Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences
About: Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Population & Anxiety. Over the lifetime, 1419 publication(s) have been published receiving 5704 citation(s).
Papers published on a yearly basis
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors explored the relationship between spiritual wellbeing and the quality of life among the patients of Iranian society of MS and found that there was a significant relationship between religious aspect of well-being and psychological aspect of quality life.
Abstract: Background: Spiritual wellbeing is one of the fundamental concepts in chronic disease in which creating meaning and purpose in life is considered as an important approach in promoting general health and quality of life This study was aimed to explore the relationship between spiritual wellbeing and the quality of life among the patients of Iranian society of MS Materials and Method: This descriptive study on 236 patients between 20-57 years, member of the Iran's MS Society Samples were selected in year 2008 Information through spiritual health and quality of life questionnaires were collected Data analysis by independent t-test and Pearson correlation was performed P-value less than�005 were considered significant Result: Spiritual wellbeing score was average among selected patients (979%) There was a significant relationship between religious aspect of spiritual wellbeing and psychological aspect of quality of life and there was a significant relationship between spiritual existential aspect of well-being and the both physical and moral aspects of quality of life (p=004 and p≤00001 respectively) Conclusion: The results may intensify the necessity of strengthening of the spiritual health as a factor affecting quality of life in those patients The key point in a country like Iran with intellectual, cultural and religious beliefs could be useful and necessary in designing care- therapies programs for such patients
TL;DR: In this article, a cross-sectional-descriptive survey assessing health-promoting lifestyle among students of Yazd university of medical sciences was conducted and a total number of 440 students were recruited in this study using a stratified sampling method.
Abstract: Background: Health promoting activities and a healthy lifestyle are major strategies to preserve health. Regarding the importance of health in young people, health promotion in society and also lack of related studies in Iran, this study was designed to determine the performance of the health-enhancing behaviors in medical university students and its effective factors. Materials and Method: This study was a cross-sectional-descriptive survey assessing health-promoting lifestyle among students of Yazd university of medical sciences. A total number of 440 students were recruited in this study using a stratified sampling method. Health-promoting lifestyle was measured using walker’s health–promoting life style profile II (HPLP-II) instrument. Data were analyzed by χ2, student t-tests and one way ANOVA, using SPSS -11.5. Result: Age range of participants was from 17 to 33 years with a mean age of 21.1 years and was composed of 67.4% females and 32.6% males. Totally, the overall health-promoting lifestyle profile had a mean of 130.31 ±19). The highest mean in the subscales was 26.03±5.04) for spiritual growth and the lowest was 16.24±4.28) for physical activity. Statistical significant association was seen between the socio-demographic variables particularly employment situation (p=0.002), study field (p=0.001), mother’s education level (p=0.007) and mother’s job (p=0.01) with mean of overall health-promoting lifestyle profile. Conclusion: Regarding the situation of health-promoting behaviors due to low physical activity among students especially in girls providing health education programs toward increasing physical activity is recommended.
TL;DR: Nasser et al. as mentioned in this paper investigated the association between general health and internet addiction and found that depression and anxiety were common in internet addicted users and it was correlated to the amount of time that they were allocating to it.
Abstract: The Relationship between General Health and Internet Addiction Nastiezaie Nasser Background: Internet is a neutral tool on its own. However, excessive use of internet poses the risk of being addicted to it. This study was performed to investigate the association between general health and internet addiction. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study a total number of 375 students (189 female and 186 male) were randomly selected from Sistan and Baluchestan University between 2007 to 2008. Using the internet addiction test (IAT), the students were divided into two groups: ordinary users and addicted users of internet. The general health questionnaire (GHQ) was used to compare these two groups. The SPSS software and t test were used to analyze the data and P<0.01 was significant. Results: The general health of internet-addicted users in comparison with ordinary users was at a higher risk (P<0.01). But the difference between two groups in general health and disorders of social function were not statistically significant. Conclusion: Depression and anxiety were common in internet addicted users and it was correlated to the amount of time that they were allocating to it.
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