Narjes Bahri

Narjes Bahri
Gonabad University of Medical Sciences · Department of Midwifery

PhD of Reproductive Health, MSc, BSc, RM

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January 2000 - March 2020
Gonabad University of Medical Sciences
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
February 2012 - March 2017
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Field of study
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health

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Publications (127)
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Objective: Spouses’ support during menopausal transition has an important role for improving the quality of life in postmenopausal women. Since the first step in providing support is having adequate knowledge, this study aimed to investigate the effects of an educational program on menopause health for spouses on women’s quality of life during the...
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Introduction: Menopause is a phenomenon which all women will experience it. Social support has a protective role for mental health and enable the person to cope with problems and has significant impact in reducing stress and depression. Since husband is the most important person who can provide this social support, this study was performed with the...
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Oral and dental health is one of the most important aspects of public health, which becomes more important during pregnancy. Health education may effectively prevent a considerable percent of oral and dental diseases. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of an oral and dental health educational intervention during pregnancy on the belief...
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ntroduction: Back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders that majority of women experience first episode of back pain during pregnancy. Back pain during pregnancy can reduce quality of life and cause disability in pregnant women. Exercise is one of options for back pain prevention and treatment during pregnancy that seems it does...
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Introduction: In countries with generalized epidemics, HIV-negative individuals in serodiscordant relationships could be numerically the largest population at risk. This study was conducted to investigate setting up standardized interventions for HIV serodiscordant couples. Method: This narrative review was conducted based on Scale for Assessing Na...
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) not only has put populations at risk for mental and sexual health risks. This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed on published articles reporting female sexual function before and during COVID-19 pandemic in PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Magiran and SID databases till August 2021....
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Lifestyle is different in arid and semi-arid zones. However, where people are born and live have a lasting influence on their social and environmental exposure. This review focuses on the, various dimensions of environmental health imbalance inequality especially in significant environmental sources such as (ie, air, water, soil) among provinces th...
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Context: As a prevalent problem on the first days of childbirth, nipple fissures can cause pain and discomfort and lead to the early cessation of breastfeeding. Effectively treating this complication is therefore crucial. This systematic review investigated the effects of herbal medicines on the treatment of nipple fissures. Methods: Keywords such...
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This research aims to identify the predictive factors related to the initiation and sustaining of regular physical activity behaviors and their influence in adapting to menopausal symptoms. The study uses the multi-theory model (MTM) as the conceptual framework. The descriptive cross-sectional research was conducted on 200 post-menopausal women age...
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This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2019 on 204 postmenopausal women aged 45–55 years who referred to Yazd health centers to determine the predictors in initiating and sustaining nutritional behaviors to deal with menopausal symptoms based on the multi-theory model (MTM). The participants were required to complete the demographic informatio...
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Objective: The coronavirus 2019 (COVID -19) pandemic had great psychological impact on COVID-19 patients and their families. Relatives of the deceased COVID-19 patients are at risk for complicated grief. Healthcare providers (HCPs) should be able to identify complicated grief cases. The aim of this study was to assess HCP knowledge regarding compli...
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Background Uterine afterpains are among the most prevalent complaints after natural vaginal delivery. Non-pharmacological treatment modalities to relieve afterpains are an important care priority. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of foot reflexology in the fourth stage of labor on afterpains in multiparous women. Methods This sin...
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Background The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has exposed nurses, who are a very important group involved in the care of these patients, to many stresses that may affect their quality of life. This study aimed to determine the relationship between COVID-19 anxiety and the quality of life among Iranian nurses. Method This online cross...
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Introduction The quality of life in menopausal women is considered to be an important health issue in different societies and one of the main objectives of health care in this period. This study aimed to investigate the effects of yoga on improving the quality of life in menopausal women. Method English databases of Google Scholar, Science Direct,...
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Background Violence against women is a major, complex, multidimensional and widespread public health concern worldwide. The current qualitative study was conducted to understand the experience of violence among HIV negative married women in heterosexual serodiscordant relationships. Methods A qualitative description (QD) was conducted from October...
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Objectives Menopause is a natural part of women’s lives and is associated with a series of complications that can impair their quality of life. This study was conducted to determine the effect of specific educational interventions on the quality of life among postmenopausal women. Methods This randomized controlled trial was conducted on 80 menopa...
