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A Prevalence Study of Hearing Loss among Primary School Children in the South East of Iran
Aqeel Absalan,Ibrahim Pirasteh,Gholam Ali Dashti Khavidaki,Azam Asemi rad,Ali Akbar Nasr Esfahani,Mohammad Hussein Nilforoush
International Journal of Otolaryngology , 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/138935
Abstract: Hearing impairment substantially affects child’s ability to normally acquire the spoken language. Such negative effects create problems for the child not only in terms of communication but also in terms of achievement in school as well as social and emotional growth. The aim of this research is to study the prevalence of hearing disorders and its relationship to age and gender among primary school students of Zahedan, Iran. In this cross-sectional and descriptive analytical study, 1500 students from elementary schools were screened for hearing loss. The selection of samples was performed using multistage sampling method. Primary information was obtained through direct observation, otoscopy, and audiometric and tympanometric screenings. Data was obtained and analyzed via ANOVA test. Statistical analysis showed a significant correlation between the age and the prevalence of middle ear abnormal function. Conductive hearing loss in males and females was 8.8% and 7.1%, respectively. In addition, 1% and 0.7% of male and female students, respectively, suffered from sensorineural hearing loss. Results indicated that 20.2% of students of elementary schools in Zahedan needed medical treatment for their problems. Therefore, it is recommended that the hearing screening of school-age children should be included in annual school health programs in this region. 1. Introduction Hearing loss of even 15 dBHL can create hearing disability in children and consequently impairment in their mental growth [1–3]. Due to the occurrence of secreted middle ear otitis during a critical period (when the senses are emerging and adapting to the environment), these impairments can create various disabilities in children. These disabilities can cause behavioral complications in six functional areas: mental maturity, perception, speech and speaking, cognition and general intelligence, academic achievement, and interpersonal behaviors [4, 5]. One of the other impairments is unilateral hearing loss (UHL) that, if not examined, is normally detected later because one of the ears is healthy. For the impact of unilateral hearing loss on children’s academic achievement, it was found that 30% of children with unilateral deafness lag at least 1.2 years behind their normal peers in terms of academic achievement [6]. Unilateral hearing loss has remarkable effects on academic achievement, language development, and children’s auditory perception [7]. By considering the unpredictable difficulties, the best way to identify them would be individual assessment of children at risk. Due to the lack of
Information searching habits of Internet users: A case study on the Medical Sciences University of Isfahan, Iran
Asefeh Asemi
Webology , 2005,
Abstract: This article reports a survey on the search habits of Internet users at the Medical University of Isfahan (MUI), a governmental university in Isfahan city, Iran. Efforts are on to find the search requirements related to the use of the Internet information. Data were collected by using a questionnaire and follow-up interviews with Internet users from five faculties. Results show that all the respondents are using the Internet frequently because all faculties have provided connection to the Internet. It is revealed that the researchers of MUI are getting quality information through the Internet. Fifty-five percent of respondents search for scientific information through the Internet because the university library has provided access to various databases and online journals for all students and staff. They use the Internet in different ways, such as accessing to online journals, downloading software or text, chatting, discussion, E-mail services and for finding related references. It was unveiled that the Internet services are normally used for research. Also it is observed that the Google and Yahoo search engines are more widely used compared to other search engines. The analysis reveals that 54 percent of Internet users always find useful information on the Internet. Thirty-one percent of respondents believed that quality information is available on the Internet and finally, 35% of the studied population use print, online and offline form of information for updating their subject knowledge.
