Dr. Ahmed Najeeb Albatineh, PhD - Kuwait University - Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Dr. Ahmed Najeeb Albatineh

PhD

Kuwait University

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Kuwait | Kuwait

Main Specialties: Public Health, Statistics

Additional Specialties: Biostatistics

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Dr. Ahmed Najeeb Albatineh, PhD - Kuwait University - Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Dr. Ahmed Najeeb Albatineh

PhD

Introduction

Dr Ahmed Najeeb Albatineh graduated from Yarmouk University in Jordan with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Mathematics. Dr Albatineh joined Western Michigan University and obtained a master degree in Operations Research and a master degree in Applied Statistics. Later in 2004, Dr Albatineh graduated with a PhD in Statistics from Western Michigan University. Dr Albatineh joined Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale/Florida from 2004 till 2009, and later joined Florida International University from 2009 till 2014 in the Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work. Dr Albatineh joined the Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine in Kuwait University later in 2014 as an associate professor of Biostatistics. Dr Albatineh's research is in the area of cluster analysis and classification












Primary Affiliation: Kuwait University - Kuwait , Kuwait

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Education

Jan 1998 - Jan 2004
Western Michigan University
PhD
Statistics
Jan 1996 - Jan 1998
Western Michigan University
MS
Statistics
Jan 1994 - Jan 1996
Western Michigan University
MS Operations Research
Mathematics/Industrial Engineering

Experience

Jan 2009 - Jan 2014
Florida International University

Biostatistics
Jan 2004 - Jan 2009
Nova Southeastern University

Mathematics and Statistics
Jan 2014
Kuwait University
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences

Publications

27Publications

308Reads

490Profile Views

39PubMed Central Citations

Revisiting Weight-Normalized SUV and Lean-Body-Mass-Normalized SUV in PET Studies.

J Nucl Med Technol 2020 Jun 11;48(2):163-167. Epub 2019 Oct 11.

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2967/jnmt.119.233353DOI Listing
June 2020
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Predictors of Quality of Life among Peritoneal Dialysis Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease in Kuwait.

Perit Dial Int 2019 Mar-Apr;39(2):180-182

Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3747/pdi.2018.00140DOI Listing
January 2020
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Psychometric Evaluation of the Farsi Version of the Self-Care of Diabetes Inventory in Iranian Patients with Diabetes.

Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 2019 30;12:2775-2784. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Research Institute for Health Development, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/DMSO.S235436DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6941697PMC
December 2019

Estimating the prevalence of cognition and mental health among multiple sclerosis patients: A population-based cross-sectional study.

Mult Scler Relat Disord 2019 Nov 10;36:101391. Epub 2019 Sep 10.

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, Kuwait University, P.O Box 24924, Safat 13110, Kuwait. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2019.101391DOI Listing
November 2019
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Predictors of Acne Vulgaris among Adolescents in Kuwait.

Med Princ Pract 2020 27;29(4):310-317. Epub 2019 Sep 27.

School of Community and Environmental Health, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000503711DOI Listing
September 2019
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Factors associated with quality-of-life among Kuwaiti patients on maintenance hemodialysis.

Psychol Health Med 2019 09 24;24(8):1005-1014. Epub 2019 May 24.

b Department of Biostatistics, Robert Stempel college of public health and social work , Florida International University , Miami , FL , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2019.1620299DOI Listing
September 2019
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Association of HPV genotypes with external anogenital warts: a cross sectional study.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 May 2;19(1):375. Epub 2019 May 2.

Virology Unit, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-4005-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6498701PMC
May 2019
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Is age of menarche among school girls related to breastfeeding during infancy?

Am J Hum Biol 2018 11 23;30(6):e23122. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23122DOI Listing
November 2018
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Postoperative complications following tonsil and adenoid removal in Kuwaiti children: A retrospective study.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2018 Nov 24;35:124-128. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amsu.2018.09.024DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6170931PMC
November 2018
31 Reads

Prevalence of health literacy and its correlates among patients with type II diabetes in Kuwait: A population based study.

Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2018 Jul 3;141:118-125. Epub 2018 May 3.

Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2018.04.033DOI Listing
July 2018
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Ambient PM2.5 Aluminum and Elemental Carbon and Placental Abruption Morbidity.

J Occup Environ Med 2017 02;59(2):148-153

Florida International University, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Department of Biostatistics, Miami, Florida (Dr Ibrahimou); Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait (Dr Albatineh); Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Houston, Texas (Dr Salihu); and Faculty of Public Health, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait (Dr Gasana).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000927DOI Listing
February 2017
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Falls, physical limitations, confusion and memory problems in people with type II diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes, and the influence of vitamins A, D and E.

J Diabetes Complications 2015 Nov-Dec;29(8):1159-64. Epub 2015 Aug 10.

Department of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2015.08.005DOI Listing
September 2016
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Post-immigration Changes in Social Capital and Substance Use Among Recent Latino Immigrants in South Florida: Differences by Documentation Status.

J Immigr Minor Health 2015 Dec;17(6):1697-704

Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA), Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10903-015-0191-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4575594PMC
December 2015
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New confidence interval estimator of the signal-to-noise ratio based on asymptotic sampling distribution

Albatineh, Ahmed N., Ibrahimou Boubakari, and BM Golam Kibria. "New confidence interval estimator of the signal-to-noise ratio based on asymptotic sampling distribution." Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods 46.2 (2017): 574-590.

Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods

In this paper, the asymptotic distribution of the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is derived and a new confidence interval for the SNR is introduced. An evaluation of the performance of the new interval compared to Sharma and Krishna (S–K) (1994) confidence interval for the SNR using Monte Carlo simulations is conducted. Data were randomly generated from normal, log-normal, χ2, Gamma, and Weibull distributions. Simulations revealed that the performance of S–K interval is totally dependent on the amount of noise introduced and that it has a constant width for a given sample size. The S–K interval performs poorly in four of the distributions unless the SNR is around one. It is recommended against using the S–K interval for data from log-normal distribution even with SNR = 1. Unlike the S–K interval which does not account for skewness and kurtosis of the distribution, the new confidence interval for the SNR outperforms S–K for all five distributions discussed, especially when SNR ⩾ 2. The proposed ranked set sampling (RSS) instead of simple random sampling (SRS) has improved the performance of both intervals as measured by coverage probability.

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October 2015
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Correlates of completing routine vaccination among children in Mysore, India.

J Infect Public Health 2015 Jan-Feb;8(1):62-71. Epub 2014 Jul 15.

Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, USA; Public Health Research Institute of India, Mysore, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2014.05.003DOI Listing
September 2015
23 Reads

Immediate rather than delayed memory impairment in older adults with latent toxoplasmosis.

Brain Behav Immun 2015 Mar 10;45:36-40. Epub 2014 Dec 10.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Robert Stempel School of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2014.12.006DOI Listing
March 2015
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6 Citations
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Higher specificity of tuberculin skin test compared with QuantiFERON-TB Gold for detection of exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Clin Infect Dis 2014 Oct 4;59(8):1188-9. Epub 2014 Jul 4.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Florida International University, Miami.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciu516DOI Listing
October 2014
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Intermediate outcomes of chronic disease self-management program offered by members of the Healthy Aging Regional Collaborative in South Florida.

Res Aging 2014 Jul 19;36(4):431-49. Epub 2013 Aug 19.

Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0164027513500054DOI Listing
July 2014
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Response to letter to the editor: regarding "copper deficiency and neuropathology related to the petrous bone".

Ann Epidemiol 2014 Jun 21;24(6):490-1. Epub 2014 Mar 21.

South Florida Asthma Consortium, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2014.03.002DOI Listing
June 2014
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Low bone mineral density is associated with balance and hearing impairments.

Ann Epidemiol 2014 Jan 29;24(1):58-62. Epub 2013 Oct 29.

South Florida Asthma Consortium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2013.10.012DOI Listing
January 2014
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7 Citations
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Intermediate outcomes of a chronic disease self-management program for Spanish-speaking older adults in South Florida, 2008-2010.

Prev Chronic Dis 2013 Aug 29;10:E146. Epub 2013 Aug 29.

Florida International University, Miami, FL 33174, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd10.130016DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3760083PMC
August 2013
21 Reads
4 Citations
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Factors explaining racial/ethnic disparities in rates of physician recommendation for colorectal cancer screening.

Am J Public Health 2013 Jul 16;103(7):e91-9. Epub 2013 May 16.

Department of Epidemiology, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2012.301034DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3682597PMC
July 2013
13 Reads
15 Citations
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Clustering very low-income, insured women's mammography screening barriers into potentially functional subgroups.

Womens Health Issues 2012 May-Jun;22(3):e259-66. Epub 2012 Mar 28.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2012.02.001DOI Listing
August 2012
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Health literacy among Iranian patients with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews

Health literacy is one of the most important determinants of health. Limited health literacy can leads to reduced adherence to treatment, repeated hospitalizations, and increased diseases complications. Several studies on health literacy among Iranian patients with type 2 diabetes have reported different prevalences of health literacy. The present study is aimed to determine through a systematic review and meta-analysis the prevalence of adequate health literacy in the Iranian population. A total of 8 articles that met the inclusion criteria, published from inception until December 2018, were collected. Articles were searched using the following keywords and their possible combinations: Health Literacy, Illiteracy, Functional Health Literacy, Diabetes, Diabetes Mellitus, and Iran. The data were analyzed using meta-analysis and the random-effects model was used to obtain a pooled prevalence estimate along with its 95% confidence interval. Heterogeneity among the studies was assessed using the I2 statistic. Analyses were performed using STATA software, version 12. The overall prevalences of inadequate and borderline health literacy among Iranian patients with type 2 diabetes were 43.47% (95% CI: 31–55.95) and 26.34% (95% CI: 19.49–33.19), respectively. In addition, the prevalence of adequate health literacy among patients with type 2 diabetes was 29.72% (95% CI: 22.79–36.64). There was no significant relationship between health literacy with year of publication, sample size, and patients’ age. Inadequate health literacy is high (43.5%) among Iranian patients with type 2 diabetes. This makes it necessary to provide interventions aimed at improving their heath literacy which will reduce hospitalizations and diseases complications.

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Janvier Gasana
Janvier Gasana

Florida International University

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Edgar R Vieira
Edgar R Vieira

Florida International University

6
Angelico Mendy
Angelico Mendy

Florida International University

6
Boubakari Ibrahimou
Boubakari Ibrahimou

Vanderbilt University

3
Ismet Sarikaya
Ismet Sarikaya

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Ali Sarikaya
Ali Sarikaya

Trakya University Medical Faculty

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Timothy F Page
Timothy F Page

Florida International University

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Richard C Palmer
Richard C Palmer

Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

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Michael A Melchior
Michael A Melchior

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work

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Abdullah Al-Taiar
Abdullah Al-Taiar

Kuwait University

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