Forouzan Rezapur-Shahkolai

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BACKGROUND Knowledge is sparse concerning injuries affecting rural populations in low and middle-income countries in general and in Iran in particular. This study documents the incidence and characteristics of severe injuries affecting rural people in the Iranian district of Twiserkan and it investigates these people's suggestions for injury prevention and(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the incidence rates of injuries of various levels of severity, and to document people's healthcare-seeking behaviours in case of injury and their views regarding the potential contribution of various actors for injury control and prevention. STUDY DESIGN Community-based household survey in the Twiserkan district, Iran. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Injuries are the first leading but predictable, avoidable and preventable cause of death among under five-year children worldwide. The present study aimed to identify the factors associated with mothers' beliefs and practices concerning injury prevention in under five-year children. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted from August(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of the Health Belief Model (HBM) on the education of mothers for promoting safety and preventing injury among children aged <5 years. STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. METHODS This study was conducted in Hamadan City, West Iran in 2012. One hundred and twenty mothers participated in this study, divided into(More)
This cross-sectional study was conducted in rural areas of Twiserkan (Toyserkan) County, in Iran, to assess factors associated with home-related injuries among under-five-year children and their mothers' care regarding injury prevention. Mothers who had their under-five-year-old children injured within a 12-month period were identified from recorded(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescents especially middle school girls do not follow 60 min of regular physical activity (RPA), recommended by WHO, and endure physical activity decline. Using theory-based interventional program, considering the age of decline in RPA, seems to be effective. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of educational program, based on(More)
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