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Introduction: Marital satisfaction in pregnancy is one of the determining factors in the survival of cohabitation and pregnancy nausea and vomiting can lead to decreased marital satisfaction. This study was performed with aim to evaluate the effect of nausea and vomiting control training based on the Ottawa Nutrition Guide on marital satisfaction o...
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Objectives: The present study surveyed the prevalence of antibiotic resistance among Ureaplasma urealyticum in isolates from Gonabad (in the northeast of Iran) including susceptibility testing for U. urealyticum to different antibiotics. Materials and Methods: In this research, a total of 95 vaginal swab specimens were aseptically collected from w...
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Importance: Menopause is a natural AQ5 stage of the reproductive life of a woman. This natural event might affect activities of daily living and cause problems for women. Positive attitudes toward menopause can improve women’s quality of life and reduce the severity of menopausal symptoms. Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to assess...
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Background: The popularity of complementary and alternative medicine is on the rise. Objectives: The current study aimed to compare the effect of vaginal royal jelly with intrauterine insemination (IUI) on sub-fertility in men. Methods: The sample size was estimated as 27 subjects, based on a study power and confidence interval of 80% and 95%, resp...
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Background: The rapid spread of COVID-19 and the time needed to develop a vaccine or definitive treatment for the disease have caused great anxiety in communities, especially in pregnant women whose high levels of distress may have short and/or long-term maternal and fetal consequence. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship betwee...
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Context: Evidence regarding the vertical transmission of COVID-19 from infected pregnant women to the fetus are not sufficient. Methods: The current study intended to systematically assess the possibility of vertical transmission of COVID-19 in published literature. We systematically searched international bibliographic databases, including PubMed,...
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Non-medical approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) have been proposed for the management of tocophobia. A new method of performing CBT is through internet. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of internet-based and traditional CBT on tocophobia. A literature search was conducted on qualitat...
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Cancer-related fatigue is one of the main problems in cancer patients. Physicians and cancer patients might seek complementary treatments to improve well- being since it is believed that ginseng has numerous beneficial effects. The main aim of this paper is to assess the effects of ginseng supplements to improve cancer-related fatigue in cancer pat...
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Background: Given the importance of postpartum mental health, this systematic review study was conducted with the aim to investigate the effects of writing thoughts and feelings on postpartum mental health. Methods: In this systematic review study, Persian and English databases were searched. The keywords were based on Medical subject heading (MeS...
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Background Postpartum hemorrhage is the most common midwifery hemorrhage that occurs in 1% to 5% of childbirths, causing an estimated 140,000 deaths per year. After pain is also one of the common postpartum pains and approximately 70% of women with vaginal delivery complain of it. Due to the side-effects of chemical medications, researchers have a...
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Introduction: Demand for egg donors is growing worldwide. Due to the acute shortage of egg donors worldwide and since donors satisfaction affect their willingness to re-donate, Therefore, the present study was conducted with the aim of a systematic review of studies on donors' satisfaction with egg donation and willingness to re-donate in Iran and...
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Background: Violence against women is a major, complex, multidimensional and widespread public health concern worldwide. The current qualitative study was conducted to understand the experience of violence among HIV negative women in serodiscordant relationships. Methods: A qualitative description (QD) was conducted from October 2018 to January 202...
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Background: Violence against women is a major, complex, multidimensional and widespread public health concern worldwide. The current qualitative study was conducted to understand the experience of violence among HIV negative women in serodiscordant relationships. Methods: A qualitative description (QD) was conducted from October 2018 to January 202...
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Objective: Uterine after-pains are among the most prevalent complaints after natural vaginal delivery. Non-pharmacological treatment modalities to relieve after-pains are an important care priority. This study aimed to investigate the effect of foot reflexology in the fourth stage of labor on after-pains in multiparous women. Methods: This single-b...
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BACKGROUND Pregnant women are an important population in all health systems and they are responsible for making decisions about their delivery mode. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the effects of an educational intervention based on the Health Belief Model (HBM) to reduce the tendency of cesarean section among pregnant women. METHOD Thi...
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ntroduction: Delay in episiotomy wound healing is associated with an increased risk of infection; prevention of perineal wound infection is a major component of daily care for mothers. For more quickly healing of episiotomy wounds, low cost, effective, convenient, accessible and acceptable methods are considered by women; medicinal plants are of th...
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Introduction: Nursing Known as a stressful and overwhelming profession. Due to the stressful nature of the nursing job, nurses experience burnout more than any other occupation, which may affect the quality of health care. Emotional intelligence is one of the important predictors of psychological well-being and it plays an important role as a disti...
