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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479970/assessment-of-salient-beliefs-affecting-mothers-intention-to-adherence-to-dietary-diversity-in-their-children-s-complementary-feeding
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Akram Karimi-Shahanjarini, Fatemeh Rahmani, Ghodratollah Roshanei, Seyyed M Mahdi Hazavehei
BACKGROUND: Providing a variety of foods has been emphasized as one of the most important features of optimal complementary feeding. This study investigated key beliefs that guide mothers' intention to adherence to dietary diversity in their 1-2-year-old children's complementary feeding. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study involving 290 mothers (mean age = 27, standard deviation = 5.32) with child 1-2-year-old attending maternal and child health section of health centers in Rasht, Iran...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479969/contribution-of-health-researches-in-national-knowledge-production-a-scientometrics-study-on-15-year-research-products-of-iran
#2
Shirin Djalalinia, Niloofar Peykari, Monir Baradaran Eftekhari, Zahra Sobhani, Reza Laali, Omid Ali Qorbani, Shahin Akhondzadeh, Reza Malekzadeh, Asghar Ebadifar
BACKGROUND: Researchers, practitioners, and policymakers call for updated valid evidence to monitor, prevent, and control of alarming trends of health problems. To respond to these needs, health researches provide the vast multidisciplinary scientific fields. We quantify the national trends of health research outputs and its contribution in total science products. METHODS: We systematically searched Scopus database with the most coverage in health and biomedicine discipline as the only sources for multidisciplinary citation reports, for all total and health-related publications, from 2000 to 2014...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479968/self-reported-factors-associated-with-engagement-in-moderate-to-vigorous-physical-activity-among-elderly-people-a-population-based-study
#3
Ramin Shiraly, Zahra Shayan, Vahid Keshtkar, Mehdi Hamed
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) typically decreases with aging, especially of moderate to vigorous level, and this change affects health outcomes of older adults. Age-related decline is not evenly distributed across elderly population and is attributed to psychosocial, physical, and environmental determinants. METHODS: We selected a sample of 1000 elderly people from urban parts of Shiraz in Southern Iran with a two-stage random sampling procedure. Self-reported PA data and correlates of moderate to vigorous activity were collected by interview with the respondents from selected households...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479967/maximal-oxygen-consumption-respiratory-volume-and-some-related-factors-in-fire-fighting-personnel
#4
Touraj Khazraee, Mohammad Fararouei, Hadi Daneshmandi, Farzane Mobasheri, Zahra Zamanian
BACKGROUND: Firefighters for difficult activities and rescue of damaged people must be in appropriate physical ability. Maximal oxygen capacity is an indicator for diagnosis of physical ability of workers. This study aimed to assess the cardiorespiratory system and its related factors in firefighters. METHODS: This study was conducted on 110 firefighters from various stations. An self-administered questionnaire (respiratory disorders questionnaire, Tuxworth-Shahnavaz step test, and pulmonary function test) was used to collection of required data...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479966/predictors-of-smoking-among-the-secondary-high-school-boy-students-based-on-the-health-belief-model
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Samira Mohammadi, Haydeh Ghajari, Rohollah Valizade, Naseh Ghaderi, Fayegh Yousefi, Parvaneh Taymoori, Bejan Nouri
BACKGROUND: Smoking is one of the most important risk factors for health and also health problems, such as heart diseases, especially for young people. This study aimed to investigate the effect of factors related to smoking among the secondary high school students in the city of Marivan (Kurdistan-Iran), in 2015, based on the constructs of health belief model (HBM). METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 470 secondary high school students in Marivan in 2015...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479965/coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-outcomes-following-6-5-years-a-nested-case-control-study
#6
Leila Jahangiry, Mahdi Najafi, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in worldwide. This nested case-control study investigated the predictors of death in long-term follow-up after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). METHODS: Cases were defined as CABG patients who died in the period of May 2006-March 2013. Controls were CABG patients who were alive in the same period. Cases and controls were derived from an existing cohort, Tehran Heart Center-Coronary Outcome Measurement...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479964/relationship-between-academic-performance-with-physical-psychosocial-lifestyle-and-sociodemographic-factors-in-female-undergraduate-students
#7
Marie-Maude Dubuc, Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre, Antony D Karelis
