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)
|Title||Organisation / Department|
|Lecturer||University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
|Dates||Title||Organisation / Department|
|1/02/2012 - 20/06/2016||Casual Academic||University of Western Sydney
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Journal article (4 outputs)
|2019||Alqudah M, Qudah B, Cowin L, George A, Johnson J, 'Understanding presentations of children with fever to a Sydney emergency department', Journal of Nursing Research and Practice, 3 (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)
© 2018 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd Health literacy, or the ability to read and understand health information, is critical to the health of children. In this study, we c... [more]
© 2018 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd 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.
Alqudah M, Johnson M, Cowin L, George A, 'An Innovative Fever Management Education Program for Parents, Caregivers, and Emergency Nurses', Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 36 52-61 (2014) [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)|
Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||2|
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20181 grants / $3,000
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|
|2019||Masters||AWARENESS ON IMMUNIZATION AMONG MOTHERS IN SAUDI ARABIA||Nursing, The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine||Co-Supervisor|
|2019||PhD||Using Telecommunication to Support Self-Management For Patients with Type 2 Diabetes||PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|
|2019||PhD||Identifying Effective Risk Management for Work-Related Fatigue and Recovery to Reduce Fatigue Related Errors Among Nurses||PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|
|2016||PhD||Burdens, Challenges, Coping and Resilience in Caring for a Child with Disability Among Immigrant Parents: A Mixed Methods Study||PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, 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.