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Journal of Education and Health Promotion

Narges Sadeghi, Elham Davaridolatabadi, Azam Rahmani, Arash Ghodousi, Marzieh Ziaeirad
BACKGROUND: Drug abuse influences the quality of life significantly. Thus, the present study is designed to compare the quality of life of adolescents and young adults who have voluntarily referred to addiction treatment centers at different time slots of upon admission, and 1, 4, and 8 months after maintenance therapy. METHODS: The present paper is a longitudinal study on 141 of adolescents and young adults who had referred to various addiction treatment centers throughout Isfahan voluntarily...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Vijaya Laxman Chaudhari, Smita N Mali, Amruta V Dawari, Tushar B Nishandar
CONTEXT: Fresh Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery graduates (FMGs) are responsible for the majority of prescription errors and irrational use of medicines. Little research has explored their knowledge on rational prescribing practices. AIMS: The present study aimed to evaluate the awareness of rational use of medicines (RUMs) among the FMGs. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A multicentric, cross-sectional, and questionnaire-based study was conducted among 308 FMGs during the internship orientation program...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Nafise Abdolaliyan, Hossein Shahnazi, Ashraf Kzemi, Akbar Hasanzadeh
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy is one of the high-risk periods for women's health that the lack of attention to healthy behaviors such as weight control behaviors can lead to adverse consequences on the health of women and also the fetus. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to explore the determinants of weight control self-efficacy among pregnant women using Health Belief Model (HBM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study were enrolled 202 pregnant women referring to Health Care Center in Isfahan city, Iran...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Mehran Sadeghi, Mohammad Hashemi, Reza Bagherian Sararoudi, Mohammad Reza Merasi, Mitra Molaeinezhad, Hamid Shamsolketabi
OBJECTIVES: Worldwide, i.e. in Iran, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is one of the most common and expensive surgeries. This study was designed to explore the demographic and psychological factors which predict the recovery process in CABG patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During a prospective correlational study, 250 CABG patients, in two public and private hospitals, investigated for indexes of recovery during hospital stay and 4 weeks after discharge. Demographic and psychological variables were collected through checklist and Farsi validated and reliable versions of type D personality, the multidimensional scale of perceived social support, revised illness perception questionnaire (IPQ-R)...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Seyed Reza Mirsoleymani, Camelia Rohani, Mahsa Matbouei, Malihe Nasiri, Parvaneh Vasli
BACKGROUND: Caregiver burden threatens the psychological, emotional, functional and even physical health of caregivers. The aims of this study were to determine caregiver burden and family distress and the relationship between them, also to explore predictors of caregiver burden in a sample of Iranian family caregivers of cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study with correlational design. A total of 104 family caregivers of cancer patients were asked to respond to the Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI) and the Family Distress Index (FDI) together with a sociodemographic questionnaire...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Haniye Sadat Sajadi, Zainab Sadat Sajadi, Farkhondeh Alsadat Sajadi, Mohammad Hadi, Maryam Zahmatkesh
INTRODUCTION: Hospital care transformation plan (HCTP) was implemented, in 2014, with the aim of ensuring all Iranians have fair access to hospital care, mainly in the public sector. It was assumed that HCTP would lead to increased quality and effectiveness of health care in public hospitals. To explore whether HCTP has achieved its aim, this study has investigated the impact of this plan on performance indicators (PIs) of the public hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in 2016...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Parisa Shadab, Nafisehsadat Nekuei, Ghasem Yadegarfar
BACKGROUND: Preconception care is a set of interventions that aim to identify and repair the factors that can affect the outcome of pregnancy. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of receiving preconception care, its relation with recipients' individuality, fertility, and determining the reason for lack of checkup. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study that was conducted based on simple stratified random quota sampling on 702 women who gave birth in hospitals of Isfahan (Iran) from April to June in 2016...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Shokooh Shahidi, Hossein Akbari, Fatemeh Zargar
BACKGROUND: Test anxiety is one of the most disabling disorders and annual school academic performance will affect millions of students. Hence, it needs attention and treatment. Therefore, this research aimed to examine the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) therapy on emotion regulation and test anxiety of students and test the remaining effect of this treatment after 3 month. METHODS: Sample size of fifty participants randomly divided into experimental (MBSR) and control groups...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Shabnam Omidvar, Afsaneh Bakhtiari, Mojgan Firouzbakht, Fatemeh Nasiri Amiri, Khyrunnisa Begum
INTRODUCTION: Adolescence is a period of life that is a bridge between childhood and adulthood. India has the world's largest adolescent girl's population, and adolescent girls are an important vulnerable group of population. Perceived health is a predictor of morbidity and mortality in adults and has been an important marker of the health status in population health studies for decades. The aim of the study was to describe adolescent's perception of health and association between some factors such as nutrition status, socioeconomic status (SES), and health status...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Farzaneh Jaafarnejad, Elham Adibmoghaddam, Seyyed Ahmad Emami, Azadeh Saki
