JSANDS Publications

JSANDS Publications

Baseline Health-Related Data for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals in Jordan. Book Chapter (Handbook of Healthcare in the Arab World).

Yousef Saleh Khader, Moawiah Khatatbeh, Oumaima Mohammed-Salah Aouididi Abstract The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and aim to guide global, regional, and national development endeavors for the next 15 years. The Sustainable Development agenda builds on the success of the Millennium Development Goals to...

Perinatal and Neonatal Mortality in Jordan. Book Chapter (Handbook of Healthcare in the Arab World).

Perinatal and Neonatal Mortality in Jordan. Book Chapter (Handbook of Healthcare in the Arab World). Authors: Yousef S. Khader, Mohammad Alyahya, Anwar Batieha ABSTRACT: Despite the extraordinary improvements in child survival over the past 25 years, little progress has been made in reducing neonatal mortality (NNM) in many developing countries. According to the Jordan...

Birth and Neonatal Death Registrations in Jordan. Book Chapter (Handbook of Healthcare in the Arab World).

Birth and Neonatal Death Registrations in Jordan. Book Chapter (Handbook of Healthcare in the Arab World). Authors: Yousef S. Khader, Mohammad Alyahya, Anwar Batieha ABSTRACT: Assessing the magnitude and etiologies of perinatal deaths and their risk factors begins with accurately defining and reporting these deaths. This chapter examines to what extent births and neonatal deaths are underreported...

The quality of maternal-fetal and newborn care services in Jordan: a qualitative focus group study. Research Paper (BMC Health Services Research Journal).

The quality of maternal-fetal and newborn care services in Jordan: a qualitative focus group study. Research Paper (BMC Health Services Research Journal). Authors: Mohammad S. Alyahya, Yousef S. Khader, Anwar Batieha & Majed Asad ABSTRACT: Background The antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal periods are considered high-risk periods for the health of mothers and their newborns. Although the current utilization...

Barriers to Implementation of Perinatal Death Audit in Maternity and Pediatric Hospitals in Jordan: Cross-Sectional Study

Authors: Yousef Khader , ScD; Mohammad Alyahya , PhD; Anwar Batieha , PhD ABSTRACT:  Background: Perinatal death audit is a feasible and cost-effective quality improvement tool that helps to improve the quality of health care and reduce perinatal deaths. Perinatal death audit is not implemented in almost all hospitals in Jordan. Objective: This study aimed to assess health...

Health care professionals’ knowledge and awareness of the ICD-10 coding system for assigning the cause of perinatal deaths in Jordanian hospitals

Authors: Mohammad S Alyahya and Yousef S Khader ABSTRACT Objective: There is a lack of studying vital registration and disease classification systems in low- and middle-income countries. This study aimed to assess health care professionals’ (HCPs’) level of awareness, knowledge, use, and perceived barriers of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th version (ICD-10) as well as their perceptions...

Registration, documentation, and auditing of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in Jordan from healthcare professionals’ perspectives: reality, challenges and suggestions

Authors: Yousef Khader , Nihaya Al-sheyab , Mohammad Alyahya and Anwar Batieha ABSTRACT Objective: The current study aimed to explore healthcare professionals’ (HCPs) perceptions towards the registration and reporting process of stillbirth and neonatal mortality and their causes. Another aim is to explore HCPs’ perceived importance of registering stillbirths and neonatal deaths as well as the perceived challenges...

Stillbirths in Jordan: rate, causes, and preventability

Authors: Yousef S. Khadera , Anwar Batiehaa  , Albaraa Khadera  and Shereen Hamadneh ABSTRACT Objective: This study aimed to determine the stillbirth rate in Jordan and to determine the leading causes of stillbirths. Analyzing the stillbirth data from a large sample size of Jordanian women would be very valuable for planning the resources and improving the services. Methods: The data...