Ziba Farajzadegan

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INTRODUCTION Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is an enterically transmitted acute viral hepatitis with the highest incidence in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Central America. There are few published data on the epidemiology of the infection in Iran. Hence, this study was carried out to evaluate anti-HEV seroprevalence in Isfahan Province, Iran. METHODS In(More)
There are no published data regarding the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in Iran. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to identify individuals with a high likelihood to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea in the Persian population. This was compared to similar studies in other countries. As a part of a population-based cross-sectional(More)
Motor vehicle accidents are the second highest cause of mortality in Iran. Sleep apnea symptoms have been associated with increased risk of motor vehicle accidents in other countries. However, we have limited data in Iran. We conducted a study to evaluate sleep apnea symptoms and sleepiness in professional drivers and to assess the predictors of motor(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the prevalence and patterns of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use in urban population in Isfahan. METHODS In a crossâ€"sectional study through two-stage sampling methods, 870 individuals were selected from Isfahan Province, center of Iran. We selected 20 clusters randomly and chose one household from each cluster by(More)
This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed on the relationship of serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D [25(OH)D] and lipid profile in the pediatric age group. Electronic search was conducted in international databases. Our search yielded to 3213 articles, with initial searching of title and abstracts, 3192 of them were excluded and 21 remained. A(More)
Introduction. Diabetes is a major public health problem. Little is known about the spiritual well-being and its relationship with quality of life (QOL) in Iranian Muslim patients with diabetes. This study investigated the spiritual well-being and QOL of Iranian adults with type 2 diabetes and the association between spiritual well-being, QOL, and(More)
OBJECTIVE The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being (FACIT-Sp) scale is a valid and reliable instrument to provide an inclusive measure of spirituality in research and clinical practice. The aim of this study was to translate and investigate the reliability and validity of the Persian version of the FACIT-Sp. METHOD The 12(More)
Glycaemic control is an essential component in diabetes management. There is growing attention on the protective effects of social capital on health, where social capital comprises features of society that facilitate co-operation for mutual benefit. The aim of this study was to investigate its role as a social determinant of health in the glycaemic control(More)
OBJECTIVES This study is carried out with the aim of describing the pattern of health-promoting behaviors (HPBs) among middle-aged women and its relevant factors in Iran as a Muslim developing country. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, 483 middle-aged women were selected using cluster random sampling from Yazd city in Central Iran. An adjusted Persian(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among Iranian women and is a significant stressor in women's life that may affect their coping strategies and quality of life. This study aimed to investigate coping strategies, quality of life and pain of women with breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a cross-sectional study which held in(More)