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Publications

 

2023

1. Azeem, S., Cheema, H. A., Shahid, A., Al-Mamun, F., Rackimuthu, S., Rehman, M. E. U., ... & Lee, K. Y. (2023). Devastating floods in South Asia: The inequitable repercussions of climate change and an urgent appeal for action. Public health in practice, 100365. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhip.2023.100365

2. Al-Mamun, F., Kaggwa, M.M., Hosen, I. et al (2023). Suicide related to the COVID-19 pandemic in India: A systematic review. Discover psychology, 3, 2 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s44202-022-00063-1

3. Al-Mamun, F., Hussain, N., Sakib, N. et al. Sleep duration during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh: A GIS-based large sample survey study. Scientific Reports 13, 3368 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-30023-1

4. Al-Mamun, F., Mamun, MA., Prodhan, MS., Muktarul, M., Griffiths, MD., Muhit, M., & Sikder, MT.. Nomophobia among university students: Prevalence, correlates, and the mediating role of smartphone use between Facebook addiction and nomophobia. Heliyon e14284 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e14284
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5. Al-Mamun, F., Hasan, M., Quadros, S. et al. Depression among Bangladeshi diabetic patients: a cross-sectional, systematic review, and meta-analysis study. BMC Psychiatry 23, 369 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-023-04845-2

6. Mamun, M.A., Fahim, A.U., Abedin, M.J. et al. Knowledge of insulin use and its factors in patients with diabetes: a Bangladeshi exploratory study. J Public Health (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-023-01972-8

7. Nahrin, R., Al-Mamun, F., Kaggwa, M. M., Al Mamun, M., & Mamun, M. A. (2023). Prevalence and factors associated with suicidal ideation among students taking university entrance tests: revisited and a study based on Geographic Information System data. BJPsych open, 9(4), e129. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjo.2023.526

8. Kaggwa MM, Akatussasira R, Al-Mamun F, Prat S, Mamun MA, Combey I, Bongomin F, Harms S, Chaimowitz G, Griffiths MD, Olagunju AT. The global burden of suicidal behavior among people experiencing food insecurity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Affect Disord. 2023 Sep 11:S0165-0327(23)01140-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2023.09.012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37704054.

9. Mahesar, R., Khalil, H., Shaikh, S., Kalhoro, A., Rajar, A., Memon, M., & Mamun, M. (2023). Exploring suicidality in the aftermath of the 2022 flood in Pakistan: Insights from newspaper reports. CNS Spectrums, 1-3. doi:10.1017/S1092852923002419

10. Li, L., Chen, IH., Mamun, M.A., Al Mamun, F, et al (2023). Nomophobia Questionnaire (NMP-Q) Across China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Iran: Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Measurement Invariance, and Network Analysis. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-023-01154-3

11. Nur, MI, Al-Mamun, F, Yasmin, F, et al. Psychological benefits of the COVID-19 vaccination: a Bangladeshi comparative study. Health Science Report. 2023; 6:e1346. https://doi.org/10.1002/hsr2.1346

12. Li, L., Mamun, M.A., Al-Mamun, F. et al. A network analysis of the Internet Disorder Scale–Short Form (IDS9-SF): A large-scale cross-cultural study in Iran, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Current Psychology 42, 21994–22003 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-022-03284-8

2022

1. Mamun MA, Al-Mamun F, Islam J, Muhit M (2022). Prevalence and associated factors of suicidal behaviors among Bangladeshi rural community people: Findings from the ‘BD ComMen Study’. PloS one 17(12): e0279271. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0279271

2. Mamun, M. A., Al-Mamun, F., Hosen, I., Kaggwa, M. M., Sikder, M. T., Muhit, M., & Gozal, D. (2022). Prevalence and risk factors of sleep problems in Bangladesh during the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep epidemiology, 2, 100045. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleepe.2022.100045

3. Nuwamanya, S., Nkola, R., Najjuka, SM., Nabulo, H., Al-Mamun, F., Mamun, MA., Kaggwa, MM (2023). Depression in Ugandan caregivers of cancer patients: the role of coping strategies and social support. Psych oncology. 32(1): 113- 124. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.6057

4. Sultana, N., Asaduzzaman, M., Mubarak, M., Hosen, I., Kaggwa, M. M.,Al-Mamun, F.,& Mamun, M. A. (2022). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lifestyle patterns: Does gender matter?.Frontiers in public health, 10, 920694. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.920694

