Mahlegha Dehghan

Mahlegha Dehghan
Kerman University of Medical Sciences | KMU · nursing school

Doctor of Nursing Practice

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Kerman University of Medical Sciences

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Publications (156)
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Background Listening to music has psychophysiological effects on individuals’ body and emotions, and it is known as one of the most influential stimuli to create emotions. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of different music genres on some physiological parameters and emotion.Methods This was a randomized controlled trial. For 5 days,...
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Introduction Teacher violence is defined as the intentional use of power by teachers against students in a variety of ways, including physical, verbal, psychological, and sexual assault. Victims of school violence are more anxious and insecure than other students. An in-depth and comprehensive study on the prevention of violence in schools is urgen...
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Providing a good death can be one of the most important goals of end-of-life care. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the concept of good death with clinical end-of-life care competence among intensive care nurses. The participants were 279 nurses in southeast Iran. The data were collected using the Nurses' Concept of Good Dea...
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Background Spiritually sensitive nurses perceive the spiritual attitudes and feelings of others. They play a positive role in providing spiritual care to patients. Spiritually sensitive nurses deal appropriately with suffering, frustration, and spiritual dysfunction. Therefore, the present study aimed to explain Iranian nurses’ experiences of spiri...
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Objectives: Ventilated associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most common nosocomial infection and complication occurring in intensive care units (ICUs) worldwide. This study aimed to assess the ICU registered nurses' perceived barriers towards VAP prevention in southeast Iran. Setting: This was a cross-sectional descriptive-an analytical stud...
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Background Postpartum depression has a negative impact on both infants and women. This study aimed to determine the correlates of postpartum depression in women in southern Iran. Methods This cross-sectional study was performed on 186 mothers who had recently given birth to a baby. Data were collected using the demographic form, Quality of Prenata...
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Sexual problems of hemodialysis patients are one of the most significant factors affecting their quality of life and families. On the other hand, an essential part of the quality of life is the quality of sexual life and sexual dysfunction that will affect people's perception of the quality of sexual life. Reflexology massage is one of the compleme...
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Background Sexual harassment in the workplace is continuing. However, the rate of sexual harassment disclosure is low, which causes many problems. Non-disclosure of sexual harassment can cause nurses' psychological distress and physical harm, and affect their productivity and quality of care. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the re...
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Human monkeypox was first reported as a common human-animal disease in 1970 in Central Africa. It is caused by an orthopox virus that can induce complications such as pneumonitis, encephalitis, sight-threatening keratitis, and secondary bacterial infections. The published mortality rate varies considerably and is reported to vary between 0%−10%. Mo...
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Background Sexual harassment in the workplace has many negative consequences for nurses and the delivery of patient care. Appropriate policies and strategies can help to create a safe work environment for nurses. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate Iranian nurses’ strategies for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. Material...
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Background The practice of hand washing is an effective way to prevent contamination and disease transmission. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, hand washing has become increasingly important. Therefore, this qualitative study aimed to understand barriers to hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Materials an...
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Background and purpose Cancer is the world’s second greatest cause of mortality and a leading cause of death in both developed and developing countries. Patients employ a number of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) methods to deal with the problems and difficulties of cancer, which can have an impact on their quality of life (QOL). The a...
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Objective: To investigate the incidence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Iranians vaccinated with either AZD1222 Vaxzevria, CovIran® vaccine, SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (Vero Cell), Inactivated (lnCoV) or Sputnik V. Methods: We enrolled individuals 18 years or older receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine dose...
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Background Health care professionals face a number of problems during crises, such as the COVID-19. Studies addressed the prevalence of moral injury among healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 outbreak. Lack of a valid standard of moral injury among health care professionals is one of the factors that has made it difficult to identify and tr...
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Background Nurses play an important role in advising and guiding patients on effective treatments, and in this situation, it is better to be aware of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as well as the effects and side effects of different procedures. In addition, the quality of nursing care is directly related to the nurse's knowledge of t...
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Purpose: This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy on perceived stress of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Design and methods: This was a randomized clinical trial in which the patients under coronary intervention were allocated to two groups, intervention and control by using bl...
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Objective The aim of this study was to compare the effects of massage versus dry cupping in addition to routine care on hemodynamic parameters of cardiac patients in critical care units. Methods The present study was a parallel randomized controlled clinical trial that was conducted in the critical care units of Shafa Hospital in Kerman, Iran, fro...
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Objective: This study aimed to compare attitudes toward cosmetic procedures in the participants and their relatives who were non-applicants for cosmetic procedures. Method: This cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out on 100 applicants and 100 non-applicants of cosmetic surgery. An attitude towards cosmetic surgery checklist was used. Des...