BACKGROUND: Breast periodic pain is the most common disorder of the breast which leads to consultation with knowledgeable people like a midwife. The aim of this study was to compare the therapeutic effect of flaxseed, evening primrose oil, and Vitamin E on the duration of the period of breast pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is a quasi-randomized clinical trial conducted in 2015 on ninety patients complaining of breast periodic pain referring to Gynecologic Clinics of Ghaem Hospital or residents living in dormitories of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Navid Omidifar, Ali Keshtkari, Mohammadreza Dehghani, Mansoureh Shokripour
OBJECTIVES: Teaching of clinical pathology to medical students has been ignored in many countries such as Iran. We aim to introduce a practical brief course and its proper timing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three groups of medical students from consecutive years of entrance passed a 1.5 working day practical course on the field. Their level of knowledge was assessed by pre- and post-tests. Their idea and satisfaction were gathered by questionnaires. RESULTS: Knowledge of students became significantly higher after the course...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Arash Najimi, Firoozeh Mostafavi, Gholamreza Sharifirad, Parastoo Golshiri
BACKGROUND: This study was aimed at developing and studying the scale of self-efficacy in adherence to treatment in Iranian patients with hypertension. METHODS: A mix-method study was conducted on the two stages: in the first phase, a qualitative study was done using content analysis through deep and semi-structured interviews. After data analysis, the draft of tool was prepared. Items in the draft were selected based on the extracted concepts. In the second phase, validity and reliability of the instrument were implemented using a quantitative study...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Mohammad Reza Soleymani, Soheila Hemmati, Hassan Ashrafi-Rizi, Leila Shahrzadi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Maintaining and improving the health situation of children requires them to become more aware about personal hygiene through proper education. Based on several studies, teachings provided through informal methods are fully understandable for children. Therefore, the goal of this study is to compare the effects of creative drama and storytelling education methods on increasing the awareness of children regarding personal hygiene. METHODS: This is an applied study conducted using semiempirical method in two groups...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Masoud Bahrami, Marjan Mohamadirizi, Shahla Mohamadirizi, Seyyed Abbas Hosseini
BACKGROUND: Cancer and its treatments have been shown to have a negative psychological effect on many cancer patients. One of these effects is often described as body image disturbance. Due to the limited number of studies in this area, this study was performed to assess body image in cancer patients and its association with clinical variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a descriptive and correlational research that was designed in Sayyed-Al-Shohda Hospital affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran in 2013...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Golnar Ghane, Mansoreh Ashghali Farahani, Naime Seyedfatemi, Hamid Haghani
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed that family caregivers of hemodialysis patients have low level of quality of life. However, these caregivers are mostly neglected, and no studies are available on improving their quality of lives. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the effects of supportive educative program on the quality of life in family caregivers of hemodialysis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on 76 family caregivers of hemodialysis patients referred to Shahid Hasheminejad Hemodialysis Center in Tehran, Iran in 2015...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Vardhaman Mulchand Jain, Gundabaktha Nagappa Karibasappa, Arun Suresh Dodamani, Gaurao Vasant Mali
BACKGROUND: Due to consumption of various forms of tobacco in large amounts by Indian population, it has become a cause of concern for major oral diseases. In 2008, the WHO named tobacco as the world's single greatest cause of preventable death. It is also known that certain amount of carbohydrates are incorporated in processed tobacco to make it acceptable for consumption. Thus, its role in oral diseases becomes an important question at this point of time. Through this study, it is attempted to find out the carbohydrate content of various forms of tobacco by phenol-sulfuric acid method...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Sanjay Uddhav Shete, Anita Verma, Dattatraya Devarao Kulkarni, Ranjeet Singh Bhogal
OBJECTIVE: The present study intends to see the effect of yoga practices on lipid profile, interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and high-sensitivity-C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) among apparently healthy adults exposed to occupational hazards. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, 48 participants aged 30-58 years (41.5 ± 5.2) who were exposed to occupational hazards were randomized into two groups, that is, experimental and wait-list control...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Hossein Mohseni Pouya, Sima Esmaeili Shahmirzadi, Khadijeh Hajimiri, Fereshteh Majlessi, Mohsen Bagheri
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death all over the world. Lifestyle can have an important role not only in reducing risk factors but also in the prevention and treatment of coronary heart diseases. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between clinical parameters and various aspects of patients' lifestyles according to the severity of their coronary artery stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a descriptive, analytic study carried out on 220 patients undergoing coronary angiography at Mazandaran Heart Center...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Masoumeh Kordi, Maryam Fasanghari, Negar Asgharipour, Habibollah Esmaily
INTRODUCTION: The maternal role is one of the most basic and important roles played by women during their lifetime. The process of the maternal role starts during pregnancy and to continue and develop after postpartum with the growth of suckling. However, unplanned pregnancy may jeopardize achieving the maternal role and reduce maternal role satisfaction. Therefore, the researcher conducted the present study to determine the impact of maternal role training program on attainment of role and role satisfaction in nulliparous women with unplanned pregnancy...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
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[This corrects the article on p. 45 in vol. 6, PMID: 28616412.].
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
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