A Montazeri

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Affiliation: Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research
Country: Iran

Publications

  1. ncbi The Short Form Health Survey (SF-36): translation and validation study of the Iranian version
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    Qual Life Res 14:875-82. 2005
  2. pmc Risk factors for breast cancer in Iran: a case-control study
    Mandana Ebrahimi
    Iranian Centre for Breast Cancer, Tehran, Iran
    Breast Cancer Res 4:R10. 2002
  3. pmc Low back pain education and short term quality of life: a randomized trial
    Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:21. 2007
  4. pmc Anxiety and depression in patients with gastrointestinal cancer: does knowledge of cancer diagnosis matter?
    Azadeh Tavoli
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanity Studies, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Gastroenterol 7:28. 2007
  5. pmc Quality of life in patients with advanced gastric cancer: a randomized trial comparing docetaxel, cisplatin, 5-FU (TCF) with epirubicin, cisplatin, 5-FU (ECF)
    Sanambar Sadighi
    Cancer Research Center, Cancer Institute, Imam Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Cancer 6:274. 2006
  6. pmc Breast conserving surgery versus mastectomy: cancer practice by general surgeons in Iran
    Massoome Najafi
    Iranian Center for Breast Cancer, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Cancer 5:35. 2005
  7. ncbi AIDS knowledge and attitudes in Iran: results from a population-based survey in Tehran
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, P O Box 13185 1488, Tehran, Iran
    Patient Educ Couns 57:199-203. 2005
  8. ncbi Factors predicting the use of complementary and alternative therapies among cancer patients in Iran
    A Montazeri
    Iranian Centre for Breast Cancer ICBC, Tehran, Iran
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 16:144-9. 2007
  9. pmc Psychological distress among Bam earthquake survivors in Iran: a population-based study
    Ali Montazeri
    Department of Social Medicine, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Public Health 5:4. 2005
  10. ncbi Depression and the use of complementary medicine among breast cancer patients
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Centre for Breast Cancer, PO Box 13185 1488, Tehran, Iran
    Support Care Cancer 13:339-42. 2005

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  1. ncbi The Short Form Health Survey (SF-36): translation and validation study of the Iranian version
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    Qual Life Res 14:875-82. 2005
    ..9% of the variance. In general, the Iranian version of the SF-36 performed well and the findings suggest that it is a reliable and valid measure of health related quality of life among the general population...
  2. pmc Risk factors for breast cancer in Iran: a case-control study
    Mandana Ebrahimi
    Iranian Centre for Breast Cancer, Tehran, Iran
    Breast Cancer Res 4:R10. 2002
    ..Iranian breast cancer patients are relatively younger than their Western counterparts. The objective of the present study was to investigate risk factors for breast cancer in Iranian women...
  3. pmc Low back pain education and short term quality of life: a randomized trial
    Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:21. 2007
    ..This study aimed to evaluate to what extent the programme could improve quality of life in those who suffer from the condition...
  4. pmc Anxiety and depression in patients with gastrointestinal cancer: does knowledge of cancer diagnosis matter?
    Azadeh Tavoli
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanity Studies, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Gastroenterol 7:28. 2007
    ..An investigation was carried out to examine anxiety and depression in this group of patients and to investigate whether the knowledge of cancer diagnosis affect their psychological distress...
  5. pmc Quality of life in patients with advanced gastric cancer: a randomized trial comparing docetaxel, cisplatin, 5-FU (TCF) with epirubicin, cisplatin, 5-FU (ECF)
    Sanambar Sadighi
    Cancer Research Center, Cancer Institute, Imam Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Cancer 6:274. 2006
    ..This study aimed to compare HRQOL in patients with advanced gastric cancer (GC) receiving either a standard or an experimental treatment...