Comparison of Protein Value of Commercial Baby Food with Homemade Baby Food and Casein Standard in Rats as the Refference point
Z Asemi
Qom University of Medical Sciences Journal , 2012,
Abstract: Background and Objectives Evaluation of protein quality in food is of great importance due to the biological and economical impacts of food proteins. This study has been conducted with the aim of comparing the protein quality of homemade food (mixture of macaroni and soy bean) with commercial baby food (Cerelac Wheat) using Casein as the refference point. Methods This study was conducted on 64 twenty one day old male Wistar rats. The rats were divided into 8 groups, and each group was put on a different diet regiments. The diet regiments were as follow: 2 homemade food+Cerelac test diet, 1 Ccasein+Methionine standard diet, 1 protien-free basal diet, 2 test diet, 1 standard diet and 1 basal diet. The purpose of protien-free diet was to evaluate True Protien Digestability (TPD). Net Protein Ratio (NPR) and Protien Efficiency Ratios (PER) were investigated by the basal diet. Protein intake and increasing of weight were determined for NPR and PER calculating. Nitrogen intake and fecal Nitrogen were determined to calculate TPD. Comparison of TPD, NPR and PER among the groups were analyzed by ANOVA and Tukey methods. Results TPD values of Standard, Cerelac and homemade food diets were 92.8±4, 87±8 and 85.4±3.2; NPR values were 4.3±0.4, 4.3±0.9, 3.8±0.6; and PER values were 3±0.2, 2.5±0.4, 1.7±0.1 respectively. The statistical difference between TPD and PER values were significant (p < 0.05), whereas NPR differences were insignificant ( p > 0.05). ConclusionThese results shows that TPD and PER of homemade foods are lower than Cerelac while their NPR are acceptable
Determination of Number and Biometry of House Sparrow Passer domesticus Eggs in Public Parks of Shushtar in South of Iran (Spring 2010)
Azam Yahaghi,Behrouz Behrouzi-Rad,Seyyed Mehdi Amininasab,Reihaneh Askari
World Journal of Science and Technology , 2011,
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The Role of Management Information System (MIS) and Decision Support System (DSS) for Manager’s Decision Making Process
Asefeh Asemi,Ali Safari,Adeleh Asemi Zavareh
International Journal of Business and Management , 2011, DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v6n7p164
Abstract: In today’s business world, there are varieties of information systems such as TPS, DAS, KWS, MIS, DSS, ES, CSCWS, GDSS and ESS. Each plays a different role in organizational hierarchy and decision making process. In this article the authors have selected two main information systems, namely, MIS and DSS. After discussing the decision making process based on each concept, its characteristics, relations, connections of each concept to decision-making process have been determined. At the same time, different models and figures are presented to enrich the discussion and to highlight precisely the status of each MIS and DSS information system in organizational decision making.
The protein quality value of two homemade cereals legume mixtures compare to a commercial baby food sample
Zatollah Asemi,Mohsen Taghizade
Behbood , 2011,
Abstract: Background: Mixed cereals and legumes products enhance protein quality. This study has been conducted to compare the protein value of two homemade foods (a mixture of beans and rice and a mixture of vetch and rice) with a commercial baby food (wheat- based Cerelac) in rats. Methods: An experimental study has been conducted on 80 male rats, which divided into 8 subgroups. Five different diets including3 3 test diets (Cerelac and two of the homemade foods), 1 standard diet (casein) and 1 basic diet (protein free) were admitted to determine the TPD (True protein Digestibility), AD (Apparent Digestibility). Furthermore, 3 test diets, 1 standard diet and 1 basic diet used to determine the NPR (Net protein ratio), PER (Protein Efficiency Ratio) and FER (Food Efficiency Ratio). Difference between values of TPD, NPR and PER among the groups was analyzed using ANOVA and SPSS software.Results: Our findings indicated that the TPD for Cerelac, bean+rice and vetch+rice (87.7, 80.2 and 81.9; respectively) were statistically different. The NPR for Cerelac, bean+rice and vetch+rice were 4.6, 4 and 4.5; respectively. There was significant difference for PER between three groups (2.5, 2.9 and 2.8; respectively). Conclusion: The findings showed that the protein value of homemade foods is acceptable in comparison to commercial products such as Cerelac.
