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Prevalence and risk factors of varicose veins among female hairdressers: a cross sectional study in north-east of Iran.
J Res Health Sci. 2015 Spring; 15(2):119-23.JR

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Venous diseases including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency are one of the most important pathogenic factors worldwide. High prevalence of varicose veins and its complications is an emerging problem in the twenty-first century. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of varicose veins in female hairdressers in Shahroud, north of Iran in 2012.

METHODS

In this cross-sectional study, 197 employed hairdressers, licensed by the Health Department of Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Iran, were studied. Standard physical examination was used to check the condition of varicose veins of the lower extremities of participants. Data were collected by demographic information form. Proportional odds model for ordinal logistic regression was used to assess the relationship between risk factors and status of varicose disease in subjects.

RESULTS

Prevalence of varicose veins was 47.7%. Varicose veins were significantly associated with age (OR=1.08; 95% CI: 1.03, 1.13); family history of varicose disease (OR=1.99; 95% CI: 1.03, 3.82), blood pressure (OR=4.41; 95% CI: 1.63, 11.90); and duration of standing (OR=2.34; 95% CI: 1.05, 5.22).

CONCLUSIONS

Varicose veins in the legs of female hairdressers had a high prevalence, and it was associated with increasing age, family history of varicose disease, high blood Pressure, and prolonged standing.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Center for Health-Related Social and Behavioral Sciences Research, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.Center for Health-Related Social and Behavioral Sciences Research, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran. farzaneh.amanpour@gmail.com.Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26175296

Citation

Ebrahimi, Hossein, et al. "Prevalence and Risk Factors of Varicose Veins Among Female Hairdressers: a Cross Sectional Study in North-east of Iran." Journal of Research in Health Sciences, vol. 15, no. 2, 2015, pp. 119-23.
Ebrahimi H, Amanpour F, Bolbol Haghighi N. Prevalence and risk factors of varicose veins among female hairdressers: a cross sectional study in north-east of Iran. J Res Health Sci. 2015;15(2):119-23.
Ebrahimi, H., Amanpour, F., & Bolbol Haghighi, N. (2015). Prevalence and risk factors of varicose veins among female hairdressers: a cross sectional study in north-east of Iran. Journal of Research in Health Sciences, 15(2), 119-23.
Ebrahimi H, Amanpour F, Bolbol Haghighi N. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Varicose Veins Among Female Hairdressers: a Cross Sectional Study in North-east of Iran. J Res Health Sci. 2015;15(2):119-23. PubMed PMID: 26175296.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence and risk factors of varicose veins among female hairdressers: a cross sectional study in north-east of Iran. AU - Ebrahimi,Hossein, AU - Amanpour,Farzaneh, AU - Bolbol Haghighi,Nahid, PY - 2014/12/20/received PY - 2015/05/23/accepted PY - 2014/05/10/revised PY - 2015/7/16/entrez PY - 2015/7/16/pubmed PY - 2016/4/5/medline KW - Logistic Regression KW - Prevalence KW - Risk Factor KW - Varicose Vein SP - 119 EP - 23 JF - Journal of research in health sciences JO - J Res Health Sci VL - 15 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Venous diseases including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency are one of the most important pathogenic factors worldwide. High prevalence of varicose veins and its complications is an emerging problem in the twenty-first century. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of varicose veins in female hairdressers in Shahroud, north of Iran in 2012. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 197 employed hairdressers, licensed by the Health Department of Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Iran, were studied. Standard physical examination was used to check the condition of varicose veins of the lower extremities of participants. Data were collected by demographic information form. Proportional odds model for ordinal logistic regression was used to assess the relationship between risk factors and status of varicose disease in subjects. RESULTS: Prevalence of varicose veins was 47.7%. Varicose veins were significantly associated with age (OR=1.08; 95% CI: 1.03, 1.13); family history of varicose disease (OR=1.99; 95% CI: 1.03, 3.82), blood pressure (OR=4.41; 95% CI: 1.63, 11.90); and duration of standing (OR=2.34; 95% CI: 1.05, 5.22). CONCLUSIONS: Varicose veins in the legs of female hairdressers had a high prevalence, and it was associated with increasing age, family history of varicose disease, high blood Pressure, and prolonged standing. SN - 2228-7809 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26175296/Prevalence_and_risk_factors_of_varicose_veins_among_female_hairdressers:_a_cross_sectional_study_in_north_east_of_Iran_ L2 - http://jrhs.umsha.ac.ir/index.php/JRHS/article/view/1903/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -