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Name :Rana F. Obeidat
Academic Rank :Assistant Professor
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Department :Nurse
Email :robeidat@buffalo.edu
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Qualifications
Bachelor : Jordan University of Science and Technology Date :
Master : Jordan University of Science and Technology Date :
Ph.D. : University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Date :
Research - Journals
Omran, S., Obeidat, R , Palliative Care Nursing In Jordan, Palliative Care and Medicin , S4,1
09/01/2015
Palliative care is progressively more existing and the importance of its role is increasingly acknowledged by many countries. This paper identifies and examines main stepladders taken by Jordan for the development of palliative care. In palliative care, the primary goal is alleviating symptom distress resulting from multiple symptoms and enhancing quality of life for patients and their families. To meet patients’ multiple needs, it is generally believed that the care should be holistic, multidis

Obeidat, R , Promoting emancipated decision making for surgical treatment of early stage breast cancer among Jordanian women, Asia Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing , [Epub ahead of print]
03/01/2015
Purpose: To use the critical social theory as a framework to analyze the oppression of Jordanian women with early stage breast cancer in the decision-making process for surgical treatment and suggest strategies to emancipate these women to make free choices. Methods: This is a discussion paper utilizing the Critical Social Theory as a framework for analysis. Results: The sexist and paternalistic ideology that characterizes Jordanian society in general and the medical establishment i

Obeidat, R , Decision making preferences among Jordanian women diagnosed with breast cancer, Supportive Care in Cancer , 23(8), 2281-2285
08/01/2015
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to determine Jordanian women’s preferences regarding participation in decision making related to their breast cancer treatment.Methods: A cross-sectional survey design was used in this study. A convenience sample of 156 Jordanian women, who had a confirmed, first-time diagnosis of breast cancer within 18 months prior to the study and had undergone treatment at three hospitals in Central and Northern Jordan, was recruitedfor the study. A modified version of t

Obeidat, R., Khrais, H , Information needs and disclosure preferences among Jordanian women diagnosed with breast cancer, Journal of Cancer Education , 30(1), 94-99
03/01/2015
To determine Jordanian women’s attitudes toward disclosure of breast cancer information and their information needs. A descriptive comparative research design was used in this study. A convenience sample of 156 Jordanian women who had a confirmed first time diagnosis of breast cancer within 18 months prior to the study and had treatment at three hospitals in Central and Northern Jordan was recruited for the study. A modified version of the Information Needs Questionnaire(INQ) was used for data c

Obeidat, R., Lally, R.M , Health-related information exchange experiences of Jordanian women at breast cancer diagnosis, Journal of Cancer Education , 25(3), 548-554
10/01/2014
The aim of this study was to explore Jordanian women's experiences of information exchange following diagnosis of early stage breast cancer. A purposive sample of 28 women who had surgery for early stage breast cancer within 6 months prior to the interview and had treatment at three hospitals in Central and Northern Jordan was recruited for the study. Data were collected using semi-structured individual interviews focused on women's communication experiences at diagnosis and during cancer treatm

Higazee, M., Amasha, H., Aljafari, I, Obediat, R , Quality of discharge planning among maternity department nurses: a qualitative study, Asian Academic Research Journal of Social Sciences , 1(18), 225-233
10/01/2014
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Obeidat, R., Dickerson, S., Homish, G., Alqaissi, N., Lally, R.M , Controlling fear: Jordanian women's perceptions of the diagnosis and surgical treatment of early stage breast cancer, Cancer Nursing , 36(6):484-92
10/01/2013
Background: Despite the fact that breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among Jordanian women, practically nothing is known about their perceptions of early-stage breast cancer and surgical treatment. Objective: The objective of this study was to gain understanding of the diagnosis and surgical treatment experience of Jordanian women with a diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer.Methods: An interpretive phenomenological approach was used for this study. A purposive sample of 28 Jordanian wo

Obeidat, R., Homish, G., Lally, R.M , Shared decision making and cancer care in non-Western cultures: a literature review, Oncology Nursing Forum , 40(5), 454-463
10/01/2013
Objective: To examine the extent to which shared decision making is a concept addressed within the published, empirical oncology decision making research originating from non- Western countries in the last decade and provide an overview of the outcomes of this research.Data Sources: MEDLINE, CINAHL, Google scholar, PsycINFO, Web of Science, and PubMed were searched for oncology decision making literature published in English from 2000 to January 2012, using 27 key words.Data Synthesis: Charles’

