Robab Latifnejad Roudsari

Robab Latifnejad Roudsari
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences | MUMS · Department of Midwifery

PhD. MSc. BSc.

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Introduction
Robab Latifnejad Roudsari is a professor in Reproductive Health at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. She received her PhD from University of Surrey, UK in 2008. Her research interests are focused on sexual and reproductive health. Robab has published in different topics including infertility, pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, sexual health and reproductive rights. Her current project is focused on women’s experiences of motherhood in oocyte donation pregnancies.

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Background: Vaginismus is considered as one of the most common female psychosexual dysfunctions. Although the importance of using a multidisciplinary approach for assessment of vaginal penetration disorder is emphasized, the paucity of instruments for this purpose is clear. We designed a study to develop and investigate the psychometric properties...
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The study reported in this paper explores how infertile women cope with infertility using their religious and spiritual beliefs. In total, 30 infertile women affiliated to different denominations of Christianity and Islam were interviewed in the UK and Iranian fertility clinics using grounded theory. The categories which emerged included governing...
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The most commonly used method for data collection in qualitative research is interviewing. With technology changes over the last few decades, the online interview has overcome time and financial constraints, geographical dispersion, and physical mobility boundaries, which have adversely affected onsite interviews. Skype as a synchronous online serv...
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Background: Despite clear reasons for necessity of sexual health education for adolescents, it is a contested issue and has faced challenges in most cultures. Providing sexual education for non-married adolescents is culturally unacceptable in most Muslim societies. Objective: This qualitative study addressed socio-cultural challenges to sexual hea...
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Background: Research in reproductive health (RH) has been located in the core of women’s health research. Providing accurate information through conducting scientific and controlled research is essential, but increased number of research in the world especially in developing countries in RH area in order to introduce advanced technologies has been...
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Introduction: Violence against women is a significant health and legal problem and has been declared as a health priority by the World Health Organization (WHO). The most common type of violence against women is domestic violence, more prevalent against women with disabilities than other women. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating neurological...
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Background: Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in Iran. Understanding the coping strategies employed by cancer survivors can provide valuable information for designing interventions to help them adapt to the problems produced by cancer and its treatment. This study aimed to explore the coping strategies of BC survivors in Iran. Methods: This...
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Background: Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in Iran. Understanding the coping strategies employed by cancer survivors can provide valuable information for designing interventions to help them adapt to their problems produced by cancer and its treatment. This study aimed to explore the coping strategies of BC survivors in Iran. Methods: Th...
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Aims: Midwives, who manage maternal and their infant’s health in the COVID-19 pandemic, need special attention. The present study was designed to examine the knowledge, attitude and practiceof midwives. Methods: This study was a cross-sectional online survey via social media platform of WhatsApp that was conducted in April 2020 on 360 midwives work...
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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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In this study, we examined the effectiveness of Women's Postpartum Sexual Health Program (WPSHP) on Iranian women’s sexual health in the postpartum period. A single-blind randomized clinical trial was conducted in 2016 on 80 postnatal women in Iran. We used Female Sexual Function Index, Female Sexual Distress Scale and Female Sexual Quality of Life...
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Background: Striae gravidarum, which occurs in most pregnancies, is unpleasant for women, and its treatment is costly. A preventive measure for this condition is applying herbal oils to maintain the skin's elasticity. The current study investigates the effect of a topical combined herbal cream on the occurrence and severity of striae gravidarum in...
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Background & aim: Birth-related perineal injuries, especially its severe degrees, could result in unpleasant childbirth experience and affect maternal and infant morbidities. Since, it is possible to improve the quality of care through understanding patients' expectations and experiences, this study was conducted to explore the perceptions and expe...
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So far, few studies have been conducted to evaluate the effect of sexual activity during menstruation on endometriosis, but due to the potential manifestations and complications of endometriosis; this study aimed to systematically review the published articles on the association between sexual activity during menstruation and endometriosis. This sy...
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Background: Women’s perception and knowledge of breast cancer signs, symptoms, and risk factors could be conducive to breast cancer risk management and interventions. The present study aimed to explore Iranian laywomen perceptions and expert opinions regarding breast cancer risk factors. Methods: This qualitative study was conducted from March to N...
