• Publications
  • Influence
Psychometric properties of the Iranian interview-administered version of the World Health Organization's Quality of Life Questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF): A population-based study
TLDR
Some preliminary evidence of the reliability and validity of the WHOQOL-BREF to be used in Iran is provided, though further research is required to challenge the problems of reliability in one of the dimensions and the instrument's factor structure.
Cesarean section rate in Iran, multidimensional approaches for behavioral change of providers: a qualitative study
TLDR
To identify barriers of reduce the cesarean section rate in Iran, as perceived by obstetricians and midwives as the main behavioral change target groups, a multi-level and multidisciplinary approach using behavior change theories is unavoidable.
Breast cancer-preventive behaviors: exploring Iranian women’s experiences
TLDR
The findings showed that women were highly motivated to preventive behaviors of breast cancer but faced considerable challenges and indicated that increased awareness, positive attitudes, stronger motivational factors, and fewer barriers toward preventive behaviors are most important parameters that might encourage women to practice breast cancer-preventive behaviors.
The Persian, Last 7-day, Long form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire: Translation and Validation Study
TLDR
The Persian version of the long form, interview-administered IPAQ had an acceptable reliability and validity for assessing total PA in the authors' Iranian sample of individuals and may be a useful instrument for generating internationally comparable data on PA.
Socioeconomic status and mortality after acute myocardial infarction: a study from Iran
TLDR
The study results indicated that socioeconomic variables were significant contributing factors to increased mortality after myocardial infarction, and the underlying role of socioeconomic status onIncreased mortality after MI deserves further investigation.
Post-disaster quality of life among older survivors five years after the Bam earthquake: implications for recovery policy
TLDR
Recovery experts and donors should carry out long-term monitoring of health status and QoL in disaster-affected communities, with a focus on psychological wellbeing, and Intervention programmes that emphasise post-disaster quality of care and satisfactory housing may lead to betterQoL of the victims and may shorten the recovery phase.
Medical students' health‐related quality of life: roles of social and behavioural factors
TLDR
This study was conducted to assess the multidimensional health‐related quality of life (HR‐QoL) in medical students in different stages of medical education and its associations with behavioural and social factors.
How should we assess knowledge translation in research organizations; designing a knowledge translation self-assessment tool for research institutes (SATORI)
TLDR
Assessment of research institutes using SATORI pointed out that strengthening knowledge translation through provision of financial support for knowledge translation activities, creating supportive and facilitating infrastructures, and facilitating interactions between researchers and target audiences to exchange questions and research findings are among the priorities of research centres and/or departments.
Effect of single‐dose injection of vitamin D on immune cytokines in ulcerative colitis patients: a randomized placebo‐controlled trial
TLDR
Vitamin D seems to inhibit Th1 immune responses and have no effect on Th2 responses, which supports several in vitro studies, which suggest a therapeutic immunomodulatory potential of vitamin D.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...