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Rima Atallah Jamil Hijazeen

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Jordan
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1983
  • Age: 38
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Personal Information

Name : Rima Atallah Jamil Hijazeen
Place and date of birth : Amman, Jordan 16th March 1983
Department : Biopharmaceutics and Clinical Pharmacy


2018Keele UniversityMedicines Optimisation PhD Pharmacy

2012The University of JordanClinical PharmacyM.SC Pharmacy

2006The University of Jordan PharmacyB.SC

Specialization and domain of interest

Clinical Pharmacy practiceSpecialization

Therapeutics and Medicines OptimisationDomain of interest

Specialization and domain of interest

Title and abstract of the doctoral thesis (within 150 words)

Title: Implementation and evaluation of a computerised anticoagulation decision support tool for managing atrial fibrillation 
Abstract: Anticoagulation therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) remains a national challenge. A decision support tool (DST) was developed to assist healthcare professionals (HCPs) in the appropriate prescribing of anticoagulants in patients with AF. This thesis aimed to evaluate the utility of the DST and associated patient decision aid (PDA) for anticoagulant decision making in clinical practice. Methods: This study involved a series of sequential stages in the evaluation of the DST. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with forty-seven HCPs to explore their perceptions of anticoagulation prescribing decision. Using a vignette, the perspective of HCPs on the potential utility of the DST and associated PDA were explored using both semi-structured interviews and questionnaires. Second interviews were conducted approximately eight weeks from the initial contact to explore HCPs’ perspectives on the actual utility from implementing the DST and associated PDA in routine clinical practice. The perspectives of a group of AF patients’ who had experienced the DA during consultation were explored using semi-structured interviews and questionnaires. Results: Qualitative themes elicited during initial contact revealed that anticoagulants prescribing decision can be suboptimal. Findings from the pre-intervention evaluation showed that the DST has potential to improve the quality of anticoagulants decision process. Findings from post-intervention evaluation demonstrated improvements in anticoagulants decision-making in clinical practice. Findings from fourteen patients revealed that the DA was effective in facilitating a quality decision that was informed and consistent with personal values and expectations. Conclusions: This study demonstrated the positive impact the DST can have on the quality of anticoagulants decision-making in clinical practice and provides a unique contribution to the existing CDSS research. The ever-increasing demand for a quality decision-making process in clinical practice is a fertile environment for clinicians and policymakers to consider the potential impact that the DST and associated PDA can offer.

Career Experience

June 2018-nowFaculty of pharmacy/University of JordanAss. Prof. of clinical pharmacy practice
Jan2015-Oct2016School of pharmacy/Keele UniversityTutor and Exam Invigilator
Jun2015-Jan2017School of pharmacy/Keele UniversityAdvisor assistant for post-grad students

Sep2006-Feb2013Faculty of pharmacy/University of JordanTeaching Assistant

Scientific conferences and symposia

AttendanceKeele University/UK 2013ISTM Annual Postgraduate Researcher Symposium

15 mins. PresentationKeele University/UK 2013ISTM Annual Postgraduate Researcher Symposium

Poster presentationKeele University/UK 2013ISTM Annual Postgraduate Researcher Symposium

15 mins. PresentationKeele University/UK 2013ISTM Annual Postgraduate Researcher Symposium

Training courses

Name of course
April 2016 Understanding Haematology tests-When to refer/ Primary care clinical sciences, University of Birmingham
Dec 2015Training programme for Anticoagulation Management in Primary Care Module (10 credits at Master level)/Primary care clinical sciences, University of Birmingham 
Feb 2015Patient self-management of Oral Anticoagulation/The complete Package/ Primary care clinical sciences, University of Birmingham
Mar 2015An Introduction to Oral Anticoagulation Management/ Primary care clinical sciences, University of Birmingham 
Oct 2014Valid Informed Consent Course 
Oct 2014Good Clinical Practice Refresher - West Midlands: Birmingham 
Sept 2014Good Clinical Practice - West Midlands
Feb 2014
Feb 2014Qualitative research methods
Qualitative Analysis 

Dec 2013Ethics in research
Dec 2013Presenting at conference
Nov 2013Avoiding plagiarism and research misconduct 
Nov 2013Writing for publication
Sept 2013Presenting in larger venues: maximising your environment
Aug 2013Critical Appraisal of a Systematic Review
Aug 2013Rapid critical appraisal of quantitative research-enhanced
Jul 2013Cochrane Library training
Jul 2013Rapid Critical Appraisal of Qualitative research
Jun 2012SPSS 

Teaching activities

GraduateBachelorTaught Courses
Pharmacology I
Pharmacology II
Pharmaceutical literature evaluation 
Research project
Clerkship hospital training

Achievements and Awards

ISTM poster competition 2015 /2015Keele University

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