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between physical, psychosocial, lifestyle and sociodemographic factors with academic performance in female undergraduate students. METHODS: One hundred undergraduate female students from the Faculty of Science at the University of Quebec at Montreal participated in this study (mean age = 24.4 ± 4.6 years old). All participants provided their university transcript and had to complete at least 45 course credits from their bachelor degree...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479963/the-association-between-birthdays-and-medical-emergencies
#8
Harish Kurup, Chika Edward Uzoigwe
BACKGROUND: Not many studies have examined the risk of emergency medical attendance during stressful life events or special days such as birthdays. This study looked at whether patients had a higher than normal chance of attending the emergency departments around their birthdays compared to the rest of the year. METHODS: Patient attendance data were collected from our accident and emergency department from April 2013 to March 2014. The birthday of individual patients was matched with their date of attendance to find out the number of patients attending emergency department on and around their birthdays...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479962/effect-of-health-care-as-the-home-visiting-on-postpartum-depression-a-controlled-clinical-trial
#9
Hourieh Shamshiri Milani, Parastoo Amiri, Maryam Mohsey, Esmat Davoudi Monfared, Seyyed Mohammadreza Vaziri, Akram Malekkhahi, Fatemeh Salmani
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression is considered as a major health complication of women after delivery. It is necessary to find an essential approach for the prevention of its serious consequences on mothers' and infants' health. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of home visiting on postpartum depression. METHODS: The first stage of study was the design of postpartum package. According to the package, a clinical trial was performed for 276 mothers who had delivered in affiliated hospitals of Shahid Beheshti University in 2013 and were divided into two groups, i...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479961/a-systematic-review-on-the-effects-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-on-cardiometabolic-impairment
#10
REVIEW
Parinaz Poursafa, Mahmood Moosazadeh, Ehsan Abedini, Yaghoub Hajizadeh, Marjan Mansourian, Hamidreza Pourzamani, Mohammad-Mehdi Amin
BACKGROUND: Various epidemiological studies have shown that exposure to environmental pollutants including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) might increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and their risk factors. This study aims to systematically review the association of PAH exposure with metabolic impairment. METHODS: Data were collected by searching for relevant studies in international databases using the following keywords: "polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon" + "cardiovascular disease," PAH + CVD, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and "air pollutant" + "CVD," and the desired data were extracted and included in the study according to the systematic review process...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382194/wound-healing-activity-of-extracts-and-formulations-of-aloe-vera-henna-adiantum-capillus-veneris-and-myrrh-on-mouse-dermal-fibroblast-cells
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Samira Negahdari, Hamid Galehdari, Mahnaz Kesmati, Anahita Rezaie, Gholamreza Shariati
BACKGROUND: Among the most important factors in wound healing pathways are transforming growth factor beta1 and vascular endothelial growth factor. Fibroblasts are the main cell in all phases wound closure. In this study, the extracts of plant materials such as Adiantum capillus-veneris, Commiphora molmol, Aloe vera, and henna and one mixture of them were used to treatment of normal mouse skin fibroblasts. METHODS: Cytotoxic effects of each extract and their mixture were assessed on mouse skin fibroblasts cells using 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382193/validation-of-iranian-version-of-pregnancy-related-anxiety-questionnaire
#12
Ghasem Askarizadeh, Mahsa Karamoozian, Ali Darekordi
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy is an acute period in the lifetime of women, during which numerous excitatory physical and social changes occur. The purpose of this study is confirmatory factor analysis of Pregnancy Related Anxiety Questionnaire (PRAQ) that is designed in Iranian pregnant women population. METHODS: A total of 170 pregnant women in health centers of Kerman city were chosen through random sampling method and completed PRAQ questionnaire and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382192/bacteriological-aspects-of-hand-washing-a-key-for-health-promotion-and-infections-control
#13
REVIEW
Ramezan Ali Ataee, Mohammad Hosein Ataee, Ali Mehrabi Tavana, Mahmud Salesi
The aim of this review is to show the historical aspects of hands washing for healthy life and explains how can reduce the transmission of community-acquired infectious agents by healthcare workers and patients. This review article is prepared based on available database. The key words used were hands washing, risk assessment, hands hygiene, bacterial flora, contamination, infection, nosocomial, tap water, sanitizer, bacterial resistance, hands bacterial flora, washing methods, antiseptics, healthcare workers, healthcare personnel, from PubMed, ScienceDirect, Embase, Scopus, Web of Sciences, and Google Scholar...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348725/elimination-of-maternal-and-neonatal-tetanus-in-india-a-triumph-tale
#14
