Ali Montazeri

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Country: Iran

Publications

  1. pmc Mental health of Medical Students in Different Levels of Training
    Najmeh Jafari
    Department of Community Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences IUMS, Isfahan, Iran
    Int J Prev Med 3:S107-12. 2012
  2. pmc Breast cancer-preventive behaviors: exploring Iranian women's experiences
    Maryam Khazaee-Pool
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, P, O, Box 15875 6951, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Womens Health 14:41. 2014
  3. pmc Comparing health-related quality of life of employed women and housewives: a cross sectional study from southeast Iran
    Fatihe Kerman Saravi
    Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
    BMC Womens Health 12:41. 2012
  4. pmc The School Anxiety Scale-Teacher Report (SAS-TR): translation and psychometric properties of the Iranian version
    Zahra Hajiamini
    Behavioral Sciences Research Center and School of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Psychiatry 12:82. 2012
  5. pmc Effect of Zingiber officinale R. rhizomes (ginger) on pain relief in primary dysmenorrhea: a placebo randomized trial
    Parvin Rahnama
    Department of Midwifery, Herbal Research Center, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:92. 2012
  6. pmc Exercise therapy, quality of life, and activities of daily living in patients with Parkinson disease: a small scale quasi-randomised trial
    Bahram Yousefi
    Faculty of Physical Education, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
    Trials 10:67. 2009
  7. 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
  8. pmc Why Iranian married women use withdrawal instead of oral contraceptives? A qualitative study from Iran
    Parvin Rahnama
    Department of Health Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Public Health 10:289. 2010
  9. 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
  10. pmc Development and psychometric properties of a belief-based Physical Activity Questionnaire for Diabetic Patients (PAQ-DP)
    Zeinab Ghazanfari
    Department of Health Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:104. 2010

