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

Zohreh Shahhosseini; Fatemeh Hamidi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , February 2021, Pages 1-2


  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 unknown intermediate ...  Read More

Original Article Health Promotion
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 , February 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

Original Article Epidemiology
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

Volume 8, Issue 1 , February 2021, Pages 9-13


    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 sampling ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
Association Between Parental Educational Attainment and Children’s Negative Urgency: Sex Differences

Shervin Assari

Volume 8, Issue 1 , February 2021, Pages 14-22


  Background and aims: 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 (SEP), such as parental educational ...  Read More

Original Article Infectious Disease
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

Volume 8, Issue 1 , February 2021, Pages 23-30


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

Original Article Epidemiology
Parental Education and Children’s Sleep Problems: Minorities’ Diminished Returns

Shervin Assari

Volume 8, Issue 1 , February 2021, Pages 31-39


  Background and aims: 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 ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
Cholera Outbreak in Hadhramout, Yemen: The Epidemiological Weeks 2019

Eidha Ali Bin-Hameed; Huda Ameen Joban

Volume 8, Issue 1 , February 2021, Pages 40-46


  Background and aims: Cholera is a disease of acute watery diarrhea caused by Vibrio cholerae usually transmitted through contaminated water. In this study, we collected and analyzed the related epidemiological data to determine cholera outbreak in Hadhramout, Yemen during the disease epidemic in 2019. Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
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 , February 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