Zahra Jafari

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  • Zahra Jafari
  • Medical journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • 2014
BACKGROUND Team-based learning (TBL) is a structured type of cooperative learning that has growing application in medical education. This study compares levels of student learning and teaching satisfaction for a neurology course between conventional lecture and team-based learning. METHODS The study incorporated 70 students aged 19 to 22 years at the(More)
OBJECTIVES Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) compose a large part of occupational diseases in dental professionals, prevention of which is dependent on assessment and improvement of job postures by means of ergonomic interventions. This study was aimed at evaluation of ergonomic conditions of the profession of dentists and also at assessing the relationship(More)
OBJECTIVE There is little information about processing of nonspeech and speech stimuli at the subcortical level in individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The auditory brainstem response (ABR) provides information about the function of the auditory brainstem pathways. We aim to investigate the subcortical function in neural(More)
UNLABELLED Tinnitus is a debilitating condition that is widespread yet difficult to successfully diagnose and treat. This symptom can seriously affect the individual's life quality. OBJECTIVES The aim of current study was to compose and validate a Persian version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI-P). MATERIALS AND METHODS The linguistic validation(More)
OBJECTIVE Use of rotary Nickel-Titanium (NiTi) instruments for endodontic preparation has introduced a new era in endodontic practice, but this issue has undergone dramatic modifications in order to achieve improved shaping abilities. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) has made it possible to accurately evaluate geometrical changes following canal(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital visual deprivation underlies neural plasticity in different brain areas, and provides an outstanding opportunity to study the neuroplastic capabilities of the brain. OBJECTIVES The present study aimed to investigate the effect of congenital blindness on subcortical auditory processing using electrophysiological and behavioral(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study sought to determine the average ages of suspicion, diagnosis, and amplification of profound hearing loss and intervention in deaf children and to compare at-risk and not-at-risk children based on the studied ages. METHODS This study was conducted on 86 children under 6 years of age with profound bilateral hearing loss in(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of zinc supplementation on glucose homeostasis parameters and lipid concentrations in PCOS women. We are aware of no study evaluating the effects of zinc supplementation on metabolic profiles of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS This randomized, double-blind,(More)
Limited data are available assessing the effects of vitamin D and evening primrose oil (EPO) administration on markers of insulin resistance and lipid concentrations in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). This study was designed to evaluate the effects of vitamin D and EPO administration on insulin resistance and lipid concentrations among women with GDM.(More)
BACKGROUND The relation between the auditory steady-state response (ASSR) and behavioral audiometric thresholds requires further clarification in the case of adults with auditory neuropathy/auditory dys-synchrony (AN/AD). PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare pure-tone audiometric threshold (PTAT) and ASSR in adults with AN/AD. STUDY SAMPLE(More)