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Introduction Educational materials are frequently used by health providers to inform postmenopausal women about menopause acceptance behavior. However, little attention has been paid to the readability and suitability of these educational materials. The study aimed to determine the readability and suitability of educational materials in promoting t...
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Various neurological manifestations have been reported in the literature associated with COVID-19, which in the current study are classified into Central Nervous System (CNS) related manifestations including headache, dizziness, impaired consciousness, acute cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, and Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) related manifestatio...
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Introduction: Menopause is a natural part of women’s lives, which is associated with physical and mental changes and can lead to uncertainty and consequent undesirable effects in the lives of menopausal women. The present study was conducted to compare the impact of multimedia and booklet educational methods on the uncertainty about menopause durin...
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Purpose: Menopause as a universal phenomenon is influenced by social norms so that women’s experiences during menopausal transition are related to the social values and cultural symbols. This qualitative study was conducted to discover the Iranian women’s experiences of encountering menopause. Materials and Methods: In this grounded theory study 27...
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Purpose: Menopause as a universal phenomenon is influenced by social norms so that women's experiences during menopausal transition are related to the social values and cultural symbols. This qualitative study was conducted to discover the Iranian women's experiences of encountering menopause. Materials and Methods: In this grounded theory study 27...
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Dear Editor, More recently, the model of care for people living with HIV (PLWH) has shifted from hospital based care to home based care (HBC) , due to the upsurge number of patients, inconsistencies between the number of patients and qualified staff, lack of space , and increasing hospital costs . According to evidence, HBC approach to HIV, in addi...
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Objective: Menopause is a physiological occurrence characterized by a series of bothersome symptoms. Given that lifestyle affects people’s health in general and many menopausal symptoms are influenced by changes in lifestyle, this study aimed to determine the relationship between lifestyle and severity of menopausal symptoms in women referred to he...
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Introduction: Menopause is associated with symptoms and complications that can affect women's quality of life. Therefore, acceptance of the symptoms and complications can improve quality of life during this period. In this regard, the purpose of this study was to design an educational program based on the multi-theory model (MTM) to deal with comp...
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Background: Serodiscordant couples are faced with many social, sexual and relationship challenges in all aspects of their lives. The sources of conflicts could be disease acquisition, transfer of HIV to the uninfected partner and fertility decisions. The current qualitative study was designed to explore the challenges faced by HIV negative women in...
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Introduction Considering the importance of identifying the factors affecting women’s decision making process about the management of menopausal symptoms, this study was conducted with the aim of investigating the relation between decision making styles and women’s chosen options for management of menopausal symptoms. Material and methods This cros...
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Introduction: Although labor pain is a part of labor progression, but uncontrolled pain can be dangerous for both mother and fetus. Reflexology has been reported in some studies as one of the non-pharmacological methods of labor pain relief, but the results of these studies have been contradictory. Therefore, this systematic review was performed wi...
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Purpose Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women with high rate of mortality. This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to investigate the relation between stressful life events and breast cancer. Methods We searched PubMed, Scopus, ScienceDirect, and Google scholar databases from their inception until June 2018. The keywor...
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Aim To validate two sub-scales of self-care behaviour and self-efficacy of hypertension in elderly patients in Iran using an English scale developed by Dr. Han et al. Methods The Persian version of two sub-scales of self-care behavior and self-efficacy was validated for 300 elderly people who suffered from hypertension. These sub-scales were transl...
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Background: Abnormal liver function test results are often observed in patients with acute Myocardial Infarction (MI). Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) activity elevation after MI-induced liver injury. Methods: In this randomized clinical trial, 75 patients with acute MI w...
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Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the midwifery curriculum in Iran according to ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education. Methods: In this comparative study the Iranian midwifery education curriculum in the part of ‘Competency in provision of care during pregnancy was compared against ICM Global S...
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Background and purpose: Perceptions and experiences of women about menopause are remarkably influenced by sociocultural context. Awareness of this issue could help health system policy makers to develop appropriate care plans for menopausal women in transition. This study aimed to explore the perceptions of Iranian women about menopause. Materials...
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Aims: This study aimed to assess an educational program based on health belief model regarding safe childbirth on selected delivery mode among pregnant women. Material and methods: In this field trial 100 pregnant women had participated who were selected by cluster sampling method from several community health centers in Gonabad city. The subjects...
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Background & objectives: All women around the world undergo with menopause. Social support of women in transitional period helps them to have effective coping with menopause. Husband is most important person who can provide social support for woman in transitional period and beyond. This study was done to evaluate the effect of an educational progr...
