Sebaee, H. E. A., and L. A. Mohamed, "Stressors and Positive Coping Strategies among Patients with New Limb Amputation", Journal of American Science, vol. 7, issue 9, pp. 726-736, 2011. Abstractstressors_and_positive_coping_strategies_among_patients_with_new_limb_amputation.pdfstressors_and_positive_coping_strategies_among_patients_with_new_limb_amputation.pdf

Background. Amputation is a profound loss that affects both the individual and family on all levels. Amputation poses challenges on many levels: physical, emotional, social, and financial. How people cope with their amputation depends upon their unique make-up, previous life experiences, support systems, and the meaning they give to their amputation. Aim of this study was two folds: firstly, identify the stressors and coping strategies among patients with new limb amputation, secondly, examines the relationship between stressors and coping strategies among patients with new limb amputation. Design a descriptive correlation research design was selected to fulfill the aim of the study and answer the research questions. Setting was the general surgery, orthopedic and/or vascular disorder departments at El Manial University Hospital. Sample a total of convenience of fifty limb amputated patients were recruited in this study. Tools, data were collected utilizing the following tools: 1) Structured Interviewing Questionnaire, 2) Amputation Related Stressors Questionnaire, and 3) Ways of Coping Questionnaire. Results of the study findings revealed that the new limb amputated patients facing different stressors related to, firstly social life, followed by nature of illness, work situation, body image changes, while hospital stay perceived as the least source of stress. The most common way of positive coping strategies that amputated patients used was minimize the situation followed by active coping strategy. There were statistically significant differences among the study subjects in relation to different coping strategy postoperatively. Recommendations: Comprehensive nursing management protocol dealing with amputation related stressors should be available to help such patients for adjustment.

Raouf, H. A. E., and H. A. A. Sebaee, "Impact of Obesity on Selected Parameters among Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease", . Journal of American Science, vol. 7, issue 9, pp. 714-725, 2011. Abstractimpact_of_obesity_on_selected_parameters_among_patients_with.pdfimpact_of_obesity_on_selected_parameters_among_patients_with_chronic_obstructive_pulmonary_disease.pdf

Background: The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obesity is increasing dramatically throughout the world. Obesity frequently coexists with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) although obesity is not a risk factor for COPD. Both of these common health problems have been studied extensively in isolation, the impact of their combination is largely unknown. Aim of the study was to explore the effect of obesity on pulmonary functions, dyspnea, and fatigue among patients with COPD. Design: Comparative descriptive design was used in carrying out this study. Setting: Kasr Al Aini Hospital for Medical Diseases affiliated to Cairo University. Sample: A total of 40 adult male patients with COPD, age range between 40-60 years old, admitted from October 2009 to February 2010 were assigned into two groups according to their BMI; obese (BMI=30-34.9 kg/m2) and normal weight (BMI=18.5-24.9 kg/m2). Patients with continuous oxygen therapy, presence of other co-morbidities that could contribute to the studied variables were excluded. Tools: Structured Interviewing Questionnaire, Visual Analogue Scale for Dyspnea, Visual Analogue Scale for Fatigue, Parameters Record Sheet, Medical Record and Simple Spirometer were used to collect the related data. Results: There was no statistical significant difference between the obese and the normal weight patients with COPD as regards respiratory rate, dyspnea scores, and fatigue scores but there was a statistical significance difference (p≥5%) between obese and normal weight patients with COPD as regards blood gases and lung capacity results on admission. While there was a statistical significance difference (p≥5%) between obese and normal weight as regards all the selected parameters prior to discharge. Conclusion: Obesity decreases pulmonary functions measured by arterial blood gases and lung capacity. Dyspnea, and fatigue among patients with COPD are not affected by body weight.

Farag, M. K., N. E. Hana, A. A. Farrag, and H. A. El-Sebaee, "The Impact of Education Level on Quality of Life among Patients after Cardiac Revascularization", World Applied Sciences Journal, vol. 26, issue 4, pp. 433-437, 2013. the_impact_of_education_level_on_quality_of.pdf
Sebaee, H. A. E., and Y. A. E. S. Seloma, "Adverse Drug Reactions among Critically Ill Patients at Cairo University Hospital: Frequency and Outcomes", Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, vol. 3, issue 13, pp. 5-13, 2013. adverse_drug_reactions_among_critically_ill_patients_-_online_publication.pdf
Mohamed, L. A. E. -kader, and H. A. El-Sebaee, "Comparison of Informational Needs among Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Women Undergoing Different Surgical Treatment Modalities", Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, vol. 3, issue 13, pp. 73-84, 2013. informational_needs_online.pdf

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Sebaee, H. A. E., H. M. M. Bayoumy, and N. E. M. Ibrahim, "Longitudinal Study of Needs’ Perception Following Burn Trauma: Concordance between Patients and Nurses", University In Collaboration with the Canadian Academy For Sciences & Technology - Summer 2009., 2009. Abstract

Successful nursing management of the burned patient is both complex and challenging. The patient is a holistic being composed of body, mind and spirit; nurses therefore are responsible for developing individualized plans of care that is based on assessment data reflecting the patients’ totality and needs. The importance of recognizing and studying the needs of burn patients is thus widely acknowledged. However, the accuracy of nurse assessments of patient’s needs has not been well investigated. The aim of this study was to explore the concordance between the patients' and nurses' perceptions of needs following burn trauma and its relation to patient variables (e.g., burn severity and visibility;…etc) and staff characteristics. Patients and nurses were asked to specify and quantify the perceived needs. The study was carried out in the burn inpatient unit, at Al-Manial Cairo University Hospital. Four instruments were utilized for data collection: socio-demographic data sheet, burn-related information scale, the needs’ perception rating scale. In addition, nurses related characteristics that might influence their perceptions of burn patients needs were collected in a specially designed form. Thirty patients and 14 nurses were recruited for participation in the study. The patients’ sample is made up of 19 males and 11 females, with a mean age of 31.97 ± 9.06 years. The results revealed that there were a gap in needs ratings between patients and their caring nurses. Comparison of the top ten needs revealed similarities as well as differences between patient and staff perceptions at both admission and discharge. Agreement between patients and staff was greatest with regard to physical and psychological domains of needs. Least agreement was most likely for social and cognitive needs. Comparison of patient and nurses’ ratings according to staff experience with burn trauma patients showed significantly higher ratings for the mre experienced nurses than their corresponding patients. The researchers emphasized the need for nurses’ continuing education efforts to sensitize them toward their patients’ varied caring needs.
Keywords: Burn, Patients, Nurses, Needs Perception, Concordance