There are about 196 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Jordan. The country of the clinical trial is determined by the location of where the clinical research is being studied. Most studies are often held in multiple locations & countries.
To study the patients' and dentists' perception of receiving/ administering maxillary buccal infiltration anesthesia using an open or closed mouth techniques
Fresh pomegranate juice at 1.5 mL/kg of body weight was administered by recruited healthy individuals and patients with type 2 diabetes of fasting serum glucose between 7.1 and 15.8 mmol/L after approximately 12 hours fasting. Blood samples were collected in plain tubes before (-5 minutes) and at 1 and 3 hours after drinking pomegranate juice. Blood samples were centrifuged and serum was collected and stored for glucose and hormonal analysis. Patients were recruited from those of earlier stages of type 2 diabetes, and many of them already drink pomegranate juice as of its benefits for their health). The exclusion criteria included subjects with renal or hepatic disease, pregnancy, treatment with insulin, and hormone therapies. Participants who had either smoked cigarettes or taken antioxidant supplements, lipid-lowering drugs, and oral hypoglycemic agents, such as metformin (glucophage) or sulfonylureas, within the preceding 12 hours were also excluded. The study was explained to all of the recruited subjects by the clinical researchers, and written informed consent was obtained prior to enrollment. Approval for the study was provided by the IRB Committee at Jordan University of Science and Technology (Irbid, Jordan).
World Health Organization (2001) recommended that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months and could be continued in the second year of life or longer. The rate of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in Jordan is in progressive decline. In 2002 the EBF rate among babies less than 6 months old was 26.7% and unfortunately this rate dropped to 22% in 2007 and to 23% in 2012. In Jordan, 68% of babies receive breast milk within 24 hours of birth and the large majority continues to do so for 12.5 months, but EBF rates are very low. While health and nutrition experts recommend that introduction of complementary foods should start only when an infant is six months old, other liquids such as water, juice, and formula milk are being introduced to most Jordanian infants in the first couple of months . Thus, urgent attention is directed towards improving exclusive breastfeeding rates during the first six months of life.Despite scientific evidence concerning the benefits of breast milk, the practice of EBF is still uncommon in Jordan. Even with the consolidation of numerous strategies to promote breastfeeding and the general public health recommendation that infants should be exclusively breastfed during the first six months of life, the duration of breastfeeding in Jordan is in progressive decline and the percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life is still low and worrisome. A review of previous studies in Jordan, showed that most of these are descriptive studies focused on studying the factors affecting the rate of EBF and the reasons why women stop breastfeeding their children. There is no study on improving EBF for women in Jordan so far. To date there have been no interventions using mobile phones to improve breastfeeding and other feeding practices in Jordan. The aim of this research is to improve the EBF rates and duration through using a mobile phone-based EBF promotion (Text message). A randomized controlled trial with follow-up from recruitment until 6 months post-delivery will be conducted to implement EBF promotion intervention using mobile phone text messages in southern Jordan, and evaluate its impact on breastfeeding practices. The intervention group will receive EBF promotional messages and the control group will receive child health care-related messages (except breastfeeding messages) from the time of discharge until 6 months post delivery.
The palatal rugae, refer to asymmetrical and irregular elevations of the mucosa located in the anterior third of the palate, on each side of the median palatal raphe and behind the incisive papilla. The lack of the rugae area on the polished areas of the dentures has been suggested to impact phonetics in denture patients. Therefore, the aim of this randomized crossover clinical trial was to compare patients' reported satisfaction with their complete dentures and oral health related quality of life, when provided with a denture with a reproduction of their rugae on the anterior palatal area as opposed to a polished palatal surface.
The aim of this prospective study was to compare between two different treatment modalities of class II division 2; to start treatment in upper arch first until adequate overjet is obtained or to start in the lower arch first with removable anterior bite plane in upper arch.
Sleep-wake disturbances were found to be a common problem among patients with CHD either earlier during hospitalization or/ and after discharge Although there is an evidence that sleep-wake disturbanes occur in high rate among patients with CHD little was found about assessment and management of this problem. This randomized controlled study will assess sleep quality of stable CHD patients who were admitted for undergoing coronary angiography electively. Then it will test the hypothesis that atlas cedar wood essential oil aromatherapy have a positive effect on sleep quality of CHD patients.