  6. pmc Breast conserving surgery versus mastectomy: cancer practice by general surgeons in Iran
    Massoome Najafi
    Iranian Center for Breast Cancer, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Cancer 5:35. 2005
    ..This study was carried out to evaluate general surgeons' preferences in breast cancer surgery and to assess the factors predicting cancer practice in Iran...
  7. ncbi AIDS knowledge and attitudes in Iran: results from a population-based survey in Tehran
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, P O Box 13185 1488, Tehran, Iran
    Patient Educ Couns 57:199-203. 2005
    ..Such findings suggest that prevention programs should be encouraged and these might have the potential role to limit the emergence of Iran's HIV/AIDS epidemic...
  8. ncbi Factors predicting the use of complementary and alternative therapies among cancer patients in Iran
    A Montazeri
    Iranian Centre for Breast Cancer ICBC, Tehran, Iran
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 16:144-9. 2007
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  9. pmc Psychological distress among Bam earthquake survivors in Iran: a population-based study
    Ali Montazeri
    Department of Social Medicine, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Public Health 5:4. 2005
    ..A study was carried out to assess psychological distress among Bam earthquake survivors and factors associated with severe mental health in those who survived the tragedy...
  10. ncbi Depression and the use of complementary medicine among breast cancer patients
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Centre for Breast Cancer, PO Box 13185 1488, Tehran, Iran
    Support Care Cancer 13:339-42. 2005
    ..The study findings confirm that the use of complementary medicine is more common among depressed breast cancer patients and might be a marker of greater psychological distress in this group of patients...
  11. ncbi The role of depression in the development of breast cancer: analysis of registry data from a single institute
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Center for Breast Cancer ICBC, PO Box 13185 1488, Tehran, Iran
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 5:316-9. 2004
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  12. ncbi Do women read poster displays on breast cancer in waiting rooms?
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    J Public Health (Oxf) 26:355-8. 2004
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  13. pmc The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS): translation and validation study of the Iranian version
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Psychiatry 7:11. 2007
    ..The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a widely used instrument to measure postnatal depression. This study aimed to translate and to test the reliability and validity of the EPDS in Iran...
  14. ncbi Road-traffic-related mortality in Iran: a descriptive study
    A Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, P O Box 13185 1488 Tehran, Iran
    Public Health 118:110-3. 2004
    ..To overcome this major public health problem, there is an urgent need to develop a comprehensive injury control policy and strategy in Iran...
  15. pmc The 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12): translation and validation study of the Iranian version
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:66. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to translate and to test the reliability and validity of the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) in Iran...
  16. ncbi Breast self-examination: do religious beliefs matter? A descriptive study
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Centre for Breast Cancer, PO Box 13185 1488, Tehran, Iran
    J Public Health Med 25:154-5. 2003
    ..A descriptive study was conducted in Tehran, Iran, to investigate the beliefs of Muslim women and their practices regarding screening modalities of breast cancer...
  17. ncbi The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30): translation and validation study of the Iranian version
    A Montazeri
    Iranian Centre for Breast Cancer ICBC, PO Box 13185 1488, Tehran, Iran
    Support Care Cancer 7:400-6. 1999
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  18. ncbi Quality of life in lung cancer patients: as an important prognostic factor
    A Montazeri
    Department of Public Health, University of Glasgow, 1 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Lung Cancer 31:233-40. 2001
    ..Indeed, pre-diagnosis quality of life should be considered as a clinical status which has to be established by physicians before treatment starts as it is such an important predictor of survival...
  19. ncbi Anxiety and depression in breast cancer patients before and after participation in a cancer support group
    A Montazeri
    Department of Public Health, University of Glasgow and Iranian Centre for Breast Cancer ICBC, University of Glasgow, P O Box 13185 1488, Tehran, Iran
    Patient Educ Couns 45:195-8. 2001
    ..The findings of this prospective study suggest that participation in cancer support groups could have a long-term effect in reducing anxiety and depression in breast cancer survivors...
