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Name :ghada Mohammad Abu Shosha
Academic Rank :Associate Professor
Office No :1773
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Department :Nurse
Email :ghada_abushosha@zu.edu.jo
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Qualifications
Bachelor : Jordan University of science and technology Date :
Master : Jordan university of science and technology Date :
Ph.D. : Jordan University Date :
Research - Journals
Ghada Mohammad Hussein Abu Shosha , A critical analysis of using Roy’s adaptation model in nursing research., International Journal of Academic Research , 4(4)
04/01/2012
Roy's Adaptation Model (RAM) is one of the most common frameworks used in different nursing aspects. The application of RAM is vary from design to another based on the anticipated goals and the nature of adaptation level required for monitoring. Aim: This paper aims to critically analyze ten recent studies that use RAM as a conceptual framework to identify the effectiveness of this model to guide nursing practice and research. Method: ten published studies were selected randomly to show diff

Ghada Mohammad Hussein Abu Shosha , Needs and Concerns of Jordanian Mothers with Thalassemic Children: A Qualitative Study., Journal of American Science ,
01/01/2014
Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder that considered as a major public health problem. It is a challenge for patients, their families and health care system since it requires a life-long treatment of blood transfusion and chelating drugs. Aim: This study aimed to explore the needs and concerns of Jordanian mothers who have thalassemic children. Methods: A qualitative approach was employed to better elucidate the mothers perceptions of their needs and concerns. Twenty five mothers were recruit

Ghada Mohammad Hussein Abu Shosha , Distressing Factors Experienced by Jordanian Adolescents with Cancer: A Qualitative Study., ,
01/01/2013
Background: Cancer is the second cause of death after cardiovascular diseases in Jordan. The outset of the disease is a traumatic life event as cancer patients encounter many stressors resulting from cancer diagnosis, medical interventions, and treatment downside effects. Aim: This study aimed to explore distressing factors experienced by Jordanian adolescents with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy. Method: A qualitative exploratory design was used to gain an understanding about this ph

Ghada Mohammad Hussein Abu Shosha , Employment of Colaizzi's strategy in descriptive phenomenology: a reflection of a researcher., ,
01/01/2012
Background: Phenomenology is a philosophy and a research method designed to explore and understand people's everyday lived experiences. Aim: This paper aims to convey the experience of using Colaizzi's (1978) strategy of descriptive phenomenological data analysis in a nursing research. Method: Using a real research example, the process of Colaizzi was used to provide assistance in extracting, organizing, and analyzing such narrative dataset. Results: the eventual outcome sought from applying Col

Ghada Mohammad Abu Shosha , The Influence of Infants’ Characteristics on Breastfeeding Attitudes among Jordanian Mothers., 8 ,
04/01/2015
Background: Breastfeeding is the desired nutritional method for infants. Some infants’ characteristics were found influential to mothers’ point of views toward breastfeeding. However, the relationship between infants’ characteristics and mothers’ attitudes toward breastfeeding is still uncertain. The aim of this study was to assess infants’ characteristics and their impact on Jordanian mothers’ attitudes toward breastfeeding. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional design was used. A sample

Ghada Mohammad Abu Shosha , Beliefs of Jordanian Children with Thalassemia toward Using Iron Chelation Therapy., Open Journal of Blood Diseases , 6
01/01/2016
Adherence to thalassemia treatment including chelation drugs is influenced by numerous factors. This study aims to explore beliefs about iron chelation therapy and adherence to this medication in Jordanian children with thalassemia major.

Ghada Mohammad Abu Shosha , Keep on Striving: The Impact of Psychosocial Support on Jordanian Adolescents with Cancer, Health , 8
01/01/2016
Having cancer during adolescence stage causes stressors in patients’ lives. They are responsible for dealing with many new situations and stressors. Coping with such stressors can be influenced by psychosocial factors. This study aimed to explore the impact of psychosocial support on adolescents with cancer. A qualitative exploratory design was used to understand the experience of psychosocial support from the perspectives of the patients.

Ghada Mohammad Abu Shosha , Consequences of Altered Body Image in Adolescents with Cancer: A Narrative Review., Journal of Cancer and Tumor International , 3(2)
01/01/2016
Background: The diagnosis of cancer develops many challenges for adolescents. Changes associated with cancer treatment are considered stressful and impact negatively on adolescents' psychosocial status. Adaptation to body image changes is essential to the ultimate coping with cancer.

Ghada Mohammad Abu Shosha , Does prenatal stress management enhance maternal and fetal outcomes?, European Scientific Journal , 12(27)
09/01/2016
Background: Antenatal period is a time of rapid change during which fetal organs are vulnerable to various stressors. Studies have suggested that psychosocial stressors during pregnancy could adversely influence physical and behavioral outcomes of the infant.

Ghada Mohammad Abu Shosha , Application of the Perceived Stress Scale in health care studies. An analysis of literature., International Journal of Academic Research , 4(4)
04/01/2012
Stress is a common health-related concept suffered by every person. Measuring stress is a critical issue in social science. The Perceived Stress Scale is a mainstay among tools assessing the perceived stress. Aim: this paper aimed to analyze studies that applied the Perceived Stress Scale for measuring stress associated with other health-related variables.

Conferences
Distressing Factors Experienced by Jordanian Adolescents with Cancer: A Qualitative Study
Accredited higher education institutions; challenges and strategies.
Alexandria University
2013.05.15
Cancer is the second cause of death after cardiovascular diseases in Jordan. The outset of the disease is a traumatic life event as cancer patients encounter many stressors resulting from cancer diagn
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