Dr. Hashem Abu Tariah

Dr. Hashem Abu Tariah


  Dr. Abu Tariah, has his Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2002, and his PhD in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in 2006. He also has BSc and MSN degrees in Nursing from the University of Jordan in the years 1991 and 1994 consecutively.

 Dr. Abu Tariah, has a wide clinical and academic experiences through his work and study at the United States and at the Hashemite University/Jordan. He taught and  still teaching several clinical and theory courses in Occupational Therapy and involved extensively in OT curriculum building, development, as well as accreditation. He held several academic administrative positions such as the Chairman of the OT department, assistant dean, and associate dean at the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences/The Hashemite University/Jordan. Currently he is THE Jordan Delegate to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). 

 Dr. Abu Tariah, has several publications in well recognized peer reviewed occupational therapy Journals. His research interest includes: Stroke rehabilitation; occupational therapy professional and educational issues and development; adaptation and quality of life; occupational therapy for physical disabilities.    “    

 Dissertation:  Perspectives of Stroke Survivors on their Post-Stroke Transitions

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2006 Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy Texas Woman’s University, Houston, Texas, USA
2002 Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy University of Southern California (USC), LA, California, USA
1994 Master of Science in Nursing University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan
1991 Bachelor of Science in Nursing University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan Bachelor of Science in Nursing University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan

(PI) Knowledge of Health Care Professionals in Amman about Occupational Therapy Profession, The Hashemite University, 950 JD, 2009.

(PI) Working Conditions of Occupational Therapists in Jordan, The Hashemite University, 950 JD, 2009.

(PI) The Constraint Induced Movement Therapy for Stroke Survivors in Jordan: Home-Based Model, The Hashemite University, 7650 JD, 2007.

    • Abu Tariah, H., Abu-Dahab, S., Hamed, R., AlHeresh, R., & Yousef, H. (2011). Working conditions of occupational therapists in Jordan. Occupational Therapy International, 18(4), 187-93.
    • Abu Tariah, H., Abulfeilat, K., & Khawaldeh, A. (2012). Health professionals’ knowledge of occupational therapy in Jordan. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 26(1), 74-87.
    • Abu Tariah, H., Almalty, A., Sbeih, Z., & Al-Oraibi, S. (2010). Constrain induced movement therapy for stroke survivors in Jordan: A home-based model. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 17(12), 638-46.
    • Abu Tariah, H., & Al-Sharaya’, H. (1997). Stresses reported by second year nursing students. Nurse Educator, 22 (5): 33.
    • Abu Tariah, H., Ghasham, N., Alolayan, M., Alahmadi, B., & Alqarni, A. (2018). Wheelchair accessibility of mosques in Riyadh. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation. 60(3), 385-391.
    • Abu Tariah, H., Hamed, R., AlHeresh, R., Abu-Dahab, S., & Al-Oraibi, S. (2011). Factors influencing job satisfaction among Jordanian occupational therapists: A qualitative study. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(6), 405-11.
    • Abu Tariah, H., Hamed, R., & Al-Omari, H. (2015). Jordanian client perspectives of substance abuse: Implications for occupational therapists. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 22(12), 566-572.
    • Abu Tariah, H., Hersch, G., & Ostwald, S. (2006). Factors Associated with Quality of Life: Perspectives of Stroke Survivors. The Journal of Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 25 (2): 33- 50.
    • Abu Tariah, H. (1995). The principles of communication between the nurses and the family of a hospitalized patient, Jordanian Nursing Journal, 17: p. 9.
    • Abu Tariah, H., & Jebril, M. (2017). The Activities of Interest for the Jordanian Population from the Perspective of Occupational Therapy Students, Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, 11(2), 115-119.
    • AlMalty, A., Jebril, M., Abu Tariah, H, Bostanji, S. (2014). The Effect of Paraffin Wax and Exercise vs. Exercise Treatment on Keyboard User’s Hands Pain and Strength. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, 8(1), 170-175.
    • AlMalty, A., Hamed, S., AbuTariah, H., & Jebril, M. (2013). The effect of Topical Application of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on Alleviating Knee Pain in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: a Pilot Study. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, 7(3), 6-11
    • Al-Omari, H., Hamed, R., & Abu Tariah, H. (2014). The role of religion in the recovery from alcohol and substance abuse among Jordanian adults. Journal of Religion and Health, 5 (2014), 1-10 (DOI 10.1007/s10943-014-9868-5)
    • Al-Oraibi, S., & Abu Tariah, H. (2011). Home based constraint-induced therapy for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: A pilot study. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, 5(1), 100-102.
    • Al-Oraibi, S., Abu Tariah, H., & Alanazi, A. (2013). Serial casting versus stretching technique to treat knee flexion contracture in children with spina bifida: A comparative study. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 6, 147–153.
    • Alotaibi, N., Shayea, A., Nadar, M., & Abu Tariah, H. (2015). Investigation into health science students’ awareness of occupational therapy: Implications for interprofessional education. Journal of Allied Health, 44(1), 3-9.
    • Hamed, R., Abu Tariah, H., & Hawamdeh, Z. (2013). Personal Factors Affecting the Daily Functioning and Well-Being of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Using the ICF Model: A Qualitative Study.

International Journal of Mental Health, 41(1), 47-61.

  • Hamed, R., Abu Tariah, H., Jarrar, M., & Holm, M. (2012). Development of The Arabic Version of the Performance Assessment of Self-Care Skills. Jordan Medical Journal, 46(3), 221-228.
  • Hamed, R., Abu Tariah, H., Malkawi, S., & Holm, M. (2012). The Arabic Version of the Mayo- Portland Adaptability Inventory-4: A validation study. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 35(3), 243-247.
  • Hawamdeh, M., Al Malty, A., Abu Tariah, H., Omar, M., & Shtayyat, W. (2015). Comparison between the effectiveness of using Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) with back strengthening exercises and the use of back strengthening exercises only on patients with chronic low back pain: A pilot crossover double blind study. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, 9(2), 210-213.
  • Manee, F., Alotaibi, N., Alobaidly, F., Abu Tariah, H., Hamed, R., & Eklund, M. (2015). The psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the Satisfaction with Daily Occupations. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78(4), 260-267.
  • Nafai, S., Stevens-Nafai, E., & Abu Tariah, H. (2017). The Effectiveness of Hand Exercise and Thermal Modalities Agents in Managing Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis in Hands: Randomized Controlled Study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(6), 7111520286p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO4025

  • The American Occupational Therapy Association  (AOTA), Member
  • The Jordan Society for Occupational Therapy, Member
  •  Jordan nurses and midwives council, Member
  •  Jordan Society for Scientific Research, Member

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