Fatemeh Bazarganipour

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STUDY QUESTION Can the modified polycystic ovary syndrome health-related quality-of-life questionnaire (MPCOSQ) be validated in Iranian patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to provide an instrument for future outcome studies in these patients? SUMMARY ANSWER We show initial reliability and validity of the Iranian version of the MPCOSQ as a(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether applying a simple acupressure protocol to the Taichong point is effective in relieving dysmenorrhea. METHODS In this single-blind trial 194 students with dysmenorrhea were randomized to receive acupressure 5 days before menstruation for 3 months on either the Taichong or a placebo point. The severity of dysmenorrhea was(More)
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with a range of challenging symptoms which impact patient's lives. Iranian women with PCOS are likely to face a number of unique difficulties given particular societal and cultural norms for women. Understanding health-related quality of life (HRQoL) from a patients'perspective is critical to(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to assess sexual functioning among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted to ascertain factors re- lated to sexual functioning in 300 PCOS patients attending to the private practice centers in Kashan, Isfahan Province, Iran, from May to October 2012. The(More)
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) has been shown to cause a reduction in Health-related quality of life (HRQOL). OBJECTIVE This study examines the extent of different clinical symptoms in PCOS patients on HRQOL. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was undertaken to ascertain the factors related to HRQOL in 200 PCOS patients in(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of mood disorders and examine a range of predictors for psychological well-being among Iranian women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS A cross-sectional study was undertaken to ascertain the factors related to psychological distress in PCOS patients in Kashan, Iran.(More)
BACKGROUND Most previous research has focused on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) characteristics and their association with psychological disorders, such as anxiety and depression. OBJECTIVE In the present study, our aim was to study whether PCOS characteristics are associated with several aspects of psychological well-being namely self-esteem and body(More)
BACKGROUND A preliminary report indicated that the Iranian version of modified polycystic ovary syndrome health-related quality of life questionnaire (MPCOSQ) is a valid measure of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in PCOS patients. Accordingly, the Iranian version of MPCOSQ was subjected to further psychometric analyses among a different sample of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate reproductive health education which is essential to the prevention of sexual risk behavior and its associated adverse outcomes of unwanted pregnancy, AIDS and other sexually transmitted disease in adolescents. Little is known about youth educational needs about reproductive health in Iran. The aim of this study is evaluation of female(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine association between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and psychosexual variables in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Two private gynecology clinics. PATIENT(S) A sample of 300 women with PCOS were entered into the study and were subdivided into three groups:(More)