Letter to the editor
1. Telehealth as a Pandemic Silver Lining: Healthcare Lessons from COVID-19

Bishwajit Ghose; Josephine Etowa; Tanjir Rashid Soron

Volume 8, Issue 4 , November 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

Original Article
2. Modeling the Dynamics and Forecasting the fourth Peak of COVID-19 in Iran Using PSO Algorithm

Ebrahim Sahafizadeh; Mohammad Ali Khajeian

Volume 8, Issue 4 , November 2021, Pages 140-145


  Background and aims: Iran had passed the third peak of COVID-19 pandemic, and was probably witnessing the fourth peak at the time of this study. This study aimed to model the spread of COVID-19 in Iran in order to predict the short-term future trend of COVID-19 from April 23, 2021 to May 7, 2021.Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
3. 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 , November 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

Original Article
4. 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 , November 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

Original Article
5. Antibiotics Resistance Pattern of Staphylococcus aureus Isolated From In-patients of an Orthopaedic Hospital in North- Western Nigeria

Dominic Agbo Oche; Paul Ifeleke Oyegoke; Maryloveth Oluchukwu Akpudo; Busayo Olalekan Olayinka

Volume 8, Issue 4 , November 2021, Pages 160-166


  Background and aims: Staphylococcus aureus, an important pathogen in bone diseases, is a highly multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterium. This study aimed to investigate the antibiotic resistance among S. aureus isolated from patients on admission in an orthopaedic hospital. Methods: In this cross-sectional ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Epidemiology of Mental Disorder Symptoms in Students of University of Bojnord: The Role of Demographic Characteristics and Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies

Khadije Alavi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , November 2021, Pages 167-174


  Background and aims: Mental health problems are considered as important public health issues. This study aimed, firstly, to investigate the epidemiology of mental disorders’ symptoms among the students of Bojnord University and examine the role of demographic characteristics in the prevalence of ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Study of the Epidemiology and Use of Condoms in Vulnerable Women Referring to Damage Reduction Centers in Shiraz During 2015-2016

Masoumeh Sadat Mousavi; Seyedeh Leila Dehghani; Bahareh Behzad; Samira Pourrezaei; Marzieh Ata’ali

Volume 8, Issue 4 , November 2021, Pages 175-181


  Background and aims: Female sex workers (FSWs) play an essential role in the transmission of HIV and are considered critical groups compared to the public groups of society and their customers. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the status of sexual intercourse among prostitutes in Shiraz ...  Read More

Original Article
8. Evaluation of Breastfeeding in 6-24 Month Children in South of Iran

Alireza Mirahmadizadeh; Soraya Zahmatkesh; Mohammad Sadegh Kashfinezhad; Fariba Moradi; Hadiseh Rabiei; Ali Mohammad Mokhtari

Volume 8, Issue 4 , November 2021, Pages 182-187


  Background and aims: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Fund have recommended that breastfeeding be continued until two years of age or over. This study aimed to investigate the duration of breastfeeding and weaning in children aged 6-24 months in ...  Read More