Dr Muhammad Alqudah
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Area of interest
- Health education
- Education program development
- Emergency Department Management
- Literacy and Health Literacy
- Health promotions
DR. MUHAMMAD ALQUDAH |RN, MSN, PHD
Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing and Midwifery T: +61 2 49854455
The University of Newcastle (UON)
University Drive-Callaghan NSW 2308Australia
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Sydney
- Master of Nursing, University of Wollongong
- Emergency Department management, Health Education,
- literacy and health literacy
- Arabic (Mother)
- English (Fluent)
Fields of Research
|390110||Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy||40|
|Title||Organisation / Department|
|Lecturer||University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
|Dates||Title||Organisation / Department|
|1/2/2012 - 20/6/2016||Casual Academic||University of Western Sydney
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Journal article (15 outputs)
Al-Masaeed M, Alghawanmeh M, Al-Singlawi A, Alsababha R, Alqudah M, 'An examination of COVID-19 medications effectiveness in managing and treating COVID-19 patients: A comparative review', Healthcare (Switzerland), 9 (2021) [C1]
Background: The review seeks to shed light on the administered and recommended COVID-19 treatment medications through an evaluation of their efficacy. Methods: Data were collected... [more]
Background: The review seeks to shed light on the administered and recommended COVID-19 treatment medications through an evaluation of their efficacy. Methods: Data were collected from key databases, including Scopus, Medline, Google Scholar, and CINAHL. Other platforms included WHO and FDA publications. The review¿s literature search was guided by the WHO solidarity clinical trials for COVID-19 scope and trial-assessment parameters. Results: The findings indicate that the use of antiretroviral drugs as an early treatment for COVID-19 patients has been useful. It has reduced hospital time, hastened the clinical cure period, delayed and reduced the need for mechanical and invasive ventilation, and reduced mortality rates. The use of vitamins, minerals, and supplements has been linked to increased immunity and thus offering the body a fighting chance. Nevertheless, antibiotics do not correlate with improving patients¿ wellbeing and are highly discouraged from the developed clinical trials. Conclusions: The review demonstrates the need for additional clinical trials with a randomized, extensive sample base and over a more extended period to examine the potential side effects of the medications administered. Critically, the findings underscore the need for vaccination as the only viable medication to limit the SARS-CoV-2 virus spread.
Ismail K, Al-Masaeed M, Alsababha R, Alomari A, Alqudah M, 'An Investigation of Work-Related Fatigue Levels and Related Factors among Emergency Nurses: A Primary Quantitative Study', International Journal of Research in Nursing, 12 3-10 (2021)
Almalki IHS, Al-Masaeed M, ALSABABHA R, Alqudah M, 'A Systematic Review of Studies on Social Skills Development for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders', J Qual Healthcare, (2021)
Alsharaydeh E, Lee R, Alqudah M, Chan SWC, 'Challenges, coping and resilience among immigrant parents caring for a child with disability - An integrative review.', JOURNAL OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP, 51 670-679 (2019) [C1]
Alsharaydeh EA, Alqudah M, Lee RLT, Chan SW-C, 'Challenges, Coping, and resilience among immigrant parents caring for a child with a disability: An integrative review (vol 51, pg 670, 2019)', JOURNAL OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP, 52 593-593 (2019)
Alqudah M, Cowin L, George A, Johnson M, 'Child fever management: A comparative study of Australian parents with limited and functional health literacy', Nursing and Health Sciences, 21 157-163 (2019) [C1]
Health literacy, or the ability to read and understand health information, is critical to the health of children. In this study, we compared the fever management knowledge of pare... [more]
Health literacy, or the ability to read and understand health information, is critical to the health of children. In this study, we compared the fever management knowledge of parents attending the emergency department with a child with fever. A cross-sectional survey of 33 parents/carers with limited health literacy and 122 with functional health literacy was undertaken. There were no differences in the overall proportion of correct responses to knowledge or management questions posed by the two scales between the two groups. Both groups presented with limited knowledge and poor practices (<60% correct in both scales) in relation to fever knowledge and management in their children. Although health literacy impacts health utilization, we did not find any differences in these groups. Inappropriate practices, such as when to give medications, were evident. Educational programs, responsive to health literacy, are urgently needed to address these information needs for parents. An assessment of parents' health literacy level can guide the selection of information that can be easily read, understood, and acted upon to deliver the best health outcomes for children.
