Khodabakhsh Ahmadi

Khodabakhsh Ahmadi
Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences | BMSU · Behavioral Sciences Research Center

PhD

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Background: Quality of life is determined by the lifestyle of individuals. If people have a healthy lifestyle, then they have a higher quality of life. What makes a person's lifestyle is the way he thinks. Therefore, if the thinking is healthy, the person's lifestyle will be healthy, and if the thinking is unhealthy, the person's lifestyle will als...
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The COVID-19 restrictions have impacted people’s lifestyles in all spheres (social, psychological, political, economic, and others). This study explored which factors affected the level of anxiety during the time of the first wave of COVID-19 and subsequent quarantine in a substantial proportion of 23 countries, included in this study. The data was...
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The COVID-19 restrictions have impacted people’s lifestyles in all spheres (social, psychological, political, economic, and others). This study explored which factors affected the level of anxiety during the time of the first wave of COVID-19 and subsequent quarantine in a substantial proportion of 23 countries, included in this study. The data was...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has spread throughout the world, and concerns about psychological, social, and economic consequences are growing rapidly. Individuals’ empathy-based reactions towards others may be an important resilience factor in the face of COVID-19. Self-report data from 15,375 participants across 23 countries were collected from May to Au...
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Objective: An increase in post-marital relationships has had adverse consequences. One of the consequences is family dissolution and the breakdown of social units (families). The present study aimed to study the processes and contextual factors of marital infidelity. Methods: This qualitative study was conducted using the grounded theory method. Th...
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Background: The present study was aimed at evaluating the effect of on-demand caffeine consumption on treating patients with premature ejaculation (PE compared to squeezing technique. Methods: In this non-blind RCT, 42 otherwise healthy individuals with PE were divided into 2 groups of caffeine and squeezing technique group. The former received 100...
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Aim: Nowadays marriage is considered the most important pillar of a stable family and as such is quite a big concern for the average youth. Therefore reaching a successful marriage requires paying attention to different variables of this crucial subject. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to reveal a template for a successful marriage and a...
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Aims: Regarding the importance of health as well as the discussion of thinking in psychology and philosophy, so far, no model has been presented in the field of the relationship between “thinking and health” with this model. Therefore, the present study aimed to introduce the new model of healthy thinking based on human soul faculties. Materials an...
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Prior and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have resulted in substantial changes to everyday life. The pandemic and measures of its control affect mental health negatively. Self-reported data from 15,375 participants from 23 countries were collected from May to August 2020 during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two questionnaires me...
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Prior and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have resulted in substantial changes to everyday life. The pandemic and measures of its control affect mental health negatively. Self-reported data from 15,375 participants from 23 countries were collected from May to August 2020 during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two questionnaires me...
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Prior and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have resulted in substantial changes to everyday life. The pandemic and measures of its control affect mental health negatively. Self-reported data from 15,375 participants from 23 countries were collected from May to August 2020 during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two questionnaires me...
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Today, the field of health is not limited to physical and mental health, but is related to all aspects of life, including spirituality. Spiritual health is so important that it is suggested as the fourth dimension of health, and in the near future, it will form part of the definition of health by the WHO. According to research in clinical psycholog...
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Across the world, millions of couples get married each year. One of the strongest predictors of whether partners will remain in their relationship is their reported satisfaction. Marital satisfaction is commonly found to be a key predictor of both individual and relational well-being. Despite its importance in predicting relationship longevity, the...
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Background and Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of acupressure therapy on improving the overall male sexual performance. Acupressure therapy is a therapeutic approach that assumes that throughout the body there are certain nerves that have a direct and close relationship with the tissues and organs and they can be s...
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Objective: Not perceiving circadian shifts of sunlight due to living in enclosed environments may have deleterious effects on mental health and plasma parameters. This study aimed to determine the effect of dim regulation on the submarine personnel of Iranian Navy forces by radiating devices according to natural circadian sunlight shifts. Also, thi...
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Olfaction plays an important role in human social communication, including multiple domains in which people often rely on their sense of smell in the social context. The importance of the sense of smell and its role can however vary inter-individually and culturally. Despite the growing body of literature on differences in olfactory performance or...
