Hossein Ebrahimi

Hossein Ebrahimi
Shahroud University of Medical Sciences | SHMU · Nursing

PhD of Nursing Associated professor Shahroud University of Medical sciences. Shahroud. Iran.

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Elder abuse is a major problem that has physical, sexual, psychological, financial, and negligence dimensions. This can lead to physical ailments such as fractures and mental disorders such as anxiety and depression. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and related factors of elder abuse in Shahroud county, northeast of Iran. This...
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The Lubben Social Network Scale (LSNS-18) is a widely used scale to assess social interactions and isolation among the older adults. The purpose of this study was to validate the Persian version of this scale. It was a methodological study aimed at validating the LSNS-18, and it is designed and implemented as follows. First, forward–backward transl...
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Introduction: Elevated liver enzymes and decreased total antioxidant capacity increase the risk of liver disease. Bread can be a good carrier for adding nutrients and effective herbs. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of bread enriched with Portulaca Oleracea on liver enzymes, and some oxidative stress parameters in patients with type 2 diabe...
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This study aimed to investigate the health care providers’ attitudes toward the Do-Not-Resuscitate order (DNR) in COVID-19 patients. This study was conducted on 332 health care providers (HCPs) at the COVID-19 referral hospital in Shahroud, Iran by convenience sampling method. The study tools included a demographic information form and the DNR atti...
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Objectives: The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed a significant psychological burden on many across society especially students studying medical sciences. This study intended to investigate the one-year changes in the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic among medical science students. Methods: A cross-sectio...
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Background: Anxiety and depression in the elderly are considered important mental disorders. Objective: This study was designed to determine the effect of zinc Supplementation on depression and anxiety in the elderly. Methods: This study was a parallel randomized clinical trial. A total of 150 elderly aged 60 years and older were allocated into i...
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Background and Objective: Due to the growing prevalence of COVID-19 in the world and the increasing workload of health care providers, health workers face many problems such as long working hours, being away from family, and worrying about themselves and their families, which can affect their health and consequently challenge their job performance....
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Background: The critical care unit is inherently stressful due to its complexity, leading to fatigue and consequences such as restless legs syndrome (RLS). This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of RLS and its relationship with fatigue in critical care nurses. Patients and methods: This cross-sectional study was performed with 200 nurses...
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Background: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common reasons for visiting psychiatrists and psychologists. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of ADHD and its related risk factors among children at elementary schools. Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study focused on teachers and parents of...
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This study aimed to examine the validity and reliability of the Persian Version of the Comprehensive Frailty Assessment Instrument Plus (CFAI-Plus) among community-dwelling older adults. It was completed by 340 older adults ≥60 years. The content and face validity were confirmed based on the opinion of the target group and experts. In the explorato...
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Background: Safety culture is one of the most important determinants of patient safety in hospitals. Due to the increasing prevalence of medical errors, increasing public attention, and public opinion pressure on this issue as well as the limitations of studies in this area, the current study was conducted to identify the role of professional behav...
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Introduction: Metabolic syndrome is a set of abnormal metabolic factors that put people at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, osteoporosis, cancer and inflammation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of portulaca enriched bread on diabetic patients with metabolic syndrome. Methods: This parallel randomized clinical trial...
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Background Coronavirus pandemic has affected a large population worldwide. Currently, the standard care for individuals who are exposed is supportive care, symptomatic management, and isolation. The aim of our study was to evaluate effects of combined use of ethanol and DMSO as a nasal spray in preventing COVID-19. Methods We conducted a randomize...
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Introduction Elderly abuse is a major problem in developing countries and causes complications such as reduced quality of life, increased incidence of mental diseases and even death. To evaluate the validity of a Persian version of the Vulnerability Abuse Screening Scale (VASS) in the elderly. Material and methods This methodological study was per...
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Background and Aims Fatigue is one of the most common complaints of the elderly. This study was conducted to assess the effect of zinc supplements on fatigue among the elderly. Methods This randomized clinical trial was conducted on 150 elderly aged ≥60 years who were recruited from the health centers (Kashan, Iran) with a convenience sampling met...
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The aim of this study was to identify the effect of web-based communication between a nurse and a family member of a patient with COVID-19 on his/her perceived stress. In this multicenter parallel randomized controlled trial, 67 family members of COVID-19 patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) were investigated. In the intervention grou...