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Background and aims: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is one of the most common causes of mortality in heart failure (HF) patients with reduced ejection fraction. Patients have concerns about the disease and use the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to reduce the effects of HF disease. The current study aims to evaluate the barriers and facto...
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Background In the pandemic of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) disease, various factors, such as workplace factors, and psychological variables, can affect the occupational status of nurses. This study aimed to assess the relationship between nurses’ professional quality of life, mindfulness, and hardiness during the outbreak of COVID-19. Metho...
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Background: Intensive care unit acquired weakness (ICU-AW) affects both coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) and non-COVID-19 patients. ICU-AW can result in a variety of consequences, including increased patient mortality. Aims: The current study aimed to compare muscle strength and ICU-AW in COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients. Study design: This...
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Background: Patients undergoing hemodialysis experience painful complications such as restless leg syndrome and poor sleep quality, which negatively affect their quality of life. Purpose: This study aimed to compare the effect of reflexology and Swedish massage on restless leg syndrome and sleep quality in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Meth...
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has quickly endangered the physical and mental health of people in the community, particularly vulnerable people such as children. This study was carried out to investigate the depression and self-efficacy of Iranian children during the COVID-19 outbreak. This cross-sectional research was conducted o...
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Background Atrophy and muscle weakness is a common problem in critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Muscle weakness in severe cases can lead to tetraplegia, reduced or lost tendon reflexes, delayed weaning from mechanical ventilation, physical disability, and increased mortality. The aim of this study was to compare the...
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Cancer survivors face numerous therapeutic and health challenges during the COVID-19 epidemic. These patients experience high levels of anxiety and stress due to illness, external stresses, and crises, such as the COVID-19 epidemic. The present study showed a positive relationship between FCR and COVID-19 anxiety as well as moderate levels of FCR (...
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The Patient Activation Measure (PAM) is a 13-item questionnaire that assesses patients’ knowledge, skills, and confidence in self-management. The current study aimed to translate the American version of the PAM-13 into Persian and test the psychometric properties of the Persian version among chronic patients. This cross-sectional study was conducte...
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Background Cancer patients face various problems and complications, which they address through various complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between CAM and psychosomatic symptoms in terminally ill cancer patients. Methods This cross-sectional study was performed on 221 terminally...
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Background: Infertility is one of the most important life-threatening crises that will cause serious psychological problems and serious stressful experiences for couples. Granting the parenting of neglected children can benefit both infertile couples and those children. Purpose: The study aimed to investigate the effect of Cognitive-Behavioral C...
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Introduction: An individual's level of mindfulness can predict his/her level of general health, anxiety, and anger. If we have a valuable tool for measuring mindfulness, we can predict such factors more concisely. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare a narrowband and a broadband mindfulness scale in predicting the level of general healt...
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Introduction Homelessness is increasing among young adults in large cities. According to the United Nations, there are more than one billion absolute or relative homeless people in the world. This study was conducted to explain the lived experiences of homeless youth in southeastern Iran. Materials and methods In this qualitative study, we recruit...
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Background Mental health problems and disordered eating, are more common in adolescents. This study investigated relationship between mental health and disordered eating in high school girls in southeast Iran. Methods This cross-sectional descriptive correlational study accomplished in high school girls of Kerman at the southeast of Iran in 2019....
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Introduction COVID-19 has created numerous challenges for the health system. Nurses and medical emergency personnel are at the forefront of fighting COVID-19 and exposed to psychological disorders such as death anxiety and death obsession. Humor is a defense and coping mechanism against the anxiety and obsession associated with death. This study ai...
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Background Nurses provide the majority of health-care services and face numerous health challenges during an epidemic. During the COVID-19 epidemic, nurses are subjected to physical, mental, and social disorders that impair their quality of life and hardiness. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the situation of nurses. The current study aime...
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Background Sleep disorders are one of the most common and annoying problems among patients with heart failure, which decrease their quality of life. Participation in physical activity is one of the most effective methods to reduce sleep disorders; however, few patients participate. This study was conducted to examine the relationship between physic...
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Background and Objectives: Disability and intolerance to exercise are common in heart failure and can lead to feelings of fatigue in patients and can change patients’ lifestyles; therefore, this study was performed to Evaluation of physical activity in patients with heart failure and its relationship with fatigue. Methods: In this descriptive cross...
