Ali Montazeri

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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)
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)
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. This was a prospective study of anxiety and depression in breast cancer patients. Anxiety(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)
STUDY DESIGN Cultural translation and psychometric testing. OBJECTIVE To translate and validate the Iranian versions of the Neck Disability Index (NDI-IR) and the Neck Pain and Disability Scale (NPDS-IR). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The widely used the NDI and the NPDS scales have not been translated and validated for Persian-speaking patients with neck(More)
Measuring quality of life in breast cancer patients is of importance in assessing treatment outcomes. This study examined the impact of breast cancer diagnosis and its treatment on quality of life of women with breast cancer. This was a prospective study of quality of life in breast cancer patients. Quality of life was measured using the European(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)
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: A cross sectional study was conducted in Tehran Iran to examine the extent of patient delay and associated factors in the presentation of breast cancer. Methods: A group of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients were interviewed and were asked about the period from first onset of symptoms to first medical consultation to indicate patient delay.(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)