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Journal of Education and Health Promotion

Nasrin Masaeli, Victoria Omranifard, Mohammad Reza Maracy, Gholam Reza Kheirabadi, Anahita Khedri
CONTEXT: Exact measurement of quality of life (QOL) in schizophrenia patients for evaluation of the patient's deterioration and also to assess the efficacy of therapeutic Interventions has become a daily task, which requires accurate assessment tools. AIMS: This study was aimed to assess the psychometric properties of a Persian version of schizophrenia QOL scale (SQLS) as a common transcultural instrument. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: One hundred and fifty schizophrenia patients who referred to Psychiatric Clinic in Noor Hospital (Isfahan, Iran) have been selected using simple sampling method...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Maryam Zivaridelavar, Ashraf Kazemi, Gholam Reza Kheirabadi
INTRODUCTION: The process of assisted reproductive treatment is a stressful situation in the treatment of infertile couples and it would harm the mental health of women. Fertile women who started infertility treatment due to male factor infertility have reported to experience less stress and depression than other women before the assisted reproductive process but considering the cultural and social factors and also the etiology of the assisted reproductive process, it could affect the metal health of these women...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Mahnaz Shakerian, Masoud Rismanchian, Pejman Khalili, Akram Torki
INTRODUCTION: Handicrafts seems to be one of the high-risk jobs regarding work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) which necessitate the implementation of different corrective intervention like regular physical activities. This study aimed to investigate the impact of physical activity on WMSDs among craftsmen. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was an analytical - descriptive study carried out on 100 craftsmen working in Isfahan, Iran, in 2013. The sampling method was census, and all workshops involved with this job were included...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Mahrokh Keshvari, Eesa Mohammadi, Ziba Farajzadegan, Ali Zargham-Boroujeni
BACKGROUND: Primary healthcare (PHC) providers play a major role in provision of public health in rural areas in Iran. They are considered as the key elements of health development in rural population. There is limited research on clarification of their experiences from provision of health services in their working conditions. This study aimed to clarify the experience of PHC providers from working conditions in giving primary health services in health houses (district branches of rural health care centers)...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Mohsen Shahriari, Nasrollah Alimohammadi, Maryam Ahmadi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Congestive heart failure is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases that have a progressive and chronic trend and influences individuals' and their families' various dimensions. Social support is one of the psychosocial factors that can have a positive effect on individuals' physical, mental and social status. Despite the existence of evidences, revealing the importance of family's support on patients' condition, family centered supportive interventions with goal of clinical outcomes improvement have been less conducted among these patients...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Elaheh Bahrami, Maryam Amidi Mazaheri, Akbar Hasanzadeh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: "Uncontrolled anger" threats the compatible and health of people as serious risk. The effects of weaknesses and shortcomings in the management of anger, from personal distress and destruction interpersonal relationships beyond and linked to the public health problems, lack of compromises, and aggressive behavior adverse outcomes. This study investigates the effects of anger management education on mental health and aggression of prisoner women in Isfahan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The single-group quasi-experimental (pretest, posttest) by prisoner women in the central prison of Isfahan was done...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Chinomso U Nwozichi, Foluso O Ojewole, Adekunbi A Farotimi, Tolulope D Ojediran
BACKGROUND: The knowledge about Ebola virus disease (EVD) is very crucial in the response to the recent outbreak and in order to control its spread. This study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of self-instructional module (SIM) in enhancing knowledge of EVD among Nigerian students in Bengaluru, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pre-experimental study design was employed, and a simple random sampling technique was used to select 60 participants. A pretest was conducted with the tool to assess the baseline knowledge of participants after which SIM was administered to all the participants in two episodes...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Sourabh Paul, Akoijam Brogen Singh
BACKGROUND: Newspapers have immense potential for generating health awareness on diverse issues such as hygiene, immunization, environmental pollution, and communicable disease. The present study was conducted to determine the frequency of coverage and types of health-related articles published in local newspapers of Manipur. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among the most regularly published 10 local newspapers (4 English and 6 Manipuri) of Manipur from February 2011 to January 2012...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Mahin Moeini, Somaye Sharifi, Zahra Zandiyeh
CONTEXT: Successful aging is a pattern of aging that has gained much attention during recent years. One factor that has a negative impact on successful aging variables is hypertension. The phenomenon of aging when accompanied with hypertension promotes spiritual needs. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of the Islamic spiritual program on successful aging in elderly patients with hypertension who were referred to health centers of Isfahan, Iran, in 2014. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This study was a randomized clinical trial...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Laleh Hassani, Teamur Aghamolaei, Amin Ghanbarnejad, Sakineh Dadipoor
INTRODUCTION: Although cesarean section has saved many mothers' and infants' lives, the problem is in its increasing prevalence. According to recent statistics, the current rate of cesarean in Iran is in fact 3-4 times as more than the standard rate defined by WHO. Therefore, the present study is aimed to estimate the effect of an instructional program based on health belief model on reducing cesarean rate among primiparous pregnant women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this semi-experimental research, 60 primiparous women who had visited Bandar Abbas Healthcare Centers were selected as the subjects...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Nasibeh Shams, Firoozeh Mostafavi, Akbar Hassanzadeh