Qutaibah Mohammad Oudat, Muhammad Alqudah, Deena Ababneh, 'The Relationship Between a Rich Diet with Probiotics/Prebiotics and the Gestational Health Conditions', International Healthcare Research Journal, 3 99-109 [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)
|2014||Alqudah MAA, 'Development of a fever management education program for parents with limited health literacy', Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovation (ARCHI) (2014)|
Conference (5 outputs)
|2021||Al-Masaeed M, Binti Rasdi I, Alqudah M, Guilhermino M, O'Brien A, 'Integrated Literature Review and Comparison of Nursing fatigue and risk management in Jordan and Western country Nurses: triggers and mitigation strategies', Aver Journal of Nursing & HealthCare, Newcastle (2021)|
|2020||Al-Masaeed M, Alqudah M, O'Brien A, 'Nursing Fatigue and Risk Management in Jordan: Gender Expectations and Experiences.', Online Conference (2020)|
Alsharaydeh E, Lee R, Alqudah M, Chan SWC, 'Findings of burdens, challenges, coping and resilience in caring fro a child with disability among immigrant parents in Australia', New South Wales Austalia (2019)
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Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||3|
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20182 grants / $9,000
Supporting the development of empathy in undergraduate nursing students using a patient communication simulator (PCS) known as ALEX$6,000
This grant was given to the development of empathy in undergraduate nursing students using a patient communication simulator (PCS) known as ALEX.
Funding body: Faculty of Health and Medicine Research- the University of Newcastle
|Funding body||Faculty of Health and Medicine Research- the University of Newcastle|
Muhammad Alqudah; Sara Geale; Cassie Kinsela; Carol Arthur; Lee Lethbridge; Lynette Bowen; Danielle Noble; nicola slattery; Samantha Goodwin; Michelle Guilhermino; Alison Hutton ; Pauletta Irwin
|Scheme||The University of Newcastle|
|Type Of Funding||C4000 - CRC UON Participant|
Developing a low health literacy program for parents and carers on fever management in children$3,000
This Grant was given to support my travel to an international conference in Dubai between 13 and 14 /Sept 2018. I have participated as a speaker in this conference and shared my experience on Fever management in children: Developing a low health literacy program for parents and carers.
Funding body: Faculty of Health and Medicine Research Conference Travel Grant
|Funding body||Faculty of Health and Medicine Research Conference Travel Grant|
Alqudah, M., Johnson, M., Cowin, L., & George, A.
|Scheme||Faculty of Health and Medicine Research Conference Travel Grant|
|Type Of Funding||Internal|
20111 grants / $10,000
Funding body: Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty Limited-
|Funding body||Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty Limited-|
Alqudah, M, Johnson, M, Cowin, L& George, A.
|Scheme||Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty Limited-|
|Type Of Funding||Contract - Aust Non Government|
Number of supervisions
|Commenced||Level of Study||Research Title||Program||Supervisor Type|
|2020||PhD||Development and Pilot Testing of a Mobile e-Health Application for the Chronic Care of Sickle Cell Disease in Adolescents and Young Adults in Saudi Arabia: Mixed Methods||PhD (Nursing), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|
|2020||PhD||The Use of Virtual Reality by New Nursing Students to Overcome Fear and Anxiety in Working with Clients with Mental Health Problems||PhD (Nursing), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|
|2019||PhD||Nursing Fatigue and Risk Management in Jordan: Gender Expectations and Experiences.||PhD (Nursing), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle||Principal Supervisor|
|2019||PhD||Health Related Quality of Life and Health Behaviour Among Adult Women Living with Mental Illness in Saudi Arabia.||PhD (Nursing), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|
|Year||Level of Study||Research Title||Program||Supervisor Type|
|2020||PhD||Challenges, Coping and Resilience in Caring for Children with Disability Among Immigrant Parents: A Mixed Methods Study||PhD (Nursing), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|
An innovative fever management education program for parents, caregivers, and emergency nurses 2012 - 2014
Paediatric Fever Management Education Program 2012 - 2015
An audio-visual presentation of modified fever management education program designed with consideration of parents and carers with varying levels of health literacy has been developed. The program describes the best ways to assess fever in infants and children, how to manage fever dependent on the level of fever, and also when parents/carers should seek primary care or emergency services.
The brochure and DVD are readily accessible online for parents, carers and health professionals through theCentre for Applied Nursing Research > Links page.