behavioural medicine


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behavioural medicine

A medical discipline that integrates behavioural, psychosocial and biomedical approaches to health promotion and disease prevention and management. The behavioural approach has been recognised by some HMOs as a way of improving the quality of healthcare while reducing costs.
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Based on the findings of the survey, the campaigners are going to implement evidence-based interventions, utilising social media to reach the general public," said Dr Hamed Nasser Al Sinawi, senior consultant in psychiatry at the department of behavioural medicine at SQUH.
Consider a person who usually comes home alone after school and eats out of boredom," said Dr Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, assistant professor of pediatrics in the University at Buffalo's Division of Behavioural Medicine and first author on the study.
The Ageing and Dementia Research Group (ADRG) comprises faculty members from Food Science and Nutrition, the Department of Behavioural Medicine, Medicine -- Neurology Unit and Pathology from SQU and the Department of Pharmacology, Oman Assistant Pharmacy Institute, MOH.
Dr Hamed Al Sinawi, consulting geriatric psychiatrist from the Department of Behavioural Medicine at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) Hospital, stated, "Oman Alzheimer's Society, which has been approved by the Ministry of Social Development, is an initiative by the Ageing and Dementia Research Group at SQU.
The Ageing and Dementia Research Group comprises faculty members from Food Science and Nutrition, the Department of Behavioural Medicine, the Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, the Department of Medicine, and the Department of Pathology.
It would offer several diagnostic and therapeutic services in psychiatric and behavioural medicine, rehabilitation and emergency services.

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