1. Telehealth as a Pandemic Silver Lining: Healthcare Lessons from COVID-19

Bishwajit Ghose; Josephine Etowa; Tanjir Rashid Soron

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, , Pages 138-139


  Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the third coronavirus to emerge in the past decade after the 2010 SARS-CoV and 2012 MERS-CoV, which originated in China and Saudi Arabia, respectively. The virus is transmitted via small droplets which are produced during activities such ...  Read More

2. Public Trust in Healthcare System in Iran: A Rapid Assessment During the COVID-19 Epidemic in Iran

Kamran Bagheri-Lankarani; Mohammad-Hadi Imanieh; Amir-Hossein Hassani; Hossein Molavi Vardanjani

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, , Pages 146-151


  Background and aims: Public health policies and programs should be adapted to the level of public trust in the healthcare system, as an indicator of the public support level. Accordingly, the data about public trust level in the healthcare system is considered as a critical requirement for managing public ...  Read More

3. The Relationship Between Physical Activity, Body Image, and Eating Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic in High- School Girls

Mohammad Faramarzi; Majid Mardaniyan Ghahfarrokhi; Zahra Hemati Farsani; Zahra Raisi; Maryam Jamali; Julien S. Baker

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, , Pages 152-159


  Background and aims: Decreased levels of physical activity (PA) during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic can cause physical and psychological problems for individuals. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between PA, body image, and eating disorders (EDs) ...  Read More

4. Prevention of Social Stigma Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 93-94


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

5. Anxiety Status of Instagram Users during Coronavirus Disease in Iran in 2020: A Cross-sectional Study

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

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 105-108


  Background and aims: Today, with the increasing prevalence of COVID-19 in the world, the general population with excessive worry due to media reports has a higher level of psychological distress. Therefore, the present study aimed to determine the state of anxiety among Instagram users in 2020. Methods: ...  Read More

6. Evaluation of Diagnostic Modalities for SARS-Cov-2: A Review Study

Roghayeh Sheervalilou; Jamal Ahmadzadeh; Sahel Alavi; Kazhal Mobaraki; Saman Sargazi; Milad Shirvaliloo; Ali Golchin; Ali Yekanlou; Sahar Mehranfar

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 129-137


  Background and aims: In late December 2019, a cluster of progressive pneumonia-like respiratory syndromes broke out in Wuhan, China. As the number of cases continued to rise, the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been declared a global public health emergency. The causative agent, i.e., SARS-CoV-2, ...  Read More

Health Promotion
7. Evaluating COVID-19 Related Health Anxiety Among Individuals Referring to Urban Health Centers in Arak, Iran: A Cross-sectional Study

Pegah Mohaghegh; Ehsan Abedi; Masomeh Sofian; Fatemeh Rafiei

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 3-8


  Background and aims: The prevalence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) resulted in health anxiety among general population and unreasonable referring to health centers. This study aimed to assess health anxiety related to COVID-19 in individuals referring to healthcare centers of Arak, Iran in 2020. Methods: ...  Read More

8. Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Interest in Home-Based Exercise: An Application of Digital Epidemiology

Sajad Bagherian; Majid Mardaniyan Ghahfarrokhi; Ebrahim Banitalebi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 47-53


  Background and aims: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), immediate self-quarantine is assumed as the best course of action for highly contagious diseases. Since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many individuals have become overweight and are also suffering from physical ...  Read More

Infectious Disease
9. 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


  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. In addition, there are some ...  Read More

Social Epidemiology
10. Using Ineffective Coping Strategies for Facing With COVID-19

Mohammad-Rafi Bazrafshan; Hamed Delam

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 52-52


  Methods that people use to overcome problems are called coping strategies. The concept of coping was first introduced by Lazarus in 1966. He believed that stress involves three stages. First, there is the initial assessment, which is to observe a risk. The second stage involves the evaluation, which ...  Read More