Arsia Taghva

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OBJECTIVE • To investigate the association of the T-786C, G894T and variable number of tandem repeats (VNTRs) in intron 4 (a/b) polymorphisms of the eNOS gene in Iranian subjects with vasculogenic erectile dysfunction (ED). PATIENTS AND METHODS • A total of 322 consecutive patients with vasculogenic ED were recruited. Patients with concomitant risk(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the Groningen Sleep Quality Scale (GSQS) for evaluation of high-altitude sleep (HAS) disturbance and employ GSQ questionnaire to describe HAS. METHODS After the first night's stay at the altitude of 3500 m, quality of sleep for 100 participants (age: 29.13+/-11.01 years; 36 females/64 males) was assessed using the self-administered(More)
BACKGROUND The Prochaska model of readiness to change has been proposed to be used in educational interventions to improve medical care. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact on readiness to change of an educational intervention on management of depressive disorders based on a modified version of the Prochaska model in comparison with a standard programme of(More)
Objective: In Aug 2004, for the first time, a psychiatric OSCE was piloted in Iran. The objective of current study was to explore the view and opinion of both candidates and examiners after they took part in the exam. Method: Two focus groups were formed. There were 10 participants in each group. Each group was asked to discuss the advantages and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of sustained-release (SR) bupropion to placebo in treating hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in ovulating women. PATIENTS AND METHODS After a 1-week, placebo lead-in phase, 232 treatment-seeking women with regular menstrual cycles were randomly assigned to bupropion SR 150 mg/daily (116) or placebo (116) for 12(More)
OBJECTIVE The use of standardized patients in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations in the assessment of psychiatric residents has increased in recent years. The aim of this study is to investigate the experience of psychiatry residents and examiners with standardized patients in Iran. METHOD Final-year residents in psychiatry participated in this(More)
BACKGROUND Stigma affects all aspects of mental disorders, and is the most important risk factor for promoting mental health. The aim of this study was to explore strategies effective in reducing the stigma toward people with mental disorders in Iran. METHODS This qualitative study was conducted from 2013 to 2016. All participants were recruited by(More)
Arsia Taghva1, Mahdi Imani2, Mohammad R. Kazemi1, Khadijeh Shiralinia3: 1Department of Psychiatry, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. 2Department of Clinical Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran. 3Department of Counseling, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran. E-mail: The role of burnout and(More)
Background: Veterans with purely physical disorders, such as ankle-foot neuromusculoskeletal disorders, are often neglected in psychological assessments because mental health evaluations are usually focused on those with a psychological disturbance or with a high percentage of injury. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychological condition of(More)