Editorial Epidemiology
1. Overview of the epidemiologic research: editorial guideline

Masoud Amiri

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2014, Pages 1-2

Abstract
  Epidemiology can be considered as a very old science. For example, John Graunt, a statistician, published Natural and Political Observations. In the Bills of Mortality in 1662, he analyzed the mortality rolls in London before the Great Plague, presented one of the first life tables, and ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
2. 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

Original Article Epidemiology
3. 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

Original Article Epidemiology
4. The effect of new road traffic laws on fatal and non-fatal injury rates in Iran

Elaheh Ainy; Hamid Soori; Seyed Mohammad Riahi; Ebrahim Vahabzadeh; Asghar Mohebi; Masoud Amiri

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2014, Pages 16-23

Abstract
  Background and aims: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of enforcement of new traffic laws on the fatal and non- fatal injury rates in Iran. Methods: In a longitudinal, interventional controlled trial study, all subjects with history of fatal and non-fatal injuries were studied. Their injuries ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
5. Depression among hemodialysis patients: a cross-sectional study in southeast of Iran

Fatemeh Anjomshoa; Mohammad Esmaeli-Abdar; Hossein Rafiei; Maryam Arjmand-Kermani; Faranak Hassanarabi; Athare Hasani; Zahra Esmaeili

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2014, Pages 24-28

Abstract
  Background and aims: Mental disorders may negatively affect on the quality of life in hemodialysis patients and their response to treatment. The aim of present study was to examine the prevalence of depression and related risk factors in hemodialysis patients. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, ...  Read More

Original Article Women's Health
6. Risk factors of pelvic organ prolapse in Iranian women: a cross-sectional study

Ashraf Direkvand-Moghadam; Zeynab Ghazanfari; Ali Montazeri; Ali Delpisheh; Azadeh Direkvand-Moghadam

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2014, Pages 29-34

Abstract
  Background and aims: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common condition which affects on a large proportion of women. The objective of this study was to determine the risk factors of POP in Iranian women. Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out to examine the role of demographic, anthropometric ...  Read More

Review article Women's Health
7. 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

Brief Communication Health Promotion
8. Childbirth choice and effect of education

Zahra Taheri

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2014, Pages 44-46

Abstract
  Annually, many women become pregnant worldwide; however, pregnancy and childbirth is not a pleasant event for all them. In fact, more than 90% of maternal anxiety could be related to the delivery process. It should be noted that delivery is also a stressful event that sometimes, due to different reasons ...  Read More