Using Linear Regression to Identify Critical Demographic Variables Affecting Patient Safety Culture From Viewpoints of Physicians and Nurses

Chih-Yi Chi; Hsin-Hung Wu; Chih-Hsuan Huang; Yii-Ching Lee

Volume 2, Issue 2 , May 2017, , Pages 47-53

  Background: The issues of patient safety and healthcare quality have become increasingly important around the world since the 1990s. Many hospitals manage to reduce the number of adverse events (AEs) that can threaten patient safety in healthcare organizations. Assessing the existing patient safety culture ...  Read More

Relationship between Person-Organization Fit and Performance Indices of Public Hospitals Affiliated with Qazvin University of Medical Sciences in Iran

Zahra Taghvaei-Keshtkar; Leila Riahi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , May 2016, , Pages 59-62

  Background: Person-organization fit is an effective factor for recruiting, selection, and retention of human resources in organizations. Objective: This study examined the correlation between person-organization fit and performance indicators used in healthcare in the hospitals affiliated with Qazvin ...  Read More

Intrapleural Fibrinolysis in Post-tubercular Loculated Pleural Effusions at a Tertiary-Care Respiratory Center: An Uncontrolled Blinded Before-After Intervention Study

Narayanan Subramanian; Debajyoti Bhattacharyya; Inam Danish Khan; Vishnu Prasad; Arun Kotaru; Vasu Vardhan; Kapil Pandya

Volume 3, Issue 2 , May 2018, , Pages 59-63

  Background: Tuberculous, parapneumonic and traumatic loculated pleural-effusions pose therapeutic challenges due to resultant pleural-thickening and compromised lung-function for life. Tuberculosis is widely prevalent in developing countries, necessitating appropriate, effective, and economical treatment ...  Read More

The Time Lag Between the Onset of Symptoms and Diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis in Sulaymaniyah Province, Iraq

Raouf Rahim Merza; Lawen Jamal Mustafa

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2022, , Pages 63-68

  Background: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic, progressive, and disabling disease among rheumatological diseases.Objectives: Current study aimed to investigate the Time lag between the onset of symptoms and final diagnosis of AS, and also identify the factors that contribute to that delay in Sulaymaniyah ...  Read More

Prostate Cancer Screening in Middle-Aged and Older American Men: Combined Effects of Ethnicity and Years of Schooling

Shervin Assari

Volume 5, Issue 2 , June 2020, , Pages 64-69

  Background: Prostate cancer screening is more commonly utilized by highly educated people. As shown by marginalization-related diminished returns (MDRs), the effects of socioeconomic status (SES) such as education on the health outcomes are considerably smaller for ethnic minorities than for Whites. ...  Read More

Atomoxetine Induced Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Mengühan Araz Altay

Volume 4, Issue 2 , June 2019, , Pages 68-70

  Introduction: Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder in children and adolescents. Atomoxetine is a non-stimulant drug used in the treatment of ADHD. Case Presentation: In this article, a case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) which occurred in ...  Read More

Identifying the Factors Affecting the Management of Addiction Treatment Clinics: A Qualitative Study

Iraj Abdi; Ali Komeili; Leila Riahi; Seyed Jamaledin Tabibi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , June 2021, , Pages 71-74

  Background: Due to the expansion of addiction treatment clinics and the costs that these clinics incur on the government and the families of addicts, monitoring the performance of these clinics and the need to pay attention to the principles of management, efficiency, and effectiveness is essential. ...  Read More

Patient Satisfaction With Hospital Foodservice and its Impact on Plate Waste in Public Hospitals in East Malaysia

Nur Farhana Aminuddin; Reena Kumari Vijayakumaran; Shariza Abdul Razak

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 90-97

  Background: Foodservice is an important issue in hospital settings, and patients’ levels of satisfaction are often indicated by consumption and plate waste. Objective: The current study compared patient satisfaction in hospital areas and other factors and determined the relationship between patient ...  Read More

