Aspetar, the region’s leading sport hospital and a member of Aspire Zone Foundation, will launch a research programme in sport and orthopaedic medicine by the end of this year, a senior official of the organisation revealed.
Speaking to Gulf Times, Ibrahim al-Hussain, director of nursing, Aspetar said, “By the end of this year, we plan to start our own research in different areas of sport medicine, including orthopaedic medicine. We will have a number of members from various organisations in Qatar to conduct the research. We might also consider participants from other countries in the region for the research programme.”
“So many athletes come to Aspetar for various treatments. So we have large data on the performance as well as other aspects of athletes. We also have data on their physical abilities and activities. Our staff have already stored enough data which can be used and analysed in our research. So the participants of the research will have sufficient data to work on and come out with evidence based conclusions,” explained the official.
“We have already started a new programme at Aspetar for nursing education. A new initiative called, 'Nursing Journal Club' is launched this January. It aims to educate the nurses on various aspects in sports and orthopaedic nursing,” al-Hussain noted.
“The journal club collects articles on latest developments and practices from all around the world in sport and orthopaedic medicine. The members of the club come together and share the ideas in their meetings. We have internal and external participants in the programme,” continued the official.
“We are also planning to expand the concept of exercise medicine which is one of the latest and innovative medical approaches to treat several diseases. Exercise medicine is a novel approach where we prescribe exercise instead of medicines.
“We will include nurses from other organisation such as Sidra, HMC or other medical research organisations in the country to be part of the research if they wish to. The topics will be clearly defined and the participants will be provided with clear guidelines. The outcomes of the research depend on the scope of the research and the time it needs to come to right conclusions. However we expect that the right results will be delivered at the right time,” maintained the official.
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