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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 601640, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/601640
Research Article

Validation of the Revised Stressful Life Event Questionnaire Using a Hybrid Model of Genetic Algorithm and Artificial Neural Networks

1Industrial Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, P.O. Box 11365-9466, Tehran, Iran
2Mental Health Unit, Cardiovascular Research Center, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box 81465-1148, Isfahan, Iran
3Cardiac Rehabilitation Research Center, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
4Cardiovascular Research Center, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Received 21 November 2012; Revised 2 January 2013; Accepted 2 January 2013

Academic Editor: Guang Wu

Copyright © 2013 Rasoul Sali et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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