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AIM Spiritual well-being is known as a main resource for adjustment and coping when confronted with stressful situations such as managing a chronic disease. The aim of this study is to determine the very relationship between spiritual well-being and quality of life in hemodialysis patients. METHODS A convenience sample of 95 patients with end-stage renal(More)
BACKGROUND Hemodialysis patients have a high physical and psychosocial symptom burden. There is no valid and reliable tool for assessing symptoms of hemodialysis patients in Iran. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine psychometric properties of the Persian version of the dialysis symptom index (DSI). PATIENTS AND METHODS The forward-backward(More)
BACKGROUND Effective leadership is of prime importance in any organization and it goes through changes based on accepted health promotion and behavior change theory. Although there are many leadership styles, transformational leadership, which emphasizes supportive leadership behaviors, seems to be an appropriate style in many settings particularly in the(More)
BACKGROUND Children with febrile seizures (FS) are at higher risk of developing epilepsy. There is robust literature on epilepsy with onset in childhood following FS but very little on the same issue in adults. AIMS We intended to assess the association between adult-onset epilepsy and history of childhood FS. SETTINGS The neurology clinic of a(More)
BACKGROUND Religious coping is known as a main resource influencing how individuals cope with the complications and stressors of chronic disease. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between religious coping and quality of life among hemodialysis patients. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted in Qom, Iran, from(More)
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