Former International Journal of Epidemiologic Research (Int J Epidemiol Res, eISSN: 2383-4366), a refereed scholarly quarterly affiliated with Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, has published 285 articles in 9 Volumes and 33 Issues from 2014 until now, but it is continuing its academic publication from November 30th, 2022 with the new title of “Epidemiology and Health System Journal” (EHSJ, eISSN: 2980-7891). The journal attempts to inform people across the world of the latest epidemiologic and health issues, provide a forum for data analysis and interpretation, and serve as a vehicle for sharing statistics and research on both national and international bases. Researchers are kindly encouraged to submit their valuable articles to this journal according to its aims and scope.


The journal succeeded to receive the national scientific-research grade (rank) from “Iran's Committee of Medical Sciences Journals” in 2015. The journal has a distinguished Editorial Board with extensive academic qualifications, ensuring that the journal maintains high scientific standards and has broad international coverage. The journal peer-reviews papers within the shortest possible time after submission and publishes accepted articles online immediately upon receiving the final versions. Our fast and efficient reviewing process is our strength, based on which the Epidemiology and Health System Journal provides the authors with a comprehensive peer review process, during which the following measures are taken to bring in a robust and straightforward review:

* Upon accepting to review, the reviewers are asked to submit their reviews within the shortest possible time.
* A smooth, pain-free review submission interface is made for the reviewers.
* Helpful email updates keep you and your reviewers on track and on time.
* The editorial staff follows the process of article publication with great care and focus.

Original Article
Assessing Burnout Status and its Association With Demographic and Job-Related Factors Among General Dentists During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Shiraz

Maryam Bakhtiar; Amirhossein Abouei Mehrizi; Arghavan Behbahanirad

Volume 9, Issue 4 , November 2022, Pages 144-149

  Background and aims: The aim of the current study was to assess the construct validity of the Persian version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS) among dentists and burnout rate and its related factors among general dentists in Shiraz during the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) ...  Read More

Original Article
Epidemiologic and Clinical Characteristics of Guillain-Barré Syndrome in Patients Referred to Sina Hospital in Hamadan in 2018

Mojtaba Khazaei; Fatemeh Ghasemi; Mehrdokht Mazdeh; Elham Khanlarzadeh; Masoud Ghiasian

Volume 9, Issue 4 , November 2022, Pages 150-154

  Background and aims: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) has several types, some of which damage myelin and some others cause axonal damage. Detecting the type of GBS is important in determining the type of treatment and its prognosis. This study was conducted to investigate the epidemiological characteristics ...  Read More

Original Article
Seroepidemiological Survey of Human Hydatidosis in Patients Referred to the Health Service Centers of Hamadan in 2019

Mohammad Fallah; Seyedmousa Motavallihaghi; Mehran Bakhtiari

Volume 9, Issue 4 , November 2022, Pages 155-159

  Background and aims: According to evidence, a hydatid cyst is one of the most important health issues in most parts of the world. This study aimed to investigate the frequency of human hydatidosis in patients referred to health service centers in Hamadan province in 2019 using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent ...  Read More

Original Article
Antimicrobial Resistance Pattern of Escherichia Coli Isolated From Patients With Urinary Tract Infection in Tehran, Iran, in 2021

Saied Bokaie; Aliasghar Fakhri Demeshghieh; Ehsan Mosa Farkhani; Abolghasem Shokri

Volume 9, Issue 4 , November 2022, Pages 160-163

  Background and aims: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are intense public health problems and are precipitated by a variety of pathogens. This study was performed to determine the frequency of bacterial agents of UTIs and the antibiotic resistance pattern of Escherichia coli in urinary culture samples ...  Read More

Original Article
The Performance of Antigen-detecting Rapid Diagnostic Test Among COVID-19 Outbreaks in North-Eastern Peninsular Malaysia

Hazlienor Mohd Hatta; Nik Mohd Hafiz Mohd Fuzi; Suhaiza Sulaiman; Abdul Haris Muhammad; Zaini Hussin

Volume 9, Issue 4 , November 2022, Pages 164-170

  Background and aims: Accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreaks. Antigen-detecting rapid diagnostic tests (Ag-RDTs) are easily accessible and affordable, producing rapid results. They are an alternative to the limited gold-standard real-time reverse-transcription ...  Read More

