Masoumeh Dejman

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BACKGROUND Many international statements have urged researchers, policy-makers and health care providers to collaborate in efforts to bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in low- and middle-income countries. We surveyed researchers in 10 countries about their involvement in such efforts. METHODS We surveyed 308 researchers who conducted(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to explore ethnic differences in the separate and additive effects of anxiety and depression on self-rated mental health (SRMH) of Blacks in the USA. METHODS With a cross-sectional design, we used data from a national household probability sample of African Americans (n = 3570) and Caribbean Blacks (n = 1621) who participated(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge production and evaluation are two important functions of health research system (HRS). In this article, we aimed to reveal the correlation between evaluation of health research organizations and health knowledge production promotion. METHODS A comprehensive evaluation system was developed to evaluate the academic performance of(More)
BACKGROUND Low birth weight is one of the most important public health issues in developing and developed countries and identifying its etiology is important for prevention. OBJECTIVES Considering the unknown impact of physical activity on low birth weight, this research was conducted to investigate the relationship between physical activity and low birth(More)
BACKGROUND As one of the most prevalent diseases globally and as an important cause of disability, depressive disorders are responsible for as many as one in every five visits to primary care doctors. Cultural variations in clinical presentation, sometimes make it difficult to recognize the disorder resulting in patients not being diagnosed and not(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, with socioeconomic changes in the society, the presence of women in the workplace is inevitable. The differences in working condition, especially for pregnant women, has adverse consequences like low birth weight. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted with the aim to model the relationship between working conditions,(More)
BACKGROUND Although the problem of substance use among drivers is not limited to certain parts of the world, most epidemiological reports on this topic have been published from industrial world. AIM To investigate pattern of drug use among Iranian drivers who were involved in fatal road accidents. METHODS This study enrolled 51 Iranian adults who were(More)
BACKGROUND Disclosure of HIV is important for improving self-care behaviors, psychological well-being, commitment to the treatment, and reducing risk of transmission. One of the major benefits of disclosure is social support, which is an essential resource for effective coping with HIV infection. However, receiving any social support requires disclosing of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the adolescence opinions' among nutritional habits and beliefs. METHODS To conduct a multi disciplinary approach through involving adolescence/youth for finding their mental needs and their suggestion for solving them, we designed a qualitative approach based on grounded theory. For data collection a semi-structured guide questioner(More)
OBJECTIVE(S) Although depression is a major public health problem, little is known about lay people's views of this subject in Iran. The aim of this study was to explore how depression in women is viewed among lay people in three major ethnic groups--Kurd, Turk, and Fars. DESIGN Participants were selected from public urban healthcare centers. Four focus(More)