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This was a large population-based study to develop and validate the Iranian version of the Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) for use in health related quality of life assessment in Iran. A culturally comparable questionnaire was developed and pilot tested. Then, the Iranian version of the SF-36 was administered to a random sample of 4163 healthy individuals(More)
INTRODUCTION Psychological adjustment following cancer occurrence remains a key issue among the survivors. This study aimed to investigate psychological distress in patients with breast cancer following completion of breast cancer treatments and to determine its associated factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a prospective study of anxiety and(More)
Breast cancer is one of the most frequent malignancies among Iranian women, however; the epidemiological aspects of breast cancer among Iranian patients are uncertain. A literature review of the published articles from January 1998 to December 2005 was conducted using different search engines: MEDLINE, Scientific information data base of Academic Center for(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer remains an important public health problem. This study aimed to investigate about female knowledge of breast cancer and self-reported practice of breast self-examination in Iran. METHODS This was a population-based survey carried out in Tehran, Iran. Data were collected via a structured questionnaire containing 15 questions on(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life and survival are two important outcome measures in cancer research and practice. The aim of this paper is to examine the relationship between quality of life data and survival time in cancer patients. METHODS A review was undertaken of all the full publications in the English language biomedical journals between(More)
Given that lung cancer is one of the common cancers world-wide, the implications of focusing on quality of life as well as survival require to be understood. We have carried out a study of the relationship between survival and quality of life in patients with lung cancer comparing patients those who lived with those who died within 3 months. The design of(More)
A descriptive study was carried out to explore the beliefs and behaviours of Iranian teachers toward breast cancer and breast self-examination (BSE). A 10% random sample of 8000 teachers working in four central regions of Tehran was selected. Data on beliefs and behaviours regarding breast cancer and BSE were collected by means of a structured(More)
BACKGROUND An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck the city of Bam in Iran on the 26th of December 2003 at 5.26 A.M. It was devastating, and left over 40,000 dead and around 30,000 injured. The profound tragedy of thousands killed has caused emotional and psychological trauma for tens of thousands of people who have survived. A study was(More)
BACKGROUND The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a widely used instrument to measure postnatal depression. This study aimed to translate and to test the reliability and validity of the EPDS in Iran. METHODS The English language version of the EPDS was translated into Persian (Iranian language) and was used in this study. The questionnaire was(More)
BACKGROUND breast cancer (BC) is the most common malignancy among Iranian women. Although the relative incidence of BC is low, the cause-specific mortality is much higher than developed countries. The present study surveyed the overall trend of BC in Tehran. PATIENTS AND METHODS all breast pathologic records were studied in five major hospitals in Tehran(More)