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Publisher Correction: Evaluating knowledge, attitude, and physical activity levels related to cardiovascular disease in Egyptian adults with and without cardiovascular disease: a community-based cross-sectional study (2024)
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Ramadan, A., Aboeldahab, H., Bashir, M. N., Belal, M. M., Wageeh, A., Atia, A., …AK, M. (in press). Publisher Correction: Evaluating knowledge, attitude, and physical activity levels related to cardiovascular disease in Egyptian adults with and without cardiovascular disease: a community-based cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 24(1), Article 1214 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-024-18722-4

Evaluating knowledge, attitude, and physical activity levels related to cardiovascular disease in Egyptian adults with and without cardiovascular disease: a community-based cross-sectional study (2024)
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Ramadan, A., Aboeldahab, H., Bashir, M. N., Belal, M. M., Wageeh, A., Atia, A., …AK, M. (in press). Evaluating knowledge, attitude, and physical activity levels related to cardiovascular disease in Egyptian adults with and without cardiovascular disease: a community-based cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 24(1), Article 1107. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-024-18553-3

Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) represents a significant health challenge in Egypt, yet there exists limited understanding regarding the knowledge, attitudes, and physical activity levels associated with CVD. These factors play a pivotal rol... Read More about Evaluating knowledge, attitude, and physical activity levels related to cardiovascular disease in Egyptian adults with and without cardiovascular disease: a community-based cross-sectional study.

The SAFE study: Stress and fatigue control by exercise: Acute and long-term effects of aerobic exercise in lactating employed mothers (2024)
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Shehata, M. A., Basyouny, S. E., Atef, H., Hussien, H. E., & Botla, A. M. (2024). The SAFE study: Stress and fatigue control by exercise: Acute and long-term effects of aerobic exercise in lactating employed mothers. WORK, 77(2), 641-649. https://doi.org/10.3233/wor-220677

BACKGROUND: Stress and fatigue experienced by lactating employed mothers can affect mothers’ and babies’ mental and physical health detrimentally. Aerobic exercise is known to control stress and fatigue, but the dosages of the exercises needed to mai... Read More about The SAFE study: Stress and fatigue control by exercise: Acute and long-term effects of aerobic exercise in lactating employed mothers.

Effects of COVID-19 Lockdown on Heart Failure Patients: A Quasi-Experimental Study (2023)
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Sánchez-González, J. L., Almenar-Bonet, L., Moreno-Segura, N., Gurdiel-Álvarez, F., Atef, H., Sillero-Sillero, A., …Marques-Sule, E. (2023). Effects of COVID-19 Lockdown on Heart Failure Patients: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 12(22), Article 7090. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm12227090

Introduction: The COVID-19 lockdown has been associated with reduced levels of physical activity, quality of life, and sleep quality, but limited evidence exists for its impact on heart failure patients. This study examined the influence of the COVID... Read More about Effects of COVID-19 Lockdown on Heart Failure Patients: A Quasi-Experimental Study.

Physiotherapists’ Ethical Climate and Work Satisfaction: A STROBE-Compliant Cross-Sectional Study (2023)
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Sillero Sillero, A., Ayuso Margañon, R., Moreno-Segura, N., Carrasco, J. J., Atef, H., Ayuso Margañon, S., & Marques-Sule, E. (2023). Physiotherapists’ Ethical Climate and Work Satisfaction: A STROBE-Compliant Cross-Sectional Study. Healthcare, 11(19), Article 2631. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare11192631

(1) Background: This study aimed to examine the relationship between Spanish physical therapists’ perceptions of the ethical climate, their moral sensitivity (awareness of ethical issues), and job satisfaction. (2) Methods: the study analyzed des... Read More about Physiotherapists’ Ethical Climate and Work Satisfaction: A STROBE-Compliant Cross-Sectional Study.