The Status of Outsourcing Services in a Specialized Tehran Hospital Using SWOT

Parisa Mehdizadeh; Nooredin Dopeykar; Ezzatollah Gol-Alizadeh; Maryam Yaghoubi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , August 2016, , Pages 95-99

  Background: Outsourcing in healthcare is a cost-effective strategy that reduces costs and increases service quality. Managers must attempt to outsource healthcare services using scientific methods. Objective: This study is a strategic analysis of the outsourcing of health services in one specialty and ...  Read More

Professional Values in Nursing and the Factors Which Affect Them: A Specific Example of a Private Hospital

Tuğba Mert; Serpil Çelik Durmuş

Volume 4, Issue 3 , September 2019, , Pages 97-101

  Background: A professional is an individual who prefers a profession, is specially qualified in its technical aspects, and makes a living with the profession. Objective: This research was conducted to determine the professional values of nurses and the factors affecting them. Methods: This descriptive ...  Read More

Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices (KAPs) of Type 2 Diabetes Patients Regarding the Consumption of Artificial Sweeteners in Zahedan, Iran: A Cross-sectional Study

Mansour Karajibani; Hadi Eslahi; Farzaneh Montazerifar; Fatemeh Razaghee; Alireza Dashipour

Volume 5, Issue 3 , September 2020, , Pages 105-111

  Background: Knowledge and attitude are the main indicators of awareness about the use of artificial sweeteners. Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAPs) of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in relation to the consumption of low-calorie artificial ...  Read More

Punctuality of Patients and Physicians in an Outpatient Setting: Which Has a Greater Effect on Waiting Time?

Afsoon Aeenparast; Farzaneh Maftoon; Faranak Farzadi; Hossien Yahyazadeh

Volume 6, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 112-115

  Background: Patients’ waiting time for healthcare services is identified as one of the key measurements of an effective health system. This factor has an important role in patients’ satisfaction as well. One factor that is related to the waiting time is patients’ punctuality.Objectives: ...  Read More

Effects of Different Times of Glutaraldehyde 2% on Bacillus subtilis Spores (In Vitro)

Eshagh Lasemi; Mohammad Hossain Kalantar Motamedi; Fina Navi; Maryam Rezae; Niousha Homay Nikfar; Zahra Danial; Roojan Azizpour

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2017, , Pages 118-121

  Background: Due to the importance of disinfectant and sterilization of dental instruments, in total, 14%–28% of dentists, 13% of assistants, and 17% of healthcare workers (HCWs) have been subjected to the hepatitis B virus (HBV), and more than 200 healthcare providers (HCPs) pass away annually ...  Read More

Design and Evaluation of a Mobile-Based Application for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: Case Study of Shariati Hospital in Tehran, Iran

Reza Safdari; Leila Shahmoradi; Ali Garavand; Nasim Aslani; Aliasghar Valipour; Hassan Bostan

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 130-136

  Background: With regard to the particularly high prevalence, cost, and number of disabilities associated with diabetes, increasing patients’ knowledge and skills for managing the disease can help minimize the risks of complications. Objective: The present study aimed to design and evaluate a mobile-based ...  Read More

Effect of Active Dynamic Versus Passive Static Stretching on Hamstring Muscle Tightness in Healthy Female Students: A Randomized Trial Study

Mojtaba Heshmatipour; Azam Esfandiari; Maryam Kazemi Naeini; Mehdi Raei; Omolbanin Firoozpur; Neda Shariatinia; Kiavash Hushmandi

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2019, , Pages 134-138

  Background: For decades, static stretching has been the standard benchmark for training programs, because it has been shown to increase flexibility compared with other methods of stretching. Objective: The current study investigated and compared the effects of active dynamic stretching and passive static ...  Read More

Do Hospitals Affiliated With the Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences Perform Efficiently? Non-parametric Data Envelopment Analysis

Satar Rezaei; Nooredin Dopeykar; Mohsen Barouni; Mohammad Jafari; Fardin Gharibi

Volume 1, Issue 4 , November 2016, , Pages 135-140

  Background: One way to improve the performance of hospitals, the largest resource-consuming units in the healthcare sector, is to continuously evaluate their performance.Objective: The current study assessed the performance of hospitals affiliated with the Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences using ...  Read More