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Background. The worldwide emergence of COVID-19 has brought about various psychological consequences, including anxiety, fear of death, etc. Objectives. This study was aimed at determining the proportion of death anxiety and its covariates during the COVID-19 pandemic in Shahroud city, Iran. Material and methods. This cross-sectional study was cond...
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Background Cancer and type 2 diabetes (T2D), as two groups of prevalent chronic diseases, are associated with different social, economic and emotional consequences, and they can change the quality of life (QoL) of their caregivers. Objectives The aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between QoL and the burden on caregivers of...
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Background: Diabetes is the most common chronic disease worldwide. Some herbs are used to control diabetes. Portulaca Oleracea is a type of plant that has essential fatty acid-rich leaves. Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of bread enriched with Portulaca Oleracea on metabolic control indices in patients with type 2. Methods: This...
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Background Previous studies have reported a high prevalence of hypertension in Iranian students, especially in rural areas. The aim of this study was to investigate the daily intake of salt in students and its association with high blood pressure. Methods A random sub-sample was selected from the participants of the second phase of Shahroud school...
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Background Considering the prevalence of mental health problems in older adults, this study aims to investigate the effect of inhalation aromatherapy using lavender and chamomile essential oils on depression, anxiety, and stress of community-dwelling older people. Methods A three-armed, parallel, randomized, and controlled trial design was used in...
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Purpose Students’ academic achievement is a multifaceted phenomenon. While depression can suppress academic performance, academic satisfaction can promote it. This study aims to investigate the relationship between depression and academic satisfaction among students studying at Shahroud University of Medical Sciences. Design/methodology/approach T...
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Portulaca oleracea (purslane) can be used as a vegetable and herb for medical and food products. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychochemical, rheological, and sensory properties of voluminous breads enriched by different amounts of purslane powder (0, 5, 10, and 15%) were compared to a control group. The results showed that, with an...
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Introduction: The worldwide emergence of COVID-19 has been associated with diverse consequences, including anxiety. Hope is believed to act as a motivation to enable one to cope with the anxiety. This study was conducted to identify the role of hope in alleviating anxiety due to the COVID-19 outbreak during the primary phase among community dwelle...
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Backgrounds: Diabetes is one of the chronic diseases that need continual medical care and self-care education, as well as nutritional therapy as an integral part of dietary management. This study was carried out to investigate the effect of bulk bread formulated with portulaca oleracea on quality of life (QOL) in patients with type 2 diabetes. Meth...
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Purpose: Cancer is associated with social, economic, and emotional consequences. Cancer caregivers would face high caring burden predisposing them to stress, depression, and decreased quality of life. This study aimed to determine the relationship between the quality of life and caring burden among cancer patients' caregivers in Iran. Methods: T...
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Context Poor quality of life are major problems in hemodialysis patients. Objectives This study was done to assess the effect of aromatherapy massage on hemodialysis patients’ quality of life. Methods In this parallel randomized clinical trial study 105 hemodialysis patients who meet the inclusion criteria were assessed and assigned into interven...
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Objective This study aimed to assess the effect of peer education on the quality of life and self-care behaviors of patients with myocardial infarction. Methods In this clinical trial, 70 patients with myocardial infarction meeting the inclusion criteria were assigned to experimental (n = 35) or control (n = 35) groups using block randomization. P...
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Background One of the factors associated with readmission is inappropriate sexual activity after myocardial infarction (MI). This study aimed to assess the effect of peer education on the sexual quality of life (SQOL) in patients with MI. Methods In this randomized controlled clinical trial, 70 patients with MI meeting the inclusion criteria were...
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Objectives Information on sleep quality and its effective factors in the patients undergoing hemodialysis are important factors in future planning for improving sleep quality and ultimately the quality of life in these patients. The present study investigated the effect of omega-3 on the sleep quality of hemodialysis patients. Methods The 52 hemod...
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Background High prevalence of ocular surface disorders includes eye dryness and corneal ulcer among intensive care unit patients remains an issue. This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of Lubratex ointment and vitamin A eye ointment in preventing ocular surface disorders in intensive care unit patients. Methods A single-center randomized c...
