Azam Maleki

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OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship of selenium plasma level and preeclampsia, as an antioxidant, against reduction damage of free radicals. METHODS A case control study was carried out on 40 preeclamptic, and 40 healthy pregnant women in 34-39(th) week of gestation who were matched on the age of pregnancy and mineral supplements intake, in Iran. The(More)
PURPOSE To determine pachymetric, aberrometric, and topometric indices in patients with definite and subclinical keratoconus and the validity of these indices in the diagnosis of keratoconus. METHODS We evaluated 262 keratoconic and 97 healthy eyes in this study. Pentacam HR examination was performed for all participants, and the data of all pachymetric,(More)
OBJECTIVES Firefighters tackle various stressors that affect their health and job performance; therefore, assessment of their work ability is necessary. This study aimed to investigate the demographic and occupational determinants of the work ability of firemen. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 375 firemen working in Tehran Fire Department were(More)
The Revised Prenatal Coping Inventory (Nu PCI) is a self-report instrument that focuses on the coping styles of pregnant women during the prenatal period. The present study aimed to translate the scale and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Iranian version of the Nu PCI in healthy pregnant women. Beaton's recommendations have been used for the(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, a comprehensive program for screening and early detection of cervical cancer does not exist in Iran. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of abnormal Papanicolaou (Pap) smears and some related factors among women living in Zanjan, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2012 in Zanjan on 4274(More)
Extensive job stress and workload are main causes of frustration and reduced efficiency among workers and despite negative effects of these factors on employees’ performance, related studies in rehabilitation staff are limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate job stress, workload and their related factors in rehabilitation staff. In this(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the prevalence of genital and sexually transmitted infections and its related factors in married women in Iran. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of 4 274 married women living in urban and rural areas of the Zanjan province from 2012 to 2013. We used stratified cluster sampling to select the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE With regards to the importance of women's beliefs in improving pregnancy outcomes, this study was performed to determine the perceived internal control on future pregnancy outcomes and its related factors in women who participated in pre-marital counseling. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a cross-sectional study, women's perceived internal(More)
INTRODUCTION pregnancy is a unique health experience which is influenced by various factors, particularly culture and social context. AIM OF STUDY to explore women's perception regarding major challenges of adaptation with first pregnancy based on culture and social context. DESIGN a qualitative content analysis was used for data gathering and analysis.(More)
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