Zainab Alimoradi

Zainab Alimoradi
Qazvin University of Medical Sciences | QUMS · Social determinants of health research center

PhD of Reproductive Health

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Introduction
Zainab Alimoradi currently works at the Nursing and Midwifery, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences. Zainab does research in Primary Care, Public Health and Qualitative Social Research.
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October 2017 - present
Qazvin University of Medical Sciences
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
October 2010 - October 2017
Qazvin University of Medical Sciences
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (94)
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Purpose of Review The COVID-19 pandemic changed people’s lifestyles and such changed lifestyles included the potential of increasing addictive behaviors. The present systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to estimate the prevalence of different behavioral addictions (i.e., internet addiction, smartphone addiction, gaming addiction, social media...
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Background: Binge-watching, the viewing of online videos or streamed content, may be associated with different types of mental health problems. The present study aimed to investigate the associations between binge-watching and five mental health concerns including depression, loneliness, sleep problems, anxiety, and stress. Methods: Academic dat...
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Background Food insecurity can have poor physical and mental health consequences for all family members. The present study investigated the prevalence of household food insecurity and its predictive role on the health of mothers of children aged under 60 months in Qazvin (Iran). Methods A cross-sectional study was carried out between January 2019...
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Background Communal coping is a type of interdependency in which couples dealing with a health threat share assessment of a threat and respond together to the stress. The present study investigated communal coping in the COVID-19 pandemic and its association with psychological and relational outcomes among healthcare professionals.Methods In the pr...
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Background Preconception care (PCC) is one of the most important components of healthcare services for women of reproductive age. Focus on improving preconception health; it can lead to improved reproductive outcomes, healthier pregnancies, and healthier babies. Aim Determine the predictive factors of receiving PCC in pregnant women of Qazvin. Me...
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Background and objectives: One of the potentially effective methods for relieving postpartum perineal pain is auricular acupressure. This review aimed to evaluate the clinical effect of auricular acupressure on postpartum perineal pain in a systematic review. Material and Methods: An extensive systematic search was performed on online electronic da...
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Background Healthy sex can be affected by cognitive schemas activated in the sexual context (CSASCs) and early maladaptive schemas (EMSs). Cognitive schemas are the nuclear structure of the cognitive system which facilitate the interaction between individuals and their environments. CSASCs are emotional and behavioral responses in the sexual contex...
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The effects of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) have consistently been shown to improve insomnia symptoms and other health-related outcomes, but the effects on QoL have been inconsistent. Many factors including the type CBT-I delivery and type of instrument used to assess QoL make the topic complex. The present systematic review an...
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Background Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is one of the most widespread menstrual disorders in women of reproductive age. This recurrent syndrome is a combination of physically, mentally, or behaviorally disturbing changes occurring during the secretory phase of the menstrual cycle. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of a cognitive-behav...
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Objective: To estimate the sleep problems among pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligibility criteria: English, peer-reviewed, observational studies published between December 2019 and July 2021 which assessed and reported sleep problem prevalence using a valid and reliable measure were included. Information sources: Scopus, Medlin...
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Background: The severity of COVID-19 remains high worldwide. Therefore, millions of individuals are likely to suffer from fear of COVID-19 and related mental health factors. Aims: The present systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to synthesize empirical evidence to understand fear of COVID-19 and its associations with mental health-related p...
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Background The use of video games, a hobby for many teenagers in their leisure time, has brought with it a new potential for concerns. Internet gaming disorder (IGD) is a mental condition classified as a disorder due to addictive behaviors. It may include use of video games, both online and offline. Consequences of IGD may include introversion, soc...
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Background Unpleasant experiences of dysmenorrhea can lead to increased anxiety. The anxiety associated with dysmenorrhea is a pain-related anxiety which might reduce the efficacy of medication as well as enhance the perception of pain. The present study evaluated the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in reducing anxi...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing and is not yet under control. Evidence regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on psychological distress has been widely reported worldwide, and one of the primary concerns regarding psychological distress is fear (ie, fear of COVID-19). Therefore, having a robust instrument for assessing fear of COVID-...
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Background This study aimed to validate the Persian version of Maslach Burnout Inventory for Medical Personnel (MBI-HSS-MP); an instrument developed to capture burnout for health professionals. The specific aims were to psychometrically assess the Persian MBI-HSS-MP in relation to its structure, test-retest reliability, and item properties. Method...
