Aliakbar Tavassoli

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OBJECTIVES We aimed to evaluate the changes over time in the prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control rate of hypertension in intervention and reference areas of a comprehensive community trial with reference area. METHODS Data from independent sample surveys before and after implementation of the program (2001 vs.2007) were used to compare(More)
INTRODUCTION More than one third of Iranian adult women have the metabolic syndrome. We conducted this study to assess the effect of parity on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in analyses controlling for sociodemographic and reproductive variables as well as behavioral risk factors. METHODS We evaluated the relationship between number of children and(More)
The Isfahan Healthy Heart Programme (IHHP) is a five to six year comprehensive integrated community-based programme for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) prevention and control via reducing CVD risk factors and improvement of cardiovascular healthy behaviour in a target population. IHHP started late in 1999 and will be finished in 2005-2006. A primary survey(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence and risk factors of CHD in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS AND RESULTS A cross-sectional study of type 2 diabetic patients was conducted from 2001 to 2004. 1566 consecutive diabetic patients (524 men and 1042 women) from the Isfahan Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Centre outpatient clinics, Iran,(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to evaluate the possible difference of the impact of Women Healthy Heart Project on lifestyle, as well as physical/biochemical parameters of working women and housewives. METHODS This was a community-based intervention study conducted over 5 years (2002-2007) in the counties of Isfahan and Najafabad (intervention(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac rehabilitation program (CRP) has been demonstrated to have beneficial effects on physical and mental functioning as well as on mortality of patients with cardiovascular diseases, but its exact effect on lipid profile of these patients is still vague. In this study we aimed to evaluate the effect of comprehensive CRP on lipid profile of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of gender and place of residence on cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and related risk factors. METHODS In a prospective cohort study, 6323 participants free of CVD (3255 women), with age of more than 35 years from 3 cities (Isfahan, Najafabad, and Arak) and their rural districts in central Iran were followed-up from(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of obesity and overweight on diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HTN) control in a healthy lifestyle intervention program in Iran. METHODS Within the framework of the Isfahan Healthy Heart Program (IHHP), a community trial that was conducted to prevent and control cardiovascular disease and(More)
BACKGROUND Individuals are faced with numerous stressful life events which can negatively influence mental health. Many individuals use smoking as a means of confronting stress. Given the relatively high prevalence of smoking in central Iran, the present study was conducted to compare stress levels in smokers, non-smokers and those who had quit smoking. (More)
BACKGROUND The current study aims to determine the relation between ankle-brachial index (ABI) and angiographic findings and major cardiovascular risk factors in patients with suspected coronary artery diseases (CAD) in Isfahan. METHODS In this cross-sectional descriptive-analytic research, patients with suspected CAD were studied. Characteristics of(More)