Fatemeh Salmani

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BACKGROUND Weaning decision for the patients on a mechanical ventilation (MV) device is often made based on personal judgments and experiences, which results in longer MV length of stay and higher costs. Therefore, the present study aimed to the effect of application of Burn's wean assessment program on MV length of stay among the patients hospitalized in(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Normal fertility follows a set of biological, social and cultural rules and regulations; controlled fertility, however, follows the rules and regulations of the family. The present study was therefore conducted to identify the factors influencing the first childbearing decision-making in women living in Shahroud, Iran, in 2014. (More)
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis is one of the fastest growing health problems around the world. Several factors can affect this silent disease. The current study aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of osteoporosis in women in Urmia, a city in northwestern Iran. METHODS This cross‑sectional study was performed on 360 non-pregnant women over the age(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the well-defined effects of sensory stimulation, the knowledge of the pure effects of affective stimulation is scarce. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of family-centered affective stimulation on the level of consciousness among comatose patients with brain injuries. DESIGN This study was designed as a three-group double-blinded(More)
Teleradiology is considered as one of the important forms of telemedicine. Positive views of the users and providers of these services play an important role in its successful implementations. The aim of this study was to investigate the views of radiologists used in the radiology departments of teaching hospitals in the Zahedan University of Medical(More)
BACKGROUND Factors that influence men's childbearing intentions have been relatively unexplored in the literature. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the influencing factors about the first childbearing timing decisions of men. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 300 men who were referred to private and governmental healthcare(More)
BACKGROUND Chest X-ray (CXR) is a common imaging modality that could impact immediate decision-making for acute chest pathologies. We sought to examine the non-radiologists proficiency of diagnosing acute pathologies manifest on CXR. METHODS We selected 9 clinical vignettes, each associated with a CXR, wherein only a single acute chest pathology was(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnancy complications are one of the major public health concerns. One of the main causes of preventable complications is the absence of or inadequate provision of prenatal care. The present study was conducted to investigate whether Extended Parallel Process Model's constructs can predict the utilization of prenatal care services. METHODS(More)
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