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Vaccination is the most effective way to control the COVID-19 pandemic, but vaccination hesitancy threatens this effort worldwide. Consequently, there is a need to understand what influences individuals’ intention to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Restriction of information gathering on societal developments to social media may influence attitudes towards...
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The novel 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is still not under control globally. The pandemic has caused mental health issues among many different cohorts and suicidal ideation in relation to COVID-19 has been reported in a number of recent studies. Therefore, the present study proposed a model to explain the associations between generalized trus...
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The COVID-19 outbreak is associated with sleep problems and mental health issues among individuals. Therefore, there is a need to assess sleep efficiency during this tough period. Unfortunately, the commonly used instrument on insomnia severity—the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI)—has never been translated and validated among Bangladeshis. Additionall...
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Alexithymia, a difficulty identifying and expressing emotions experienced by oneself or others, measurably harms quality of sleep. Research has observed the association between alexithymia and sleep problems; however, the cumulative effect of this association is still unknown. Therefore, this systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to pre...
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Problems caused by the novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) and its mutations have brought challenges in pandemic control for all countries worldwide. The present study examines the mediating roles of fear of COVID-19 and trust in the healthcare system in the association between individual's risk perception and performing preventive COVID-19 b...
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Background and aim Couples’ communication concerning sexual issues is influenced by various individual and social factors. The present study investigated the socio-demographic predictors of dyadic sexual communication among married women of reproductive age. Methods A cross-sectional survey study was conducted from May to October 2019 in comprehen...
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For some individuals, there appears to be some level of unwillingness in getting a COVID-19 vaccine which may be due to trust issues. The present study used a mediation model to investigate how trust is associated with an individual’s willingness to get COVID-19 vaccination among Iranians. A total of 10,843 Iranian adults were recruited in Qazvin p...
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The present study examined the relationship between sexual satisfaction (SS) and cognitive schemas activated in sexual context. In a cross-sectional study, the participants comprised 313 Iranian married women (mean age of 36.7 years and mean marriage duration of 12.4 years). Data were collected utilizing an online survey comprising the Index of Sex...
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Objectives Sexual dysfunction can adversely affect the quality of life and interpersonal relationships. nowadays, a lot of attention is paid to traditional Chinese medicine with better curative effects and less adverse events. Recent studies have implied the promising effect of acupuncture on sexual function. This systematic review evaluate the eff...
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Objective Determination of the effect of hysterectomy due to benign diseases on female sexual function Data Sources A search was performed on Scopus, PubMed, Science Direct, ProQuest, ISI Web of Knowledge and Embase databases. The keywords included Hysterectomy (as exposure) and Female sexual function (as outcome). Original English observational s...
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Background Breastfeeding self-efficacy (BSE) is a strong predictor of the duration of breastfeeding. The aim of this study is to determine the predictors of BSE in breastfeeding mothers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted with 300 breastfeeding mothers who breastfed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Convenience...
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Background Dysmenorrhea or menstrual pain is a commonly occurring disorder in reproductive age women with different proposed risk factors, including body mass index. Objective This study aimed to investigate the association between body mass index and dysmenorrhea using a systematic review and meta-analysis approach. Methods Academic databases Sc...
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The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) changed lifestyles worldwide and subsequently induced individuals’ sleep problems. Sleep problems have been demonstrated by scattered evidence among the current literature on COVID‐19; however, little is known regarding the synthesised prevalence of sleep problems (i.e. insomnia symptoms...
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Background The emerging novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become one of the leading cause of deaths worldwide in 2020. The present systematic review and meta-analysis estimated the magnitude of sleep problems during the COVID-19 pandemic and its relationship with psychological distress. Methods Five academic databases (Scopus, PubMed C...
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Background and Purpose: Breastfeeding has a vital role in ensuring the health of mother and infant, and ultimately the health of society. Breastfeeding self-efficacy is a strong predictor of the duration of breastfeeding, which in a variety of situations - including crises - may be affected by a number of factors. The aim of this study is to determ...
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Aim The aim of the present study was to translate the Postpartum Partner Support Scale (PPSS) into Persian and evaluate its psychometric properties among postpartum women. Design A total of 248 women aged 18–39 years participated in this psychometric study. The PPSS was translated into Persian using a forward‐backward method. Confirmatory factor a...
