Nader Aghakhani

Nader Aghakhani
Urmia University of Medical Sciences | UMSU · Clinical Research Institute

Associate professor

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Introduction
I am an enthusiastic and highly motivated researcher and my main focus lies in modern quantitative and qualitative research studies about patient safety, chronic diseases, evidence based health care, nosocomial infection prevention, Iranian traditional medicine, hospital management, addiction prevention, burn care and public health complications. Medical history is another field that I am interested in. My own main projects sit mainly within the context of various community-based studies.
Additional affiliations
October 2018 - August 2020
Urmia University of Medical Sciences
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2013 - October 2018
Urmia University of Medical Sciences
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  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2009 - January 2013
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Position
  • Candidate of Ph.D
Education
January 1990 - April 1993

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Publications (278)
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Aim Postoperative moderate to severe pain disrupts patients’ sleep and affects their quality of life. Non-pharmacologic pain relief such as music therapy were considered beneficial. We therefore evaluated preferred type of music as pain relief in patients with abdominal surgery in a non-UK teaching hospital. Method Patients undergoing open abdomin...
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Aims Postoperative moderate to severe pain disrupts patients’ sleep and affects their quality of life. Non-pharmacologic pain relief such as music therapy were considered beneficial. We therefore evaluated preferred type of music as pain relief in patients with abdominal surgery in a non-UK teaching hospital. Methods Patients undergoing open abdom...
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Abstract Background: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is one of the areas in which moral issues are of great significance, especially with respect to the nursing profession, because CPR requires quick decision-making and prompt action and is associated with special complications due to the patients’ unconsciousness. In such circumstances, nurses...
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Abstract Background: Certain factors may facilitate or inhibit the formation of moral sensitivity in nurses performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The identification of these factors in the context can help develop strategies to promote nurses’ moral sensitivity and offer new insights into the consequences of their moral decisions. Objecti...
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Several studies have suggested that the prevalence of chronic kidney disease is a main public health issue and it does not only cause poor prognosis but also brings higher symptom burden including fatigue, edema, sleep disturbance, anxiety and depression. Metabolic abnormalities may also aggravate the health status, quality of life of patients and...
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Background Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is one of the areas in which moral issues are of great significance, especially with respect to the nursing profession, because CPR requires quick decision-making and prompt action and is associated with special complications due to the patients’ unconsciousness. In such circumstances, nurses’ ability...
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Dear Editor, We have reviewed many articles and found pain and pain-related anxiety prevalent problems during dressing change in burn victims in many countries. Many researchers aimed to find effective and uncomplicated complementary medicine methods to reduce these problems, and we encountered contradictory results. Despite confirming the effect o...
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Plague has been among the most devastating infectious diseases in human history. The decrease in the plague in recently reported cases and studies implies that the plague should not recur, but the fact is that it (Black Death) is still around and may appear again. The disease can be occult for many years. The reemergence of the plague epidemic with...
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Abstract Background & Aims: Diabetes is one of the chronic diseases that can disrupt the quality of life of patients with its vascular problems and physical and psychological complications. The chronic complications of this disease, including diabetic foot ulcers, add to the importance of self-care treatment in this disease, which has a profound ef...
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Since December 2019, a terrible outbreak of COVID-19 has quickly increased public panic among people all over the world. In addition, some symptoms, including sleep disorders and lack of access to necessary medications, deteriorated their psychological conditions (1). As the prevalence of the outbreak is increasing, the worry about getting infectio...
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Pain and anxiety caused by burn dressing change are one of the major issues in burn patients. In this regard, guided imagery as a complementary method can be effective in reducing the levels of anxiety and pain. This method is the process of creating mental images and using sensory features through the individual's imagination and memory that facil...
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Abstract Background & Aims: Stroke can lead to post-stroke depression, which has severe negative effects on the quality of life of the patients. Post-stroke depression and quality of life may have interactions with each other. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of home care education to caregivers on depression and quality of life in...
