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OBJECTIVE To assess which subjective scale, the visual analogue scale (VAS), the Borg CR10 (Borg) scale, or the Likert scale (LS), if any, is decidedly more reproducible and sensitive to change in the assessment of symptoms. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING Exercise laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-three physically active male subjects (mean(More)
Measuring health related quality of life of old people has become an important public health issue with the aging of population in developing countries. The aim of this study was to examine the health related quality of life of old people living in Bandar Abbas, Iran. This was a population-based study in which a random sample of 1000 individuals of the(More)
A case-control study was carried out from April 2000 to March 2002 to investigate risk factors for breast cancer in Bandar Abbas, south Islamic Republic of Iran. Using logistic regression analysis, 168 women with pathologically confirmed primary breast cancer were compared with 504 age-matched controls. Significant risk factors were: family history of(More)
BACKGROUND Water pipe smoking is increasing in Eastern Mediterranean Region. The objective of this study was to investigate any relationship between water pipe smoking and health-related quality of life in the general population of Bandar Abbas, Iran. METHODS Using a multistage sampling method, a random sample of 1675 individuals aged 15 years and over(More)
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 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)
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. 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)
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)
We aimed to investigate the attitudes of healthcare providers towards patients with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in Bandar Abbas, south of Iran. In this cross-sectional study, a random sample of 250 healthcare providers completed a 20-item questionnaire from January first through February 30th, 2007. There were(More)