Khadijeh Alsadat Sharifi

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The possible role of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors of dorsal hippocampus on ethanol state-dependent learning was studied in adult male mice (Pasteur Institute, Iran). As a model of memory, a single-trial step-down passive avoidance task was used. All animals were bilaterally implanted with cannulae into the CA1 regions of dorsal hippocampi. Results(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate anxiety, depression, quality of life (QOL), and activities of daily living (ADL) among our hemodialysis and renal transplant subjects. Psychological disorders were prevalent among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), adversely affecting QOL and ADL. All patients > or =18 years under renal replacement therapy(More)
BACKGROUND Middle-aged women encounter some barriers to their mental health, putting them at great risk for developing mental disorders. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to explore barriers to middle-aged women's mental health. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a qualitative content analysis study conducted in 2013 in Kashan, Iran. A purposive, maximum(More)
BACKGROUND Happiness is one of the most important factors affecting women's mental health. Several factors contribute to happiness in different societies. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the level of happiness in married women and its related factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a cross-sectional study with stratified sampling(More)
BACKGROUND Anxiety is an important mental health problem in patients with cardiac disease. Anxiety reduces patients' quality of life and increases the risk of different cardiac complications. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of inhalation aromatherapy on anxiety in patients with myocardial infarction. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Dementia screening tests need to have acceptable sensitivity and specificity. The current study aimed to determine the cutoff point of the Persian Cognitive State Test (P-COST) and test its diagnostic accuracy. The study was conducted using the known-groups method. A purposive sample of 50 patients with dementia and 150 older adults without dementia was(More)
BACKGROUND Happiness has a considerable impact on elderly quality of life. Reminiscence therapy can be an effective intervention in increasing the positive emotions among elderly. OBJECTIVES This study was performed to investigate the effect of reminiscence therapy on Iranian elderly women's happiness. PATIENTS AND METHODS This randomized clinical trial(More)
The aim of the current study was to examine the effect of dorsal hippocampal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) activation on the functional interaction between ethanol and 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine (MDMA or ecstasy) in memory retrieval. The dorsal hippocampal CA1 regions of adult male NMRI mice were bilaterally cannulated and memory(More)
BACKGROUND An absolute prerequisite to the effective management of dementia is its early diagnosis. Successful dementia screening requires precise and sensitive instruments that can be completed even by illiterate elderly people. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the cognitive state test(More)
In the present study, we investigated the possible participation of the endocannabinoid system in the basolateral amygdala and N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) or GABA-A receptor neurotransmission in the ventral tegmental area in the memory consolidation impairment induced by morphine administration. To measure memory formation, step-through type passive(More)
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