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Background: The quality of prenatal care is preventive health care that improves the health outcomes of women and infants. A comprehensive questionnaire can be used to assess the quality of prenatal care as well as to identify and investigate mother-child health outcomes. Method: In this cross-sectional study, 329 mothers were selected in Rafsanjan...
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Background Sexual harassment has become a worldwide issue in recent years. Nursing, like other professions, is vulnerable to this type of harm. Sexual harassment impairs nurses’ ability to provide comprehensive care, resulting in psychological discomfort, diminished work commitment, absenteeism, and job termination. The current study was carried ou...
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Background: A growing body of research has examined the psychometric properties of popular mindfulness inventories for different population. The present study is aimed at exploring the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Relaxation/Meditation/Mindfulness (RMM) Tracker t Inventory in Iran. Method: This was a cross-sectional and me...
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This study aimed to determine sense of coherence and its relationship with self-construal in parents of children with cancer in southeastern Iran. In this descriptive correlational study, 127 parents of children with cancer were studied using sense of coherence scale (SOC) and self-construal scale (SCS) in Iran. The results of the study showed that...
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Background The mothers of premature newborns experience high levels of stress which can affect their relationships with their newborns, cause them ineffective parental role performance, and impair their newborns’ growth and development. Emotional intelligence (EI) has potential positive effects on stress. Objectives This study evaluated the effect...
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The prevalence of COVID-19 disease continues to be a significant psychosocial status among health care workers (HCWs) and the general population worldwide. This cross sectional study aimed to compare the psychosocial status between healthcare workers and general population during the prevalence of COVID-19 disease in southeast Iran. Totally 415 hea...
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Background and aims Hemodialysis patients are prone to high stress and anxiety related to the acute coronavirus epidemic. Mindfulness and spiritual health are among the factors associated with stressful and anxious situations. The current study aimed to investigate the relationship between mindfulness, spiritual health, and coronavirus stress/anxie...
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Background: Nurses are the major healthcare workforce in an epidemic and have the most contact with patients. Frontline nurses face many health challenges during the COVID-19 epidemic, are directly at risk when treating and caring for COVID-19 patients, and thus experience severe stress and problems in the workplace leading to physical, mental, and...
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Background: Sexual harassment in the workplace is a common event with negative consequences for victims. Working conditions become unstable because of sexual harassment, and workplace insecurity causes psychological distress and physical problems, as well as a reduction in the quality of care. Therefore, the current study sought to investigate the...
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Prevention is the best strategy to reduce infection. The widespread novel infectious diseases have been diagnosed and controlled with delay [1]. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has exposed nurses, the frontline caregivers, to such an infection. All medical centers and hospitals have paid particular attention to the education and educational methods to...
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Objective Some epidemic diseases such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have caused many physical, psychological, and social challenges, despite the existence of treatment strategies. Many people are looking for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to prevent such diseases. The present study was performed to determine how some types of...
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Introduction: Depression is the most common psychological problem in patients with renal failure, and it can lead to mortality in severe cases. Effective interventions are required to promote mental health in patients on hemodialysis with various types of mental disorders. The current study aimed to evaluate the effect of emotional disclosure by wr...
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Introduction: Hemodialysis patients experience sexual dysfunction due to the nature of their disease and its complications. Dialysis patients have reported sexual dysfunction as one of the most important stressors, which leads to many psychological and physiological problems. Sexual function in hemodialysis patients has been improved with pharmace...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of abdominal massage with and without Salvia officinalis on nausea and vomiting in patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy. Methods: In this randomized clinical trial, 60 patients undergoing chemotherapy were placed in one of two intervention groups or in a control group. Abdomina...
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Background: hemodialysis patients’ daily use of medications is essential for the disease management. One of the causes of medication non-adherence is that they forget to take medications, and non-adherence to treatment following memory loss is a common problem in patients on hemodialysis. Objective: the current study aimed to compare the effects of...
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Background: Cancer is one of the most important diseases of the present century worldwide. Patients and their spouses can find more difficulty accepting the diagnosis of cancer than its phases of treatment. Both the physical health and mental health of the patient and spouse are important in the process of recovery from cancer and its treatment....
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Introduction: Homelessness is increasing among young adults in large cities. According to the United Nations, there are more than one bilion absolute or relative homeless people in the world. This study was conducted to explain the lived experiences of homeless youth in southeastern Iran. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted with a conve...
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Communities have been exposed to the complications and problems caused by COVID-19 disease, which has had various and complex effects on general health. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between anxiety, anger, mindfulness, and general health in the general population during the COVID-19 outbreak in Iran. This cross-sectiona...
