Fatemeh Alhani

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess diabetes distress and its related factors among type 2 diabetic patients to better tailor intervention planning in Isfahan-Iran. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2011. Study population was patients with type 2 diabetes referring to Omolbanin, an outpatient diabetic center in Isfahan. 140(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)
The purpose of the present study was to explore nurses' perception about spirituality and spiritual care. A qualitative content analysis approach was conducted on 20 registered nurses interviewed using unstructured strategy in 2009. Three themes emerged from the data analysis: 1) "meaning and purpose of work and life" including 'spiritualistic view to(More)
Teaching ethics to nurses leads to their involvement in providing high quality care, enable them to duly encounter ethical issues. One of the key elements of educational systems is nursing instructors. Even though lots of studies show the role of instructors in students' learning, their role in promotion of professional ethics has been attended to less. The(More)
Background. Despite decades of research and the availability of effective analgesic approaches, many children continue to experience moderate-to-severe pain after hospitalization. Greater research efforts are needed to identify the factors that facilitate effective pain management. The aim of this study was to explore the perceptions of Iranian nurses on(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)
BACKGROUND Noncommunicable diseases such as Hypertension are among the important factors of mortality and morbidity of the elderly people. The family-centered empowerment model (FCEM) has not been performed for elderly people with hypertension. SETTINGS AND DESIGN This clinical trial study was carried out on 62 elderly people with hypertension under the(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical judgment development is necessary because it leads to appropriate nursing diagnoses, clinical decision-making and health promotion. OBJECTIVES In this study we explored the process of Iranian nurses' development in clinical judgment. PATIENTS AND METHODS This qualitative study was conducted in 2013 at hospitals of Kurdistan(More)
BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal disorders have become increasingly common among healthcare providers. They have become the most common cause of work-related disabilities among nurses. OBJECTIVES The current cross-sectional study aimed to measure the prevalence of back pains among emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and association of back pain with quality(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)