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the present study demonstrated that the patients who listened to their favorite music after surgery experienced less pain compared to their controls. Research with a long-term follow-up and a larger sample size could shed more light over the efficacy of listening to favorite type of music on postoperative pain.
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Introduction: A complex and varied medicinal regime is used to treat heart failure. This is while the patients use other medications in addition to their prescribed drugs. Irrational and arbitrary use of the drug along with lack of treatment of the disease lead to long-term adverse effects of the drug and sometimes deterioration of the patients' he...
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COVID 19 pandemic has presented an opportunity for health care providers to expand their understanding of risks of using neglectful or abusive behavior to the elder during this time, and consider incorporating studies related to this challenge. Individuals experiencing caregiving concern and stress about whether their loved ones’ needs will be met...
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Abstract Background & Aims: Stroke can lead to post-stroke depression, which has severe negative effects on the quality of life of the patients. Post-stroke depression and quality of life may have interactions with each other. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of home care education to caregivers on depression and quality of life in...
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Abstract Introduction: A complex and varied medicinal regime is used to treat heart failure. This is while the patients use other medications in addition to their prescribed drugs. Irrational and arbitrary use of the drug along with lack of treatment of the disease lead to long-term adverse effects of the drug and sometimes deterioration of the pat...
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Background Suicide-attempts have increased across the world and have become higher among females. There has been a high prevalence of self-immolation in Iran, mostly young married women admitted to the burn centers. This study aimed to explore the factors and experiences of self-immolation in Iranian married women to develop prevention strategies t...
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serious pandemic outbreak of COVID-19has been spread very rapidly to all over the world. Epidemiological studies show thatCOVID-19 patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hyper-tension, or the elderly, newborns, and pregnant women are at higher risk of hospitalization in intensive care units or death. In addition, t...
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Abstract Purpose The aim of this semi-experimental study was the determination of collaborative care model training on diabetic foot ulcer patients’ quality of life. Methods Demographic characteristics and life’s quality questionnaires were used, and to implement the collaborative model that included (including four steps of motivation, preparati...
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End-stage kidney disease, the final stage of chronic renal disease which results in many daily difficulties such as general muscle weakness, reduction of physical activity and functional capacity, which in turn effects on quality of life of the patients.1 Ultrafiltration, osmotic disequilibrium, blood membrane interactions, changes in blood pressur...
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Abstract: Background & Objective: It has been postulated that depressed individuals with low total cholesterol levels may be more likely to die prematurely from suicide. This study aimed to examine the association between low serum cholesterol and suicide in depressed attempters. Materials & Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 180 suicide atte...
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ABSTRACT Infectious diseases cause potential contributing risk factors for high mortality rate in end-stage renal disease patients who requiring hemodialysis initiation. High rate of renal involvement in COVID-19 is confi rmed. Immunosuppression therapy in transplant patients with COVID-19 infection cause higher risks and immunosuppression administ...
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Objectives: Despite the benefits of kidney transplant, kidney recipients are confronting many challenges that affect the quality of their lives. Implementation of the most effective self-care education program based on the needs of patients may address these challenges and improve their quality of life. This study aimed to determine the effects of...
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The ultimate aim of a health care system is progres-sion of community health in an equal manner and var-ious factors can be contributed in achieving it. Many health policy makers or managers try to produce evi-dences to be used in the health care system for this goal and they need many types of scientific documents to make well-informed decisions [...
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Background and aims: Occupational injury is an accident occurring during the work and can lead to fatal/ nonfatal injuries as a leading cause of the working time and workforce loss. It is among the most important complications of industrialization in all of the countries as an important health problem. Unintentional injuries are the second cause of...
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End-stage renal disease can present with a collection of signs and symptoms such as hypertension, poorly responsive to medication, and volume overload refractory to diuretics, mineral and bone disorders, anemia and metabolic derangements such as hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, metabolic acidosis, hyperphosphatemia, and hypo/hypercalcemia.1 Hemodialysis...
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Dear Editor, Hemodialysis is a complex procedure with many potential errors and harms needs many steps that should be carried out safely and accurately in a setting with huge turnover and many potential sources of distraction. 1 Dialysis wards are complex departments that provide advanced technology to care for patients with chronic renal failure....