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Background: Teamwork in the health care domain is the preferred mode of care delivery. Few instruments have been developed to assess teamwork in the field of health care, particularly in Iran. This study aimed to validate the Persian version of the Team Assessment Questionnaire (P-TAQ) in care for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) patients. Material...
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Quarantine, one of the most effective protection measures, plays an essential role in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, along with quarantine, can have devastating consequences for individuals' mental and social health. This study examined the psychosocial status of individuals during and after...
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Background: Conscious patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) suffer from anxiety and agitation for various reasons, which can affect their recovery processes. Aims: To compare the effects of lavender and Citrus aurantium essential oils on anxiety and agitation of conscious patients admitted to ICUs. Design: A randomized parallel place...
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Role of herbal medicines to treat the symptoms of COVID-19 disease
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Objective: The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 has caused major health problems, including anxiety in cancer patients worldwide. Spiritual health and mindfulness are considered as factors affecting anxiety. This study addressed the relationship between COVID-19 anxiety, spiritual health and mindfulness in patients with cancer. Methods: One hundred a...
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Hope is the most important source of coping in patients who have experienced acute cardiac events, and despair is considered an important cause of discontinued treatment and a threat to patients' mental health. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of spiritual counseling on hope in patients with myocardial infarction over a two-month per...
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Children are one of the most vulnerable groups in crises. The psychological consequences of COVID-19 in children must be considered. This study aimed to assess the fear and anxiety of COVID-19 in primary school girls. It is a descriptive correlational study to investigate schoolgirls' fear and anxiety of covid-19 in southeastern Iran. Data were col...
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Introduction: Thousands of patients are admitted to the intensive care units annually, which are stressful for patients and their families. The discharged patients and their families face different challenges in the caring process of the patients. Objectives: This study aimed to determine the educational needs of the families of patients dischar...
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Purpose To investigate the effect of passive pedaling with mini bike on sexual function in patients under hemodialysis. Methods This study was a randomized clinical trial. Thirty-seven patients undergoing hemodialysis were assigned to the intervention (n = 20) and control (n = 17) groups by the stratified block randomization method. The interventi...
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Spiritual well-being is one dimension of health that provides a person with stability, meaning, fulfillment in life, and self-belief. This study aimed to compare the spiritual well-being among students of Kerman University of Medical Sciences and the Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman. With the demographic questionnaire and 20-item spiritual well-...
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Date seeds can be used as ingredients to enhance the nutritional value of some functional foods for human consumption as well as additives in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. However, there are no reports on the complications of date seeds after oral consumption. We currently report a patient with no history of gastrointestinal disease, who...
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A better perception of the factors associated with patient activation, as a way to improve self-management, is the most important step in planning patient-centered education for chronic disease management. Therefore, the present study is aimed at investigating the relationship between activation, stress, anxiety, depression, and quality of life (QO...
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Design: A sequential exploratory mixed method study was used. Methods: After item generation using a qualitative study and literature review, the psychometric properties of the scale were evaluated. Face, content, and construct validity, Cronbach's alpha, and test-retest reliability were used to validate the scales. Results: Data analysis show...
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Abstract Background Schizophrenia is the most severe mental chronic disabling disease that the majority of the patients need constant care in a variety of aspects. Regarding the role of family caregivers in taking care of these patients, caregivers need to be resilient, in addition to other psychological traits, to adapt to the circumstance. This s...
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Aim: The present study aimed to investigate the association between frontline nurse's psychosocial status, satisfaction with life and resilience during the prevalence of COVID-19 disease. Design: A cross-sectional study. Methods: 185 frontline nurses taking care of the COVID-19 patients participated in the study from March to April 2020. The d...
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Introduction Depressed level of consciousness and delirium are associated with multiple complications in cognitive, perceptual and sensory functions in the patients of the intensive care units. The present study aimed to determine the effect of foot massage by a nurse and patient’s family on the level of consciousness and delirium in patients admit...
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Background: Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) is a new type of coronavirus that has caused a global pandemic. The disease is highly contagious, and all people are susceptible to the disease. Therefore, extensive measures were taken to prevent the spread of the disease at the community and hospitals. This study aimed to investigate the impact of CO...
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Background: Hand hygiene is one of the simplest and most important ways to prevent nosocomial infections. However, the available evidence indicates that hand hygiene is not fully practiced by healthcare workers. Several factors affect hand hygiene. Therefore, this study aimed to explain the experiences of healthcare workers in the barriers to hand...
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The COVID-19 epidemic has both physical and psychosocial consequences for the general population. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between the prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and social dysfunction during the COVID-19 epidemic in Iran. This cross-sectional web-based study was conducted on 1000 Rafsanjani citi...