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Background: The association between coronary angiographic findings and the level of anxiety symptoms among patients who undergo coronary angiography is not known. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the extent of coronary stenosis and anxiety symptoms in patients who undergo coronary angiography. Methods: In a cross-sec...
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Background: Risky sexual behavior (RSB), addiction, and aggression are three important personal and social factors which influence each other. Objective: To overview the potential relationship among RSB, addiction, and aggression to conduct an interactive model for the pathology and management of human behavior. Methods: This review article was...
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Forms of committed relationships, including formal marriage arrangements between men and women, exist in almost every culture (Bell, 1997). Yet, similarly to many other psychological constructs (Henrich et al., 2010), marital satisfaction and its correlates have been investigated almost exclusively in Western countries (eg, Bradbury et al., 2000)....
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Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic and immunologic disorder, which is characterized with feet, wrist and knee inflammatory destruction and morning stiffness. It mainly results in joint deformity and reduced ability, which can propagate into low quality of life (QOL). Recently, QOL has been demonstrated as one of the most important...
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Objective: The aim of present study was to compare the efficacy of metacognitive therapy (MCT) against Masters-Johnson sex therapy (MJST) for hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in Iranian couples. Methods: A randomized treatment trial was conducted. Participants were recruited from the family counseling clinics in Tehran and Isfahan. All w...
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Human spatial behavior has been the focus of hundreds of previous research studies. However, the conclusions and generalizability of previous studies on interpersonal distance preferences were limited by some important methodological and sampling issues. The objective of the present study was to compare preferred interpersonal distances across the...
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This study investigated the relationship attachment styles and resilience have with loneliness in students. In this correlational study conducted in 2011, 200 students (132 women and 66 men) were selected through multistage cluster sampling. Data was collected through questionnaires concerning attachment styles, resilience, and loneliness. Data was...
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Due to an oversight, the name of the author "Ahmad M. Alghraibeh" was incorrectly spelled as "Ahmad M. Aghraibeh." The correct version is shown above. The authors apologize for this oversight. This error does not affect the scientific conclusions of the article in any way. The original article has been updated. Conflict of Interest Statement The au...
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Background: AIDS is one of the most important causes of death in the world and the affected patients, in addition to physical problems, experience various psychological problems, especially symptoms of depression such as hopelessness, isolation and social isolation. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of group-therap...
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Objective: Theories about how couples help each other to cope with stress, such as the systemic transactional model of dyadic coping, suggest that the cultural context in which couples live influences how their coping behavior affects their relationship satisfaction. In contrast to the theoretical assumptions, a recent meta-analysis provides eviden...
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Emotion is a subjective sense, which affects and is affected by thoughts, behavior, and physiology. The main purpose of this research is to determine the effect of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) on emotional expression styles among married women referring to counselling centers in district 2 of Tehran. This research is a quasi- experimental stud...
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Introduction: Lifestyle is a set of goals, plans, values, attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs manifested in the personal and family life of the individual and in her or his social interactions. It is an interdisciplinary concept that involves a health-oriented view of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual domains of life. Despite their...
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Background: Military populations are at high risk for suicidal behavior. There are several well-known predictors for suicide and a few studies have evaluated the effect of substance abuse patterns on suicide in military environments. Objectives: This study was designed to determine substance abuse related factors that predict suicidal attempts in s...
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Background: Sexual behavior is a complex activity affecting all aspects of human's life. Risky sexual behaviors impose negative outcomes on family, relationships and health. Unsafe sex is the second most leading cause of disability adjusted life years worldwide. Valid and reliable tools for assessment of risky sexual behaviors are necessary for im...
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Background: Over the past few decades, the association between leisure activity patterns and marital conflict or satisfaction has been studied extensively. However, most studies to date have been limited to middle-class families of developed societies, and an investigation of the issue, from a developing country perspective like Iran, is non-exist...
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Background: Quality-of-life therapy (QOLT) is an integrative psychotherapy that was formed by adding positive psychology concepts to cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT). Objectives: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the efficacy of QOLT on the sexual self-concept of Iranian women. Patients and Methods: A double-blind randomized experimental...
