Hasti Masihay-Akbar

Hasti Masihay-Akbar
The University of Calgary | HBI · Department of Community Health Sciences

Doctor of Medicine

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Introduction
I am a medical doctor by training, currently studying community health science (specializing in epidemiology). My research broadly focuses on measuring and improving health-related behaviors, especially in children and youth. Specifically, I am interested in investigating obesity in pre-school and school-aged children and the multiple-risk behavior interventions that can be effective in controlling it.
Additional affiliations
November 2018 - July 2021
Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Scieinces
Position
  • Research Assistant
May 2018 - March 2020
Employees'​ Health Cohort Study of Iran (EHCSIR)
Position
  • Medical Doctor
March 2014 - February 2018
Private physicians office
Position
  • Medical Doctor
Education
September 2005 - May 2013

Publications

Publications (14)
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We aimed to investigate the effects of a multi-setting lifestyle education on men's cigarette, hookah, and passive smoking, and women's passive smoking, in Iran. Data of Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS) were used. TLGS started in 1999 with every-3-year follow-ups. Multi-stage cluster random sampling was used to recruit participants under the c...
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Background Preventing overweight in childhood and subsequent stages of life is still a global challenge. Despite numerous relevant lifestyle interventions, data on their impact on different BMI change pathways over time is rare. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of a multi-setting lifestyle intervention on BMI trajectories from chil...
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Background The long-term effectiveness of healthy lifestyle interventions on improving leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) in adolescents and its factors in low- and middle-income communities is unclear. This study is the first to investigate LTPA trends in a population of Iranian adolescents who underwent a multi-setting lifestyle intervention,...
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Background: This study assesses the long-term effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention on cigarette, passive, and hookah smoking in adolescent boys and girls. Methods: One thousand one hundred and fifty-nine adolescent participants of Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS) (2001-2004) were followed for 12 years. Participants in the intervention...
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Background: This study aimed to investigate cigarette and hookah smoking in a population of Eastern-Mediterranean adults in relation to their perceived social well-being. Methods: Data of 2592 adults who participated in the 6th phase (2014-2016) of the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS) was used. After excluding those with missing data (n=235),...
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Childhood hypertension which increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases in adulthood is becoming more prevalent. For the first time in the Middle-East region, this study aimed to assess the long-term effectiveness of a community-based lifestyle intervention on the incidence of hypertension in school-aged children during 16 years of follow-up. Th...
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Introductionwe investigated the long-term effects of a community-based lifestyle intervention on cigarette smoking and intensity, hookah, and passive smoking in a Middle-Eastern population.Methods We used data of adult participans of the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS), (10368 individuals). After excluding those with missings and lost-to-foll...
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Background The time-varying association between physical activity (PA) and incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is still unclear. The present study aimed to investigate this association in the early- and late-adulthood during a 9-year follow-up. Methods This study was conducted on 3905 participants in early and late adulthood, using the Tehran Lipi...
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Background Following the global upward trend of cardiovascular diseases (CVD/CHD), much attention has been paid to lifestyle behaviors such as physical activity (PA). However, most of previous studies were conducted in developed countries and with just one measurement of physical activity. The aim of the current study is to assess the effect of cha...
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Introduction Targeting adolescents’ smoking reduces its burden on health systems. We investigated the effects of the first multidisciplinary community-based lifestyle intervention in the Eastern-Mediterranean region, on smoking initiation, continuation and risk of current smoking in Iranian adolescents. Methods The current analyses were conducted...
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Background Longitudinal research among Iranian adolescent smoking is limited. The current study aimed to investigate (1) the first smoking experience (FSE) and future smoking behaviors of adolescents with different parental risk factors and (2) the association between age of the FSE and future smoking behaviors over a 12-year follow-up.Method Based...
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Background: The increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in childhood makes lifestyle interventions imperative during adolescence. This study aimed to assess the effects of a community-based lifestyle intervention on MetS and its components in adolescents. Methods: Adolescents, based on their residential area were categorized into thre...
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Purpose: This study aimed to determine effects of community-based healthy lifestyle education on the incidence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Tehranian children considering parental factors during a 13-year follow-up. Methods: This study was conducted within the framework of the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS) on 1603 healthy children, ag...
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Background: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common types of infection which can occur in all age groups. The use of catheters is one of the most important underlying factors, especially when they are left in place for a long time. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the effect of sterile catheter fixation on bacteriuria and...

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