Mahshid Nasehi

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BACKGROUND Homeless people are at risk of contracting communicable infectious diseases, as they indulge in risky behaviours and lifestyle. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of the aforementioned infections and related risk behaviours among homeless people in Tehran. METHODS In this study a convenience sample of 593 homeless individuals(More)
BACKGROUND Cooperation of all health sectors and early diagnosis of the disease are the key factors for controlling tuberculosis. This study assesses the patterns of reported tuberculosis cases in Iran. METHODS This was a cross sectional study. Tuberculosis cases were defined according to World Health Organization and Iran's national TB guidelines. Final(More)
BACKGROUND Despite significant reduction in global disease prevalence, leprosy still has a high rate of disability while its determinants are unfair and many of them are amendable. The objective of this study was to measure inequality of disability in leprosy in Iran. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study (2006-2007) on all living people affected by(More)
BACKGROUND Early diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is a major key for effective TB program. Evaluation of delay in diagnosis of smear positive TB is needed to evaluation of TB program situation in each country. The aim of this study was to evaluate of diagnosis delay in smear positive tuberculosis patients in Islamic Republic of Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Determining the temporal variation and forecasting the incidence of smear positive tuberculosis (TB) can play an important role in promoting the TB control program. Its results may be used as a decision-supportive tool for planning and allocating resources. The present study forecasts the incidence of smear positive TB in Iran. METHODS This a(More)
BACKGROUND Predicting the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) plays an important role in planning health control strategies for the future, developing intervention programs and allocating resources. OBJECTIVES The present longitudinal study estimated the incidence of tuberculosis in 2014 using Box-Jenkins methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS Monthly data of(More)
BACKGROUND Lack of knowledge toward tuberculosis (TB) among health care workers (HCWs) increases the risk of developing TB. The aim of this study was to assess the level of knowledge, attitude, and practice of HCWs in Iran. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study in 50 universities of medical sciences throughout Iran. A questionnaire was developed to(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Studying the recurrence of smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a convenient way to evaluate the effectiveness of TB control programs and identify vulnerable patients. In the present study, the rate of recurrence of TB and its predictors were determined in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was a retrospective cohort.(More)
BACKGROUND There are few quantitative documents about the seasonal incidence of tuberculosis (TB) among immigrant populations. Concerning the significant role of recognizing seasonal changes of TB in improving the TB control program, this study determines the trend and seasonal temporal changes of TB among immigrants entering Iran. METHODS In this(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis is still a public health concern in Iran. The main challenge in monitoring epidemiological status of tuberculosis is to estimate its incidence accurately. OBJECTIVES We used a newly developed approach to estimate the incidence of tuberculosis in Sistan, an endemic area in southeast of Iran in 2012-13. PATIENTS AND METHODS This(More)