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Comparing the Postpartum Quality of Life Between Six to Eight Weeks and Twelve to Fourteen Weeks After Delivery in Iran

Nosrat Bahrami 1 , Zahra Karimian 2 , Somayeh Bahrami 3 and Nahid Bolbolhaghighi 4 , *
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1 Department of Midwifery, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, IR Iran
2 Department of Reproductive Health, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, IR Iran
3 Department of Statistics, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, IR Iran
4 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, IR Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: July 5, 2014, 16 (7); e16985
  • Published Online: July 5, 2014
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: December 25, 2013
  • Revised: March 3, 2014
  • Accepted: April 9, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/ircmj.16985

To Cite: Bahrami N, Karimian Z, Bahrami S, Bolbolhaghighi N. Comparing the Postpartum Quality of Life Between Six to Eight Weeks and Twelve to Fourteen Weeks After Delivery in Iran, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2014 ; 16(7):e16985. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.16985.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Acknowledgements
Footnotes
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