5. Li, L., Mamun, M.A., Al-Mamun, F. et al (2022). A network analysis of the Internet Disorder Scale–Short Form (IDS9-SF): A large-scale cross-cultural study in Iran, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Current psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-022-03284-8

6. Raquib, A., Raquib, R., Jamil, S., Hossain, A.,Al-Mamun, F.,& Mamun, M. A. (2022). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Toward the Prevention of COVID-19 in Bangladesh: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in medicine, 9, 856156. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2022.856156

7. Akter, T., Zeba, Z., Hosen, I., Al-Mamun, F.,& Mamun, M. A. (2022). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on BMI: Its changes in relation to socio-demographic and physical activity patterns based on a short period. PloS one, 17(3), e0266024. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0266024

8. Al Mamun, F.,Gozal, D., Hosen, I., Misti, J. M., & Mamun, M. A. (2022). Predictive factors of insomnia during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh: a GIS-based nationwide distribution. Sleep medicine, 91, 219–225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2021.04.025

9. Rasheduzzaman, M., Al-Mamun, F., Hosen, I., Akter, T., Hossain, M., Griffiths, M. D., & Mamun, M. A. (2022). Suicidal behaviors among Bangladeshi university students: Prevalence and risk factors. PloS one, 17(1), e0262006. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0262006

10. Al-Mamun, F., Hosen, I., Griffiths, M. D., & Mamun, M. A. (2022). Facebook use and its predictive factors among students: Evidence from a lower- and middle-income country, Bangladesh. Frontiers in psychiatry, 13, 945802. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.945802

11. Mamun, M. A., Misti, J. M., Hosen, I., & Al Mamun, F. (2022). Suicidal behaviors and university entrance test-related factors: A Bangladeshi exploratory study. Perspectives in psychiatric care, 58(1), 278–287. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppc.12783

12. Power R, King C, Muhit M, Heanoy E, Galea C, Jones C, Badawi N, Khandaker G. Systematic review of health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy in low and middle income countries. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 2017 (in press)

13. Muhit M, Minto H, Parvin A, Jadoon MZ, Islam J, Yasmin S, Khandaker G. Prevalence of refractive error, presbyopia, and unmet need of spectacle coverage in a northern district of Bangladesh: Rapid Assessment of Refractive Error study. Ophthalmic epidemiology. 2017 Sep 30:1-7. [IF: 1.758]

14. Akhter R, Hassan NM, Martin EF, Muhit M, Haque MR, Smithers‐Sheedy H, Jones C, Badawi N, Khandaker G. Risk factors for dental caries among children with cerebral palsy in a low‐resource setting. Developmental medicine and child neurology. 2017 May 1;59(5):538-43. [IF: 3.116, cited: 4 times]

15. Karim T, Muhit M, Khandaker G. Interventions to prevent respiratory diseases-Nutrition and the developing world. Paediatric respiratory reviews. 2017 Mar 31;22:31-7. [IF: 2.214, cited: 3 times]

16. Muhit M, Wadud Z, Islam J, Khair Z, Shamanna BR, Jung J, Khandaker G. Generating Evidence for Program Planning: Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness in Bangladesh. Ophthalmic epidemiology. 2016 May 3;23(3):176-84.[IF: 3.806, cited 5 times]

17. Mitry D, Williams C, Northstone K, Akter A, Jewel J, Khan N, Muhit M, Gilbert CE, Bowman R. Perceptual visual dysfunction, physical impairment and quality of life in Bangladeshi children with cerebral palsy. British journal of ophthalmology. 2016 Apr;100(9):1245–50. [IF: 3.806, cited 3 times]

18. Khandaker G, Smithers-Sheedy H, Islam J, Alam M, Jung J, Novak I, Booy R, Jones C, Badawi N, Muhit M. Bangladesh Cerebral Palsy Register (BCPR): a pilot study to develop a national cerebral palsy (CP) register with surveillance of children for CP. BMC neurology. 2015 Sep 25;15(1):173. [IF: 2.534, cited 9 times]