Health and well being of children are inextricably linked to the physical, emotional and psychological of their parents. Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of the neurological developmental disorders characterized by moderate to severe impairments in social interactions, language, and cognitive development, as well as included repetitive behaviors, restricted interests, and emotional distress. Coping with a stressful situation is classified as one of the most challenges in one's life. The overall aim of this study is to examine the effectiveness of the educational program on parenting stress and coping mechanism among parents of children with ASD in Amman, Jordan at baseline, post-test and at two months follow-up assessment. Two hundred parents of children with Autism spectrum disorder will be assigned to the intervention group (n = 100) and the control group (n = 100). Measures of parent stress and coping mechanism using the parent stress index(PSI) and Brief COPE will administer at pre-, post-treatment, and 2-months follow-up.
Clinical pharmacy services are vital in the prevention of adverse drug events (ADEs) in clinical practice, extending beyond the hospital to chronic disease management in outpatient settings. This study sought to evaluate the cost-benefit of a clinical pharmacy intervention in resolving treatment-related problems (TRPs) among hospital outpatients with chronic diseases. From the hospital system perspective, the cost-benefit analysis was based on a randomized clinical trial in the general outpatients of the major hospital in Jordan. Eligible patients were randomly assigned to either an intervention or a control group. TRPs were identified in both study groups, but interventions were delivered only to the intervention group via a home medication management review (HMMR) by a clinical pharmacist. A follow-up in both groups took place 3 months after recruitment. The total economic benefit was the sum of (i) cost savings due to intervention and (ii) cost avoidance associated with preventable ADEs. The primary outcome measures were the net benefit and benefit-to-cost ratio with the clinical pharmacist-based HMMR. Based on both of the annual net benefit and benefit-to-cost ratio, the study intervention demonstrated to be cost beneficial. Sensitivity analyses confirmed the robustness of results. The RCT-based cost-benefit evaluation provided evidence-based insight into the economic benefit of a clinical pharmacist-provided HMMR for preventing ADEs in the general chronic diseases outpatients. This intervention method against the TRPs among outpatients is cost beneficial and offers substantial cost savings to the healthcare hospital payer in Jordan.
The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a communication system for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a PECS-based tooth-brushing program on gingival health in children with ASD and assess parents' perception of PECS. This was a prospective interventional study. Using PECS as a pictures/cards series showing a structured tooth-brushing method, 37 children with ASD (31 males, 6 females) (average age 9.49±4.10, 4-16 years) and their parents/caregivers were trained on tooth-brushing twice, two weeks apart. Data collected after examinations (baseline, 3, 6-months) included gingival and plaque indices (GI, PI) and two questionnaires (baseline, 6-months) for demographic data and parents' perception of PECS including: difficulty rating (easy, hard, very hard) and PECS usefulness.
Clinical and preclinical studies have demonstrated encouraging results of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) chronotherapy in the management and treatment of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. However, no previous clinical trials have addressed how the timing of NSAID administration within the day affects pain and healing outcomes after oral surgery that involves bone removal, such as surgical extraction of the third molars. Methods to address our aim, Single-center double-blind randomized controlled trial study design has been adopted. Patients who needed a lower third molar extraction and meet the eligibility criteria will be recruited. Participants will be randomized into two groups. Subjects in group one will be instructed to take an NSAID (ibuprofen 400 mg) at 7 AM and 12 PM combined with a placebo before bed between 8 and 10 PM for three days postoperatively. Subjects in group 2 will be instructed to take an NSAID (ibuprofen 400 mg) between 7 AM, 12 PM and between 8 and 10 PM for three days postoperatively. The patients' self-reported pain in the three days after surgery will be recorded as the primary outcome. Additionally, healing indicators such as the maximum interincisal distance and measurements of facial swelling will be recorded preoperatively and four days postoperatively. Each participant's blood level of C-reactive protein will be recorded pre- and postoperatively as an inflammatory marker. Discussion: The study will estimate the effect of using NSAID only in the morning following surgical extraction of the third molar to decrease pain and improve postoperative healing and recovery in comparison to the routine use of NSAIDs three times per day.