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Background: Considering that the world’s female prison population has increased by about 53 per cent since 2000, the phenomenon of pregnancy in prisons is also increasing. One of the basic and specific needs of pregnant women is to receive prenatal care in prison. The purpose of this study was to understand the meaning of prenatal care in lived exp...
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Background Domestic violence during pregnancy is a severe public health problem. Abused pregnant women are confronted with the threats posed by domestic violence. Pregnancy and protection of the unborn child could affect maternal strategies for managing violence. The purpose of this study was to explore Iranian women's strategies for managing domes...
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Background: Psychological consequences of infertility could have a negative effect on marital and sexual satisfaction. Numerous medical associations have strongly recommended psychological interventions, including counseling to help infertile couples. Objective: This study conducted to review the effectiveness of counseling interventions on marita...
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Objectives: It has been speculated that infertile women use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) frequently in addition to conventional therapy. This study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine use among Iranian infertile women. Design: This multi-center cross-sectional study was conducted in...
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In student-teacher relationship, role modeling of the clinical teachers has frequently been identified as a strategy to promotion of professional development of students and their learning. The aim of the current study was to explore the experiences of nursing students and teachers concerning role modeling in clinical education. In this qualitative...
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Introduction: Implementing research results in clinical practice has become a challenge in clinical settings. For this purpose, a study was designed to do the critical appraisal of the published clinical trials on "the effect of herbal medicine on striae gravidarum". Methods: In this descriptive study, the clinical trials between 1972 and 2019 abo...
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Background: There have been several methods designed to assess the risk of breast cancer. But according to studies conducted in Iran, the risk to Iranian women could not be accurately calculated with current tools. The aim of this study was to obtain consensus regarding potential breast cancer risk factors in Iran. Methods: A long list of risk fact...
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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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Background: The number of domestic studies to identify subjective norms for improving the quality of sexual education programs is limited. The aim of the present study is to explain the perceptions and experiences of midwives and general practitioners of subjective norms affecting the sexual conversation with postmenopausal women. Materials and Met...
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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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The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is common in infertile women in different countries. The purpose of the current study was to review the infertile women's needs in relation to complementary and alternative medicine use. This narrative review was conducted through searching English databases including Scopus, PubMed, Embase, W...
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Introduction: Randomize controlled trials (RCTs) in evidence-based medicine are important, and treatment decisions are made based on the results of these studies. Due to the frequency of this type of research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and its effect on infertility, the RCTs on "the effect of CAM on infertile women's pregnancy...
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Background & aim: The care plan of women with perineal injury during labor does not differ with women without perineal trauma in the health system of Iran, while they are encounter more physical problems after childbirth. The present study was designed to explore the experiences of Iranian postpartum women regarding physical recovery of perineal tr...
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Background: Although sexual health assessment is required for health care providers and sexual rights are a human right, only 2% of general practitioners pay attention to the sexual issues of their patients. Most international studies have reported a lack of clinical knowledge and skills in sexual conversations among treatment workers. This study a...
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Background: The complications of cesarean section (CS) is more than vaginal delivery in most cases and will be increased in repeat cesarean section. Therefore, women are not keen to choose vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC). The present study was conducted to explore why women with previous cesarean section do not choose VBAC. Methods: Thi...
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Background: In recent years, the incidence of male infertility has increased worldwide. It is necessary to study the factors that influence male infertility in each area/region for better management. Objective: To determine the factors affecting male infertility in the Iranian male population. Materials and Methods: An online search was conducted i...
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Introduction: Infertile women use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) frequently, in addition to conventional therapy. The aim of the study was to explore infertile women's healing experiences of using complementary and alternative medicine. Method: This qualitative study was conducted using Van Mannen's approach to phenomenology. Individu...
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Background: With increasing the number of female prisoners, it seems necessary to follow up the conditions of pregnant women in prison in order to identify their needs and provide healthcare and social services to improve their health, accordingly. Therefore, a systematic review was conducted to examine the needs of incarcerated pregnant women. Met...
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Background: Despite significant advances, only 35% infertile couples conceive after ART. If IVF is unsuccessful, couples will need to decidewhether to proceed again with assisted conception. The aim of this study was to explore Iranian infertile couples’ experiences after failed ART to continue treatment. Methods: In this qualitative study particip...
