t: +966 11 4299999
17
NOV
2015

Dr. Ekhlas Al-Gamal

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Qualification/Specialty
    • RN, BSc, MSc, PhD

 

Major Interests/ Working Fields
    • Psychiatric and Mental health nursing (Adult and children)
    • Patient's psychological distress of living with chronic illnesses.
    • Caregivers' psychological-wellbeing and their experiences.
    • Anticipatory grief

 

Recent research activities/ publications
    • Al-Gamal, E. (2015) Testing of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. International Journal of Nursing knowledge. doi: 10.1111/2047-3095.12106
    • Al-Gamal, E., Al-Zayyat, A., & Ahmad, M. (2015) Prevalence of Internet Addiction and Its Association with Psychological Distress and Coping Strategies Among University Students in Jordan. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12102. Early view
    • Al-Zayyat, A., Al-Gamal, E., & Ahmad, M. (2015) Psycho-social Correlates of Internet Addiction among Jordanian University Students. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. 53 (4)
    • Ahmad, M., Al-Zayyat, A., Al-Gamal, E. (2015) The Factor Structure of the Internet Addiction Tool with University Students in Jordan. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 36 (9), 725-731. DOI:10.3109/01612840.2015.1033041
    • Ahmad, M. & Al-Gamal, E (2015) Predictors of Cancer Awareness among Older Adult Individuals in Jordan. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 15 (24), 10927-10932
    • Al-Zayyat, A. & Al-Gamal, E (2014) Correlates of stress and coping among Jordanian nursing students during clinical practice in psychiatric/mental health course. Stress and Health. Accepted. DOI: 10.1002/smi.2606
    • AL- Gamal, E. (2014) Quality of life, anxiety and depression among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and their spouses, Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 35 (10); 761-767
    • Al-Gamal, E. & Yorke, J. (2014). Perceived breathlessness and psychological distress among patients with COPD and their spouses. Nursing & Health Sciences. 16, 103–111
    • AL-Gamal, E., & Yorke, J (2014) Dyspnea-12-Arabic: Testing of an instrument to measure breathlessness in Arabic patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Heart & Lung, 43; 244-248.
    • Al-Zayyat, A. & Al-Gamal, E (2014) Perceived Stress and Coping Strategies Among Jordanian Nursing Students During Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Course. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 23; 326-335. doi: 10.1111/inm.12054
    • Al-Zayyat, A. & Al-Gamal, E (2014) A review of the literature regarding stress among nursing students during their clinical education. International Nursing Review. 61; 406-415
    • AL- Gamal, E. (2014) Quality of life, anxiety and depression among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and their spouses, Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 35 (10); 761-767
    • Al-Gamal, E. & Yorke, J. (2014). Perceived breathlessness and psychological distress among patients with COPD and their spouses. Nursing & Health Sciences. 16, 103–111
    • AL-Gamal, E., & Yorke, J (2014) Dyspnea-12-Arabic: Testing of an instrument to measure breathlessness in Arabic patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Heart & Lung, 43; 244-248.
    • Al-Zayyat, A. & Al-Gamal, E (2014) Perceived Stress and Coping Strategies Among Jordanian Nursing Students During Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Course. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 23; 326-335. doi: 10.1111/inm.12054
    • Al-Zayyat, A. & Al-Gamal, E (2014) A review of the literature regarding stress among nursing students during their clinical education. International Nursing Review. 61; 406-415
    • Al Gamal, E., Hamdan-Mansour, A., Matrook, R., & Al Nawaiseh, M (2013). The psychosocial impact of child labour in Jordan: a national study. International Journal of Psychology. 48 (6), 1156–1164.
    • Al- Gamal, E. & Long T. (2013) The MM-CGI Cerebral Palsy: modification and pre-testing of an instrument to measure anticipatory grief in parents whose child has cerebral palsy. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 23, 1810-1819
    • Johnson, M., Attree, M., Jones, I., Al-Gamal, E. (2013) Diagnosis, prognosis and awareness of dying in nursing homes: towards the Gold Standard. International Journal of Older People Nursing. 9, 95–105
    • Al-Gamal, E. (2013) Quality of life and anticipatory grieving among parents living with a child with cerebral palsy. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 19(3), 288-294
    • Hamdan-Mansour, A. Al-Gamal, E. Sultan, M., Matrook, R., & Nawayseh, M. (2013) Health status of working children in Jordan: Comparison between working and nonworking children at schools and industrial sites. Open Journal of Nursing, 3 (1), 55-62
    • Al-Gamal, E. & Long, T. (2013) Psychological distress and perceived support among Jordanian parents living with a child with cerebral palsy: a cross sectional study. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 27; 624–631
    • Hamdan-Mansour, A., Al-Gamal, E., Puskar, P., Yacoub, M., Marini, A. (2011). Mental health nursing in Jordan: An investigation into experience, work stress and organizational support. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 20 (2); 86-94
    • Al-Gamal, E., & Long, T. (2010) Anticipatory grief among Jordanian parents living with a child with cancer, Journal of Advanced Nursing. 66 (9); 1980-1990
    • Al-Gamal, E., Long, T., and Livesley, J. (2009) Development of a modified instrument to measure anticipatory grieving in Jordanian parents of children diagnosed with cancer: the MM-CGI Childhood Cancer. Cancer Nursing, 32 (3). 211-219

 

Published books/Report

    • Ahmad, M., Al-Gamal, E., Othman, A., Nasrallah, I. (2011). Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices towards Cancer Prevention and Care in Jordan. National Survey Report. Jordan
    • Hamdan-Mansour, A., Al Gamal, E., Matrook, R., & Al Nawaiseh, M (2011). The physical and psychosocial Impact of child labour in Jordan: National study. National Council for Family Affairs Report. Jordan
    • Long T, Livesley J, Devitt P, Murphy M, Fallon D, Al Gamal E. (2008)
      Evaluation of family support and enabling services provided by Old Trafford Community School for Trafford Sure Start Children's Centres. Trafford Children and Young People's Service (CYPS) UK.
    • Long, T. Fenton, G. and AL-Gamal, E. (2008) Evaluation of the Blackpool Parenting Programmes. Blackpool Childrens' Trust. UK.

