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This systematic review intended to combine factors associated with tuberculosis treatment non-adherence and lost to follow up among TB patients with/without HIV in developing countries. Comprehensive remote electronic databases (MEDLINE, (PMC, Pub Med Central), Google scholar and Web of science) search was conducted using the following keywords:(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic patients need high awareness of disease prevention to adopt self-management behaviors in their daily life. Central to this activity is patients' empowerment. Current study was conducted to assess empowerment score and its related factors among type 2 diabetic patients. METHOD A cross-sectional study carried out over a period of nine(More)
BACKGROUND Patient empowerment can enhance the outcomes of care such as metabolic control as well as quality of their life. This study evaluates the Iranian version for development of a valid and reliable diabetes empowerment scale. METHODS Validity and reliability of Iranian version of Diabetes Empowerment Scale (DES-LF) were measured through a(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of diabetes mellitus among Iranian aged 25-64 estimated to be about 7.7%. The aim of current study was the assessment of socioeconomic status of diabetic patients and their complications. METHODS A cross sectional study was conducted on type 2 diabetic patients with complications in four major teaching hospitals affiliated to(More)
INTRODUCTION This study was aimed to compare the effect of nutrition educational program based on HBM with traditional education recommended weight gain among pregnant women in Gonabad. Target population was pregnant women who were resided in Gonabad and went to urban health care centers for prenatal cares. MATERIALS AND METHODS 110 pregnant women (case(More)
BACKGROUND Considering the effect of socio-economic factors on the emergence of chronic diseases and the importance of this aspect of diseases for policy makers and authorities of health care organizations, this study tried to investigate the role of these factors in type 2 diabetes and its consequences, which can be used in health policy making for(More)
Type 2 diabetes is one of the most serious health concerns and policy agendas around the world. Epidemiological evidence suggests that it will likely continue to increase globally. Diabetes is strongly associated with the patients' unhealthy lifestyle and behavioral patterns and socio-economic changes. New model of thinking is required to recognize whether(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess self-care practices and their relative components among type 2 diabetic patients. We hypothesized that some sociodemographic and health-related factors, high diabetes distress, and low self-efficacy would be associated with poorer self-care practices. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was(More)
INTRODUCTION Considering the chronic nature of diabetes and its significant effect on quality of life of patients, the present study was conducted to evaluate predictors of quality of life in these patients in order to facilitate planning health promotion intervention programs. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study was designed as a cross-sectional(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to assess dietary habits and related factors among type 2 diabetic mellitus patients for designing an effective nutrition intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS A descriptive-analytical study was performed on 480 diabetic patients referred to four selected teaching hospitals affiliated to the Tehran University of(More)