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Articles by A. Moghimi
Total Records ( 2 ) for A. Moghimi
  D. Sobhanirad and A. Moghimi
  The purpose of this study was comparing the phonological and semantic priming on the short verbal memory span. The research was conducted on sixty four male students of Tehran University of Medicinal Science. Due to some distorting factors on the reaction time, some exclusion criteria were adapted such as bilingualism, stuttering, articulation problems, etc. The qualified subjects were tested by auditory-discrimination test (Wepman test). Then all subjects were performed a test that was prepared under second version of DMDX software and the reaction time and accuracy were recorded. The results reveal that the semantic tasks were retrieved faster and better than the other tasks in lexical access. Then, riming tasks were retrieved. There was no significant difference between the alliteration and unrelated prime. In accuracy tasks, the difference between rime-alliteration and alliteration-unrelated tasks were not significant. The result of this research indicates that the semantic level is activated faster than rest of the levels and the phonological level is activated right after that.
  M. Zobeiri , A. Moghimi , D. Attaran , M. Fathi and A. A. Ashari
  According to probable effects of psychological stress on exacerbation of asthma symptoms, utilizing complementary therapies such as hypnosis may be an effective treatment for reduction of asthma symptoms severity. Forty asthmatic patients were randomly allocated to self-hypnosis and control groups. Person`s subjective perception of dyspnoea in both groups was assessed in 4 different stages via modified MRC scale (Modified Medical Research Council Dyspnoea Scale; range 0-4). Also, the Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) and Forced Expiratory Volume in one second (FEV1) were measured through spirometry twice a time, once prior to and again at the end of this one month study period. Only 72.5% of the patients completed the trial. The median change in dyspnoea symptom scores was greater in self-hypnosis group than control group (p = 0.004). There was no significant difference in FVC, FEV1 and FEV1% within each group and between them. According to the results, self-hypnosis can improve symptoms but does not seem to change lung function in asthmatic patients, at least in short periods of time.
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