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had different effects on different occupations. The present study was designed to systematically review the available evidence to investigate the pandemic on occupational effects. The academic databases of Scopus, PubMed Central, ProQuest, Science Direct, and ISI Web of Knowledge were searched sy...
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Background: Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are among the most important health issues in the world. Negative attitudes and lack of knowledge are among the main reasons for the spread of these diseases. The aim of this study is to examine the knowledge and attitude of couples regarding STDs. Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted fr...
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Fennel is used as an alternative treatment for primary dysmenorrhea. This review aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of fennel for reducing pain in primary dysmenorrhea. Twenty databases, including English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Iranian, and Spanish databases, were searched from inception to 20 October 2020. All randomized controlled...
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Objective: To investigate the predictive factors of receiving spousal support in the postpartum period and its relationship with postpartum depression (PPD). Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted between January and May 2019 in 250 primiparous women to determine the predictors of spousal social support in the postpartum period. Three...
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Background The prevalence of female sexual dysfunction is high and various interventions are used for the treatment of this disorder. Objective This systematic review and meta-analysis study aimed to determine the effect of sex education and counseling on the sexual function of Iranian married reproductive age women. Methods We searched the inter...
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Introduction: Menstrual distress caused by primary dysmenorrhea is associated with physical and psychological symptoms-before, after, and during menstruation. Leventhal's self-regulation educational model is based on the cognitive and emotional experiences of threat responses to symptoms and relates to coping responses. This study aims to investig...
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Background: Lactation has a negative effect on female sexual function. Hormonal changes during lactation cause changes which might lead to dyspareunia, lack of libido, and anorgasmia. There are various pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treat sexual dysfunction. While pharmacological treatment has multiple unwanted side effects,...
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Background: The fear of hypoglycemia leads to psychological symptoms in patients with diabetes type 2. In this research, the effects of EDMR on the fear of hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes type 2 were examined. Methods: A clinical trial study was carried out with participation of 72 patients who had diabetes type 2 in Velayat Hospital. The...
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Purpose The present study was designed to estimate the rate of death anxiety and the factors influencing its occurrence in cancer patients using a systematic review and meta-analysis approach. Method Five academic databases, including Scopus, PubMed, Science Direct, Embase, and ProQuest, were searched systematically from inception until the end of...
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Background: Childbearing is an important biological and social event in the life of most women. It is a voluntary behavior that can be affected by many factors. Behavioral theories are a potential path way to study and influence childbearing behavior. The present study was conducted to determine the effect of an educational intervention based on t...
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Objectives This study sought to compare the effects of multi-point ear and body acupressure on labor pain and the duration of labor active phase. Design Three-armed randomized controlled trial Setting Kowsar Hospital, Qazvin, Iran Intervention Participants in the body acupressure group received acupressure on GB21, GB30, BL32, LI4, and SP6 point...
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Background: Dysmenorrhea is one of the most common menstrual disorders and is influenced by various factors. Psychological disorders including anxiety, depression, and stress have been suggested as influencing dysmenorrhea, but previous findings are inconsistent. This study will investigate the relationship between depression/anxiety/stress and dy...
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Background and aims: Midwives experience a high level of stress due to heavy workloads, which has been shown to have adverse effects on well-being. Accordingly, the main goal of this study was to assess the predictors associated with a healthy lifestyle in a sample of midwives working in hospitals and health centers of Qazvin, Iran. Methods: A tota...
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Sexual assertiveness and explicit conversations about sex between couples are influenced by variety of individual, cultural, and social factors. The purpose of this study was to investigate the predictors of sexual assertiveness in a sample of Iranian married women of reproductive age. In this cross-sectional study, 276 married women of reproductiv...
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Background: Menopause is associated with changes in sexual function which are partly due to vaginal atrophy in response to estrogen reduction. Estrogen administration temporarily reduces the symptoms of vaginal dryness, but long-term exposure to this drug is likely to be associated with serious complications. Considering the promising results of p...
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Background: Labor pain is one of the leading causes of fear of childbirth. Acupressure is a non-pharmacological pain relief method that has shown promising results in relieving this pain. The present study is designed to compare the effects of body acupressure at multiple points and auricular acupressure on the pain and duration of labor. Methods...
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Background: Quality of life (QoL) is a multidimensional concept that is affected by various factors. According to the literature, social capital is one of the key determinants of QoL that improves the living conditions of the entire community. This study aimed to investigate the association between social capital and QoL in pregnant women. Method...