19. Negretti GS, Ayoub T, Ahmed S, Deb R, Majumder U, Jewel J, Muhit M, Gilbert CE, Bowman RJ. Cataract surgery outcomes in Bangladeshi children. Ophthalmology. 2015 May 31;122(5):882-7. [IF: 7.788, cited 6 times]

20. Murthy GV, Mactaggart I, Muhit M, Islam J, Noe C, Khan AI, Foster A. Assessing the prevalence of sensory and motor impairments in childhood in Bangladesh using key informants. Archives of disease in childhood. 2014 Dec 1;99(12):1103-8. [IF: 3.265, cited 14 times]

21. Khandaker G, Muhit M, Rashid H, Khan A, Islam J, Jones C, Booy R. Infectious causes of childhood disability: results from a pilot study in rural Bangladesh. Journal of tropical pediatrics. 2014 Jun 13;60(5):363-9. [IF: 1.162, cited 2 times]

22. Bedford J, Mackey S, Parvin A, Muhit M, Murthy GV. Reasons for non-uptake of referral: children with disabilities identified through the Key Informant Method in Bangladesh. Disability and rehabilitation. 2013 Dec 1;35(25):2164-70. [IF: 1.804, cited 5 times]

23. Alavi Y, Jumbe V, Hartley S, Smith S, Lamping D, Muhit M, Masiye F, Lavy C. Indignity, exclusion, pain and hunger: the impact of musculoskeletal impairments in the lives of children in Malawi. Disability and rehabilitation. 2013 Oct 1;34(20):1736-46. [IF: 1.804, cited: 9 times]

24. Qureshi BM, Mansur R, Al-Rajhi A, Lansingh V, Eckert K, Hassan K, Ravilla T, Muhit M, Khanna RC, Ismat C. Best practice eye care models. Indian journal of ophthalmology. 2012 Sep;60(5):351. [IF: 0.835, cited: 8 times]

25. Gilbert C, Muhit M. Eye conditions and blindness in children: Priorities for research, programs, and policy with a focus on childhood cataract. Indian journal of ophthalmology. 2012 Sep;60(5):451. [IF: 0.835, cited: 6 times]

26. Nesbitt RC, Mackey S, Kuper H, Muhit M, Murthy GV. Predictors of referral uptake in children with disabilities in Bangladesh–exploring barriers as a first step to improving referral provision. Disability and rehabilitation. 2012 Jun 1;34(13):1089-95. [IF: 1.804, cited 6 times]

27. Rashid H, Khandaker G, Muhit M, Booy R. Bridging the 10/90 gap: can Bangladesh provide a developing world models for influenza and pneumonia research? Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 2012; 7:49-53.2012.

28. Mackey S, Murthy GV, Muhit MA, Islam JJ, Foster A. Validation of the key informant method to identify children with disabilities: methods and results from a pilot study in Bangladesh. Journal of tropical pediatrics. 2011 Nov 12;58(4):269-74. [IF: 1.162, cited 16 times]

29. Muhit MA, Shahjahan M, Hassan A, Wazed A, Ahmed N. Parental knowledge, attitude and practice related to blindness of children in some selected Upazilla of Bangladesh. Mymensingh medical journal: MMJ. 2011 Oct;20(4):671-9. [Cited: 8 times]

30. Xiao B, Fan J, Deng Y, Ding Y, Muhit M, Kuper H. Using key informant method to assess the prevalence and causes of childhood blindness in Xiu’shui County, Jiangxi Province, Southeast China. Ophthalmic epidemiology. 2011 Feb 1;18(1):30-5. [IF: 1.758, cited: 20 times]

31. 21. Razavi H, Kuper H, Rezvan F, Amelie K, Mahboobi-Pur H, Oladi MR, Muhit M, Hashemi H. Prevalence and causes of severe visual impairment and blindness among children in the lorestan province of iran, using the key informant method. Ophthalmic epidemiology. 2010 Mar 1;17(2):95-102. [IF: 1.758, cited: 27 times]

32. Gona JK, Xiong T, Muhit MA, Newton CR, Hartley S. Identification of people with disabilities using participatory rural appraisal and key informants: a pragmatic approach with action potential promoting validity and low cost. Disability and rehabilitation. 2010 Jan 1;32(1):79-85. [IF: 1.804, cited: 27 times]

33. Gogate P, Muhit M. Blindness and cataract in children in developing countries. Community eye health. 2009 Mar;22(69):4. [Cited: 10 times]

