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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 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)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to predict the survival rate of Iranian gastric cancer patients using the Cox proportional hazard and artificial neural network models as well as comparing the ability of these approaches in predicting the survival of these patients. METHODS In this historical cohort study, the data gathered from 436 registered gastric(More)
BACKGROUND This study carried out to develop a scale for assessing diabetic patients' perceptions about physical activity and to test its psychometric properties (The Physical Activity Questionnaire for Diabetic Patients-PAQ-DP). METHODS An item pool extracted from the Theory of Planned Behavior literature was generated. Then an expert panel evaluated the(More)
BACKGROUND Premarital sexual behaviors are important issue for women's health. The present study was designed to develop and examine the psychometric properties of a scale in order to identify young women who are at greater risk of premarital sexual behavior. METHOD This was an exploratory mixed method investigation. Indeed, the study was conducted in two(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of apoptosis after in vitro culture of isolated follicles derived from vitrified and non-vitrified ovaries. Mouse ovaries were vitrified and their pre-antral follicles were mechanically isolated and cultured for 10 days. Growth and survival rates of the follicles were assessed during the culture period and(More)
BACKGROUND The health belief model (HBM) is the most commonly used conceptual framework for evaluating osteoporosis health belief and behaviors. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of a health belief model based questionnaire for exercise behavior for preventing osteoporosis among women aged 30 years and over.(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease. The study's objective is to investigate the effect of an educational program based on Health Belief Model (HBM) on preventing osteoporosis in women. METHODS In this quasi-experimental study, 120 patients (60 experimental and 60 control) who were registered under the health centers in Fasa(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to assess the validity and reliability of Form A of Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scales in Iran. Health locus of control is one of the most widely measured parameters of health belief for the planning of health education programs. METHODS 496 university students participated in this study. The(More)