 

Presentations and abstract publications

    • Attendance at First International Patient Experience Conference”. Princess Nourah University Conference and Convention Centre. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 3-5 Novemebr, 2015.(This activity has been accredited with 20 CME units.
    • Speaker at the Al-Ahliyah Amman Private University. Amman- Jordan, May, 2015.
    • Speaker at the Wonca EMR Family Medicine Congress. Dubai. 29April-2 May, 2015
    • Speaker at The Hashemite University Nursing Scientific day. 1st February, 2015.
    • Attendance of International Day of People with Disability. Faculty of rehabilitation. The University of Jordan. 4th of December, 2014
    • Presenter at the 7th International Conference of the Royal Medical Services. Dead Sea-Jordan. 5-9 Nov, 2014.
    • Speaker at the 2nd Al-Balqa Nursing Conference. Al Salt- Jordan, 27-28 August, 2014.
    • Presenter at the International Royal College of Nursing Conference (RCN)/ UK. 2-4 April, 2014
    • Speaker at the 4th World Conference on Psychology, Counseling and Guidance, WCPCG. Istanbul-Turkey, 24-26 May, 2013.
    • Speaker at 6th International Conference of the Royal Medical Services. Dead Sea-Jordan. 19-22 Nov (2012).
    • Speaker at the International Royal College of Nursing Conference (RCN)/ UK. "Perceived stress and social support among Jordanian parents living with a child with cerebral palsy". 16May (2011)
    • Speaker at the International Royal College of Nursing Conference (RCN). The ‘conversation’: developing confidence to provide end of life care in nursing home" 18 May (2011)
    • Speaker at the International Royal College of Nursing Conference (RCN). "Psychosocial impact of child labour in Jordan: a national study". 17 May (2011).
    • Speaker at the International Nursing Forum Global Partnership in Nursing April 19-20, 2011, Amman- Jordan
    • Speaker at the 21st International Net working Education in Health care conference. The end of life care continuum: ethics and pragmatics for health professional education. The University of Cambridge, UK: 7-9/ September, (2010)
    • Speaker at the Scientific Day at the Faculty of Nursing the University of Jordan. 13 May (2010)
    • Speaker at the Third Regional Congress of Cancer and Blood Disorders of Children. JSPO. Amman-Jordan, April 17th, (2010)
    • Speaker at the Third International Conference, JNC : The Heart of the Matter: Relevance of Nursing Responsiveness. Amman-Jordan 27-28 April (2010)
    • Speaker at the International Royal College of Nursing Conference (RCN) in Cardiff, UK April (2009)
    • Speaker at the International Royal College of Nursing Conference (RCN) in Liverpool, UK April (2008)
    • Speaker at theNorth West Musculoskeletal Clinical Research and Audit Symposium. Wrightington Hospital. UK March (2006).
    • Speaker at the Bolton Forum Festival of Research in the Health and Social Care.Bolton. UK. May (2006).

 

Funded Projects national and international:

    • Self esteem, physical and psychosocial well-being of children diagnosed with central nervous system tumors and their parents. The University of Jordan. JD4000. (Feb 2015-Feb2017) Single researcher
    • Internet addiction among University students in Jordan. The University of Jordan. JD3000. (September 2013-Septemebr 2014) Main researcher
    • Psychosocial well-being and quality of life among Jordanian parents living with a child with cerebral palsy. The University of Jordan. JD3000 (September 2010-Septemebr 2011). Main researcher.
    • Depressive Symptoms in Jordanian patients with ESRD. The University of Jordan. JD 3000. Co-researcher
    • Psychosocial and physical impact of child labour in Jordan: a national study. National study. National Council for Family Affairs Report. JD32.000 (February 2009- May 2010). Co-researcher.
    • Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices towards Cancer Prevention and Care in Jordan: A National Survey. The King Hussein Institute for Biotechnology & Cancer (KHIBC). JD 100.000 (2010-2011). Co-researcher
    • End of life care in nursing homes. (Salford/UK). Burdett Trust for Nursing. 49.000 Pounds (2009-2010). Co-researcher
    • Living with breathlessness. (UK). Action Medical Research. 6.700 Pounds (2008-2009). Co-researcher

 

Editorial Board:

    • Member of editorial board of Journal of Clinical Nursing (International ISI) Journal. 2014-until now.

 

Journal Review

    • Reviewer at Disability and Rehabilitation Journal (ISI J
    • Reviewer at the Journal of Child Health Care (ISI Journal) 2013-until nowournal) 2014- until now.
    • Reviewer at the Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences (ISI Journal) 2011-until now
    • Reviewer at Journal of Clinical Nursing (ISI Journal) 2013-until now

 

Contact

Phone: +966 11 4299999 Ext: 99441

Email: gamale@ksau-hs.edu.sa