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. Highly challenging and unpredictable conditions in clinical setting impose excessive psychological pressure on employees who are working in these sectors. Such conditions can lead to serious consequences such as occupational burnout. This study aimed to determine the level of occupational burnout in clinical nurses and emergency technicians. This...
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Background: Taking care of patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes exerts great tiredness and stress on the caregivers. The aim of this study was to determine the extent of the caring burden and its relationship with the quality of life of caregivers of diabetic patients. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 154 caregivers of patients w...
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Background: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a growing public health problem with a worldwide distribution, and its prevalence is rapidly increasing worldwide. Hence, this study aimed to compare the prevalence of MetS based on the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel Adult Treatment Panel III...
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Background The vital signs reflect the physiological state of patients in various clinical conditions. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of cold compress and Xyla-P cream on hemodynamical changes during venipuncture in hemodialysis patients. Methods and Material In this clinical trial study, 50 patients under hemodialysis were s...
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Background: Patients undergoing cardiac surgeries are at high risk of developing delirium. Aims and objectives: The present study aimed to determine the effects of multimedia education on postoperative delirium in patients undergoing a coronary artery bypass graft. Design: This study was a randomized clinical trial. Methods: In this study, 1...
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Background The purpose of the study was to assess parent’s attitudes toward mental illness in children and its relationship with help seeking behaviors. Method This cross-sectional study was conducted in a pediatric psychiatric clinic of under affiliation of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2016–2017. All children’s parents or guardians wh...
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Context: Psychological problems are very common in traumatic patients' caregivers necessitating usage of appropriate coping strategies to promote their mental health. Aim: The aim of this study was to assess anxiety, stress, and depression as well as coping strategies in caregivers of patients with head injuries. Settings and Design: In this cross-...
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Background Fatigue Is One Of The Most disturbing and the most common symptoms reported by patients dialyzed, there are methods available on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, through which nurses can help their patients to promote health. Reflexology is a treatment that which has a long history and one of the most popular and the most widespre...
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of preoperative visitation on preoperative anxiety in patients receiving elective hernia surgery. Design: Quasi-experimental study. Methods: Seventy patients undergoing hernia surgery were selected and assigned to the experimental group (N = 35) and the control group (N = 35). In th...
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Objective: Because of the incidence of a childhood obesity epidemic and the widespread changes in people's lifestyle, the prevalence of high blood pressure in children is increasing. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of prehypertension and hypertension and its risk factors in Iranian children. Methods: Using random cluster sam...
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Aims: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and Malondialdehyde (MDA) with number of metabolic syndrome (Mets) components on the personnel working in Shahroud University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 167 personnel aged 30-60 years old. ATP III cri...
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This study aimed to investigate and compare the effects of Xyla-P cream and cold compress on the pain caused by the insertion of a needle into the arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in hemodialysis (HD) patients. This clinical trial was conducted on HD patients who were selected using simple random sampling method. Using a visual analog scale, pain intens...
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Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of preoperative visitation on postanesthesia complications after hernia surgery. Design In this quasi-experimental study, 70 patients receiving elective hernia surgery were purposefully selected. Methods In the evening preceding surgery, the surgical technologist visited the patient in...
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Introduction Self-medication can cause significant challenges for the individuals and community, especially in women during pregnancy. This study was aimed to compare the prevalence of self-medication before and during pregnancy among women in Iran. Methods in this cross-sectional study, a total of 384 pregnant women were evaluated for the prevale...
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Aims: this study aimed to determine the most appropriate anthropometric indices for diagnosis of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its relationship with oxidative stress markers. Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 on 108 employees working in Shahroud University of Medical Sciences. Demographics, anthropometric ind...
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The present study investigated the effects of different temperatures and sodium dialysate concentration on blood pressure in hemodialysis patients. Following Williams' design, hemodialysis patients were randomly assigned into four dialysis modes. Dialysate temperature was set at 37°C for modes A and C and, 35°C for modes B and D. Sodium concentrati...
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Introduction: Burnout is a common syndrome especially among jobs that deal with human relationships. Emergency medical personnel are susceptible to burnout, because of the nature of their profession and job stresses. One way toreduce burnout is social support. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between burnout and social suppor...
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Aims: This study aimed to compare the serum lipids ratio in staff with and without metabolic syndrome (MetS) who were working in Shahroud University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This case-control study was conducted in 2015 on 499 personnel aged 30-60 years old. ATP III criteria were used to diagnose patients with MetS. The data were analyzed b...