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Publications98

  1. pmc Mental health of Medical Students in Different Levels of Training
    Najmeh Jafari
    Department of Community Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences IUMS, Isfahan, Iran
    Int J Prev Med 3:S107-12. 2012
    ..This study aimed to assess the prevalence of psychological morbidity among Iranian medical students...
  2. pmc Breast cancer-preventive behaviors: exploring Iranian women's experiences
    Maryam Khazaee-Pool
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, P, O, Box 15875 6951, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Womens Health 14:41. 2014
    ..This study aimed to explore the experiences of Iranian women regarding preventive behaviors...
  3. pmc Comparing health-related quality of life of employed women and housewives: a cross sectional study from southeast Iran
    Fatihe Kerman Saravi
    Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
    BMC Womens Health 12:41. 2012
    ..Considering the role of women in family and social health and the specific cultural characteristics of our province, we aimed to compare the quality of life of employed women with housewives in Zahedan, Iran...
  4. pmc The School Anxiety Scale-Teacher Report (SAS-TR): translation and psychometric properties of the Iranian version
    Zahra Hajiamini
    Behavioral Sciences Research Center and School of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Psychiatry 12:82. 2012
    ..The SAS-TR is a proxy rated measure and could assess social anxiety, generalized anxiety and also gives a total anxiety score. This study aimed to translate and validate the SAS-TR in Iran...
  5. pmc Effect of Zingiber officinale R. rhizomes (ginger) on pain relief in primary dysmenorrhea: a placebo randomized trial
    Parvin Rahnama
    Department of Midwifery, Herbal Research Center, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:92. 2012
    ..rhizome (ginger) is a popular spice that has traditionally been used to combat the effects of various inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of ginger on pain relief in primary dysmenorrhea...
  6. pmc Exercise therapy, quality of life, and activities of daily living in patients with Parkinson disease: a small scale quasi-randomised trial
    Bahram Yousefi
    Faculty of Physical Education, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
    Trials 10:67. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a 10-week exercise therapy regimen on activities of daily living (ADL) and perceived health status in patients with Parkinson disease...
  7. 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...
  8. pmc Why Iranian married women use withdrawal instead of oral contraceptives? A qualitative study from Iran
    Parvin Rahnama
    Department of Health Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Public Health 10:289. 2010
    ..Withdrawal as a method of birth control is still used in Iran. The aim of this study was to explore married women's perspectives and attitudes on withdrawal use instead of oral contraceptive (OC) in Tehran, Iran...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Development and psychometric properties of a belief-based Physical Activity Questionnaire for Diabetic Patients (PAQ-DP)
    Zeinab Ghazanfari
    Department of Health Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:104. 2010
    ..This study carried out to develop a scale for assessing diabetic patients' perceptions about physical activity and to test its psychometric properties (The Physical Activity Questionnaire for Diabetic Patients-PAQ-DP)...
  11. pmc Educational inequalities in self-reported health in a general Iranian population
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Res Notes 1:50. 2008
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  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi Persistent pain following breast cancer surgery: correlates and determinants
    Ali Montazeri
    Quality of Life Research Group, Iranian Centre for Breast Cancer, ACECR, PO Box 13185 1488, Tehran, Iran
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 6:175-7. 2010
    ..The likelihood of increased sensory disturbances was associated with young age and axillary lymph node dissection but not with adjuvant therapy or type of surgery...
  16. pmc Breast cancer in Iran: need for greater women awareness of warning signs and effective screening methods
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research IHSR, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
    Asia Pac Fam Med 7:6. 2008
    ..Breast cancer remains an important public health problem. This study aimed to investigate about female knowledge of breast cancer and self-reported practice of breast self-examination in Iran...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. pmc The short form endometriosis health profile (EHP-5): translation and validation study of the Iranian version
    Azita Goshtasebi
    Mental Health Research Group, Mother and Child Health Research Centre, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
    J Ovarian Res 4:11. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  21. pmc The 12-item medical outcomes study short form health survey version 2.0 (SF-12v2): a population-based validation study from Tehran, Iran
    Ali Montazeri
    Department of Mental Health, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:12. 2011
    ..The SF-12v2 is the improved version of the SF-12v1. This study aimed to validate the SF-12v2 in Iran...
  22. pmc Socioeconomic status and mortality after acute myocardial infarction: a study from Iran
    Tahereh Donyavi
    Department of Mental Health, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
    Int J Equity Health 10:9. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  23. doi Predictive factors of health-related quality of life in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: a structural equation modeling approach
    Fatemeh Bazarganipour
    Reproductive health and midwifery department, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    Fertil Steril 100:1389-96. 2013
    ..To determine association between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and psychosexual variables in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)...
  24. 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
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  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. doi Barriers to a healthy lifestyle among obese adolescents: a qualitative study from Iran
    Parisa Amiri
    Department of Health Education, Tarbiat Modares University, 14115 111, Tehran, Iran
    Int J Public Health 56:181-9. 2011
    ..The current study investigates adolescents' perceptions regarding overweight/obesity and explores barriers to a healthy life style among Iranian adolescents...
  29. 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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  30. 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...
  31. doi Quality of life among an Iranian general population sample using the World Health Organization's quality of life instrument (WHOQOL-BREF)
    Saharnaz Nedjat
    Center of Academic and Health Policy, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Int J Public Health 56:55-61. 2011
    ..To assess subjective quality of life of an Iranian general population sample...
  32. pmc Long-term effects of sulfur mustard on civilians' mental health 20 years after exposure (The Sardasht-Iran Cohort Study)
    Rasoul Roshan
    Immunoregulation Research Center, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:69. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the long-term psychological symptoms among samples of exposed to sulfur mustard gas compared with unexposed civilians 20 years after exposure...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. pmc The sexual quality of life-female (SQOL-F) questionnaire: translation and psychometric properties of the Iranian version
    Raziyeh Maasoumi
    Department of Reproductive Health and Midwifery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    Reprod Health 10:25. 2013
    ..To assess this health condition, a valid and reliable questionnaire is required. The aim of this study was to translate and validate the Sexual Quality of Life-Female (SQOL-F) questionnaire in Iran...
  36. pmc Psychological investigation in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome
    Fatemeh Bazarganipour
    Reproductive health and midwifery department, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:141. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of mood disorders and examine a range of predictors for psychological well-being among Iranian women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)...
  37. pmc Health related quality of life among adolescents with premenstrual disorders: a cross sectional study
    Mahin Delara
    Depratment of Health Education, Medical School, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:1. 2012
    ..This study was designed to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a sample of Iranian adolescents with premenstrual disorders...
  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. 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...
  40. ncbi Early detection for breast cancer in iran
    Iraj Harirchi
    Cancer Research Center of Cancer Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 10:849-51. 2009
