International Journal of Epidemiologic Research (IJER, eISSN: 2383-4366) is a multidisciplinary quarterly journal concerned with all aspects of epidemiology. International Journal of Epidemiologic Research publishes Original Articles, Review Articles and Meta-analysis, Editorials, Letters to Editors, and Brief Communications related to all aspects of Epidemiology such as Environmental, Genetic, and Molecular Epidemiology and so on. High-quality research papers or reviews dealing with any dimension of epidemiology are welcome. Papers may be observational, experimental, and qualitative articles.

      This 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 a broad international coverage. The journal peer-reviews papers up to two weeks 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 International Journal of Epidemiologic Research provides the authors with a comprehensive peer review process, during which the following measures are taken to bring in a robust and straightforward review:

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 "Call for papers related to the COVID-19 virus"

      In order to support the scientific community in their current efforts to provide insights and innovative research dealing with the Corona-crisis, International Journal of Epidemiologic Research and its editorial board welcome the epidemiologic papers in this regard and offer authors a fast track review process.

Letter to the editor Infectious Disease
1. Lessons Learned on How to Manage a Crisis: Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Healthcare System Weaknesses

Morteza Arab-Zozani; Hosein Ameri

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 142-143

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.25

Abstract
    Dear Editor,   We have witnessed many advances in all fields of science over the years, especially in the field of health. However, various facts can be obtained in times of adversity. Although programs usually work well until a crisis occurs, they do not well continue during the crises. ...  Read More

Original Article Infectious Disease
2. Intestinal Protozoan Infections in Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy in Shahrekord the Central Southwest of Iran in 2018

Seyed Mahmood Banihashemi; Eissa Soleymani; Rahman Abdizadeh; Mousa Motavalli Haghi; Bahman Khalili

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 144-151

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.26

Abstract
    Background and aims: Parasitic infections, especially opportunistic parasites, can cause serious problems for immunocompromised patients. In this regard, this study aimed to evaluate parasitic infections in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy after referring to Kashani hospital of Shahrekord ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
3. Epidemiologic Evaluation of Maxillofacial Trauma in Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan

Abbas Haghighat; Sobhan Pourarz; Afsaneh Zarghami

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 152-156

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.27

Abstract
    Background and aims: This study aimed at analyzing the epidemiological features and complications of different types of maxillofacial traumas in patients who referred to Alzahra hospital, Isfahan during 2005-2019.   Methods: This descriptive-analytical cross-sectional study included all patients ...  Read More

Original Article Social Epidemiology
4. Investigating the Status of Suicide Attempt and Suicide Deaths in Population Covered by Dezful University of Medical Sciences During 2012-2018

Fatemeh Rashidi; Maryam Mansouri Baghbaderani; Forutan Salehinezhad; Maryam Dastoorpoor

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 157-162

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.28

Abstract
  Background and aims: Suicide is one of the most important complications of the industrialized world. The purpose of this study was to investigate the status of suicide attempt and suicide deaths in the population covered by Dezful University of Medical Sciences (DUMS).   Methods: In this ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
5. Prevalence of Von Willebrand Disease in Women of Reproductive Age With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Kashan, Iran, During 2019

Tahereh Abdoli; Mansooreh Samimi; Fatemeh Atoof; Mohammad Shayestehpour; Majid Ehsani

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 163-166

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.29

Abstract
  Background and aims: Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is an inherited disorder of blood clotting in humans. The prevalence of VWD is different among various populations. The prevalence of this disorder in women with menorrhagia is less reported in Asia and Iran. The present study aimed to determine ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
6. Self-medication Among Students in Southern Iran: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Attitudes

Hamed Delam; Omid Soufi; Ahmadreza Eidi; Mohammad-Rafi Bazrafshan

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 167-172

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.30

Abstract
  Background and aims: Self-medication, as the most common method of self-care, is one of the major problems in treatment in many countries in the world. The present study was designed to determine the prevalence of self-medication and identify the factors associated with casual medication use among students ...  Read More

Original Article Health Promotion
7. Relationship Between General Health and Dysmenorrhea in Students at Shahrekord University in 2018

Zahra Karimi; Leili Rabiei; Asma Sayyad; Masoud Lotfizadeh

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 173-178

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.31

Abstract
  Background and aims: Dysmenorrhea is one of the most common problems that women experience. Dysmenorrhea brings about psychological problems for women and adversely affects their performance. Therefore, providing, maintaining, and promoting the health of women is an important goal. The present study ...  Read More

Brief Communication Epidemiology
8. Sources of Drug Information and the Rate of Reading Patient Information Leaflets by Medical Sciences Students

Ameneh Nasiri; Bahareh Gholami Chaboki; Seyed Soheil Saeedi Saravi; Mojgan Nazari

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 179-182

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.32

Abstract
  Background and aims: Patient information leaflets (PILs) are the best form of written information transfer. The aim of this study was to investigate the sources of drug information and the reading rate of PILs among medical sciences students.   Methods: Three hundred students were entered ...  Read More

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

Mohsen Arbabi; Sara Hemati; Masoud Amiri

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

Abstract
  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

Epidemiology
2. 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 , Autumn 2014, , Pages 9-15

Abstract
  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
3. 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 , Autumn 2014, , Pages 35-43

Abstract
  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
4. Removal of copper ions Cu (II) from industrial wastewater: A review of removal methods