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Introduction: Menopause is a physiological process during which women can improve their quality of life by taking proper self-care measures. Performing self-care requires proper and effective training. The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of self-care training programs based on the teach-back method on the self-care status in p...
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Introduction: Postpartum morbidities are among the most important health problems across the world. However, the frequency and types of these morbidities remain unclear. The present study aimed to evaluate postpartum morbidities and the influential factors in the women in Gonabad city, Iran. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Gona...
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Introduction: Primary dysmenorrhea is one of the most common gynecologic problems in women. Aromatherapy is one of the non-pharmacological methods in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea. This research was performed to study the effects of aromatherapy massage with scented geranium oil on the pain intensity in primary dysmenorrhea. Methodology: Th...
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Introduction: The rate of cesarean section in Iran is three times higher than standard and attention to the factors affecting decision making process of women to choose mode of delivery helps to recognize the causes of its high rate. This study was performed with aim to investigate the factors affecting decision making process of women to choose mo...
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Objective: In the menopausal transition sexual problems are an important issue and one of the most frequently presented health concerns of women attending menopause clinics. This study aimed to explore the ways of managing sexual dysfunctions during the menopausal transition among Iranian women. Methods: This exploratory qualitative study was condu...
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Quality of life in adolescence period determines individual's future. The effect of maternal employment on children's quality of life is important and undeniable issue. This study aimed to investigate and compare the quality of life among children of employed and housewife women. In this study, the participants included selected school childre...
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Objectives Marital satisfaction has an important effect on people's mental health. Due to the increasing average age and life expectancy of Iranian women, obtaining knowledge about sexual aspects of post-menopause women for partners can improve their health and quality of life. This study aimed to determine the effect of education for the husbands...
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This study aimed to clarify the relationship between functional ovarian cysts and vitamin A, vitamin E, and folate intake. This case-control study evaluated 265 women of reproductive age who presented at gynaecology clinics of three hospitals in Mashhad, Iran. While women in the ovarian cyst group [n¼132] had functional ovarian cysts, control group...
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ntroduction: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is known as one of the common progressive chronic diseases in recent decades. Four times increased rate of infected women than men and concurrence between disease and reproductive ages may increase the worries in women. Therefore, this study was performed with aim to investigate the changes in menstrual pattern...
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Introduction: One of the most important challenges in women during menopausal period is disturbing symptoms of menopause and decision about the methods to treat them. With regard of increasing rate of menopausal women, evaluation of symptoms and disturbing signs is valuable. This study was performed with aim to investigate the various treatment opt...
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Objectives: Assess the relationship between contraception methods and quality of life in women of reproductive age. Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in Gonabad, Iran. Multi-stage sampling method was used to select 18-45 year-old women with using a contraceptive methods during the last six months. Demographic and the Short Form 36...
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Introduction: Anemia is defined by hemoglobin less than 13g/dl for men and less than for non-pregnant women and less than 11g/dl in pregnancy period. Behavioral and emotional instability and depression are also other complications of anemia which can affect on the success of postpartum breastfeeding. This review article was performed with aim to de...
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Abstract Context: Women’s attitudes towards menopause have an important impact on menopausal experiences, including the perceived severity of symptoms and women’s general lifestyles during menopause. Therefore, such attitudes should be considered when developing management and counseling programs for women in menopausal transition. This systematic...
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Objective: Although ovarian cysts are of an unknown etiology, there is some information about the associated risk factors. To considering the high prevalence of ovarian cysts and the associated complications.This study aimed to assess the relationship between the dietary protein intake and the functional ovarian cysts in women at reproductive age....
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Introduction: Maternal to Child Transmission of AIDS is one of the most important transmission ways of this disease. Midwives' adequate knowledge and correct performance can have an important role in its reduction. This study was performed with aim to assess perceived and real needs of midwives regarding prevention of mother to child transmission o...
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Background: Excessive and uncontrolled television watching by children predisposes them to some risks such as developmental, social and psychological disorders. Parents play an important role in nurturing their children and controlling the factors affecting their health. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of health education programs...
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Introduction: In order to prevent medical errors, it is important to know why they occur and to identify their causes. Healthcare failure modes and effects analysis (HFMEA) is a type of qualitative descriptive that is used to evaluate the risk. The aim of this study was to assess the risks of using Entonox for labor pain by HFMEA. Methods: A mix...