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Background: The pandemic and its consequences have has been shown to have a negative impact on the availability and accessibility of the basic services, including sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. The aim of this study was to investigate the responses to the essential sexual and reproductive health needs for women during the COVID-19 p...
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The HIV serodiscordant relationship refers to the mixed-status and condition in which one of the partners is HIV positive, while the other is HIV negative. It is anticipated that 75% and 37% of serodiscordant couples are living in countries with low and high HIV prevalence, respectively. They play a significant role in preserving the global HIV epi...
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Background: In this case report, we presented a rare case of maternal death with massive vulvar edema and Covid-19 diagnosis. Case Presentation: The case was a 20-year-old woman who was referred to with pain and massive vulvar edema by passing seven days from her labor. The laboratory tests showed leukocytosis, lymphopenia, and the elevated C-reac...
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Background The global number of women in prison has increased in recent years. Some of these incarcerated women experience pregnancy. Pregnancy in prison has a great impact on the experience of mothers and can affect women’s role in motherhood. This study aimed to understand the meaning of motherhood in pregnant prisoners. Methods The present quali...
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Background Domestic violence in pregnancy is a severe public health problem. Victimized pregnant women are confronted with the threats posed by domestic violence. Pregnancy and protection of the unborn child could affect maternal strategies for managing violence. The purpose of this study was to explore Iranian women's strategies for managing domes...
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Domestic violence (DV) against infertile women is an important health concern, which affect their well-being. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigated the prevalence of DV against infertile women. The study was done based on the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analysis (PRISMA) on international electronic data...
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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection continues to be the primary cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Decades into research on the prevention of HIV and AIDS, new challenges have arisen in relation to changing behavior and new communication approaches are required. Also, the scholars suggest it requires the new approaches that extend...
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Background: Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequent cancer in Iranian females. Due to the changes in lifestyle and reproductive risk factors, the BC incidence rate has been rapidly increasing. Knowing risk factors of BC could significantly contribute to improved prevention behaviors. Purpose: To investigate the relationship between menstrual and re...
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Introduction: Domestic violence (DV) against infertile women is an important health concern, which could affect their physical and psychological well-being. Therefore, this systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted to investigate prevalence of DV against infertile women. Methods:This review study was done based on the preferred reporting...
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Introduction: The assisted reproductive donation technologies have increased the hope of pregnancy among infertile couples. However, a large part of the world's population does not accept such methods due to socio-cultural issues. In this regard, the identification of its different socio-cultural dimensions can be helpful. This study aimed to deter...
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Aim: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy on stress, anxiety and depression of infertile couples, as determined through interventional studies. Methods: Using the electronic databases of Web of Science, PubMed, Scopus, Embase, SecienceDirect, Clinikal Key, Google Scholar, PsycINFO, SID and Magiran, a...
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Background The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified shift work as a possible human carcinogen. The results of systematic on this topic is contradictory. This systematic review and meta-analysis, therefore, aimed to update the current evidence regarding the relationship between night-shift work duration and breast cancer...
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Background and Objectives: The results of cohort studies could be used in evidence-based medicine in case they have a good quality and robust methodology. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the quality of cohort studies investigating preconception risk factors of gestational diabetes. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the cohort st...
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Preconception care (PCC), as an essential strategy in continuity of the care approach for women, could reduce maternal and child mortality. Women’s expectations from healthcare providers regarding PCC are different based on their knowledge, experiences and culture. The purpose of this study was to explore Iranian women’s preferences and expectation...
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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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Background: Sexual self-disclosure is one of the factors that affect sexual satisfaction. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of individual therapy using the Bring up, Explain, Tell, Timing, Educate, and Record (BETTER model) in comparison to individual therapy using the Permission, Limited Information, Specific Suggestions, and Inten...
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Background and objective: Clinical trials are studies that can provide the most reliable evidence to investigate the impact of various interventions in health research. Due to the importance of these studies in producing valid scientific evidence, this study was conducted to critically evaluate the published clinical trials regarding the effectiven...
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Background: The optimal objective of infertility treatments is to increase pregnancy rate. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a collaborative counseling program on pregnancy rate in women undergoing in vitro treatment. Methods: This was a parallel group randomized trial on a sample of 60 women attending to an infertility resea...
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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP), has demonstrated that sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are critical challenges for public health that demand significant global speculation and investment. COVID-19 is the largest global public health crisis in a century, with overwhe...