Mohsen Arbabi; Nazila Golshani

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

Abstract
  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

Epidemiology
5. Prevalence of major coronary heart disease risk factors in Iran

Ali Ahmadi; Mahmoud Mobasheri; Hamid Soori

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

Abstract
  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

Letter to the editor Cancer Epidemiology
1. Common Concerns of Cancer Patients in the Time of COVID-19 Outbreak: Some Implications for Health Care Professionals

Zohreh Shahhosseini; Fatemeh Hamidi

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 30 March 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2021.01

Abstract
  Dear Editor, Coronaviruses are important human and animal pathogens. In December 2019, a new virus from the coronavirus family, called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), triggered the outbreak of pneumonia from Wuhan across China. The virus originated in bats and was transmitted to humans through ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
2. The Prevalence of Helmet Use and Predictive Factors Among Motorcyclists in Shahrekord, Iran in 2018

Saleh Jafarian; Ali Ahmadi; Masoud Amiri; Rahman Biokani; Zohreh Abbaspour; Masoud Mahmoudzadeh

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 30 March 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2021.0x

Abstract
     Background and aims: Motorcycle accidents are a major concern for countries. One of the most important risk factors for motorcyclists is the lack of helmet use. This study aimed to measure the rate of the helmet use and predictive factors in Shahrekord, Iran. Methods: Using simple random ...  Read More

Letter to the editor Health Promotion
3. Challenges of Education in Prevention of Road Traffic Crashes

Alireza Razzaghi; Mohammad Saadati; Maryam Najafi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 November 2020

Abstract
  AbstractEducation is a complex issue and there is a need to consider a several factors to provide an effective training program. In the road traffic crashes issue, there are some contradictory findings of education effectiveness which caused to mistrust among professional circles and experts. Some scientists ...  Read More

Original Article Health Promotion
4. COVID-19 health anxiety among persons referring to urban health centers of Arak city, Iran: across-sectional study

Pegah Mohaghegh; Ehsan Abedi; Masomeh Sofian; Fatemeh Rafiei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 November 2020

Abstract
  Background: Regarding the COVID-19 epidemic and the resulting health anxiety among people which causes the unreasonable referring to healthcare centers, current study aims to assess health anxiety in persons referring to healthcare centers of arak.Methods: this cross-sectional study examined the health ...  Read More

Original Article Social Epidemiology
5. Modeling, investigation of social health and decomposing of socioeconomic inequality in that, in the population of Shahrekord cohort study

Ali Ahmadi; maryam sadat ghaemfard; asieh mansouri; Soleiman Kheiri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 December 2020

Abstract
  Background and Aim: Social health is "the quantity and quality of individual interaction with society in order to promote the well-being of individuals in society." This interaction promotes social capital, social security, poverty reduction and injustice. So far, no study has been done on ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
6. Sex Differences in the association between Parental Education and Children Negative Urgency
Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 December 2020

Abstract
  Background: Negative urgency reflects a specific facet of impulsivity and correlates with a wide range of health-related risk behaviors, including but not limited to problematic substance use. Negative urgency is also shaped by family socioeconomic position such as parental educational attainment.Aim: ...  Read More

Original Article Infectious Disease
7. Molecular characterization of multidrug-resistant bacteria isolated from patients with pneumonia at two hospitals in North-West Nigeria

Paul I Oyegoke; Busayo O Olayinka; Joseph O Ehinmidu; Babajide A Tytler

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 April 2021

Abstract
  Background and aim: The spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious public health threat complicating treatment and resulting in prolonged hospitalization. Due to the dearth of appropriate surveillance systems, the prevalence of AMR threat is not well defined. This study sought to assess the ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
8. Parental Education and Children’s Sleep Disturbance: Minorities’ Diminished Returns
Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 April 2021

Abstract
  Background: While increased parental education reduces children’s sleep problems, less is known about racial variation in such protection. According to Minorities’ Diminished Returns (MDRs) theory, economic resources such as parental education show weaker health effects for minority groups ...  Read More

Letter to the editor Epidemiology
9. Preventing of Social Stigma Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Jamal Ahmadzadeh; Arash Aliasghari; Marzieh Hossini; Fatemeh Rahimi; Kazhal Mobaraki

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 April 2021

Abstract
  As a result of the global crisis related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), confusion, anxiety and fear and other psychological effects have been created among the general population in this global village. Unfortunately, these factors have provoked inappropriate behavior, and in aspect of socially, ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
10. Cholera Outbreak in Hadhramout, Yeme

Eidha Ali Bin-Hameed; Huda Ameen Joban

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 April 2021

Abstract
  AbstractBackground and aim: Cholera is a disease of acute watery diarrhea caused by Vibrio cholerae which is usually transmitted through contaminated water. In this study, we collected and analyzed the related epidemiological data to determine the outbreak of cholera in Hadhramout, Yemen during the epidemiological ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
11. Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Interest in Home-Based Exercise: A Study on the Iranian Community

Sajad Bagherian; Majid Mardaniyan Ghahfarrokhi; Ebrahim Banitalebi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 April 2021

Abstract
  Background: According to WHO, immediate self-quarantine is assumed as the best course of action for highly contagious diseases. But, many individuals have so far become overweight and are also suffering from physical problems. Therefore, the present study aimed to effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on interest ...  Read More

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