34. Kalua K, Patel D, Muhit M, Courtright P. Productivity of key informants for identifying blind children: evidence from a pilot study in Malawi. Eye. 2009 Jan 1;23(1):7-9. [IF: 2.275, cited: 26 times]

35. Gilbert C, Muhit M. Twenty years of childhood blindness: what have we learnt? Community eye eealth. 2008 Sep;21(67):46. [Cited: 50 times]

36. Kalua K, Patel D, Muhit M, Courtright P. Causes of blindness among children identified through village key informants in Malawi. Canadian journal of ophthalmology/Journal Canadiend'Ophtalmologie. 2008 Aug 1;43(4):425-7. [IF: 1.743, cited: 46 times]

37. Muhit MA, Shah SP, Gilbert CE, Hartley SD, Foster A. The key informant method: a novel means of ascertaining blind children in Bangladesh. British journal of ophthalmology. 2007 Aug 1;91(8):995-9. [IF: 3.806, cited 82 times]

38. Muhit MA, Shah SP, Gilbert CE, Foster A. Causes of severe visual impairment and blindness in Bangladesh: a study of 1935 children. British journal of ophthalmology. 2007 Aug 1;91(8):1000-4. [IF: 3.806, cited: 67 times]

39. Zeidan Z, Hashim K, Muhit MA, Gilbert C. Prevalence and causes of childhood blindness in camps for displaced persons in Khartoum: results of a household survey. Eastern mediterranean health journal. 2007;13(3):580–5 [IF:0.663, cited: 27 times]

40. Muhit MA. Childhood cataract: home to hospital. Community eye health. 2004;17(50):19. [Cited: 13 times]

41. Muhit M, Gilbert C. A review of the epidemiology and control of childhood blindness. Tropical doctor. 2003 Oct;33(4):197-201. [IF: 0.450, cited: 20 times]

42. Hartley S, Muhit M. Using qualitative research methods for disability research in majority world countries. Asia pacific disability rehabilitation journal. 2003;14(2):103-14. [Cited 61 times]

Selected Conference Presentations

1. Power R, Muhit M, Heanoy E, Karim T, Jones C, Badawi N, Akhter R, Khandaker G. Health related quality of life (HRQoL) of adolescents with Cerebral Palsy (CP) in rural Bangladesh. 9th Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusCPDM) Conference, 21-24 March 2018, Auckland, New Zealand. [Oral]

2. Power R, King C, Muhit M, Heanoy E, Galea C, Jones C, Badawi N, Khandaker G. Systematic review of health related quality of life (HRQoL) of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy in low and middle income countries. 9th Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusCPDM) Conference, 21-24 March 2018, Auckland, New Zealand. [Oral]

3. Badawi N, Muhit M, Benfer K, Morgan C, Mcintyre S, Smithers-Sheedy H, Kitnasamy G, Khandaker G. Understanding cerebral palsy in low and middle income countries (LMICs): from burden to early diagnosis and intervention. 9th Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusCPDM) Conference, 21-24 March 2018, Auckland, New Zealand. [Oral]

4. Khandaker G, Karim T, Smithers-Sheedy H, Novak I, Jones C, Badawi N, Muhit M. Epidemiology of Cerebral Palsy (CP) in Bangladesh: findings from the first general population-based register in a Low and Middle-Income Country. 9th Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusCPDM) Conference, 21-24 March 2018, Auckland, New Zealand. [Oral]

5. Jahan I, Muhit M, Karim T, Smithers-Sheedy H, Novak I, Jones C, Badawi N, Khandaker G. What makes children with cerebral palsy vulnerable to malnutrition? Findings from the Bangladesh Cerebral Palsy Register (BCPR). 9th Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusCPDM) Conference, 21-24 March 2018, Auckland, New Zealand. [Oral]

6. Khandaker G, Muhit M, Smithers-Sheedy H, Karim T, Novak I, Booy R, Jones C, Badawi N.The burden of cerebral palsy (CP) among children in rural Bangladesh – results from the Bangladesh CP Register (BCPR) study. 71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), 12-16 September 2017, Montreal, Canada. [Oral]

7. Karim T, Muhit M, Smithers-Sheedy H, Jones C, Badawi N, Khandaker G. Health inequity in children with cerebral palsy (CP) - Comparing Bangladesh CP register (BCPR) data with National Population and Housing Census. 71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), 12-16 September 2017, Montreal, Canada. [Oral]

