of essential competencies required for approaching patients with COVID-196
Access of Syrian refugees to COVID-19 testing in Lebanon6
Frequency and types of skin disorders and associated diabetes mellitus in elderly Jordanians6
Efforts to deploy COVID-19 vaccine in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region within the first 100 days of 20216
Status of antituberculosis drug resistance in Saudi Arabia 1979-986
Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension among adults in Kenya: cross-sectional national population-based survey6
Prevalence of child abuse and its association with depression among first year students of Kuwait University: a cross-sectional study6
Household disaster preparedness in the Islamic Republic of Iran: 2015 estimation6
COVID-19, the economic crisis, and the Beirut blast: what 2020 meant to the Lebanese health-care system6
Epidemiological update on prevalence and incidence of overweight and obesity in adults in the south-east of the Islamic Republic of Iran: findings from the Kerman Coronary Artery Diseases Risk Factors6
Profile of risk factors for noncommunicable diseases in major cities of Afghanistan: WHO STEPwise approach6
Mobile-aided diagnosis systems are the future of health care6
Nutritional status survey of preschool children in Kuwait6
Heavy metal concentration in classroom dust samples and its relationship with childhood asthma: a study from Islamic Republic of Iran6
Survival rates of patients with breast cancer in countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: a systematic review and meta-analysis6
Landscape analysis of family planning research, programmes and policies targeting young people in Jordan: stakeholder assessment and systematic review6
Public health nutrition in Afghanistan-policies, strategies and capacity-building: current scenario and initiatives5
Life satisfaction and its contributors among noninstitutionalized older people in Tabriz, Islamic Republic of Iran5
Smoking intervention programme for male secondary-school students in south-western Saudi Arabia5
Improving health and mortality data in Eastern Mediterranean Region countries: implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision (ICD-11)5
The role of vectors in emerging and re-emerging diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region5
Microbial infection and antibiotic resistance patterns among Jordanian intensive care patients5
Rotavirus infection in infants and young children with acute gastroenteritis in the Islamic Republic of Iran5
Fine needle aspiration cytology versus histopathology in diagnosing lymph node lesions5
Dentist availability in Egypt: a 20-year study of supply, potential demand and economic factors5
Complementary and alternative medicine use for weight management among females in Jordan: a community-based survey5
Association of malnutrition and low quality of life among cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, Palestine5
Acute coronary syndrome: factors predicting smoking cessation5
Determining the risk factors associated with delayed sputum conversion at the end of the intensive phase among tuberculosis patients5
COVID-19 pandemic: a unique opportunity to ‘build back fairer’ and reduce health inequities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region5
Health effects of desert dust storm events in the south-eastern Mediterranean: perceptions and practices of local stakeholders5
Prevalence of ABO and Rh blood groups and their association with demographic and anthropometric factors in an Iranian population: Mashad study5
Overview of the laboratory accreditation programme of the College of American Pathologists5
Mental health impact of the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers in 12 Arab countries5
Reproductive and behavioural risk factors of low birth weight among newborns in Al Thawra Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen5
COVID-19 in Gaza: a pandemic spreading in a place already under protracted lockdown5
Factors affecting the choice of maternal and child health services in a rural area of Saudi Arabia5
Gastric cancer in the Arab World: a systematic review5
Anaemia in the Eastern Mediterranean Region5
Analysis of life expectancy across countries using a decision tree5
Prevalence of smoking and its association with health-related behaviours among Iranian university students: a large-scale study5
Does socioeconomic status influence oral cancer awareness? The role of public education5
Distribution and correlates of total impaired fasting glucose in Oman5
Systematic review and meta-analysis of the most common processed foods consumed by Iranian children5
Actuarial cost and fiscal impact of expanding the Jordan Civil Insurance Programme for health coverage to vulnerable citizens5
Biting and resting behaviour of malaria vectors in Bandar-Abbas County, Islamic Republic of Iran5
Emerging challenges to realizing global polio eradication and their solutions5
Epidemiology of work-related lower back pain among rehabilitation professionals in Saudi Arabia5
Anaerobic osteomyelitis5
