Esra Tajik

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Moving on from a city to another is a stressful situation. Emigration to another country on the other hand, could be even more stressful for many reasons such as the new cultural and educational environment (1), especially for children and adolescents due to leaving a familiar environment to unfamiliar one which can seriously affect their both mental and(More)
OBJECTIVE The 21-item Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21) is frequently used in non-clinical research to measure mental health factors among adults. However, previous studies have concluded that the 21 items are not stable for utilization among the adolescent population. Thus, the aims of this study are to examine the structure of the factors and(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Missing main meals and an unhealthy snacking pattern can lead to poor diet quality and consequently to the presence of chronic diseases among which mental disorder is no exception. Since there is little research on diet, skipping meals and psychological status in Asian countries, this study tries to determine eating behaviour and(More)
BACKGROUND Many adolescents suffer from common mental disorders such as stress, which affects health through the psychosocial process, eating behavior, food choices and physical activity. During adolescence, dietary patterns are formed and can affect the occurrence of diseases in later life. This is a review of the results in the pertinent literature, from(More)
AIM Calcium intake in developing countries is lower than that in developed countries. In Iran, inadequate calcium intake in the general population, especially among women, is a public health concern. This cross-sectional study examined the correlation between sociodemographic, obstetrical and lifestyle factors with calcium intake among pregnant women in(More)
Adolescents try to eat as a way to stress relief, while they suffer from overweight and obesity and feel depressed later. This is a review and analysis of the results of published research literature since 1980 on the relationship of obesity with stress and depression among adolescents. The current review tries to evaluate and describe the effect of stress(More)
BACKGROUND Inadequate physical activity has adverse health consequences among adolescents. Mental health problem can be developed by lack of physical activity however it is controversial. The current study aimed to examine the association between level of physical activity with depression, anxiety and stress symptoms among adolescents. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence shows that mental disorders among adolescents are associated with suicide, drug abuse, acute infectious diseases and low educational performances. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of depression and anxiety and their associations with body mass index (BMI) among high school students in Qazvin, Iran in 2013-2014. METHODS A(More)
Research in the field of factors associated with depression among adolescents is lacking in Malaysia. The aims of the present study were to assess the current prevalence of depression and its related factors among secondary school students in Pasir Gudang, South Malaysia. In this cross sectional study, 2,927 secondary school students (13-17 years old) from(More)
1. Dept. of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia 2. Dept. of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran 3. Children Growth Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran 4. Dept. of Community Health, Faculty(More)
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