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BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most malignant cancers, but prognosis varies in different parts of the world. Knowing the prognostic factors of the cancer is clinically important for prognosis and treatment application objectives. However, evaluation of these factors overall does not provide thorough understanding of the cancer. Therefore,(More)
BACKGROUND Female sexual dysfunction is a common condition that extremely affects reproductive health and quality of life. To assess this health condition, a valid and reliable questionnaire is required. The aim of this study was to translate and validate the Sexual Quality of Life-Female (SQOL-F) questionnaire in Iran. METHOD Forward-backward procedure(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the quality of maternity care in 2 types of government-run hospital in the town of Khorram Abad, Islamic Republic of Iran in 2009: a university-linked teaching and a social security organization non-teaching hospital. A sample of 264 women hospitalized in the delivery and postpartum wards was selected. Data(More)
BACKGROUND Social support has proved to be one of the most effective factors on the success of diabetic self-care. This study aimed to develop a scale for evaluating social support for self-care in middle-aged patients (30-60 years old) with type II diabetes. METHODS This was a two-phase qualitative and quantitative study. The study was conducted during(More)
BACKGROUND Tobacco use among adolescents is a major public health concern, and identifying predictors of smoking is necessary for planning prevention programs. The present study examined the relationship between refusal self efficacy, self esteem, smoking refusal skills and water pipe (hookah) smoking among Iranian male adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Perinatal mental health problems have been studied in more than 90% of high income countries but this information is available only for 10% of low and middle income countries. A study on the relationship between anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum depression has not been performed in Iran. This prospective study aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of endometriosis is considerable but its diagnosis is a dilemma. The aim of this study was to explore the perception and experiences of endometriosis patients and physicians about occurrence and diagnosis of endometriosis. METHODS A qualitative research using content analysis was used to obtain data from purposely selected(More)
The aims of this study were two-fold: (i) to examine the validity of the proposed three-factor structure (intention, action-, and coping planning) in an Iranian sample of adolescents, and (ii) to assess the predictive ability of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) measures of action planning and coping planning for dental brushing. Eight hundred(More)
OBJECTIVES Graft loss owing to chronic allograft dysfunction is a major concern in renal transplant recipients. We assessed the affect of immune and nonimmune risk factors on death-censored graft loss in renal transplant recipients with chronic allograft dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective, single-center study on 214 renal(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the status of dental caries in a sample of Iranian adolescents aged 14 to 18 years in Qazvin, and to identify caries-related factors affecting this group. STUDY DESIGN Qazvin was divided into three zones according to socio-economic status. The sampling procedure used was a stratified cluster sampling technique; incorporating 3(More)