Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi

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BACKGROUND This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa L.) in treating early menopausal symptoms. METHODS This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted on 84 early post-menopausal participants with Greene climacteric scale (GCS) scores of 15 to 42, who were referred to two public health(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical studies are giving increased importance to quality of life assessments as measures of the relative effectiveness of prevention and treatment programs used during pregnancy and antenatally. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to validate the Quality of life gravidarum (QOL-GRAV) questionnaire for Iranian women during the pregnant(More)
INTRODUCTION Widespread tobacco use, along with its induced diseases and subsequent deaths, comprise one of the biggest threats to public health in the world. Thus, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of cigarette and water pipe smoking and their predictors among Iranian adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 1524 adolescent students aged 14-18(More)
OBJECTIVE Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common cause of genital discomfort in women in reproductive ages, which causes many complications. Bacterial vaginosis is usually treated by metronidazole and clindamycin. However, this protocol does not prevent its recurrence, which is a main complaint of the patients. The number of lactobacilli in the vagina of(More)
INTRODUCTION Health-promoting behaviors have considerable effects on improving life quality and decreasing healthcare expenses. This study aimed to determine the status of health-promoting behaviors and its subscales, as well as its relationship with self-efficacy and some socio-demographic characteristics in adolescent Iranian girls. MATERIALS AND(More)
INTRODUCTION Hot flash is considered to be an early and common symptom of menopause. The present study aimed to determine the impact of black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) on vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women. METHODS This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. This study was performed on 84 postmenopausal women. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Increasing the knowledge of women on effectiveness of contraceptive methods can lead to the use of more effective methods and reduce unwanted pregnancies and adverse outcomes. We aimed to compare three different approaches for increasing women's understanding of effectiveness of contraceptive methods. METHODS We ran-domly assigned 630(More)
This study aims to determine the effectiveness of home-based low-intensity stretching and breathing exercises on the reduction of 1 and 2 month post-partum depression (primary outcome) and fatigue (secondary outcome) scores. In this randomized controlled trial, 127 women at 26-32 weeks' gestation with Edinburgh score less than 15, who attended 14 selected(More)
INTRODUCTION There is lack of information on couple's sexual relation during pregnancy and also the lack of a national written training protocol in this regard in Iran. State authorities want to develop and implement such a protocol. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a sex education package on the sexual function of pregnant(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to determine the efficacy of fennel and low-dose combined oral contraceptive (LD-COC) on inducing menstrual bleeding and method continuation in women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) who had no menstrual bleeding within the previous 45 to 140 days. STUDY DESIGN In this double-blind double-dummy trial, 78 married women(More)