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Background: Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) are reliable methods for the evaluation of treatment effectiveness, which should be rigorous and must be reported with clarity. This study aimed to assess the compliance of published RCTs about the effect of physical activity on primary dysmenorrhea with the CONSORT 2017 statement. Materials and meth...
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Objective: The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the decisions of infertile couples regarding disclosure to future child. Materials and methods: This qualitative study was conducted with content analysis approach in 2012 in Milad Infertility Center at Mashhad, Iran. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with 32 infer...
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Background: Recovery of postnatal women with perineal injuries, especially when perineal tear is severe, occurs much later than the healthy women. There is no specific questionnaire to assess the postnatal recovery in these women. The aim of this study was development and psychometric evaluation of a new tool to measure women’s recovery of postnata...
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Background: Household labor has been indicated as a feminine role even in the present millennium, in which gender role orientations have been changed. As pregnancy is an important time for studying the division of household labor, this study aimed to discover the meaning of the pregnant women's experiences of household roles. Methods: An ethno-p...
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Background & aim: Women experience many physical and emotional changes during pregnancy. Simultaneously, they experience dramatic alterations in their family structure and function including changes in the spousal role of couple. Due to the scarcity of studies in this regard, the present study aimed to provide an account of women's experiences of s...
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The retrospective record review, also known as medical record review, patient record review, clinical record review, retrospective chart review, retrospective chart audit, clinical chart review and chart review is a well-established research design in which obtaining pre-recorded, patient-centered data are thoroughly reviewed to answer one or more...
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Background: Recovery of postnatal women with perineal injuries, especially when perineal tear is severe, occurs much later than the healthy women. There is no specific questionnaire to assess the postnatal recovery in these women. The aim of this study was development and psychometric evaluation of a new tool to measure women's recovery of postnat...
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COVID-19 has been announced as a pandemic by the World Health Organization in 2020. The evidence shows that if women do not attend antenatal services they are at risk of maternal death, stillbirth and other adverse perinatal outcomes. Models of care in the pandemic of COVID-19, for pregnant women include: home visiting, self-quarantine/ isolation,...
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Background: Designing a health promotion program for infertile couples with unsuccessful treatment can play an important role in promoting their health in physical, social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions. There are different techniques for validation of programs. In this study, the Delphi technique was used to validate a health promotion p...
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Background: High rate of repeat cesarean section and its complications are the results of cesarean tsunami in the last two decades in Iran. Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is an important alternative for repeat cesarean. However, the rate of VBAC in Iran is very low subject to some organizational and individual barriers. This study explored the...
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Inconsistencies between the number of patients, qualified caregivers and lack of adequate spaces and resources in the healthcare systems for people living with HIV/AIDS has led to the idea of providing healthcare services for this vulnerable population at home. This study aimed to review the evidence related to the home-based care programs in the c...
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Background: Social recovery during the postnatal period in women with perineal trauma is a little‑known concept. Therefore, this study was designed to explore the experiences of social recovery in women with childbirth‑related perineal trauma. Materials and Methods: A qualitative approach using content analysis was adopted to study a purposive sam...
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Background & aim: A supportive program during normal childbirth with a holistic approach could reduce the cesarean section rate and make childbirth a positive experience. Therefore, the present study aimed to develop a supportive care plan for labor using the logic model. Methods: The data generated through a grounded theory study were used to deve...
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Background: For women with bleeding and threatened abortion ultrasound scan is done to confirm the viability of the fetus, however, 10-15% of the embryos are eventually aborted. Distinguishing between women with good and poor prognosis can be a helpful approach. Objective: This study aimed to determine the predictive value of Pregnancy-Associated...
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Background: Despite significant advances, only 35% infertile couples conceive after ART. If IVF is unsuccessful, couples will need to decide whether to proceed again with assisted conception. The aim of this study was to explore Iranian infertile couples’ experiences after failed ART to continue treatment. Methods: In this qualitative study partici...
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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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Background: Approximately half of mothers give birth by cesarean section in Iran and two thirds of them are repeated cesareans. Repeated cesarean is threatening for the mothers and newborns and not compatible with fertility policies in Iran. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) is a reasonable strategy but its prevalence is very low due to some barr...
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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...