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Background Labor pain is one of the leading causes for fear of childbirth. Acupressure is a non-pharmacological pain relief method which showed promising results. Comparing the effect of body acupressure at multiple points and auricular acupressure on the pain and duration of labor, the present study is designed. Methods/Design In a randomized cont...
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Background labor pain is one of the leading causes for fear of childbirth. Acupressure is a non-pharmacological pain relief method which showed promising results. Comparing the effect of body acupressure at multiple points and auricular acupressure on the pain and duration of labor, the present study is designed. Methods/Design In a randomized cont...
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Background & aims: Individuals who are overweight or who have obesity are likely to perceive or experience unfriendly treatment (i.e., weight-related perceived stigma) from different sources such as work colleagues because of the stigma towards excess weight. People who are overweight may accept such stigma and devalue themselves (i.e., weight-rel...
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Introduction: One of the most common infertility treatment is oral medications, such as clomiphene citrate and letrozole. The clomiphene success rate is low among women with polycystic ovary syndrome and insulin resistance. However, letrozole overall success rate was high in these patients. Due to the higher price of letrozole, clomiphene is still...
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Background: Unpleasant experience with the previous menstruation can increase the sensitivity to pain which may lead to moderate to severe pain in patients with dysmenorrhea. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychological method to alleviate the distress from unpleasant memories and related events and can be used for other...
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Background labor pain is one of the leading causes for fear of childbirth. Acupressure is a non-pharmacological pain relief method which showed promising results. Comparing the effect of body acupressure at multiple points and auricular acupressure on the pain and duration of labor, the present study is designed. Methods/Design In a randomized cont...
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The pathological use of the internet - conceptualized as 'internet addiction' - might be crucial in initiating and increasing sleep disturbances in the community. While inconsistent evidence is reported regarding the association of internet addiction and sleep disturbances, the severity of this association remains unclear. This systematic review an...
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Background and aims: Social media use has become increasingly popular among Internet users. Given the widespread use of social media on smartphones, there is an increasing need for research examining the impact of the use of such technologies on sexual relationships and their constructs such as intimacy, satisfaction, and sexual function. However,...
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Background: Quality of life (QoL) is an important tool for evaluating the effect of a disease as well as effects of treatment interventions. The present study is aimed to investigate QoL of the patients with various prevalent chronic diseases in Iran. Methods: In a cross-sectional study, 625 patients with one of the prevalent chronic diseases we...
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Introduction The aim of this study was to design and evaluate the psychometric properties of an instrument for understanding female adolescents’ reproductive and sexual self-care behaviors. Methods A methodological study was conducted. In the qualitative phase, individual in-depth interviews were performed to develop the initial questionnaire. In...
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Aim: Despite the clear morbidity, mortality and vertical transmission rates in women infected with HIV, there is still controversy surrounding the relationship between maternal infection and adverse neonatal outcomes. Antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy is considered the main and most effective method for reducing the vertical transmission of i...
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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a form of psychotherapy used for individuals who have experienced stress-related injuries. Having an unpleasant experience of previous childbirth can cause anxiety and fear of labor in women during the next childbirth. The aim of this study was investigating the effect of the EMDR ther...
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Background: The incidence and severity of primary dysmenorrhea are influenced by various factors. The aim of the present study was to review nutritional factors influencing primary dysmenorrhea. Methods: Academic databases including Web of Science, EMBASE, Scopus, and PubMed (including Medline) were searched using keywords of nutrition, diet, and p...
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Sexual perception refers to the attitudes, expectations, beliefs, and values associated with sexual behaviors. Adolescents’ sexual behaviors is affected by the knowledge, attitudes, values, beliefs, and social norms in their society. In this respect, the sexual perception of adolescents can be studied from a cultural perspective. The present study...
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Identifying children at the risk of developmental delay can improve their long-term prognosis. In this case–control study, mothers and infants aged 6–18 months referred to healthcare centres affiliated with Qazvin University of Medical Sciences were recruited from August to December 2017. The sample size consisted of 197 individuals in developmenta...
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Background: labor pain is one of the leading causes for fear of childbirth. Acupressure is a non-pharmacological pain relief method which showed promising results. Comparing the effect of body acupressure at multiple points and auricular acupressure on the pain and duration of labor, the present study is designed. Methods/Design: In a randomized co...