Mengesha Birkie

Full NameMengesha Birkie Wubie
Academic RankAssistant Professor
Education BackgroundMSc in Integrated Clinical and Community Mental Health from Jimma University (Juanary 2013 to June 2015)BSc in General Nurssing from Jimma University (June 2007)
Working ExperiencePre-clinical and Clinical Coordinator at Injibara University, College of Medicine and Health Science (October 2022 to Present)Assistant Professor at Wollo University (December 2019 to Present)Lecturer at Wollo  University (August 2015 to December 2019)Clinical Service  at Kobo Health Center (October 2007 to Juanary 2013)
Research InterestOn the Mental Health Aspects of Chronic Illness, Aging, and Substance Use ProblemChild and Adolescent Mental Health and Mental Health of Women in the Gestational and Postpartem Period
PublicationsBirkie, M., Necho, M., Tsehay, M., Gelaye, H., Beyene, A., Belete, A., & Adane, M. (2022). Depressive, Anxiety Symptom Frequency and Related Factors Among Prisoners During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Northeastern Ethiopia, a Cross-Sectional Study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13. (, M., & Anbesaw, T. (2021). Knowledge, attitude, and associated factors towards mental illness among residents of Dessie town, northeast, Ethiopia, a cross-sectional study. BMC psychiatry, 21(1), 1-10. (, M., Endris, M., & Asnakew, S. (2021). Determinants of migraine headache among regular undergraduate students, of Wollo University, Dessie, Ethiopia: cross–sectional study. BMC neurology, 21(1), 1-12. (, M., Tsehay, M., Birkie, M., Biset, G., & Tadesse, E. (2021). Prevalence of anxiety, depression, and psychological distress among the general population during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 67(7), 892-906. (, M., Necho, M., Gelaye, H., Beyene, A., & Birkie, M. (2021). Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depressive Symptoms, and Sleep Problem During COVID-19 Outbreak in Ethiopia Among Police Officers: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Frontiers in Psychology, 3898. (, M. B., Alebachew, M. N., & Yigzaw, A. B. (2019). Common mental disorders and its determinants among epileptic patients at an outpatient epileptic clinic in Felegehiwot Referral Hospital, Bahirdar, Ethiopia: cross-sectional study. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 13(1), 1-10. (, M., Zenebe, Y., Biset, G., Gebresellassie, M., & Mihret, S. (2020). Risk factors for gender-based violence among female students of Gonder Teacher’Training College, Gonder, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. The Open Public Health Journal, 13(1). (, M. S., Tesfaye, M., Girma, E., & Birkie, M. (2021). Level of Perceived Stigma Among Caregivers of Persons with Severe Mental Illness in Jimma City, Ethiopia: A Cross-sectional Study. American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, 9(4), 77-85.= (, A., Mebrie, Y., Birike, M., & Necho, M. (2020). Prevalence of Medication Non-adherence and Associated Factors Among Psychotic Patients in Dessie Referral Hospital, Amhara Region, North East Ethiopia, 2019. American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 8(4), 87. (, Y., Kunno, K., Mekonnen, M., Bewuket, A., Birkie, M., Necho, M., … & Akele, B. (2021). Prevalence and associated factors of internet addiction among undergraduate university students in Ethiopia: a community university-based cross-sectional study. BMC psychology, 9(1), 1-10. (, M., Birkie, M., Gelaye, H., Beyene, A., Belete, A., & Tsehay, M. (2020). Depression, anxiety symptoms, Insomnia, and coping during the COVID-19 pandemic period among individuals living with disabilities in Ethiopia, 2020. PloS one, 15(12), e0244530. (, M., Birkie, M., Belete, A., & Abadisharew, M. (2020). Suicidal Thought and Associated Factors Among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus at North-west Ethiopia: Unemployment and Depression Matters. American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 8(4), 78. (, M. W., Wubie, M. B., & Ayele, S. A. (2021). Proportion of mothers practicing kangaroo mother care at home and factors influencing the practices following hospital discharge, South Wollo, Ethiopia. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 27(2), 118-122. (, A., Taddese, M., Getachew, Y., Kumara, P., & Birkie, M. Suicidal attempt and associated factors among patients with depressive disorder visiting psychiatric unit. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science (IOSR-JNHS), 7(1), 62-66.(, A., Negash, A., & Birkie, M. (2019). Help-seeking behaviour for depressive disorders among adult cardiovascular outpatient cardiac clinic Jimma University Teaching Hospital, Jimma, South-West Ethiopia: crosssectional study. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 13(1), 1-12. (, M., Mekonnen, S., Haile, K., Birkie, M., & Belete, A. (2019). Suicidal plan, attempt, and associated factors among patients with diabetes in Felegehiwot referral hospital, Bahirdar, Ethiopia: cross-sectional study. BMC psychiatry, 19(1), 1-8. (, H., Negash, A., Birkie, M., & Belete, A. (2019). Determinates of depressive disorder among adult patients with cardiovascular disease at outpatient cardiac clinic Jimma University Teaching Hospital, South West Ethiopia: cross-sectional study. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 13(1), 1-12. (, E., Manaye, Y., & Birkie, M. (2022). Magnitude and risk factors of chronic respiratory symptoms among municipal street sweepers in Dessie and Kombolcha City, Northeast, Ethiopia: Cross-sectional study. SAGE open medicine, 10, 20503121221105329. (
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