BACKGROUND: This study intended to clarify the determining factors of complementary feeding practices among Tehran 6-24 months failure to thrive children in order to use the results for planning the interventions to reduce the possible adverse effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 132 mothers of three medical and health centers were chosen by random sampling among those centers operating under the supervision of south of Tehran District Health Center and study data were collected from them...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Farzaneh Zeigheimat, Abbas Ebadi, Fatemeh Rahmati-Najarkolaei, Fahimeh Ghadamgahi
BACKGROUND: Health-care acquired infections are significant given the risks and costs they impose. All previous studies indicate a poor level of knowledge and performance among the nurses in hospital infections; as such, educating nurses can play an important role in infection control. This study aimed at evaluating the effects of the health belief model (HBM) in making nurses adopting health-care behaviors needed to control nosocomial infections (Nis). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The participants of the study were 135 nurses from two hospitals in Mashhad, Iran...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Masoumeh Kordi, Farzaneh Rashidi Fakari, Seyed Reza Mazloum, Talaat Khadivzadeh, Farideh Akhlaghi, Mahmoud Tara
INTRODUCTION: Delay in diagnosis of bleeding can be due to underestimation of the actual amount of blood loss during delivery. Therefore, this research aimed to compare the efficacy of web-based, simulation-based, and conventional training on the accuracy of visual estimation of postpartum hemorrhage volume. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This three-group randomized clinical trial study was performed on 105 midwifery students in Mashhad School of Nursing and Midwifery in 2013...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Soheila Mohamadirizi, Masoumeh Kordi
BACKGROUND: Multi-dimensional self-compassion is one of the important factors predicting fetal-maternal attachment which vary among different cultures and countries. So the aim of this study was to determine the relationship between multi-dimensional, self-compassion, and fetal-maternal attachment in the prenatal period. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried on 394 primigravida women to Mashhad Health Care Centers in with two stage sampling method (cluster-convenience) in the year 2014...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Masoud Ferdosi, Farhad Bahman Ziyari, Mehran Nemat Ollahi, Amaneh Rahim Salmani, Noureddin Niknam
INTRODUCTION: In the new approach, all health care providers have been obligated to maintain and improve the quality and have been accountable for it. One of the ways is the implementation of clinical governance (CG). More accurate understanding of its challenges can help to improve its performance. AIMS: In this study, barriers of CG implementation are investigated from the perspective of the hospitals involved. Besides, some solutions are suggested based on stakeholders' opinions...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Marzieh Hasanpour, Narges Sadeghi, Mohammad Heidarzadeh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Newborn death is an unexpected outcome for parents. Parents face with several needs in infant end-of-life. The health care team is responsible for meet these needs. This qualitative study aim was to explore of parental needs in infant end-of-life and bereavement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this qualitative study, 24 single semi-structure interviews were done. A qualitative content analysis method was used. Sampling conducted on purposeful with maximum variation in five Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) environments in Isfahan city...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Dev Raj Acharya, Malcolm Thomas, Rosemary Cann
BACKGROUND: School-based sex education has the potential to prevent unwanted pregnancy and to promote positive sexual health at the individual, family and community level. OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate a sexual health questionnaire to measure young peoples' sexual health knowledge and understanding (SHQ) in Nepalese secondary school. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Secondary school students (n = 259, male = 43.63%, female = 56.37%) and local experts (n = 9, male = 90%, female = 10%) were participated in this study...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Varsha J Patel, Supriya D Malhotra, Devang A Rana
CONTEXT: Feedback is an integral part of formative assessment though underutilized in medical education. The objective of this study was to review our feedback module through students' perceptions. METHODOLOGY: We have developed a feedback module which is practiced by us for last 10 years for term ending examination that gives collective feedback to the whole class, followed by individual student-teacher interactions. Students were also exposed to 6-7 multiple choice questions (MCQs) based assessment during the course of pharmacology...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Roya Kelishadi, Bahareh Lajevardi, Maryam Bahreynian, Vahid Omid-Ghaemi, Mahsa Movahedian
OBJECTIVE: Snacks play an important role in child health and nutritional status. Schools are considered as the preferred place to encourage healthy eating among children. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of buffet school-based intervention on acceptance and satisfaction of parents and students in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Primary school students (n = 1120, 68.83% girls) from first to third grade, with one of their parents, participated in this prospective field trial study conducted in Isfahan, Iran...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Habibollah Dehghan, Somayeh Gharehbaei, Behzad Mahaki
BACKGROUND: Heat stress is a threat to those who work in high temperatures. The purpose in this study was an examination of the cooling ability of Iranian phase change material (PCM) cold vest in hot and dry conditions in a climatic chamber. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This experimental study was implemented on 12 male students (age 23.7 ± 2.8 years, weight 66.1 ± 11.4 kg, and VO2 max 2.53 L/min) in 2013. The heat strain score index (HSSI), skin temperature and oral temperature, and heartbeat in two phases with and without cooling vest was measured during 30 min in a climatic chamber (temperature 38...
2016: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
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