Leila Yazdanpanah, Health Research Institute, Diabetes Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz 6135715794, Iran
Morteza Nasiri, Sara Adarvishi, Nursing and Midwifery School, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz 7541886547, Iran
Author contributions: Yazdanpanah L, Nasiri M and Adarvishi S contributed equally to this work and performed the literature search and wrote first draft; Yazdanpanah L provided expert opinion and reviewed the paper.
Supported by Health Research Institute, Diabetes Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
Conflict-of-interest: The authors declared no conflict-of-interest.
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Correspondence to: Morteza Nasiri, BSc, MSc, Nursing and Midwifery School, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Golestan road, Khozestan, Ahvaz 7541886547, Iran. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: July 3, 2014
Peer-review started: July 3, 2014
First decision: July 29, 2014
Revised: November 18, 2014
Accepted: December 16, 2014
Article in press: December 17, 2014
Published online: February 15, 2015