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Background Suicide is a deliberate method initiated with a complete awareness to die. Survivors of self-immolation, a violent suicide method, require long-term emotional and social rehabilitation. This study aimed to explore the influencing factors and experiences of self-immolation in Iranian married women. Methods This study was conducted using a...
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Background: Suicide-attempts have increased across the world and have become more higher among females. In Iran, there has been a high prevalence of self-immolation mostly young married women admitted in the burn centers. This study aimed to explore the factors and experiences of self-immolation in Iranian married women to develop prevention strate...
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Background: Suicide-attempts have increased across the world and have become higher among females. There has been a high prevalence of self-immolation in Iran, mostly young married women admitted to the burn centers. This study aimed to explore the factors and experiences of self-immolation in Iranian married women to develop prevention strategies...
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Background: Suicide-attempts have increased across the world and have become higher among females. There has been a high prevalence of self-immolation in Iran, mostly young married women admitted to the burn centers. This study aimed to explore the factors and experiences of self-immolation in Iranian married women to develop prevention strategies...
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To the Editor, Chronic renal failure occurs imposes heavy financial burden on health-care systems. It requires treatment methods such as hemodialysis (HD), kidney transplantation, or peritoneal dialysis to have a good quality of life for patients although with the risk of several problems such as anemia, infection, hypertension, bleeding, side effe...
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Background: There are concerns and diverse experiences related to infertility and childlessness. The lived experience of infertile people from various cultures needs to be explored. Objective: The aim of this qualitative study was to explore Iranian women experiences of their infertility. Materials and Methods: The data comprised interviews about f...
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Abstract Background & Aims: Nasogastric tube insertion is one of the most important therapeutic functions usually performed by nurses in the intensive care units and proper placement of it requires the skill and proper performance of nurses to meet the established standards and reduce potential complications. Obviously, this requires training of nu...
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To the Editor, Chronic renal failure occurs imposes heavy financial burden on health-care systems. It requires treatment methods such as hemodialysis (HD), kidney transplantation, or peritoneal dialysis to have a good quality of life for patients although with the risk of several problems such as anemia, infection, hypertension, bleeding, side eff...
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Abstract Background & Aims: Myocardial infarction (MI) is known to be a leading cause of death and disability in the world, which can harm the patient physically, socially, emotionally or psychologically. Anxiety as an adjunct to psychological disorders can also affect the lifestyle of the individual and increase the cost of treatment, recurrence a...
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The effect of the blended education program on treatment concordance of patients with hypertension: A single-blind randomized, controlled trial Poor treatment concordance is one of the major problems in patients with hypertension (HTN). An appropriate teaching method can help solving this problem. This study aimed to determine the effect of blende...
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INTRODUCTION: Due to the importance of correct interpretation of electrocardiogram (ECG) in the quality of healthcare delivery, new educational methods are increasingly being implemented and evaluated. In this regard, the purpose of this study was to compare the traditional and virtual teaching methods on the interpretation of cardiac dysrhythmia i...
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Study of Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Referred in Educational Hospitals in Urmia Nader Aghakhani, Rahim Baghaei Patient Safety Reseach Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran Aim: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis affecting nearly one in 100 adults. Rheumatoid arthritis...
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A spiritual well-being-based nursing intervention may boost older adults’ resilience-based recovery. Its potential contribution may have positive knock-on effects: controlling skyrocketing healthcare costs; reducing the productive population’s social burden of supporting the older adults; and alleviating a generational conflict. However, healthcare...
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Introduction: Student life is an exciting and challenging era. During this period, all students must have more mental health and self-reliance so that they can achieve success in their education and career. Since the major part of academic success depends on the students' psychological state, this study was conducted to investigate the psychologica...
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Background & Aim: Diagnosis of cancer can cause emotional problems such as stress, anxiety, depression and incompatibility with the disease in the patient and his/her family, leading to adverse consequences in the improvement process and an increase in the complications of the disease. Considering the importance of this topic, the study was conduct...