Dickerson, S., Obeidat, R., Dean, G.,Aquilina, A., Brock, E., Smith, P.,Jungquist, C , Development and usability testing of a self-management intervention to support individuals with obstructive sleep apnea in accommodating to CPAP treatment, Heart and Lung , 42(5), 346-352
10/01/2013
Background: While CPAP is an effective treatment for OSA, patient adherence is sub-optimal. Qualitative interviews and evidence based approaches were used in development. Methods: The initial steps in the Campbell (2000) Framework for complex intervention guided development of the intervention in book format. After sleep expert review and modification, CPAP users reviewed the format and content of the intervention and were interviewed by telephone using a “talk-out-loud technique” to d

Brewer, C., Kovner, C., Budin, W., Obeidat, R , Correlation of physician verbal abuse with early career registered nurses’ demographics, work attributes and work environment, Nursing Outlook , 61(6), 408-16
09/01/2013
Purpose: This study examined relationships between verbal abuse from nurse colleagues and demographic characteristics, work attributes, and work attitudes of early career registered nurses (RNs).Design and Methods: Data are from the fourth wave of a national panel survey of early career RNs begun in 2006. The final analytic sample included 1,407 RNs. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the sample, analysis of variance to compare means, and chi square to compare categorical vari

Othman, A., Ahram, M., Obeidat, R., Obeidat, N., Tarawneh, MR , Barriers for mammography among non-adherent women in Jordan: a national survey, Life Science Journal , 10(4), 2268-2274
09/01/2013
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Obeidat, R., Lally, R.M., Dickerson, S , Arab-American women’s lived experience with early stage breast cancer diagnosis and surgical treatment, Cancer Nursing , 35(4), 302-311
07/01/2012
Background: Currently, limited literature addresses Arab American women’s responses to the impact of breast cancer and its treatments. Objective: The objective of the study was to understand the experience of being diagnosed with and undergoing surgical treatment for early-stage breast cancer among Arab American women. Methods: A qualitative interpretive phenomenological research design was used for this study. A purposive sample of 10 Arab American women who were surgically treated

Obeidat, R., Finnell, D.S., Lally, R.M , Decision aids for surgical treatment of early stage breast cancer: a narrative review of the literature, Patient Education and Counseling , 85(3), e311-e321
12/01/2011
Objective: To review and critique the published empirical research on decision aids for women actually facing surgical treatment of early stage breast cancer, synthesize findings across studies related to outcomes of decision aids use with specific attention to the influence of system and client characteristics, and identify opportunities for further research.Methods: A systematic and reproducible search was carried out to identify studies evaluating decision aids for women making breast c

Conferences
Jordanian physicians’ attitudes toward disclosure of cancer information and patient participation in treatment decision making
ONS 40th Annual Congress
Orlando, FL, USA
2015.04.22
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Information needs and disclosure preferences among Jordanian women diagnosed with breast cancer
Jordan University Hospital Scientific Day
Amman, Jordan
2014.10.28
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Controlling fear: Jordanian women's perceptions of the diagnosis and surgical treatment of early stage breast cancer
9th international conference of Jordan Oncology Society
Amman, Jordan
2014.10.16
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Social and psychological issues in communicating with elderly cancer patients
ASCO- MECC International Conference on Palliative Care in Geriatric Oncology
Ankara, Turkey
2014.04.02
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Correlation of physician verbal abuse with early career registered nurses’ demographics, work attributes and work environment
2012 National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research
Hilton Washington, DC
2013.09.13
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Usability-testing of a multimodal self-care management program book to support individuals beginning CPAP treatment
the 2012 National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research
Hilton Washington, DC
2013.09.13
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How do Jordanian women with early stage breast cancer experience health-related information exchange
2011 International Conference on Cancer Education
Buffalo, NY, USA
2011.09.07
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Arab-American women’s lived experience with early stage breast cancer diagnosis and surgical treatment
Roswell Park Community Research day
Buffalo, NY, USA
2011.02.23
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Arab-American women’s lived experience with early stage breast cancer diagnosis and surgical treatment
11th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research
Los Angeles, CA
2011.02.10
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Jordanian physicians’ perceived barriers and facilitators to patient participation in cancer treatment decision making
World Cancer Congress
Paris-France
2016.11.03
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine Jordanian physicians’ perceived barriers and facilitators to patient participation in treatment decision making. Methods: A descriptive comparative

Experiences