Comparison of quality proteins regarding evaluation in two samples of home made cereal/legume mixtures with a sample of commercial baby food
Zatollah Asemi,Mohsen Taghizade
Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences , 2009,
Abstract: (Received 19 August, 2009 ; Accepted 18 November, 2009)AbstractBackground and purpose: Protein quality of cereal/legume mixtures results in nutrient profiles. Regarding to the importance of food protein quality, this study was conducted to compare protein value of two samples of home made food (based on semolina spaghetti + soybean and nole spaghetti + soybean mixed) with Cerelac - based on wheat (commercial baby food) in Rats.Materials and methods: Experimental study was conducted on 80 male rats (wistar) aged 21days in 8 groups, under 10 diets inclusive of: 3 test diets (Cerelac and two samples of home made food), 1 diet standard (casein+Methionine) and 1 diet basal (protein free) for True protein Digestibility (TPD) and Apparent Digestibility (AD) study and 3 test diets, 1 diet standard and 1 diet basal for Net Protein Ratio (NPR), Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) and Food Efficiency Ratio (FER) study. The value of TPD, NPR and PER between groups were analyzed by ANOVA and then with Bonferroni post test.Results: The value of TD 92.8, 87, 89 and 85.4, NPR 4.3, 4.3, 3.6 and 3.6, PER 3, 2.5, 1.8 and 1.7, were for casein+Methionine, Cerelac and home made foods based on semolina spaghetti+soybean and nole spaghetti+soybean mixed. So there are significant difference between groups in compare to TD and PER (p<0.05), but in compare to NPR is not significant.Conclusion: The findings showed that TD and NPR of home made food in comparison with Cerelac are acceptable, but in compare to PER is lower.J Mazand Univ Med Sci 2009; 19(72): 28-35 (Persian)
Social Interactive Media Tools and Knowledge Sharing: A Case Study
Fatemeh Anari,Asefeh Asemi,Adeleh Asemi,Munir Abu Bakar
Computer Science , 2013,
Abstract: Purpose: Social Media Tools (SMT) have provided new opportunities for libraries and librarians in the world. In academic libraries, we can use of them as a powerful tool for communication. This study is to determine the use of the social interactive media tools [Social Networking Tools (SNT), Social Bookmarking Tools (SBT), Image or Video Sharing Tools (IVShT), and Mashup Tools (MT)] in disseminating knowledge and information among librarians in the Limerick University, Ireland. Methodology: The study was a descriptive survey. The research population included all librarians in Glucksman library. A questionnaire survey was done to collect data. Statistical software, SPSS16 was used at two levels (descriptive and inferential statistics) for data analyzing. Findings: The findings show that the mean (out of 5.00) of using each of SMT in sharing knowledge by the librarians of Glucksman library is as the following: SNT (2.49), SBT (2.92), IVShT (2.99) and MT (2.5). It shows that most of their interaction related to share of image or video. Originality: SMT provides an excellent platform for the exchange information between students, faculty members, and the librarians themselves. The Glucksman library at the University of Limerick is using this technology. This paper gives an example of how using these tools in the field of Library and Information Science in Ireland. The issues expressed could be beneficial for the development of library services in general and knowledge sharing among librarians in particular.
Single Beam Z-Scan Measurement of Nonlinear Refractive Index of Crude Oils  [PDF]
Adeleh Granmayeh Rad
Journal of Modern Physics (JMP) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2014.55038
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Nonlinear properties of two different crude oils from west-south Iran reservoirs have been investigated using the single beam Z-scan technique. The nonlinear refractive indices of the samples were measured by use of diode laser in the CW regime and at the wavelength 660 nm. The experiment results showed that the samples have large and negative refractive index nonlinear refraction coefficient. These results showed that the crude oil has significant nonlinear properties and it could be a candidate for photonic and nonlinear optical devices and also this information can be used in petroleum science and oceanology and etc.

Efficacy of Static and Intermittent Gravity Inverted Therapy Techniques in Improvement of Motor Apraxia and Cognitive Abilities in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)  [PDF]
Ahmed M. Azam
World Journal of Neuroscience (WJNS) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/wjns.2018.82025
Abstract: This work was carried out to investigate the efficacy of static and intermittent gravity inverted therapy techniques in improvement of motor apraxia and cognitive abilities in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 30 children were randomly joined in this study into two groups; Group A (sensory integration therapy approach plus static and intermittent inversion therapy techniques) and Group B (sensory integration therapy approach only). Block design test was used to locate and follow constructional apraxia, computerized information processing speed test to locate and follow cognitive processing and grooved pegboard test was used to locate and follow fine motor skills. The variance between pre- and post-treatment results was highly significant in the study group in all variables. By comparison of the two groups in constructional apraxia variables test at post-treatment, there was a highly representative elevation in favour to study groups (p < 0.05). By comparison of the two groups in cognitive processing variable at post-treatment, there was a highly representative elevation in favour to study group (p < 0.05). By comparison of the two groups in fine motor skills variable at post-treatment, there was a highly representative elevation in favor to study group (p < 0.05). According to the outcomes of this study, it can be terminated that the sensory integration therapy approach plus static and intermittent inversion therapy techniques can be recommended in improvement constructional apraxia and cognitive processing abilities in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children.
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