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Background & Purpose: Cancer is one of the most important diseases in the present century. Cancer patients suffer from many physical, psychological and social problems that impair their quality of life and cause depression and anxiety, which has a negative effect on their performance conditions, quality of life, duration of hospitalization and even...
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& Aim: Determination of cancer causes deep emotional problems such as stress, anxiety and depression in the patient and his or her family. Incompatibility with disease and its complications can also affect interpersonal communication, clinical course of disease and its prognosis. The aim of this study was to study the effect of a care program based...
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Abstract: Background: Penetrating trauma to the skull is an important cause of death in industrial societies in spite of modern treatments. Most of them have mild and the rest are in moderate or severe trauma. It causes economic, physical and psychological complications for the client and his/her family.100% of severe and 2/3 of moderate cases are...
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Abstract: Background: Road accidents is a particular public health problem that is endangering the lives of many people every year in the world. Iran is one the most dangerous countries in terms of road accidents. Human factors and driving performance are the most important causes of this car accidents. This qualitative study was conducted to deter...
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Abstract: Background: In terms of accidents and traffic accidents, Iran is one of the countries with the highest incidence and mortality rate. According to estimates, many people in Iran die from road traffic accidents and this proportion is also high compared to the world and the region estimations. Considering the importance of the role of human...
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The effect of multimedia training on fatigue in patients undergoing hemodialysis referring to Taleghani educational and treatment center, Urmia, 2018 Dr. Nader Aghakhani, Sara Fooladi, Dr. Masoumeh Hemmati Address: Patient Safety Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran Email: naderaghakhani2000@gmail.com Abstract Aim: The...
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ABSTRACT Aim: Adherence to appropriate nutrition and fluid intake is one of the essential parts of chronic renal failure treatment for achieving the desirable results among the patients with hemodialysis. Among various training methods, the "small groups' method", as an advanced method, can be performed by nurses in achieving desirable therapeutic...
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ABSTRACT Aim: Occupational accidents are important problems that can cause enormous problems for staff and employees of an organization. Therefore, controlling the rate of accidents for reducing of complications, providing security for staffs and the patients and the continuous efforts for preventing of its occurrence in clinical settings are essen...
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Background & Aims: As a major health problem in the world, coronary artery diseases include myocardial infarction (MI) that cause
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STUDY OF NURSES’ PRACTICE ABOUT ELDERLY PATIENTS SAFETY CARE HOSPITALIZED IN MEDICAL WARDS OF TREATMENT & EDUCATIONAL CENTERS IN URMIA, IRAN IN 2016 Nader Aghakhani1, Farangis Alizadeh2, Rahim Baghaei3, Vahid Alinezhad 4 Received: 06 Nov, 2018; Accepted: 24 Jan, 2019 Abstract Background & Aim: Hospital admission for elderly person can put them in a...
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The impact of educational - supportive self-care package on anxiety, depression and stress in myocardial infarction patients hospitalized in Shahid Gholipour hospital, Boukan, Iran, 2016 Dr. Nader Aghakhani, Dr. Rahim Baghaei, Dr. Kamal Khademvatan, Khorshid Sanaei, Address: Patient Safety Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urm...
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Objective: Occupational accidents are important problems that can cause enormous problems for staff and employees of an organization. Therefore, controlling the rate of accidents for reducing of complications, providing security for staffs and the patients and the continuous efforts for preventing of its occurrence in clinical settings are essentia...
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Objective: Adherence to appropriate nutrition and fluid intake is one of the essential parts of chronic renal failure treatment for achieving the desirable results among the patients with hemodialysis. Among various training methods, the "small groups' method", as an advanced method, can be performed by nurses in achieving desirable therapeutic res...
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Background &Aims: Suicide is a major challenge in the health of the community, and the rate of suicide is one of the signs of a depressive disorder. On the other hand, there are hypotheses that blood cholesterol levels affect depression, but it is not clear how much of it is related to suicide attempts. Therefore, the present study was carried out...