Kalaivani Annadurai, Raja Danasekaran, Geetha Mani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348724/the-persian-version-of-%C3%A3-rebro-musculoskeletal-pain-screening-questionnaire-translation-and-evaluation-of-its-psychometric-properties
#15
S Elham Sharafi, Sina Hafizi, Mohammad Hosein Pourgharib Shahi, Ramin Kordi, Ahmad Ali Noorbala, Mohammad Arbabi, Ali-Akbar Nejatisafa
BACKGROUND: Screening of psychosocial risk factors for chronic low back pain (LBP) is essential. The Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire (ÖMPSQ) is one of the most recognized and widely used instruments for this purpose. This study aimed to translate the ÖMPSQ into Persian, to adapt it for Iranian culture, and to investigate its psychometric properties. METHODS: Using a linguistic methodology, the ÖMPSQ was translated into Persian according to the World Health Organization guideline...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348723/nurse-staffing-norm-in-iran-hospitals-what-features-should-be-included-for-success
#16
Seyed Saeed Tabatabaee, Ali Vafaee-Najar, Mohammad Reza Amiresmaili, Mahmood Nekoie-Moghadam
BACKGROUND: Designing and implementing a model for estimation and distribution of required nurse is one of strategies to prevent unequal distribution of nurses within and between hospitals. The purpose of this research was to determine required features for hospital nursing staff estimation model. METHODS: We conducted a qualitative study using a Colaizzi analysis approach. We used semi-structure and in-depth interviews by purposive, quota, and snowball sampling of 32 participants (10 informed experts in area of policy making in human resources in Ministry of Health, 10 decisions making in employment and distribution of human resources in treatment and administrative chancellors of medical universities, and 12 process owners in hospitals)...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348722/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-low-birth-weight-in-the-southeast-of-iran
#17
Mohsen Momeni, Mina Danaei, Akram Jabbari Nejad Kermani, Marzieh Bakhshandeh, Shohreh Foroodnia, Zahra Mahmoudabadi, Raheleh Amirzadeh, Hossein Safizadeh
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and related factors of low birth weight (LBW) in the Southeast of Iran. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out in Kerman province. Data were collected from Iranian Maternal and Neonatal Network at public and private hospitals. All live births from March 2014 to March 2015 considered as the source population. The risk factors including maternal age, gravida, parity, abortion, pregnancy risk factors, maternal nationality, maternal education, maternity insurance, place of living, consanguinity, neonate sex, preterm labor, place of birth, delivery manager, and delivery type were compared between LBW and normal birth weight groups...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348721/geographical-disparities-in-the-health-of-iranian-women-health-outcomes-behaviors-and-health-care-access-indicators
#18
Mohsen Bayati, Vahid Yazdi Feyzabadi, Arash Rashidian
BACKGROUND: Women's health is a key factor affecting the health of the whole population. Tackling inequality in determinants of health is recognized as the main path toward reducing the inequality in health outcomes. This study aimed to analyze the provincial inequality in determinants of women's health and health care in Iran. METHODS: Using the Moss's model (2002) as a comprehensive framework of determinants of women's health, including "geopolitical environment," "culture, norms, sanctions," "women's roles in reproduction and production," "health-related mediators," and "health outcome" categories, we chose 13 indicators...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299034/the-effect-of-a-lifestyle-modification-education-on-adiposity-measures-in-overweight-and-obese-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-patients
#19
Arman Arab, Gholamreza Askari, Parastoo Golshiri, Awat Feizi, Ali Hekmatnia, Bijan Iraj, Mojgan Nourian
BACKGROUND: Obesity is increasingly associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and weight loss through a combination of dietary modifications and increased physical activity is a primary goal of therapy in this disease. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the effects of a lifestyle modification education on adiposity measures, physical activity, and total calorie intake in overweight and obese NAFLD patients. METHODS: During 8 weeks, 82 obese patients were randomly assigned into either an intervention group (n = 41) receiving a lifestyle modification education or to a control group (n = 41) receiving usual care...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299033/the-association-of-age-and-gender-with-risk-factors-of-noncommunicable-diseases-among-employees-in-west-of-iran
#20
Nahid Khademi, Mehran Babanejad, Atefeh Asadmobini, Hossein Karim
BACKGROUND: The relationships that age and gender share with risk factors (RFs) of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) were assessed among a large-scale employ in Western Iran. METHODS: In this epidemiologic cross-sectional study, 7129 employees from Kermanshah Province were assessed using a census method in 2012. Data on RFs of NCD were collected using a standard questionnaire. Demographic information, diet, physical activity, tobacco use, and history of hypertension, history of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, and cancer were studied...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
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