Randomized Clinical Trials (RCT)
Effects of Oral Use of Elaeagnus angustifolia L. on the Genitourinary Laboratory Findings in Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Trial

Arezou Rezaei; Bita Badehnoosh; Maryam Mohammadbeigi; Mostafa Qorbani; Farzaneh Emaminia; Alireza Mohammadyari; Fatemeh Jalalvand

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 1-12


  Background: Vaginal microbiota are believed to profoundly impact the overall quality of life. Moreover, reduced levels of circulating estrogen are responsible for the majority of the changes in the genital tract in postmenopausal women. Accordingly, the present study aimed to investigate the effects ...  Read More

Research Article
Investigating the Prevalence and Severity of Menopausal Symptoms and Quality of Life in Peri-menopausal and Post-menopausal Palestinian Women: A Cross-Sectional Study

Khadija Kahlout; Aymen Elsous; Aseel Alshorafa; Mariam Ghazal; Rima Yaghi; Ezat Askari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 13-22


  Background: Menopause is accompanied with symptoms that could be bothersome to the point that quality of life can be affected. The present study aimed to assess the prevalence and severity of menopausal symptoms and quality of life among women in their peri- and post-menopausal phase.Methods: This quantitative ...  Read More

Research Article
Comparing the Effects of Psychodrama with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Psychological Well-being of Women with Marital Conflicts

Mahin Tahvilian; Elham Foroozandeh; Seyed Mostafa Banitaba

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 23-31


  Background: Marital conflicts can exacerbate anxiety, depression, and stress in couples and adversely affect their psychological well-being. The present study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of psychodrama and cognitive-behavioral therapy on the psychological well-being of women with marital conflicts.Methods: ...  Read More

Research Article
Investigating the Tempo Effect on Completed Fertility: The Effect of Age at First Cohabitation or Birth on Completed Fertility in Malawi, Africa

James Forty

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 32-43


  Background: Population growth is considered a problem in Malawi, Africa and fertility is reportedly a key factor in the growth of this population. The subject of studies on fertility-related factors has been period fertility rather than lifetime fertility. However, period fertility is reported to be ...  Read More

Research Article
Comparing the Effectiveness of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy in Reducing Intolerance of Uncertainty and Depression in Women with Fibromyalgia

Mahta Farzadkia; Abdolhassan Farhangi; Shahnam Abolghasemi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 44-51


  Background: Patients with Fibromyalgia, in addition to widespread pain, often complain of fatigue, sleep disorders, cognitive impairment, anxiety, and depression. The present study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy ...  Read More

Research Article
Effects of Gestalt Group Therapy and Reality Therapy on Perceived Self- Efficacy in Women with Breast Cancer

Iman Nazari; Behnam Makvandi; Naser Saraj Khorrami; Alireza Heidari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 52-60


  Background: Considered as a major health concern worldwide, breast cancer (BC) is the most prevalent cancer among women. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of gestalt group therapy and reality therapy on perceived self-efficacy in women with BC.Methods: This quasi-experimental research ...  Read More

Research Article
Evaluation of the Relationship Between Serum Vitamin D Levels and First-Trimester Miscarriage: A Case-Control Study

Soheila Akbari; Arian Karimi Rouzbahani; Masoumeh Ghaffarzadeh; Golnaz Mahmoudvand; Leila Fathi; Shaghayegh Mapar; Parsa Namdari; Fatemeh Yari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 61-66


  Background: Vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency can be regarded as a crucial public health obstacle that affects about 50% of the world’s population. Pregnant women are at a relatively high risk of developing deficient concentrations of vitamin D, which can result in detrimental pregnancy outcomes. ...  Read More

Case Report
Pregnancy and COVID-19 Infection: A Study of 24 Cases

Shalaleh Aghaei; Roghaye Mohammadirad; Azita Fathnezhad-Kazemi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 67-76


  Introduction: There is scarce information about the effects of SARS‐CoV‐2 infection in pregnant women. The present study aimed to evaluate pregnancy’s clinical characteristics and outcomes in women with COVID-19 and their babies.Case Presentation: We conducted a case series study, from April ...  Read More