    ..The present study was carried out to assess knowledge, attitudes and practice (KAP) concerning early detection for breast cancer among Iranian health care providers (HCP)...
  41. doi Low back pain in Iran: a growing need to adapt and implement evidence-based practice in developing countries
    Sayed Javad Mousavi
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:E638-46. 2011
    ..A descriptive overview of the literature...
  42. 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...
  43. pmc Correlates of physical activity in adolescence: a study from a developing country
    Behjat Shokrvash
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Glob Health Action 6:20327. 2013
    ..Physical activity is important for adolescent health. The current study aimed to explore factors that predict physical activity among adolescents...
  44. pmc Fruit and vegetables intake among elderly Iranians: a theory-based interventional study using the five-a-day program
    Leili Salehi
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Center for Community Based Participatory Research, Iran
    Nutr J 10:123. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a tailored nutrition intervention that aimed to increase the FV intake among elderly Iranians aged 60 and over...
  45. doi Translation and validation study of the Persian version of the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index
    Sayed Javad Mousavi
    Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Pich e Shemiran, Enghelab Ave, Tehran 11489 65141, Iran
    Clin Rheumatol 28:293-9. 2009
    ..001), indicating a good convergent validity. The results show that the Persian WORC is a reliable and valid instrument to measure health-related quality of life in Persian-speaking patients with rotator cuff disorders in Iran...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. doi Taxi drivers' views on risky driving behavior in Tehran: a qualitative study using a social marketing approach
    Mohsen Shams
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Poursina Ave, Tehran, Iran
    Accid Anal Prev 43:646-51. 2011
    ..The focus group guided the development of a social marketing program to reduce risky driving behaviors in taxi drivers in Tehran, Iran...
  52. 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...
  53. pmc Motorcyclists' reactions to safety helmet law: a qualitative study
    Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh
    Department of Health Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Public Health 9:393. 2009
    ..However, many motorcyclists do not use safety helmet properly. This study aimed to empirically explore reactions of motorcyclists to the safety helmet laws, in Iran...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. pmc Development and psychometric properties of a new social support scale for self-care in middle-aged patients with type II diabetes (S4-MAD)
    Shohreh Naderimagham
    Department of Health Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Public Health 12:1035. 2012
    ..This study aimed to develop a scale for evaluating social support for self-care in middle-aged patients (30-60 years old) with type II diabetes...
  60. pmc Prevalence and risk factors of childbirth-related post-traumatic stress symptoms
    Maryam Modarres
    Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:88. 2012
    ..This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of childbirth-related post-traumatic stress symptoms and its obstetric and perinatal risk factors among a sample of Iranian women...
  61. ncbi Metabolic syndrome predicts poor health-related quality of life in women but not in men: Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study
    Parisa Amiri
    Obesity Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1201-7. 2010
    ..To compare health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in those with and without metabolic syndrome in a general Iranian population...
  62. pmc Withdrawal users' experiences of and attitudes to contraceptive methods: a study from Eastern district of Tehran, Iran
    Parvin Rahnama
    Department of Health Education, Faculty of Medicine, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Public Health 10:779. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to explore withdrawal users' experiences of and attitudes to contraceptive methods in Tehran, Iran...
  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  66. 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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. doi Reliability and validity of the Iranian version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ 4.0 Generic Core Scales in adolescents
    Parisa Amiri
    Obesity Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, P O Box 19395 4763, Tehran, Iran
    Qual Life Res 19:1501-8. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of the Iranian version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ 4.0 (PedsQL™ 4.0) Generic Core Scales in adolescents..
  70. ncbi Perception of Breast Cancer Screening among Iranian Women without Experience of Mammography: A Qualitative Study
    Maryam Khazaee-Pool
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran E mail
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 15:3965-71. 2014
    ..Due to the incidence of breast cancer in Iranian women, it is critical that breast awareness education be performed by health care experts to explore the concepts of breast cancer and breast cancer screening. ..
  71. 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
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  72. pmc An outcome measure of functionality in patients with lumber spinal stenosis: a validation study of the Iranian version of Neurogenic Claudication Outcome Score (NCOS)
    Parisa Azimi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Shahid Beheshti, University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    BMC Neurol 12:101. 2012
    ..The Neurogenic Claudication Outcome Score (NCOS) is a very short instrument for measuring functional status in these patients. This study aimed to translate and validate the NCOS in Iran...
  73. ncbi Literacy and breast cancer prevention: a population-based study from Iran
    Iraj Harirchi
    Cancer Research Center, Cancer Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 13:3927-30. 2012
    ..The findings suggest that in order to improve women's health and breast cancer outcomes providing equal educational opportunities for women seems necessary...
  74. 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
    ....
  75. 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...
  76. ncbi Quality of life-associated factors among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery as measured using the WHOQOL-BREF
    Mahdi Najafi
    Department of Anesthesiology, Tehran Heart Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    Cardiovasc J Afr 20:284-9. 2009
    ..Furthermore, a lower pre-operative psychological score in patients undergoing CABG can influence postoperative complications, especially respiratory failure...
  77. 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...
  78. 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...
  79. 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...
  80. doi An outcome measure of functionality and pain in patients with lumbar disc herniation: a validation study of the Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) score
    Parisa Azimi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    J Orthop Sci 17:341-5. 2012
    ..The Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) score is a very short instrument for measuring functionality and pain in these patients. This study aimed to translate and validate the JOA score for use in Iran...
  81. doi Psychometric properties of the Iranian version of modified polycystic ovary syndrome health-related quality-of-life questionnaire
    Fatemeh Bazarganipour
    Faculty of Medical Science, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    Hum Reprod 27:2729-36. 2012
    ..Can the modified polycystic ovary syndrome health-related quality-of-life questionnaire (MPCOSQ) be validated in Iranian patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to provide an instrument for future outcome studies in these patients?..
  82. pmc Sexual function in breast cancer patients: a prospective study from Iran
    Iraj Harirchi
    Cancer Research Centre, Cancer Institute of Iran, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    J Exp Clin Cancer Res 31:20. 2012
    ..Sexual function in patients with breast cancer especially in younger patients is an important issue from clinical and psychosocial perspectives. This study aimed to assess sexual function among Iranian breast cancer patients...
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. 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...
  88. 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...
  89. 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
    ....
  90. 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...
  91. 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...
  92. 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...
  93. 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...
  94. 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...
  95. 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...
  96. 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...
  97. 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...
  98. 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...