Alireza Agha Yousefi

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BACKGROUND To investigate the association between Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and Health related quality of life (QoL) in Iranian population. METHODS We used data from the post-intervention phase of Isfahan Healthy Heart Program (IHHP), a community trial for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and control. We recruited 9570 healthy adults, aged ≥ 19(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to compare the personal well-being among the wives of Iranian veterans living in the city of Qom. METHOD A sample of 300 was randomly selected from a database containing the addresses of veteran's families at Iran's Veterans Foundation in Qom (Bonyad-e-Shahid va Omoore Isargaran). The veterans' wives were divided into(More)
PURPOSE To assess the safety and effectiveness of pure ultrasound-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred fifty-seven patients were treated; 139 women and 218 men, with a mean age of 33.7 years (range 21-69 years) and a mean stone size of 33.5 mm in maximum diameter (range 20-52 mm). Stone locations were renal pelvis (174),(More)
BACKGROUND Due to the increasing number of women suffering from breast cancer worldwide, promoting the empowerment of these patients is an important factor affecting their survival. OBJECTIVES Few studies have investigated the empowerment needs of the breast cancer women, especially in Iran. Therefore, this study was performed to explain the empowerment(More)
INTRODUCTION The supervision of academic theses at the Universities of Medical Sciences is one of the most important issues with several challenges. The aim of the present study is to discover the nature of problems and challenges of thesis supervision in Iranian universities of medical sciences. METHODS The study was conducted with a qualitative method(More)
AIM To compare open suprapubic transvesical prostatectomy (OSP) without insertion of suprapubic cystostomy, OSP with insertion of cystostomy, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 104 patients with an indication for prostatectomy were retrospectively assigned to TURP (group 1), OSP with cystostomy (group 2),(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare overall life satisfaction, subjective well-being, family stress, and stress symptoms of wives of three groups of Iranian disabled veterans. METHOD Participants included 97 wives of three groups of disabled veterans (Group 1with 25-49% disability; Group 2 with 50-69% disability; and Group 3 with larger or(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the great emphasis on teaching professionalism in universities, creating changes in one's professional behavior is a serious challenge in medical education. In this regard, one cannot ignore the role of faculty members. The present study was set to investigate the opinions of medical education experts about the expected results of faculty(More)
Local effect of acetyl salicylic acid (ASA) on peripheral nerve regeneration was studied using a rat sciatic nerve transection model. Forty-five male healthy White Wistar rats were divided into three experimental groups (n = 15), randomly: Sham-operation (SHAM), control (SIL), and ASA-treated (SIL/ASA) groups. In SHAM group after anesthesia left sciatic(More)
BACKGROUND Poor interaction of treatment personnel with patients' families leads to informational contrast in families, which may ultimately increase the tension and pressure in these conditions. Considering the necessity of caregivers' contribution for an optimized treatment, continuation of care, and supporting patients, and with regard to caregivers'(More)