  20. ncbi Cancer patient education in Iran: a descriptive study
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Centre for Breast Cancer ICBC, P O Box 13185 1488, Tehran, Iran
    Support Care Cancer 10:169-73. 2002
    ..The findings of the study suggest that cancer patient education in Iran is very poor and there is an urgent need to develop policy guidelines on disclosure of cancer diagnoses and patient education...
  21. ncbi Anxiety and depression in Iranian breast cancer patients before and after diagnosis
    A Montazeri
    Department of Public Health, University of Glasgow
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 9:151-7. 2000
    ..It seems that during the process of diagnosis and 3 months after psychological morbidity persists in patients who suffer from breast cancer...
  22. pmc Does knowledge of cancer diagnosis affect quality of life? A methodological challenge
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Cancer 4:21. 2004
    ..As part of an assessment of quality of life in lung cancer patients an investigation was carried out to examine whether the knowledge of their diagnosis affected their quality of life...
  23. ncbi How quality of life data contribute to our understanding of cancer patients' experiences? A study of patients with lung cancer
    Ali Montazeri
    Department of Public Health, University of Glasgow, UK
    Qual Life Res 12:157-66. 2003
    ..The study results clearly indicate that information on quality of life contributes to our understanding of patients' experiences of their cancer treatment...
  24. pmc The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS): translation and validation study of the Iranian version
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:14. 2003
    ..The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is a widely used instrument to measure psychological morbidity in cancer patients. This study aimed to translate and test the reliability and validity of the Iranian version of the HADS...
  25. pmc Quality of life in lung cancer patients: does socioeconomic status matter?
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:19. 2003
    ..As part of a prospective study on quality of life in newly diagnosed lung cancer patients an investigation was carried out to examine whether there were differences among patients' quality of life scores and their socioeconomic status...
  26. ncbi Evaluation of a national breast cancer information service: the Iranian experience
    A Montazeri
    Iranian Centre for Breast Cancer, Tehran
    Support Care Cancer 7:154-7. 1999
    ..The real challenge is how to make the service more widely available, especially to breast cancer patients...
  27. ncbi Beliefs and behaviours of Iranian teachers toward early detection of breast cancer and breast self-examination
    S Jarvandi
    Iranian Centre for Breast Cancer ICBC, Tehran, Iran
    Public Health 116:245-9. 2002
    ..Since teachers' beliefs and behaviours may have an impact on young females, planning training courses for this group of women is essential...
  28. pmc Psychometric properties of the Iranian interview-administered version of the World Health Organization's Quality of Life Questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF): a population-based study
    Saharnaz Nedjat
    School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:61. 2008
    ..The objective of the current study was to translate and validate the Iranian version of the WHOQOL-BREF...
  29. ncbi Factors predicting fatigue in breast cancer patients
    Shahpar Haghighat
    Iranian Center for Breast Cancer, PO Box 13185 1488, Tehran, Iran
    Support Care Cancer 11:533-8. 2003
    ....
  30. doi What do predict anxiety and depression in breast cancer patients? A follow-up study
    Mariam Vahdaninia
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, P O Box 13185 1488, Tehran, Iran
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 45:355-61. 2010
    ..This study aimed to investigate psychological distress in patients with breast cancer following completion of breast cancer treatments and to determine its associated factors...
  31. pmc Quality of life in chemical warfare survivors with ophthalmologic injuries: the first results form Iran Chemical Warfare Victims Health Assessment Study
    Batool Mousavi
    Janbazan Medical and Engineering Research Center JMERC, Tehran, Iran
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:2. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the health related quality of life (HRQOL) in people who had ophthalmologic complications due to the sulfur mustard gas exposure during the war...
  32. doi The relationship between overall quality of life and its subdimensions was influenced by culture: analysis of an international database
    Neil W Scott
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:788-95. 2008
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  33. pmc Factor structure and internal consistency of the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) and the Subjective Vitality Scale (VS), and the relationship between them: a study from France
    Mareï Salama-Younes
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:22. 2009
    ....