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Aims: The current study has aimed to investigate the effectiveness of neurofeedback therapy on the treatment of primary headaches in military personnel. Methods: The present study was a quasi-experimental single group with a pre-test and post-test. The method of sampling was convenience sampling. The independent variable was the neurofeedback inter...
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Abstract Aim and Background: In this systematic review, virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) was introduced and its effect on anxiety disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were studied. VRET has some advantages, compared to in vivo and imaginal exposure therapies, including greater safety and controllability. Thus, it has been intro...
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Background: The purpose of this investigation is to determine the efficacy of emotionally focused couples therapy (EFT-C) on enhancement of marital adjustment in infertile couples. Materials and methods: This was a semi-experimental study with a pre- and post-test design. We selected 30 infertile couples (60 subjects) by purposive sampling. Coup...
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Background: The trajectory of marital quality over the life course assumes a curvilinear pattern and declines over time. However, most studies to date have been conducted in developed societies, leaving the generalizability of their findings open to skepticism. In this study, we aimed to delineate the trajectory of marital satisfaction in Iran. M...
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Background: There are several studies regarding sexual dysfunction in chronic diseases such as diabetes and renal failure; however, no significant study has been done on Iranian rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Objectives: In this study, we aimed to identify and compare sexual dysfunction between RA patients and the normal population. Patien...
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Objective: There are not enough good instruments for assessing driving behavior in Iran. This study aimed to investigate factor structure, convergent and divergent validity, and reliability of driving behavior survey (DBS). Methods: The study method is descriptive and survey. Participants comprised 147 Sample selected by convenient method. Iranian...
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Background: Military service is a stressful task that influences the life style of army personnel. Several factors can make soldiers less capable of coping with stressful events; so they may try to start drug abuse or increase in the amount or diversity of substance abuse. Understanding factors responsible for this misbehavior among soldiers is cr...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of emotionally fo- cused therapy (EFT-C) on promoting marital adjustment of infertile couples with marital conflicts by improving quality of life. This is a semi-experimental study with a pre- and post-test design in which 30 infertile couples (60 individuals) were chosen by purposive samplin...
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The aim of this study was to determine the cumulative prevalence rate of every sexual dysfunctions (SDs) in Iranian population. We searched international database such as: PubMed/Medline, Scopus, PsychNET, and Scholar Google and Iranian database such as Iran Psych, IranDoc, IranMedex, and SID. Search duration was between 1990 and 2013. From 449 art...
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In the field of family research, previous studies have made great strides toward understanding the relationship between marital conflict and quality. However, they have only studied couples in short-term marriages. Therefore, much remains to be unraveled with regard to long-term marriages. We aimed investigate the comparative contribution of aspect...
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to evaluate potential efficacy of a new therapeutic approach in posttraumatic stress disorder in comparison with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), a standard treatment approach and controls. the study was designed using a randomized controlled trial methodology. Participants were recruited from military servicemen aged between 2...
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Background: Promoting mental health and preventing staffs from mental health problems are important tasks for military commanders and mental health professionals in the military organizations. This objective requires the establishment of information networks and systems of efficient data collection and determining the indicators of mental health in...
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Background: Promoting mental health and preventing staffs from mental health problems are important tasks for military commanders and mental health professionals in the military organizations. This objective requires the establishment of information networks and systems of efficient data collection and determining the indicators of mental health in...
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Premature ejaculation (PE) is an important and common sexual issue in male adults, since its etiology is still unknown. There are many suggested treatments such as paroxetine, clomipramine, dapoxetine, tramadol and topical agents; all of them have stigma or considerable side effects. Therefore, present study aimed to examine the effect of on-demand...
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Introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficiency of couple emotionally focused therapy on increasing marital adjustment and improving the physical and psychological health of the infertile couples, physical health and psychological health in couples. Method: this investigation was semi-experimental with pre-test and post-test...
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Aim: Drug abuse is a universal problem and is pervasive in Iran. All young men must pass the military training and this high stress period can have a motivating or inhibiting effect on the drug abuse tendency. This study describes the pattern of drug abuse among these soldiers. Method: This is a descriptive cross sectional study, which the statisti...
