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Name : Dana Darwish

Academic Rank: Assistant Professor

Administrative Position : Faculty Academic Member

Office 8118       Ext No 8118

Email : ddarwish@uop.edu.jo

Specialization: Clinical Pharmacy

Graduate Of: University of London

Qualification

    Qualification

    University

    Country

    Year

    Master's
    University of London
    United Kingdom
    1998
    Ph.D
    University of London
    United Kingdom
    2006



  • Journal Paper





      Ghadeer A. Suaifan, , " A Cross-sectional Study on Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior Related to Antibiotic Use and Resistance among Medical and Non-medical University Students in Jordan " , "African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology",Vol.6,No.10, , , 03/15/2012 Abstract:
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      Dana A. Darwish, Suz, " Awareness of Antibiotic Use and Antimicrobial Resistance in the Iraqi Community in Jordan " , "Journal of Infection in Developing Countries",Vol.8,No.5, , , 01/02/2014 Abstract:
      Introduction: Antimicrobial resistance is a serious global health concern. It has considerable implications on societies' health and resources. In Jordan, there is a large Iraqi community due to the ongoing turmoil in Iraq. Unfortunately, health awareness and practices of this community are under-investigated due to scarcity of research. This paper assesses the awareness of antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance in the Iraqi community residing in Amman, Jordan. Their level of interaction with health care professionals regarding antibiotics and differences in their antibiotic use between Iraq and Jordan are also discussed. Methodology: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey involving randomly selected Iraqis residing in Amman, Jordan was conducted. Results: The study involved 508 participants. Sixty-two percent of participants agreed with buying antibiotics without a prescription, 29% agreed with obtaining antibiotics from friends or relatives, and 46% agreed with keeping leftover antibiotics for future use. Furthermore, 60% disagreed with not completing an antibiotic course and almost 90% of the sample listed viral diseases as an indication for antibiotics. Forty-four percent of participants abided by physicians’ instructions on antibiotic use. Half of the participants believed that pharmacists provided instructions on antibiotics all the time, whereas physicians were perceived to do so by 29% of participants. Conclusions: Gaps exist in knowledge of antibiotic use and reasons for antimicrobial resistance among Iraqis residing in Jordan. These gaps should serve in planning educational campaigns to raise the community’s awareness of responsible antibiotic use. Law enforcement to restrict access to antibiotics is also pivotal to tackle their misuse. Download




      Abstract:
      Herbs serve as valuable remedies in many cultures. They offer an alternative to increasingly ineffective drugs. This study assesses the perceptions and determinants of medicinal herbs use among students at University of Petra, Amman, Jordan. A cross-sectional study involving randomly selected stud


  • Doctoral Dissertation





      Dana A. Darwish, " Cardiovascular Drug Utilisation in Jordanian Hospitals " , "",Vol.,No., , London - United Kingdom, 10/01/2006 Abstract:
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