A study of healthcare problems in developing countries in particular
the Middle East. It concerns child health care and the inability of
rural people especially mothers to understand instructions for the
application of medicines. Other problems incorporated are high
infant mortality, lack of adequate health care facilities, high
illiteracy and ignorance of the importance of hygiene.
As a result of my questionnaire to medical students in Jordan,
the extent to which they are trained to cope with child health care
and health problems of rural areas was revealed.
Another questionnaire aimed at female university students revealed
their attitudes towards pregnancy and child healthcare.
Bearing in mind the nature of the Middle Eastern patient, I have
adopted a visual design for reading medicine instructions which is
very easy to understand and overcomes any language or literacy problems.
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.