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The prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen and anti-hepatitis B core antibody in Iran: a population-based study.
In spite of nationwide vaccination of newborns against hepatitis B virus since 1992, hepatitis Birus infection remains a very common cause of chronic liver disease in Iran which should be dealt with for at least the next 30-50 years.
Unequal Gain of Equal Resources across Racial Groups
  • S. Assari
  • Business, Medicine
    International journal of health policy and…
  • 5 August 2017
Policy solutions should aim to reduce various manifestations of structural racism including but not limited to differential pay, residential segregation, lower quality of education, and crime in Black and urban communities and policies that enforce equal income and increase minimum wage for marginalized populations are essential.
Sleep quality and its correlates in renal transplant patients.
A poor quality of sleep is common after kidney transplantation and is associated with higher medical comorbidity and poorer emotional state, therefore, more attention should be paid to evaluation of sleep quality in this patient population.
Health-related quality of life and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis
Among patients with RA, disease severity indices are associated with physical, but not mental HRQoL, however this study failed to show any differences between various DASs in their clinical use.
Logistic regression models for predicting physical and mental health-related quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis patients
The suggested models can be used to predict poor physical and mental HRQOL separately among RA patients using simple variables with acceptable accuracy and can be of use in the clinical decision-making of RA patients and to recognize patients with poor physical or mentalHRQOL in advance, for better management.
The outcome of diverticulosis in kidney recipients with polycystic kidney disease.
Diverticulitis is a fatal and not rare complication in ADPKD patients, and the decision to take aggressive action such as elective colectomy is still a matter of debate that needs further evaluation.
Does Discrimination Explain High Risk of Depression among High-Income African American Men?
Perceived discrimination does not explain the increased risk for depression among African American males of higher SES, suggesting that PD may not explain why high-income African American men are at a higher risk of MDE.
Defining polypharmacy in the elderly: a systematic review protocol
A systematic review will be conducted using PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, EMBASE, PsycINFO and AgeLine bibliographic databases, as well as the grey literature on polypharmacy in older adults to answer two questions: What definitions in the literature are being used for polypharma in older people, and which definitions are more comprehensive and applicable.
Race and Ethnicity, Religion Involvement, Church-based Social Support and Subjective Health in United States: A Case of Moderated Mediation
  • S. Assari
  • Medicine
    International journal of preventive medicine
  • 1 February 2013
The results showed a moderating mediation effect of ethnicity and social support on the religious involvement-subjective health linkage, in a way that it is only among African Americans that social support is a pathway for the beneficial health effect of religious involvement.
Pathways to prevention: improving nonresident African American fathers' parenting skills and behaviors to reduce sons' aggression.
Although aggressive behaviors were lower for comparison group sons, the intervention effectively reduced sons' aggressive behaviors indirectly by enhancing fathers' parenting behaviors by enhancing the parenting skills satisfaction and parenting behaviors of their nonresident fathers.