  34. pmc Health-related quality of life in infertile couples receiving IVF or ICSI treatment
    Batool Rashidi
    Vali e Asr Reproductive Health Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:186. 2008
    ..This study aimed to examine health-related quality of life in infertile couples receiving either in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment...
  35. pmc Quality of life data as prognostic indicators of survival in cancer patients: an overview of the literature from 1982 to 2008
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:102. 2009
    ..Health-related quality of life and survival are two important outcome measures in cancer research and practice. The aim of this paper is to examine the relationship between quality of life data and survival time in cancer patients...
  36. ncbi Telephone and face-to-face consultation in breast cancer diagnosis: a comparative study
    Shahpar Haghighat
    Iranian Center for Breast Cancer, Tehran, Iran
    Patient Educ Couns 67:39-43. 2007
    ..This study compares telephone consultations with the results of clinical examinations to assess the value and accuracy of telephone consultations for the future planning in a breast cancer clinic in Tehran, Iran...
  37. pmc Health-related quality of life among individuals with long-standing spinal cord injury: a comparative study of veterans and non-veterans
    Soheil Saadat
    Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Public Health 10:6. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to compare HRQOL between veterans and non-veterans with SCI in Iran...
  38. pmc Consumption of fruit and vegetables among elderly people: a cross sectional study from Iran
    Leili Salehi
    Department of Health Education, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Nutr J 9:2. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess FV consumption and the variables that influence it among elderly individuals in Iran aged 60 and over...
  39. doi Influence of sociodemographic features and general health on social capital: findings from a large population-based survey in Tehran, Iran (Urban-HEART)
    E Ashrafi
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Public Health 126:796-803. 2012
    ..This study aimed to assess the components of social capital, and determine its association with different demographic features and general health in Tehran...
  40. ncbi Patient satisfaction: a descriptive study of a breast care clinic in Iran
    A Sadjadian
    Iranian Centre for Breast Cancer, Tehran, Iran
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 13:163-8. 2004
    ..The findings suggest that the physical environment and physicians' style of consultation contribute most to the patients' overall satisfaction...
  41. pmc Translation and validation study of the Persian version of the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2 (AIMS2) in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee
    Sayed Javad Mousavi
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:95. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to culturally adapt and validate the AIMS2 for Persian-speaking patients with osteoarthritis of the knee in Iran...
  42. doi Reliability and validity of the persian version of the scoliosis research society-22r questionnaire
    Sayed Javad Mousavi
    Department of Physical Therapy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:784-9. 2010
    ..OBJECTIVES.: To translate the SRS-22r into Persian and to evaluate the internal consistency, reliability, and validity of the Persian SRS-22r...
  43. doi Muslim breast cancer survivor spirituality: coping strategy or health seeking behavior hindrance?
    Tayebeh Fasihi Harandy
    Department of Health Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    Health Care Women Int 31:88-98. 2010
    ..These findings can help researchers to provide a framework for the development of appropriate and effective culturally sensitive health interventions...
  44. doi Decreasing trend of tumor size and downstaging in breast cancer in Iran: results of a 15-year study
    Iraj Harirchi
    Cancer Institute, Cancer Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Eur J Cancer Prev 19:126-30. 2010
    ..This can be attributed to the overall improvement in the level of health in Iran and also educational activities that teach women how to perform breast self-exam and when and why to ask for breast examination...
  45. ncbi Breast self-examination: knowledge, attitudes, and practices among female health care workers in Tehran, Iran
    Mehregan Haji-Mahmoodi
    Iranian Center for Breast Cancer, Tehran, Iran
    Breast J 8:222-5. 2002
    ..Considering the role that health care workers may play in communicating health behaviors to the general public, planning health education interventions for this group of females is essential...
