Parisa Amiri

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The objective of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of the Iranian version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ 4.0 (PedsQL™ 4.0) Generic Core Scales in adolescents After linguistic validation, the Iranian version of the PedsQL™ 4.0 was completed by 848 healthy and 26 chronically ill adolescents aged 13–18 years and their(More)
Existing data show a rising prevalence of overweight and obesity among Iranian adolescents. The current study investigates adolescents’ perceptions regarding overweight/obesity and explores barriers to a healthy life style among Iranian adolescents. A grounded theory approach was used for analyzing the participants’ experiences, and their perceptions. To(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies reported lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores in overweight and obese adolescents compared to their normal weight counterparts; however, few studies investigated the association between obesity-related behaviors including physical activity and sedentary behaviors and HRQOL in adolescents. This study aimed at(More)
AIMS This study aimed to compare the diagnostic impact of four definitions of the metabolic syndrome for detection of poor health status in adults without diabetes living in Tehran. METHODS A representative sample of 950 individuals (64% women), aged ≥ 20 years, participants of the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study in 2005-2007, were recruited for the study.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association of iodine nutrition status and knowledge, attitude, and behavior in Tehranian women after 2 decades without updating public education. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Eight health care centers from 4 district areas of Tehran. PARTICIPANTS A total of 383 women aged ≥ 19 years, randomly selected. MAIN(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between hip circumference and metabolic risk factors in an urban adult population of Tehranian men. METHODS In this population-based cross-sectional study, a representative sample of 4040 men aged 18-74 years was assessed in 1998. Demographic data were collected; anthropometric indices and blood pressure were(More)
AIM Recent studies highlight barriers of diabetes educational programs in Iran and also present some successful experiences carried out for improving the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of type-2 diabetic patients. Hence, evaluation of patients' KAP seems to be needed. We designed a multicenter study evaluating level of KAP in type-2 diabetic(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes self-care is a key element in the overall management of diabetes. However, the importance of psychosocial factors for successful disease management is under investigated. This study aimed at exploring the role of coping styles and social support in the relationship between self-care activities and glycated haemoglobin in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Apolipoprotein E (APOE) is known as a major regulator of blood lipid levels in humans. A number of APOE gene allelic variants have been reported including E2, E3 and E4. Recent studies suggested a role for APOE in obesity and increased Body Mass Index (BMI) and plasma lipid levels in obese children. AIM The aim of this study was to examine the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in those with and without metabolic syndrome in a general Iranian population. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of HRQOL conducted in a sample of individuals with and without metabolic syndrome using the data obtained from the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS) and information(More)