Taghrid Asfar

Summary

Publications

  1. pmc Comparison of patterns of use, beliefs, and attitudes related to waterpipe between beginning and established smokers
    Taghrid Asfar
    Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    BMC Public Health 5:19. 2005
  2. pmc Self-rated health and its determinants among adults in Syria: a model from the Middle East
    Taghrid Asfar
    Syrian Centre for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    BMC Public Health 7:177. 2007
  3. ncbi Outcomes and adherence in Syria's first smoking cessation trial
    Taghrid Asfar
    Smoking Cessation Intervention Program, Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    Am J Health Behav 32:146-56. 2008
  4. doi Randomized trial of the effectiveness of combined behavioral/pharmacological smoking cessation treatment in Syrian primary care clinics
    Kenneth D Ward
    Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Addiction 108:394-403. 2013
  5. ncbi Why most women in Syria do not smoke: can the passive barrier of traditions be replaced with an information-based one?
    Wasim Maziak
    Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, P O Box 12782, Aleppo, Syria
    Public Health 117:237-41. 2003
  6. ncbi Behavioral cessation treatment of waterpipe smoking: The first pilot randomized controlled trial
    Taghrid Asfar
    Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Addict Behav 39:1066-74. 2014
  7. ncbi Socio-demographic correlates of psychiatric morbidity among low-income women in Aleppo, Syria
    Wasim Maziak
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Munster, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 54:1419-27. 2002
  8. ncbi Are waterpipe users interested in quitting?
    Kenneth D Ward
    University of Memphis Center for Community Health, Memphis, TN 38157, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 7:149-56. 2005
  9. ncbi Physical abuse in low-income women in Aleppo, Syria
    Wasim Maziak
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Germany
    Health Care Women Int 24:313-26. 2003

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. pmc Comparison of patterns of use, beliefs, and attitudes related to waterpipe between beginning and established smokers
    Taghrid Asfar
    Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    BMC Public Health 5:19. 2005
    ....
  2. pmc Self-rated health and its determinants among adults in Syria: a model from the Middle East
    Taghrid Asfar
    Syrian Centre for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    BMC Public Health 7:177. 2007
    ..This Study aims to investigate and compare determinants of SRH in adult men and women in Aleppo, Syria...
  3. ncbi Outcomes and adherence in Syria's first smoking cessation trial
    Taghrid Asfar
    Smoking Cessation Intervention Program, Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    Am J Health Behav 32:146-56. 2008
    ..To determine the feasibility of implementing cessation interventions in Syria...
  4. doi Randomized trial of the effectiveness of combined behavioral/pharmacological smoking cessation treatment in Syrian primary care clinics
    Kenneth D Ward
    Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Addiction 108:394-403. 2013
    ..We evaluated whether nicotine patch boosts smoking cessation rates when used in conjunction with behavioral support in primary care clinics in Aleppo, Syria...
  5. ncbi Why most women in Syria do not smoke: can the passive barrier of traditions be replaced with an information-based one?
    Wasim Maziak
    Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, P O Box 12782, Aleppo, Syria
    Public Health 117:237-41. 2003
    ..Better-educated women tended to have their own motives based on a more complete awareness of the smoking problem. Tobacco control efforts should aim at replacing the passive barrier of traditions with a well-informed positive one...
  6. ncbi Behavioral cessation treatment of waterpipe smoking: The first pilot randomized controlled trial
    Taghrid Asfar
    Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Addict Behav 39:1066-74. 2014
    ..Waterpipe use has increased dramatically in the Middle East and other parts of the world. Many users exhibit signs of dependence, including withdrawal and difficulty quitting, but there is no evidence base to guide cessation efforts...
  7. ncbi Socio-demographic correlates of psychiatric morbidity among low-income women in Aleppo, Syria
    Wasim Maziak
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Munster, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 54:1419-27. 2002
    ..Our data show that mental distress is common in the studied population and that it is strongly associated with few, possibly modifiable, factors...
  8. ncbi Are waterpipe users interested in quitting?
    Kenneth D Ward
    University of Memphis Center for Community Health, Memphis, TN 38157, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 7:149-56. 2005
    ..Waterpipe use needs to be considered in developing effective tobacco use cessation programs in the Middle East...
  9. ncbi Physical abuse in low-income women in Aleppo, Syria
    Wasim Maziak
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Germany
    Health Care Women Int 24:313-26. 2003
    ..Our data show that physical abuse is prevalent in this population and that women's education is the most important modifiable factor...