Effects of high-intensity interval training with an eccentric hamstring exercise program in futsal players: A randomized controlled trial (2023)
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Gómez, E. M., Atef, H., Elsayed, S. H., Zakaria, H. M., Navarro, M. P., & Sulé, E. M. (2023). Effects of high-intensity interval training with an eccentric hamstring exercise program in futsal players: A randomized controlled trial. Medicine, 102(31), Article e34626. https://doi.org/10.1097/md.0000000000034626

Background: Physiotherapy protocols based on high-intensity interval training (HIIT) or eccentric hamstring exercises like Nordic Curl (NC) have been scarcely studied in futsal players. The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of... Read More about Effects of high-intensity interval training with an eccentric hamstring exercise program in futsal players: A randomized controlled trial.

Effect of aerobic exercise, slow deep breathing and mindfulness meditation on cortisol and glucose levels in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial (2023)
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Obaya, H. E., Abdeen, H. A., Salem, A. A., Shehata, M. A., Aldhahi, M. I., Muka, T., …Atef, H. (in press). Effect of aerobic exercise, slow deep breathing and mindfulness meditation on cortisol and glucose levels in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial. Frontiers in Physiology, 14, Article 1186546. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2023.1186546

Background: Aerobic exercise combined with breathing exercise can be an integral part of diabetes mellitus treatment. This single-center, randomized, parallel-group study investigated the effect of the combination of aerobic exercise with slow deep b... Read More about Effect of aerobic exercise, slow deep breathing and mindfulness meditation on cortisol and glucose levels in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial.

Would the Actigraph Always be Sufficient for Sleep Analysis in Exercise-Based Studies? A Case Report of Negative Response of Sleep to Exercise (2023)
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Atef, H., & Gaber, M. (in press). Would the Actigraph Always be Sufficient for Sleep Analysis in Exercise-Based Studies? A Case Report of Negative Response of Sleep to Exercise. Sleep Science, 16(02), 265-270. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0043-1770808

Introduction: Sleep deprivation is common after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). It is mostly managed well by exercise. The number of reported post-CABG cases that respond negatively to exercise is scanty. The etiology is usually associated wi... Read More about Would the Actigraph Always be Sufficient for Sleep Analysis in Exercise-Based Studies? A Case Report of Negative Response of Sleep to Exercise.

Task-oriented training for upper limb functions in patients with multiple sclerosis: Systematic review and meta-analysis (2023)
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Ahmed Hassanin, M., Aly, M. G., Atef, H., Marques-Sule, E., & Ahmed, G. M. (2023). Task-oriented training for upper limb functions in patients with multiple sclerosis: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 73, Article 104625. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2023.104625

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) typically experience varying degrees of impairments and disabilities. Task-oriented training (TOT) has been used for those patients to improve their motor skills. This review aimed to evaluate the primary researc... Read More about Task-oriented training for upper limb functions in patients with multiple sclerosis: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

Physical Therapists’ Ethical and Moral Sensitivity: A STROBE-Compliant Cross-Sectional Study with a Special Focus on Gender Differences (2023)
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Moreno-Segura, N., Fuentes-Aparicio, L., Fajardo, S., Querol-Giner, F., Atef, H., Sillero-Sillero, A., & Marques-Sule, E. (2023). Physical Therapists’ Ethical and Moral Sensitivity: A STROBE-Compliant Cross-Sectional Study with a Special Focus on Gender Differences. Healthcare, 11(3), Article 333. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare11030333

(1) Background: Healthcare professionals´ clinical practice, their care of patients and the clinical decision-making process may be influenced by ethical and moral sensitivity. However, such outcomes have been scarcely studied in physical therapists.... Read More about Physical Therapists’ Ethical and Moral Sensitivity: A STROBE-Compliant Cross-Sectional Study with a Special Focus on Gender Differences.