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Objectives: There are few data concerning the incidence rates of diabetes in Iran. This study aimed to determine the incidence of diabetes and its risk factors in a middle-aged population in Iran. Methods: All of the people who participated in the first phase of the Shahroud eye cohort study were invited to the study in 2014; after signing infor...
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To determine the effects of educational instructions on hemodialysis patients' knowledge and quality of life (QOL), we studied 99 patients randomly assigned to control and experimental groups after participation in a pretest exam. The two groups were not significantly different in terms of demographic composition. The instrument used in this study...
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Aims: Dyslipidemia is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is a leading cause of mortality in developed and developing countries. This study was aimed to determine the prevalence of dyslipidemia and its risk factors in an urban group of Iranian adult population. Methods: In this study, based on the criteria set by the National Chol...
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Aims: Diabetes education is a major subject in achieving optimal glycemic control. Effective empowerment approach can be beneficial for improving patients' health. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of empowerment model on indicators of metabolic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Methods: a randomized controlled trial of 10...
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Aims: Serum uric acid level has been suggested to be associated with metabolic syndrome risk factors. However, the association between metabolic syndrome and serum uric acid is still controversial and challenging. This study was aimed to investigate the association between serum uric acid levels and metabolic syndrome components in personnel of th...
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Background and aims: Head traumatic injuries are the major cause of disability and death in traumatic patients. The estimation of patient’s prognosis after head trauma immediately can be the base of correct clinical decisions in the future, saving cost, early rehabilitation and in final increasing patient’s satisfaction. This study was aimed to inv...
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Background and aim: Head traumatic injuries are the major cause of disability and death in traumatic patients. The estimation of patient prognosis after head trauma immediately, can be the base of correct clinical decisions in the future, cost savings, increasing patient satisfaction and early rehabilitation. This study aimed to determine the progn...
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Introduction: Despite many advances in medical technology still, many patients are faced with physiological stress associated with hemodialysis treatments. That causes severe side effects inpatients on them. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of effleurage massages as a non-drug approaching on intensity of physiological stress associ...
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To determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and its risk factors in a middle-aged population in Iran. The sample was 5190 individuals aged 40-64 years participated in the first phase of the Shahroud eye cohort study. Prevalence of MS was determined in terms of the age and sex. Other variables were evaluated by using simple and multiple l...
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Venous diseases including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency are one of the most important pathogenic factors worldwide. High prevalence of varicose veins and its complications is an emerging problem in the twenty-first century. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of varicose veins in female hairdre...
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Diabetes is a major health problem around the world. The risk of diabetes is increasing worldwide, and its misdiagnosis may have significant public health implications. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of diabetes and its risk factors among the middle-aged population in Shahroud, north of Iran. In the present study, the plasma glucose l...
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Abstract Background & Aim: Diabetes because of its numerous complications has an extensive effect on patients’ quality of life. This study was conducted with the aim of determining the relationship between metabolic control indexes and quality of life of patients with type II diabetes in Shahroud-Iran. Material & Methods: It was a descriptive-co...
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Every year about one hundred thousand of Iranians go to the Hajj. The pilgrims are susceptible to different types of diseases and injuries. However, every year a considerable number of pilgrims diseased with a variety of illnesses and injuries, and sometimes admitted in Iranian or Saudi Arabia hospitals. This study aimed t...
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Objective: Despite the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in adults worldwide, not many studies have evaluated the condition in adolescents. The present study was therefore conducted to assess the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in a group of students from Shahroud, Iran. Methods: The cross-sectional descriptive analytical study was cond...
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Introduction: Training in diabetes is a major issue in achieving optimal glycemic control. One of the most influential factors in quality of training is selection of appropriate methods of training. On the other hand, considering the training of patients’ families can facilitate the management and optimal control. This study aimed to determine the...
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Introduction: Though not impeding it, malnutrition during childhood delays the menarche age. This study aimed at investigating the relationship between anthropometric parameters with menarche age of adolescent (11-14- year old) girls. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 418 middle school girls in Shahroud were randomly selected and studied. To...

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We aim to examine the attitudes of Health Care Providers towards the Do-Not-resuscitate order "DNR" as an ethical dilemma in COVID-19 patients in Iran.