There are about 320 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.
Regular physical activity of different intensity has many significant benefits for all ages, particularly adolescents. School-based educational programs about physical activity were found to increase the level of physical activity among adolescents positively. However, among adolescents in Jordan, few studies measured the impact of school-based educational programs on students' physical activity and knowledge levels. There is no single study that measured the students' physical activity self-efficacy. The study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a school-based physical activity program on adolescents' knowledge of the physical activity, physical performance, and physical self-efficacy. A Randomized Control trial (RCT) design was used among 210 8th grade school students (boys and girls) from four governmental schools in North of Jordan .
The study investigators will conduct a prospective study on patients with non-metastatic vulvar cancer who will receive radiation treatment using Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT) modality with curative intent. Our aim is to compare straight-leg versus frog-leg position in terms of RTOG acute skin toxicity. Also, the study investigators will evaluate if positioning has an impact on the total treatment time and deviation on Cone Beam CT (CBCT) that might warrant re-simulation and consequently re-planning.
A retrospective comparative study in a pediatric surgery center to compare the outcomes of 2 approaches of hernia repair in the pediatric population.
E-learning is now a well-established method of education all over the world, and it has been used for years as a major method of teaching in many fields. The medical field is not far away, but the use of e-learning in it has become increasing, and the technological advances have made this process more realistic and interactive. The emergence and spread of COVID-19 virus as a global pandemic has placed many restrictions on daily life activities including enrolment in schools and universities in many countries, including Jordan, which has led to a marked and increased use of e-learning as a significant alternative to traditional education. Medical teaching has some peculiar characteristics, especially the need for direct interaction between the student and the patient, attending clinics, wards, and operating rooms, and the close exposure to clinical cases. This have created some restrictions and obstacles in the way of using e-learning in medicine education, in addition to other important influencing and limiting barriers, such as technical barriers, especially in the light of the abrupt transition to e-learning utilization under the current circumstance, and the psychological barriers -in terms of anxiety and stress- that resulted by this pandemic and the consequent home quarantine. This cross-sectional study aims to study the current state of e-learning in the School of Medicine at the University of Jordan, by evaluating the teaching tools used and the effect of the rapid transition in basic medical teaching and clinical medical training to become mainly based on the e-learning methodology on the academic achievement and assimilation of the clinical part of the medical courses, and the general satisfaction of the medical students at their different academic levels. Other influencing factors will be studied, such as the extent of students' readiness and preparedness to use the e-learning tools and their previous experience in it, the extent of the readiness and experience of their teachers, and the general mental health status of students and their effects on accepting the distance e-learning process, and the commitment to participate and interact with various electronic activities. This study, after exploring the difficulties and hurdles facing the e-learning process and after analysis, aims to propose practical solutions to facilitate and maintain it beyond the COVID-19 pandemic era.
Falls are common in older adults and may lead to disability or even death. Therefore, exercise programs that focus on preventing falls by improving strength and balance are important to investigate in older adults. One of the home-based exercise programs that was found effective in reducing the risk of falling and the rate of subsequent falls in older adults is the Otago exercise program (OEP). The OEP is an individualized home based retraining program that works mainly on balance and lower extremity strength through several progressive resistive exercises. The OEP is available in English language since late 1990. However, its use in the Arabic-speaking countries is limited due to the language barrier. Therefore, translating such a program to the Arabic language would facilitate its use among Arabic-speaking older adults. Therefore, this study aims: - To translate the Otago Exercise Program (OEP) into the Arabic language. - To assess the feasibility of the Arabic OEP in a pilot sample of Arabic-speaking older adults.
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 due to lack of tactile feedback. 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 rough palatal surface in the rugae area compared with a polished palatal surface or an open palatal surface.
Among patients receiving dental implants, does the choice of antibiotics reduce the frequency of early implant failure ?
Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death among women in the Middle East, including Jordan. Sex-specific data focused on cardiovascular disease have been increasing steadily, yet is not the subgroup of young women. This study focuses on classical and novel risk factors of cardiovascular disease in young women compared with older women.
This study aims to estimate the prevalence of infected medical students with COVID-19 in the University of Jordan and to compare number of cases between students in clinical and basic years. In addition, this can provide insight into the awareness of infection control practices among students. Furthermore, to examine if hospital rotations increased risk of infection between clinical year medical students.
In Jordan, there are few data about the prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in pregnant women and their newborns and factors that affect their levels. Hence, in this study, investigators will : 1. Determine vitamin D levels among newborns born in north Jordan 2. Determine vitamin D levels among pregnant women in north Jordan 3. Study the association between maternal and infants levels of vitamin D 4. Explore the association between maternal and fetal characteristics and maternal and/or fetal vitamin D level 5. Study the effect of low fetal vitamin D on newborn anthropometry 6. Study the effect of maternal vitamin D supplement use during pregnancy in raising cord serum vitamin D levels