ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Aug. 12, 2022
Time Spent on Digital Screen and its Impact on Health and Academic Performance of Youth
Farzana Begum, Suheir A. M. Sayed, Mohammed Almalki, Rania Mohammed Ahmed, Marwa AbdEl-fatah Ali El-slamoni
Page no 161-166
Background: The current era is a digital era. Every individual spending a lot of time using digital screens for almost everything from work and school to socializing and fun. COVID-19 pandemic further increased the screen time as people stayed indoors and forced to spend more time on screen media. Several studies conducted and revealed the effects of excessive screen time on health and wellbeing. Since youth are the change makers of the society, the current study aimed to conduct on the youths. Results: The findings of the study revealed that, youth in Saudi Arabia spending 7 hrs. daily on an average on screen media. Gender wise females are spending (8 hrs. average) more time on screen media than males (7 hrs. average). Watching movies and other entertaining programs and social media use have highly significant association with increased screen time. More than 50% participants agreed with the fact that their amount of screen media use behaviour affecting their life in diverse way such as, they neglect daily activities, losing sleep, grades suffer and it bothers to their family too. Physical wellbeing markers such as BMI (0.03), suffering from asthma (0.006), suffering from headache often (0.03), suffering from food indigestion often (0.03); psychological wellbeing markers like, feel depressed/low mood/sad often (0.004) and feel lonely often (0.05) have significant association with daily amount of screen time. Social wellbeing markers such as like to spend time with family (< 0.001), like to talk or visit with friends or relatives (< 0.001), like parties (< 0.001) and academic performance marker like grade achieved in recent exam attended (< 0.001) have highly significant association with daily amount of screen time among the Saudi youths. Conclusions: The current study is an eye opener for the whole world to sensitize them for limiting their screen time in order to live a healthy, happy and more active lifestyle.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Aug. 23, 2022
The Impact of Accreditation on Patient Safety and Quality of Care as Perceived by Nursing Staff in a Cardiac Care Centre in the Eastern Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Nahed Gassem Aldossary, Dr. Azra Fatima, Zainab Qassim Aldarwish
Page no 167-175
Accreditation is one of the approaches to evaluate the quality of health care services, and it’s an essential requirement for the continuity of services. Nursing staff play a major role in the accreditation preparation, process and continuity. The study aimed to assess the nursing perception of the impact of accreditation on the quality of care and safety in a tertiary cardiac care center in the Eastern Province, Kingdome of Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional descriptive research design was used. A convenient sample of 56 nursing staff was included. The study tool was a self-administered online questionnaire. It consisted of four major sections with 20 subscales rated from 1 to 5 on a Likert scale. Nursing documentation, patient medication information, healthcare-associated infection, leadership and support sections are all included. The study findings indicated that nurses have a 94.6% positive perception of the impact of accreditation on the patient’s safety. This perception was measured in accordance with the items related to international patients’ safety goals. Higher agreement was found on the items of nursing clinical documentation and medication safety process. The study findings support the overall positive impact of accreditation. The study further recommends exploring the nursing perception of accreditation impact in different settings.