Different Continuous Training Intensities Improve Echocardiographic Parameters, Quality of Life, and Functional Capacity in Heart Failure Patients with Reduced Ejection Fraction. (2023)
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Abdeen, H. A., Helmy, Z. M., Elnaggar, M. I., Aldhahi, M. I., Taha, M. M., Marques-Sule, E., …Atef, H. (2023). Different Continuous Training Intensities Improve Echocardiographic Parameters, Quality of Life, and Functional Capacity in Heart Failure Patients with Reduced Ejection Fraction. International Journal of General Medicine, 16, 3933-3945. https://doi.org/10.2147/ijgm.s420933

Background Multiple comorbidities and physiological changes play a role in a range of heart failure conditions and influence the most effective approach to exercise-based rehabilitation. This research aimed to examine and compare the outcomes of con... Read More about Different Continuous Training Intensities Improve Echocardiographic Parameters, Quality of Life, and Functional Capacity in Heart Failure Patients with Reduced Ejection Fraction..

The Need for Breathing Training Techniques: The Elephant in the Heart Failure Cardiac Rehabilitation Room: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2022)
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Farghaly, A., Fitzsimons, D., Bradley, J., Sedhom, M., & Atef, H. (in press). The Need for Breathing Training Techniques: The Elephant in the Heart Failure Cardiac Rehabilitation Room: A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(22), Article 14694. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192214694

Cardiometabolic and perceptual responses to different forms of interval training in patients with type 2 diabetes,Kardiometabolische und Wahrnehmungsreaktionen auf verschiedene Formen des Intervalltrainings bei Patienten mit Typ-2-Diabetes (2022)
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Atef, H., Muka, T., & Abd El-Hameed, A. A. (2023). Cardiometabolic and perceptual responses to different forms of interval training in patients with type 2 diabetes,Kardiometabolische und Wahrnehmungsreaktionen auf verschiedene Formen des Intervalltrainings bei Patienten mit Typ-2-Diabetes. German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research, 53, 180–186. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12662-022-00841-y

Effect of Slow Breathing Exercise on Glycaemic Status in Type 2 Diabetic Male Patients. (2022)
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Yesmin, J., Begum, N., & Ferdousi, S. (2022). Effect of Slow Breathing Exercise on Glycaemic Status in Type 2 Diabetic Male Patients. Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ, 31(1),

Slow breathing exercise (SBE) improves the chronic disease conditions. This study aimed to observe the effects of slow breathing exercise on glycaemic status in male patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). This prospective interventional study r... Read More about Effect of Slow Breathing Exercise on Glycaemic Status in Type 2 Diabetic Male Patients..

Reduced-Exertion High-Intensity Interval Training as a Novel Therapeutic Approach for Insomnia (2021)
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Atef, H., & Muka, T. (2021). Reduced-Exertion High-Intensity Interval Training as a Novel Therapeutic Approach for Insomnia. Frontiers in Psychiatry, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.754171

Sleep deprivation, and decline in cardiorespiratory fitness are among many of the mortality risks found among different sleep and cardiorespiratory conditions. Control of these mortality risks may not only improve the condition-but in some times- may... Read More about Reduced-Exertion High-Intensity Interval Training as a Novel Therapeutic Approach for Insomnia.

A systematic review of the safety and efficacy of currently used treatment modalities in the treatment of patients with PIK3CA-related overgrowth spectrum (2021)
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Bernhard, S. M., Adam, L., Atef, H., Häberli, D., Bramer, W. M., Minder, B., …Baumgartner, I. (2022). A systematic review of the safety and efficacy of currently used treatment modalities in the treatment of patients with PIK3CA-related overgrowth spectrum. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, 10(2), 527-538.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvsv.2021.07.008

Effect of exercise on sleep and cardiopulmonary parameters in patients with pulmonary artery hypertension (2021)
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Atef, H., & Abdeen, H. (2021). Effect of exercise on sleep and cardiopulmonary parameters in patients with pulmonary artery hypertension. Sleep and Breathing, 25(4), 1953-1960. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11325-020-02286-9

Background Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is considered to be a rare progressive disease resulting from restricted flow through the pulmonary arterial circulation resulting ultimately in right-sided heart failure. Most patients with PAH suffe... Read More about Effect of exercise on sleep and cardiopulmonary parameters in patients with pulmonary artery hypertension.