Publications by authors named "Sanaz Moosavi"

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Predictors of health practices among a group of Iranian adolescent pregnant women: a cross-sectional study.

Int J Adolesc Med Health 2020 Jun 4. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

Midwifery Department, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Introduction The health practices of pregnant women can affect maternal and fetal health, and pregnancy outcomes. Understanding the predictors of health practices in adolescent pregnant women can help improve these practices. The present study aimed to determine the predictors of health practices in adolescent pregnant women. Materials and methods This cross-sectional study was conducted on 316 adolescent pregnant women in health centers of Tehran (capital of Iran). The participants were selected through the census method. The data were collected using the socio-demographic, obstetrics and health practices questionnaires and analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, and general linear model. Results The mean score of health practice was 135.29 ± 9.08, ranging from 34 to 170. The highest and the lowest mean score pertained to the avoidance of harmful drugs and opiates subscale (29.79) and the balance of rest and exercise subscale (13.15), respectively. The general linear model showed that a lower level of education, a history of abortion, lack of involvement in pre-pregnancy counseling, and delayed attendance for prenatal care, reduced the health practice score. However, high level of emotional support from the spouse increased the health practice score. Conclusions The findings highlighted the factors effective on health practices including involvement in pre-pregnancy counseling, early prenatal care and emotional support for the adolescent pregnant woman.
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June 2020

Secondary use of electronic health records: Availability aspects in two Nordic countries.

Health Inf Manag 2019 Sep 16;48(3):144-151. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

Background: The potential for the secondary use of electronic health records (EHRs) is underused due to restrictions in national legislation. For privacy purposes, legislative restrictions limit the availability and content of EHR data provided to secondary users. These limitations do not encourage healthcare organisations to develop procedures to promote the secondary use of EHRs.

Objective: The objective of this study is to identify factors that restrict the secondary use of unstructured EHRs in academic research in Finland and Sweden.

Method: A study was conducted to identify these availability-restricting issues that pertain to the academic secondary use of unstructured EHRs. Using semi-structured interviews, 14 domain experts in science, hospital management and business were interviewed to evaluate the efficiency of procedures and technologies that are implemented in secondary use processes.

Results: The results demonstrate three aspects that restrict the availability of unstructured EHRs for secondary purposes: (i) the management and (ii) privacy preservation of such data as well as (iii) potential secondary users.

Conclusion: Based on these categories, two approaches for the secondary use of unstructured EHRs are identified: the protected processing environment and altered data.

Implications: The protected processing environment ensures patient privacy by providing unstructured EHRs for exclusive user groups that have preferred use intentions. Compared to the use of such processing environments, data alteration enables the secondary use of unstructured EHRs for a larger user group with various use intentions but that yield less valuable content.
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September 2019

Metformin compared with insulin in the management of gestational diabetes mellitus: a randomized clinical trial.

Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2012 Dec 12;98(3):422-9. Epub 2012 Oct 12.

Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Aims: To evaluate the effect of metformin and insulin in glycemic control and compare pregnancy outcome in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

Methods: This randomized controlled trial was conducted in GDM women with singleton pregnancy and gestational age between 20 and 34 weeks who did not achieve glycemic control on diet were assigned randomly to receive either metformin (n=80) or insulin (n=80). The primary outcomes were maternal glycemic control and birth weight. The secondary outcomes were neonatal and obstetric complications.

Results: Two groups were comparable regarding the maternal characteristics. Two groups were similar in mean FBS (P=0.68) and postprandial measurements (P=0.87) throughout GDM treatment. The neonates of metformin group had less rate of birth weight centile >90 than insulin group (RR: 0.5, 95% CI: 0.3-0.9, P=0.012). Maternal weight gain was reduced in the metformin group (P<0.001). Two groups were comparable according to neonatal and obstetric complications (P>0.05). In metformin group 14% of women needed to supplemental insulin to achieve euglycemia.

Conclusion: Metformin is an effective and safe alternative treatment to insulin for women with GDM. This study does not show significant risk of maternal or neonatal adverse outcome with the use of metformin.
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December 2012