Letter to the editor
Challenges of Education in Prevention of Road Traffic Crashes

Mohammad Saadati; Alireza Razzaghi; Maryam Najafi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , May 2021, Pages 54-55


  Education is a complex issue and there is a need to consider a several factors to provide an effective training program. Regarding the issue of road traffic crashes, there are some contradictory findings about the efficacy of education, which may cause mistrust among professional circles and experts. Some ...  Read More

Original Article
A Study of Social Health Status in the Population of the Prospective Epidemiological Shahrekord Cohort Study in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province in 2019

Maryam Sadat Ghaemfard; Ali Ahmadi; Asieh Mansouri; Soleiman Kheiri

Volume 8, Issue 2 , May 2021, Pages 56-61


  Background and aims: Social health refers to the quantity and quality of interaction of an individual with society to promote the well-being of individuals in the society. This interaction promotes social capital and social security, and reduces poverty and injustice. So far, no study has been ever done ...  Read More

Original Article
Epidemiology of Intestinal Parasites in the Rural and Urban Areas of Hamadan Province in west –Central Iran

Mohammad Mahdi Majzoobi; Amir Hossein Maghsood; Mohammad Matini; Khosrow Sardarian; Sayed Ali Alavi; Mohammad Fallah

Volume 8, Issue 2 , May 2021, Pages 62-66


  Background and aims: Previous studies have shown that the intestinal parasites have the high prevalence in Hamadan province. However, this problem has not been addressed properly yet and, therefore, there is not up-to-date information about it. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal ...  Read More

Original Article
Violence-Related Behaviors Among Iranian University Students: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and its Relationship with Religiosity and Family Support

Sima Afrashteh; Abbas Abbasi-Ghahramanloo; Mohebat Vali; Mehdi Sharafi; Maria Khishdoost Borazjan; Amirhossein Darabi; Leila Moftakhar; Haleh Ghaem

Volume 8, Issue 2 , May 2021, Pages 67-72


  Background and aims: Violence is recognized as a significant public health problem throughout the world. The present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of violence-related behaviors and its relationship with other risky behaviors, family support, and religiosity among students in Bushehr.Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
Isolation and Identification of Acanthamoeba Strains From the Oral Cavity of Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis in Shahrekord County, the Southwest of Iran in 2018

Mohsen Cheshmpanam; Kourosh Manouchehri Naeini; Soleiman Kheiri; Rahman Abdizadeh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , May 2021, Pages 73-78


  Background and aims: Acanthamoeba spp. as opportunistic microorganisms are widespread in a wide range of environmental sources in the world and may cause severe diseases in immune-deficient patients. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and genotypes of Acanthamoeba spp. in hemodialysis ...  Read More

Original Article
Epidemiological Study of Prostate Neoplasms in Maragheh City During 2014-2019: Northwestern of Iran

Ahmad Vahednasiri

Volume 8, Issue 2 , May 2021, Pages 79-82


  Background and aims: Prostate neoplasms have various geographical distribution in the world as well as in Iran. This study aimed to investigate the epidemiology of prostate neoplasms in Maragheh due to the lack of literature on the subject in this city.Methods: This study is a descriptive-analytical, ...  Read More

Original Article
Prevalence of Ventricular Septal Defect and Associated Diseases Among Patients Under 18 Years in Shiraz During 2016-2017

Hamid Mohammadi; Nima Mehdizadegan; Mohammad Reza Edraki; Saeed Karimi; Negar Yazdani; Reza Bahrami; Mohammad Bahrami

Volume 8, Issue 2 , May 2021, Pages 83-87


  Background and aims: Since ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most common congenital heart disease, this study aimed to investigate its prevalence, characteristics, and associated diseases in a referral children’s heart clinic in south of Iran.Methods: In this cross-sectional study that was ...  Read More

Original Article
A Study of Association of Toxoplasma gondii Infection With Schizophrenia in Mashhad Area, Khorasan Razavi Province, Iran

Bahareh Meftahi; Ebrahim Abdollahian; Ahmad Nematollahi; Gholamreza Razmi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , May 2021, Pages 88-92


  Background and aims: Congenital toxoplasmosis is assumed to play a role in developing schizophrenia in human. This study aimed to estimate the relationship between Toxoplasma infection and schizophrenia by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR).Methods: In ...  Read More