Original Article
A Study on the Relationship Between Happiness and Health Behaviors in Adolescents: Shahrekord 2019

Ghazal Rezaie; Masoumeh Moezzi; Masoud Lotfizadeh; Fariba Fathollahi Dehkordi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , November 2022, Pages 171-177

  Background and aims: Recently, positive psychology has received increasing importance, and research has shown that higher levels of happiness reduce the risk of mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between happiness and health behaviors in adolescents in ...  Read More

Original Article
Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life of Tuberculosis Patients in Lagos State, Nigeria

Ezinwanyi Madukoma; Olalekan Moses Olayemi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , November 2022, Pages 178-183

  Background and aims: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health disease threat in the world, particularly in Nigeria. The burden of TB infection could have a far-reaching effect on the psychological, physical, and social well-being of patients and consequently deterioration in their health-related quality ...  Read More

Review article
Efficacy and Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines in Different Variants and Doses: A Systematic Review

Hamed Delam; Sara Moghaddam; Reza Zare

Volume 9, Issue 4 , November 2022, Pages 184-195

  Background and aims: Today, with the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, we have witnessed many efforts by different countries to produce a vaccine for this disease. Each vaccine has been marketed with different efficiencies, thus this research was designed to determine the efficacy ...  Read More

Environmental Health
Removal of lead ions from industrial wastewater: A review of Removal methods

Mohsen Arbabi; Sara Hemati; Masoud Amiri

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 2015, , Pages 105-109

  Background and aims: The removing of (potential) toxic heavy metal ions from sewage, especially in industrial and mining waste effluents, has been widely studied in recent years. The aim of present study was to investigate the various methods for lead removal of lead ions from industrial wastewater. ...  Read More

Prevalence of internet addiction among university students in Ilam: a cross-sectional study

Ataollah Hashemian; Ashraf Direkvand-Moghadam; Ali Delpisheh; Azadeh Direkvand-Moghadam

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2014, , Pages 9-15

  Background and aims: Internet addiction is one of the problems emerged with the development of technology. Considering the potential negative effects of internet addiction on health, the present study aimed to determine the prevalence of internet addiction in university students in Ilam, west of Iran, ...  Read More

Women's Health
The global trend of infertility: an original review and meta-analysis

Ashraf Direkvand-Moghadam; Kourosh Sayehmiri; Ali Delpisheh; Azadeh Direkvand-Moghadam

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2014, , Pages 35-43

  Background and aims: Infertility is one of the most important conditions in reproductive system and there is no reliable estimates for global prevalence of infertility. Therefore, knowing the prevalence of infertility is important and can be effective in decision making. Methods: We systematically reviewed ...  Read More

Environmental Health
Removal of copper ions Cu (II) from industrial wastewater: A review of removal methods

Mohsen Arbabi; Nazila Golshani

Volume 3, Issue 3 , September 2016, , Pages 283-293

  Background and aims: Nowadays heavy metals are the environmental priority pollutants and are becoming as the most serious environmental problems. In recent years removing those from diverse industrial effluents and metal cleaning have been studied. The aim of the present study was to investigate the ...  Read More

Prevalence of major coronary heart disease risk factors in Iran

Ali Ahmadi; Mahmoud Mobasheri; Hamid Soori

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2014, , Pages 3-8

  Background and aims: Coronary heart diseases (CHDs) contribute to mortality, morbidity, disability, productivity and quality of life. This study was aimed to determine the prevalence of major risk factors for CHD in the provinces of Iran. Methods: This study reported pre-existing data and was of secondary, ...  Read More

Original Article
Clinical Manifestations and Associated Mortality Factors of COVID-19: A Large Population-Based Study in the Northeast of Iran During 2020-2021

Mohammadtaghi Shakeri; Amir Ali Moodi Ghalibaf; Masood Ghodsi-Moghadam; Ghazaleh Ghorbannezhad; Seyyed Parham Ahmadi; Setareh Mashahiri; Seyed Masoud Sadati; Samaneh Abolbashari; Maryam Salari

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 04 March 2023

  Background and aims: The emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become one of the greatest health problems of the 21st century. The current study was conducted to investigate COVID-19’s clinical manifestation, mortality factors, and their association with each other during the ...  Read More

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