  46. pmc Quality of life in patients with gastric cancer: translation and psychometric evaluation of the Iranian version of EORTC QLQ-STO22
    Sanamber Sadighi
    Cancer Research Center, Cancer Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Cancer 9:305. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to translate and validate a gastric cancer specific health related quality of life questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-STO22) for Iranian patients suffering from gastric cancer...
  47. pmc Help-seeking behaviors for female sexual dysfunction: a cross sectional study from Iran
    Mariam Vahdaninia
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research IHSR, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Womens Health 9:3. 2009
    ..Female sexual dysfunctions (FSD) are prevalent multifactor problems that in general remain misdiagnosed in primary health care. This population-based study investigated help-seeking behaviors among women with FSD in Iran...
  48. pmc Disclosure of cancer diagnosis and quality of life in cancer patients: should it be the same everywhere?
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Cancer 9:39. 2009
    ..To examine such findings in Iran, this trial aimed to study the various dimensions of quality of life in patients with gastrointestinal cancer and to compare these variables among those who knew their diagnosis and those who did not...
  49. ncbi The Oswestry Disability Index, the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire, and the Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale: translation and validation studies of the Iranian versions
    Sayed Javad Mousavi
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Pich e Shemiran, Tehran, Iran
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:E454-9. 2006
    ..Cross-cultural translation and psychometric testing were performed...
  50. doi Risk-taking behaviors among motorcyclists in middle east countries: a case of islamic republic of Iran
    Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh
    Department of Health Education, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran
    Traffic Inj Prev 11:25-34. 2010
    ....
  51. pmc Quality of life in patients with breast cancer before and after diagnosis: an eighteen months follow-up study
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Cancer 8:330. 2008
    ..Measuring quality of life in breast cancer patients is of importance in assessing treatment outcomes. This study examined the impact of breast cancer diagnosis and its treatment on quality of life of women with breast cancer...
  52. pmc Weight, height, body mass index and risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women: a case-control study
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Cancer 8:278. 2008
    ..To investigate whether the condition contributes to excess breast cancer cases, a case-control study was conducted to assess the relationships between anthropometric variables and breast cancer risk in Tehran, Iran...
  53. pmc Depression and quality of life in cancer patients with and without pain: the role of pain beliefs
    Azadeh Tavoli
    Cancer Research Centre, Cancer Institute, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Cancer 8:177. 2008
    ..The purposes of this study were: 1) to compare depression and quality of life among Iranian cancer patients with and without pain; and 2) to determine the relationships between pain beliefs and depression and quality of life...
  54. pmc Postnatal quality of life in women after normal vaginal delivery and caesarean section
    Behnaz Torkan
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:4. 2009
    ..This study aimed to compare quality of life in women after normal delivery and caesarean section...
  55. ncbi The Refractive Status and Vision Profile (RSVP): Translation into Persian, reliability and validity
    Arezoo Kadkhoda
    Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 13:385-92. 2006
    ..To translate and test the reliability and validity of a Persian translation of the Refractive Status and Vision Profile (RSVP), a vision-related quality of life questionnaire, in Iran...
  56. ncbi Breast cancer in Iran: a survival analysis
    Mariam Vahdaninia
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 5:223-5. 2004
    ..It seems that early detection and better management using standard guidelines might contribute considerably to improvement of survival in women experiencing breast cancer...
  57. ncbi Breast cancer in Iran: an epidemiological review
    Seyed Mohsen Mousavi
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Cancer Institute, Cancer Research Center, Tehran, Iran
    Breast J 13:383-91. 2007
    ..This review indicates that the epidemiological aspects of breast cancer in Iran are relatively well-studied. Shortcomings in study of its clinical aspects are evident and need to be a central part of upcoming investigations...
  58. pmc Health-related quality of life in breast cancer patients: a bibliographic review of the literature from 1974 to 2007
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    J Exp Clin Cancer Res 27:32. 2008
    ..Quality of life in patients with breast cancer is an important outcome. This paper presents an extensive overview on the topic ranging from descriptive findings to clinical trials...