8. Khandaker G, Karim T, Muhit M, Smithers-Sheedy H, Jones C, Novak I, Badawi N. Associated Impairments among Children with Cerebral Palsy in Rural Bangladesh: Findings from the Bangladesh Cerebral Palsy Register (BCPR). 71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), 12-16 September 2017, Montreal, Canada. [Poster]

9. Khandaker G, Smithers-Sheedy H, Jones C, Badawi1 N, Muhit M. Prevalence and causes of cerebral palsy (CP) among children in rural Bangladesh – results from the Bangladesh CP Register [Poster]. 29th European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) Conference, 17-20 May 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [Poster]

10. Khandaker G, Karim T, Muhit M, Smithers-Sheedy H, Jones C, Badawi N. Rehabilitation status of children with cerebral palsy in rural Bangladesh - Findings from the Bangladesh Cerebral Palsy Register (BCPR) study [Oral]. 29th European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) Conference, 17-20 May 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [Oral]

11. Khandaker G, Smithers-Sheedy H, Islam J, Alam M, Jung J, Novak I, Booy R, Jones C, Badawi N, Muhit M. Bangladesh Cerebral Palsy Register (BCPR): a pilot study towards developing a national cerebral palsy (CP) register and surveillance of children with CP. 28th EACD Annual Meeting - Stockholm, 1-4 June 2016 [Poster]

12. Jung J, Muhit M, Smithers-Sheedy H, Islam J, Novak I, Booy R, Jones C, Badawi N, Khandaker G. Nutritional status of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) in rural Bangladesh: preliminary results from Bangladesh Cerebral Palsy Register (BCPR) pilot study. 28th EACD Annual Meeting - Stockholm, 1-4 June 2016 [Oral]

13. Akhter R, Hassan NMM, Martin FE, Muhit M, Rahman R, Smithers-Sheedy H, Jones C, Badawi N, Khandaker G. Factors Affecting Dental Caries Among Bangladeshi Children With Cerebral Palsy. 94th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 21st June 2016 [Poster].

14. Khandaker G, Smithers-Sheedy H, Shahama S, Huda A, Novak I, Booy R, Jones C, Badawi N, Muhit M. Bangladesh Cerebral Palsy Register (BCPR): developing a cerebral palsy (CP) register and surveillance of children with CP in a typical low- and middle-income country. 70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) will take place September 20-24, 2016 in Hollywood, Florida [Oral].

15. Khandaker G, Smithers-Sheedy H,Shahama S,Huda ABMA,Novak I, Booy R, Jones C, Badawi N, Muhit M. Bangladesh Cerebral Palsy Register (BCPR): developing a cerebral palsy (CP) register and surveillance of children with CP in a typical low- and middle-income country. 70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), September 20-24 2016, Hollywood, FL, USA. [Oral]

16. Khandaker G, Muhit M, Rashid H, Khan A, Islam J, Jones C, Booy R. Infectious causes of childhood disability: results from a pilot study in rural Bangladesh. 7th Asian Congress of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ACPID 2014), 12 - 15 October 2014, Beijing, China. [Oral].

17. Muhit M. Programme Management: Childhood Blindness. International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) 9th General Assembly on Eye Health: Everyone’s Business. 17-20 September 2012, Hyderabad, India.

18. Muhit M. Eye Health for Children: Participatory Planning of Services for Children. International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) 9th General Assembly on Eye Health: Everyone’s Business. 17-20 September 2012, Hyderabad, India.

19. Muhit M. Key Informant Method: A novel method for case detection and research on rare eye diseases in children. Global Consensus Conference on Paediatrics & Child Health. 17-20 February 2011, Paris, France.

20. Muhit M. Using Key Informants to identify children with hearing impairment in Bangladesh. Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment: A Training Workshop. Indian Institute of Public Health. Hyderabad, India 2010.

21. Muhit M. Design, methods and results of a Qualitative Study on Disability in children in Bangladesh. International Centre for Eye Health, CD-KIM Steering group meeting. London, UK 2010.

22. Muhit M, Shah S, Gilbert.C. Foster. A. Key Informant Method. Royal Society of Tropical Medicine. London, Dec 2005. [Best Poster Award]