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Abstract Background &Aims: Suicide is a major challenge in health of the community, and the rate of suicide is one of the signs of a depressive disorder. On the other hand, there are hypotheses that blood cholesterol levels affect depression, but it is not clear that how much of it is related to suicide attempts. Therefore, the present study was ca...
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بررسي عملكرد دانشجويان فوريت هاي پزشكي دانشگاه علوم پزشكي اروميه در زمينه رعايت مقررات راهنمائي و رانندگي در عبور از جاده هاي خارج شهر نويسندگان: نرگس رهبر، دکتر نادر آقاخاني، مریم پرند، رزیتا چراغي، یادگار فتاحي، آرزو بهره چي نشاني: مرکز تحقیقات ایمني بیمار، دانشگاه علوم پزشكي ارومیه مقدمه واهداف: ایران از نظر سوانح و حوادث ترافیكي به عنوان یكي از...
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نحوه عملكرد پرسنل بهداشتي درماني در مقابله با اختلالات تنيدگي پس از حوادث رانندگي در كودكان نويسندگان: دکتر نادر آقاخاني، یادگار فتاحي، نرگس رهبر، رزیتا چراغي، حمیده کریمي، مریم پرند، کیوان حسین قلي پور نشاني: مرکز تحقیقات ایمني بیمار، دانشگاه علوم پزشكي ارومیه حادثه غیر مترقبه، واقعه اي است هولناك که از جنبه هاي گوناگون بر زندگي انسانها تأثیر مي ن...
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Background & Aims: Group quarrel is a social pathology phenomenon that disrupts the ruling order of society and dealing with it
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Depression in Hemodialysis Patients To the Editor, Depression is one of the most and highly common complications of hemodialysis (HD) patients that is associated with many various adverse outcomes, including lower performance status, increased fatigue, decreased physical activity, and decreased quality of life.1 Its prevalence among HD patients may...
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Abstract Background & Aims: The prevalence of myocardial infarction in the countries of the world, including Iran, is increasing, and the economic burden and consequences of it are also significant. It has been pointed out that in addition to common therapies, some methods such as patient education can be effective in improving patients' health. Ac...
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Introduction: One of the problems of mental health is infertility that has a stressful impact on both partners, with more effects on infertile women. Spirituality is a meaning-based strategy that can help infertile women coping with infertility-related stress. No study has investigated the relationship of this problem with spiritual health in infer...
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To the Editor, End-stage renal disease (ESRD) has an increasing burden on health systems and is especially serious in developing countries where health resources are limited.1 According to the Management Center for Transplantation and Special Diseases report in Iran, in 2004–2009, the prevalent hemodialysis (HD) patients increased form number was f...
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Letter to the Editor Self-care at Home Education Impression on the Quality of Life in Hemodialysis Patients Treated in Ardebil, Iran To the Editor, End-stage renal disease (ESRD) has an increasing burden on health systems and is especially serious in developing countries where health resources are limited.1 According to the Management Center for Tr...
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Abstract Introduction: Spiritual well-being can serve as an important factor affecting older adults’ quality of life, reduce their psychological abnormalities, boost their interpersonal relationships, and relieve the severity of their potential illnesses. This research investigated the relationship between spiritual well-being and anxiety and depre...
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Abstract Background & Aims: As a major problem, addiction endangers life of people and makes families confront various problems such as violence against women. Materials and Methods: 300 women who had experienced violence (39 of them had addicted husbands) were investigated. The researchers collected data by a questionnaire about physical, sexual,...
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Background & Aims: Group quarrel is a social pathology phenomenon that disrupts the ruling order of society and dealing with it
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Background and aim: In spite of scientific and technologic developments in medical diagnosis and treatment, health providers' malpractices increased that can decrease confidence of the people to them and cause stress and anxiety. The study is carrued out to determine the compliant about health providers' malpractices in records referred to forensic...
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Background & Aims: Heart failure is one of the most common cardiovascular disorders and raised as a chronic, progressive and debilitating disorder causing deterioration of physical ability, disruption of personal and social relations, decreased ability to perform job responsibilities, economic and livelihood problems and finall