Assessing Managers’ Attitudes Toward Health Promoting Hospitals at a Teaching Hospital in Tehran, Iran

Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani; Esmat Davoudi-Monfared; Akbar Nikpajouh; Yaser Nasiri Moghadam

Volume 5, Issue 4 , December 2020, , Pages 150-156

  Background: Hospitals are the most important and largest providers of health services in the health system. Objectives: This study aimed to examine hospital managers’ attitudes toward health promotion policies at a teaching hospital in Tehran, Iran. Methods: This research was a descriptive-analytical ...  Read More

Factors Affecting Medical Equipment Management in the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis: A Mixed Qualitative and Quantitative Study

Vahid Khodadadi; Asghar Bakrani; Mohammad Hossein Vafaie

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 23-28

  Background: Medical equipment plays an important role in community health in critical situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Objectives: This study was conducted to determine and identify the factors affecting the management of medical equipment in crisis situations. Methods: The present study was ...  Read More

Using Ergometer and Timing Activities in Determining the Manpower Required in Chosen Units of Laboratory in the Shiraz Faghihi Hospital

Tahereh Shafaghat; Emmanuel Ajuluchukwu Ugwa; Kofi Aduo-Adjei; Mohammad-Kazem Rahimi-Zarchi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 27-31

  Background: The quantity and quality of manpower, especially in health systems, are major factors affecting speed of service delivery, cost, and accuracy, or, in other words, the quality of service. Objective: This study purposed to investigate the manpower required in various units of the laboratory ...  Read More

Preventing Traumatic Urinary Catheter Insertion Through a Computerized Ordering System: Quasi-experimental Study From a Tertiary Academic Center

Ted Lee; Heiko Yang; David A. Haneuer; Julian Wan

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2018, , Pages 28-31

  Background: Iatrogenic urethral injury is a well-known risk of urinary catheter insertion. Associated morbidities include stricture formation, catheter associated infection, risk for instrumentation, and extended length of stay. Yet, insufficient attention is paid to its prevention. Objective: This study ...  Read More

Impact of Age on Risk Factors and Clinical Manifestations of Acute Coronary Syndrome: Observations From the Coronary Care Unit of Sulaimani, Iraq

Amanj Abubakr Jalal Khaznadar; Rebin Wahid Salh

Volume 5, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 28-34

  Background: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI ) are common types of acute coronary syndrome which are associated with the risk factors of age, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. Objective: The present study aimed to examine ...  Read More

Improvement of Psychological Symptoms After Replacement Therapy With Levothyroxine in Hypothyroidism: A Report of 2 Cases

Reza Bidaki; Bita Tavana; Shima Hosseini; Negar Neshati; Mojtaba Babaei Zarch

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2019, , Pages 39-41

    Introduction: Hypothyroidism is a common disorder of the endocrine system in which the production of thyroid hormones is inadequate. In addition to various physical manifestations, patients who suffer from hypothyroidism may also present with psychological problems, as described in previous studies. ...  Read More

Improvement of Diabetic Macular Edema in the Fellow Eye After Monocular Intravitreal Bevacizumab Injection

Hamidreza Torabi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , May 2017, , Pages 54-55

  Introduction: Because of bilateral involvement in many cases with diabetic macular edema, Intravitreal bevacizumab injection perform in both eyes. There are some reports of therapeutic effects in the fellow eye after monocular injection of anti-vascular endothelial growth factors. In this study we describe ...  Read More

Relationship between Quality of Work Life of Medical Staff and Quality of Patient Care

Amjad Mohammadi-Bolbanabad; Barzan Shirkhani; Samira Mohammadi; Heshmatollah Asadi; Abas Aghaei

Volume 1, Issue 2 , May 2016, , Pages 63-65

  Background: Nowadays, quality of patient care is one of the major and important concerns of health care delivery which is extremely dependent on the medical staff. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between Quality of Work Life (QWL) and quality of patient care. ...  Read More