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BACKGROUND Iranian women, many of whom live in small cities, have limited access to mammography and clinical breast examinations. Thus, breast self examination (BSE) becomes an important and necessary approach to detecting this disease in its early stages in order to limit its resultant morbidity and mortality. This study examined constructs arising from(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between socio demographic status and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) has not been well documented in most population of Asian countries including Iran. This study aimed to investigate the determinants of HRQOL in general population living in Bandar Abbas. METHODS This cross sectional study was conducted among general(More)
BACKGROUND Higher education is growing fast and every day it becomes more and more exposed to globalization processes. The aim of this study was to determine the quality gap of educational services by using a modified SERVQUAL instrument among students in Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out at(More)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of environmental pollutants in the occupational settings which are associated with an increased risk of cancer. CYP and GST enzymes have an important role in metabolism of PAHs. Genetic polymorphisms of these enzymes may affect their capacity for oxidation and detoxification of PAHs which will result in(More)
Background. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders among children. The aim of this study was to evaluate risk factors for ADHD in children. Method. In this case-control study, 404 children between 4 and 11 years old were selected by cluster sampling method from preschool children (208 patients as(More)
BACKGROUND AIDS and hepatitis are two of the most important health issues in the world. Adolescents and individuals in their reproductive years are important population for interventions in order to reduce high risk behaviors for transmission of sexually transmitted disease. However the prevalence of AIDS and hepatitis B and C is high in Bandar Abbas, no(More)
Introduction: Compared with the general population, hemodialysis patients are at increased risk of vascular calcification, which in turn is associated with an increased risk of mortality. Regarding the role of vitamin D in bone formation, regulation of calcium, phosphate and iPTH level and correlation of these variables in survival, this study was performed(More)
INTRODUCTION People in tropical and semi-tropical areas are in danger of scorpion sting, and this can be a serious problem for them. Mortality due to scorpion sting in the tropical and semi-tropical areas of Iran is about 75%, and this makes scorpion sting in these areas a serious medical problem. Because of this problem, our aim was to assess the(More)
Alopecia areata (AA) is a chronic disease which esthetic outcomes may result in deep effects on mental disorders of patients. In this case-control study, we compared the mental health of 68 patients diagnosed with AA with 68 healthy individuals using Hamilton anxiety and depression rating scales. There were significant differences between the case and(More)
OBJECTIVE Febrile Convulsion (FC) is occurred in 6 months to 5 yr old children. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of HHV-6 infection in FC admitted patients of Bandar Abbas Children Hospital, southern Iran. MATERIALS & METHODS In a cross-sectional study, 118 children aged 6-60 months who had FC were selected by a simple random method(More)
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