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Background: Transmission of HIV from intra-venous drug users (IDUs) to the community occurs predominantly through high-risk sexual behaviors. Limited information exists regarding the high-risk sexual behaviors of IDUs in Iran. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and factors associated with having multiple sexual partners amon...
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Object: Because of the need to assess and identify factors affecting quality of life on the one hand and the importance of identifying the personality characteristics in military life on the other hand, this study predicts quality of life and the personality characteristics of military forces. Method: thus, in a correlational design 190 Military fo...
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Background: Although the problem of substance use among drivers is not limited to certain parts of the world, most epidemiological reports on this topic have been published from industrial world. Aim: To investigate pattern of drug use among Iranian drivers who were involved in fatal road accidents. Methods: This study enrolled 51 Iranian adults wh...
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Objective: the present study aimed to compare quality of life and mental health of two groups of military personnel and non-military in order to offer solutions for improving mental health of the employees. Methods: sample size included 320 subjects who were selected using available sampling method. Research tools included Millon Clinical Multiaxia...
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Background: Headache is one of the most prevalent investigated complaints in the neurology clinics and is the most common pain-related complaint worldwide. Stress is a significant factor that causes and triggers headaches. Since healthcare practitioners experience a lot of stress in their careers, they are more prone to headaches. Objectives: Th...
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Object: Because of the need to assess and identify factors affecting quality of life on the one hand and the importance of identifying the personality characteristics in military life on the other hand, this study predicts quality of life and the personality characteristics of military forces. Method: thus, in a correlational design 190 Military fo...
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Patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) may report difficulties with sexual function and marital relationship. However, there is a dearth of studies focusing on the association between these aspects in IHD patients. The present study sought to assess the association between sexual function and marital relationship among IHD patients and also tes...
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In an extension of previous research investigating the association between marital conflict and child rearing practices, this study aimed to show how a discordant marital relationship relates to parenting methods within a collectivist context. Using a cluster sampling method, a representative sample of 336 Iranian mothers, living in intact families...
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Problematic use of the Internet by children and adolescents is a newly emerging disorder that has alerted health authorities throughout the world. In Iran, despite the very high speed rate of Internet spread, there is not enough data on the rate of Internet addiction among the adolescents. This study is the first nationwide study that addresses thi...
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Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of sexual dysfunction (SD) in war veterans injured due to chemical warfare exposure during deployment. Methods: Eighty-five chemically injured veterans (CIVs) and 100 non-CIVs were enrolled. Participants were interviewed using a predesigned questionnaire, developed according to the Diagn...
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For almost all injecting drug users (IDUs), the first site of injection is the arm. Years after injection, IDUs may shift to using other sites for intravenous (IV) access. Although injection to sites other than the arm is associated with higher risks, literature is limited regarding this behavior. We aimed to determine the prevalence and associated...
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Background: Suicidal behavior is one the most significant mental health problems in the military. Militaries are closed systems that operate in particular situations. Military service is associated with certain stressful conditions. On this basis, there is likely of trauma in the military environment. Measures of suicidal behavior are pathological...
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Introduction: Adolescence is a critical stage for the onset of high-risk behavior of smoking. The present study investigated the role of parental monitoring and deviant peer companionship with regard to smoking in adolescents. Methods: The design of the current study involves correlation using structural equation modeling. The population of the stu...
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Background: Creating a supportive environment encourages charity services to help risk groups and individuals which has magnificent impacts on reducing their harm. Objectives: According to this plan, the purpose of this study was to investigate the mental health status in the staff of harm reduction centers. Materials and methods: The clustere...
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Promoting mental health and preventing mental disorders are of the main concerns for every country. Achieving these goals requires effective indexes for evaluating mental health. Therefore, to develop mental health enhancement programs in Iran, there is a need to measure the state of mental health in Iran. This study aimed to select a set of mental...
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Although several studies have been conducted on the association between lipid profile and sexual function among men with coronary artery disease, there is a paucity of knowledge about this association among women with coronary artery disease. Our study aimed to evaluate the link between lipid profile and sexual function in men and women with corona...