A systematic review of frequency and geographic distribution of water-borne parasites in the Middle East and North Africa5
Difficulties in achieving a sustainable blood supply: report from the first national seminar on blood donation in Lebanon5
Epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19 cases among Indians residing in Kuwait5
Seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus in pregnant women in northern Lebanon4
Audit of antibiotic prophylaxis and adherence of surgeons to standard guidelines in common abdominal surgical procedures4
Effect of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level on lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancers: a nested case-control study4
Epidemiological status of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Middle East and North Africa, 1990–20194
Views of stakeholders on factors influencing shared decision-making in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: a systematic review4
Translation into Arabic and validation of the Patient Assessment of Care for Chronic Conditions questionnaire for diabetes4
Comparison of validity of the Food Frequency Questionnaire and the Diet History Questionnaire for assessment of energy and nutrients intakes in an Iranian population4
A vision to strengthen resources and capacity of the Palestinian health research system: a qualitative assessment4
The Short Form Health Survey (SF-36): translation and validation study in Afghanistan4
Prevalence and factors associated with stunting among school children in Egypt4
Views of primary health care providers of the challenges to screening for intimate partner violence, Egypt4
Causes of death among Syrian children using verbal autopsy4
Primary prevention of acute coronary events through the adoption of a Mediterranean-style diet4
Avian influenza surveillance at the human-animal interface in Lebanon, 20174
Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in older people in the West Bank, Palestine: cross-sectional study4
Drugs dispensed with and without a prescription from community pharmacies in a conurbation in Egypt4
What makes a medical school socially accountable? A qualitative thematic review of the evaluation of social accountability of medical schools in the Eastern Mediterranean Region4
Study of mortality risk factors for children under age 5 in Abu Dhabi4
Hypertension in elderly Egyptians4
Predictors of the burden on family carers of patients on haemodialysis in Jordan4
Reuse of syringes for therapeutic injections in Pakistan: rethinking determinants4
Attitudes and behaviours of physicians towards the relationship with the pharmaceutical industry in Saudi Arabia4
Developing a questionnaire to assess Iranian nurses’ knowledge of and attitude to Middle East respiratory syndrome4
Risk assessment of road traffic accidents related to sleepiness during driving: a systematic review4
From health emergency preparedness to response action: a long journey in Lebanon4
Mother-friendly hospital programme of Turkey: national intervention to improve the quality of maternity services4
Dietary management of surgical patients: effects on incisional wound healing4
COVID-19 cases and deaths after implementation of prevention strategies, Saudi Arabia4
[Knowledge and practice of doctors and midwives working in primary health care regarding screening for cervical and breast cancers]4
Refugee and Migrant Health Strategy for the Eastern Mediterranean Region4
Tobacco is a threat to the environment and human health4
Infodemic, self-medication and stockpiling: a worrying combination4
Incidence of and factors associated with metabolic syndrome, south-east Islamic Republic of Iran4
Direct and indirect effects of health expenditure on economic growth in China4
Quality utilization of antenatal care and low birth weight: evidence from 18 demographic health surveys4
Malnutrition and food insecurity in child labourers in Sindh, Pakistan: a cross-sectional study4
Association of bullying behaviour with smoking, alcohol use and drug use among school students in Erbil City, Iraq4
Progress towards elimination of IDD in the Islamic Republic of Iran: a KAP survey of iodized salt consumption4
Egyptian Neonatal Safety Training Network: a dream to improve patient safety culture in Egyptian neonatal intensive care units4
Controlling the spread of COVID-19 in Sudan with limited resources: a unique community-engaged approach4
Air quality and health impacts in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: an eye on COVID-194
In-hospital acute kidney injury4
Knowledge of, attitudes to and participation in clinical trials in Jordan: a population-based survey4
Intra-specimen and day-to-day variations of Fasciola egg counts in human stools4
Baby-friendly hospitals in Turkey: evaluation of adherence to the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding4
Evaluation and comparison of vitamin A supplementation with standard therapies in the treatment of patients with COVID-194
Child maltreatment: knowledge, attitudes and reporting behaviour of physicians in teaching hospitals, Egypt4