  59. pmc The Iranian version of 12-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12): factor structure, internal consistency and construct validity
    Ali Montazeri
    Department of Mental Health, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Public Health 9:341. 2009
    ..The 12-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12) as a shorter alternative of the SF-36 is largely used in health outcomes surveys. The aim of this study was to validate the SF-12 in Iran...
  60. pmc The Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (BFNE): translation and validation study of the Iranian version
    Azadeh Tavoli
    Department of Psychology, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Psychiatry 9:42. 2009
    ..The Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (BFNE) is a commonly used instrument to measure social anxiety. This study aimed to translate and to test the reliability and validity of the BFNE in Iran...
  61. pmc Correlates of low birth weight in term pregnancies: a retrospective study from Iran
    Mariam Vahdaninia
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:12. 2008
    ..Tehran is a multicultural metropolitan area and a sample from the general population in Tehran could be regarded as a representative sample of urban population in Iran...
  62. doi The experience of low back pain in Iranian women: a focus group study
    Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    Health Care Women Int 29:339-48. 2008
    ..Given the difficultly regarding diagnosis and treatment of CLBP, understanding patients' health beliefs, causation beliefs, and experiences are warranted...
  63. ncbi Quality of life in gynecologic cancer patients
    Mamak Tahmasebi
    Dept of Palliative Medicine, Cancer Institute, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 8:591-2. 2007
    ..A descriptive study for evaluating the variables which influence the quality of life was performed in women with gynecologic cancer undergoing various kinds of treatment...
  64. ncbi Translation and validation study of the Iranian versions of the Neck Disability Index and the Neck Pain and Disability Scale
    Sayed Javad Mousavi
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Medical Sciences University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:E825-31. 2007
    ..Cultural translation and psychometric testing...
  65. doi Accident-related risk behaviors associated with motivations for motorcycle use in Iran: a country with very high traffic deaths
    Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh
    Department of Health Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    Traffic Inj Prev 10:237-42. 2009
    ..This qualitative study is designed to delineate motorcycle use among Iranian motorcyclists and identify motivational correlates for risk behaviors that may result in accidental injury and death...
  66. ncbi Predictors of quality of life among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery
    Mahdi Najafi
    Research Department, Tehran Heart Centre, Medical Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
    Acta Cardiol 63:713-21. 2008
    ..The present study sought to determine the risk factors influencing QoL in patients with CAD and to assess the relationship between preoperative QoL and early outcome of CABG...
  67. pmc Sexual dysfunctions in patients with diabetes: a study from Iran
    Marzieh Ziaei-Rad
    Department of Mental Health, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol 8:50. 2010
    ..This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of sexual dysfunctions (SD) among diabetic patients in Iran and to examine whether glycemic control has a role in SD...
  68. pmc Determinants of glycemic control in female diabetic patients: a study from Iran
    Zeinab Ghazanfari
    Department of Health Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    Lipids Health Dis 9:83. 2010
    ..Since microvascular and macrovascular complications are reduced through strict glycemic control, this study carried out to identify the factors that affect glycemic control...
  69. doi A randomized study of back school in women with chronic low back pain: quality of life at three, six, and twelve months follow-up
    Sedigheh Sadar Tavafian
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:1617-21. 2008
    ..A randomized controlled trial...
  70. pmc Determinants of health-related quality of life in elderly in Tehran, Iran
    Maryam Tajvar
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:323. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to measure health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of elderly Iranians and to identify its some determinant factors...
  71. pmc Health-related quality of life and migration: a cross-sectional study on elderly Iranians in Sweden
    Afsaneh Koochek
    Center for Family and Community Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge, Sweden
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:60. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the association between migration status and HRQL in a comparison of elderly Iranians in Iran, elderly Iranian immigrants in Sweden, and elderly Swedes in Sweden...