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BACKGROUND In order to help rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in carrying out and at-taining relevant self-care behaviors and adaptation to the physical limitations of this dis-ease and, conse-quently, promoting their level of health status, an education program based on the PRECEDE component of the PRECEDE-PROCEED model targeting patients with RA was(More)
The WOMAC Osteoarthritis Index and Lequesne Algofunctional Index have not been translated and validated for Iranian patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip. The aim of this study was to validate the Persian form of WOMAC OA Index and Lequesne Algofunctional Index and to assess their test-retest reliability and convergent validity.(More)
The aim of this study was to screen for and estimate the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) among women in Kazeroon, Iran. In November 2007, multistage cluster sampling was employed to recruit 702 women to participate in the study. A descriptive, cross-sectional design was employed. The prevalence of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse(More)
PURPOSE This paper reports on predictors of students' oral health behaviors, using variables based on the Health Promotion Model in an attempt to identify influential variables that may be addressed through intervention efforts. METHODS A non-probability sample of 300 high school students was recruited from 4 high schools in Shahrekord City, Iran. The(More)
In recent years, the number of quality-of-life (QOL) studies on patients with esophageal cancer has increased; however, the number of studies related to the effects of self-care education programs on QOL of these patients is scarce. This article reports on the effects of a self-care education program on QOL for patients with esophageal cancer in Babol,(More)
Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers, worldwide, which happens more among those with more sunlight exposure like farmers. The aim of this study was to explore the determinants of skin cancer preventive behaviors (SCPBs) among rural farmers using Protection Motivation Theory (PMT). In this cross-sectional study, multistage random sampling was(More)
BACKGROUND Healthy lifestyle is a major strategy to promote current and subsequent health status. The aim of this study was to assess the status of health-promoting the lifestyle and its determinants among students. METHODS A stratified random sample of 500 students in a university in the city of Sabzevar, Iran participated in this cross-sectional study.(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to test the applicability of the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) to gain an understanding of interdental cleaning behaviour change in senior high school students (12th grade) in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS Multistage cluster sampling was employed to recruit 361 senior high school students from 8 schools in Yazd City, Iran.(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of Iranian medical and dental students in thinking critically and to assess their ability in using definite components of critical thinking (CT). METHODS Multistage cluster sampling was utilized to recruit 125 preclinical (1(st), 2(nd) and 3(rd) year of study) students in Yazd Shaheed(More)
BACKGROUND Traffic and transport is a substantial part of a range of economic, social and environmental factors distinguished to have impact on human health. This paper is a report on a preliminary section of a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on urban traffic and transport initiatives, being conducted in Sanandaj, Iran. In this preliminary study, the(More)