COVID-19 and Statistical Challenges

Soleiman Kheiri

Volume 9, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 1-1


  Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in December 2019, there has been an explosion of statistics and information about the disease, the number of cases, the number of deaths, and the number of recoveries. During this period several statistical and mathematical models have been developed and used to predict ...  Read More

Letter to the editor
The Plague (Black Death) Is Still Around and May Come Back

Nader Aghakhani; Shahin Izadi; Kazhal Mobaraki; Jamal Ahmadzadeh; Arash Aliasghari

Volume 9, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 2-3


  Plague has been among the most devastating infectious diseases in human history. The decrease in the plague in recently reported cases and studies implies that the plague should not recur, but the fact is that it (Black Death) is still around and may appear again. The disease can be occult for many years. ...  Read More

Original Article
Development and Psychometric Assessment of a Scale for Measuring Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice About COVID-19

Samaneh Torkian; Ali Ahmadi; Vahid Khosravi; Narges Khanjani; Zahra Jaafari; Mohammad Ali Morowatisharifabad; Neda Malek Mohammadi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 4-11


  Background and aims: Knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) toward coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are important factors for adherence to protection strategies. The aim of this study was to construct and validate a questionnaire about the KAP of Iranians regarding COVID-19. Methods: Initially, ...  Read More

Original Article
Exploring the Iranian Female Sandwich Generation’s Experiences of Multigenerational Caregiving Under the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study Using Situational Analysis

Razieh Rayanpour; Majid Movahed Majd; Mohammad Taghi Iman; Darius Zifonun

Volume 9, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 12-22


  Background and aims: Although female family caregivers, especially those who belong to the sandwich generation, are at the forefront of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) battle, little is known about their experiences. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the female sandwich generation’s ...  Read More

Original Article
Epidemiology of Mortality From Cerebrovascular Accident in Patients Admitted to Sina (Farshchian) Educational-Medical Hospital of Hamadan in 2018-2019

Mehrdad Maleki Jamasbi; Hiva Azami; Hadis Ebrahimi Neshat; Kamran Alipoor; Payam Karimian

Volume 9, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 23-27


  Background and aims: Cerebrovascular accidents are a major cause of death and disability in many countries. Therefore, the epidemiological indicators are highly important in the case of these patients’ mortality. The present study aimed to determine the epidemiology of mortality due to cerebrovascular ...  Read More

Original Article
Spatial and Epidemiological Analyses of COVID-19 in the Older Population of the Brazilian Amazon Region During 2020

Nadia Shigaeff; Marcus Vinicius Mariano de Souza; Ana Cristina Viana Campos

Volume 9, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 28-33


  Background and aims: In December 2019, the disease associated with SARS-CoV-2 was identified as the new coronavirus (COVID-19). The older population is regarded as the greatest risk group. The objective of the present study was to investigate the epidemiological aspects of COVID-19 during 2020 in the ...  Read More

Original Article
Assessment of Pattern of Drug-resistant TB and Associated Factors in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India

Gaurav Derashri; Shubhangi Nayak; Aashutosh Asati; Neera Marathe; Tulsiram Jadhav

Volume 9, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 34-39


  Background and aims: The emergence and spread of drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis are greatly complicating tuberculosis (TB) control efforts in many countries. In India, in 2018, out of 2.4 million notified cases of TB, there were an estimated 66 359 and 3,882 laboratory-confirmed ...  Read More

Original Article
Factors Associated with Mortality from Renal Failure in Brazil: A Descriptive Epidemiological Study

Maria Cecília de Souza Anacleto; Jessica Souza Lopes da Silva; Millena Venâncio Gonçalves; Mateus da Silva Matias Antunes; Diêgo Correia de Andrade

Volume 9, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 40-45


  Background and aims: The incidence of renal failure (RF) is growing in Brazil, resulting in increased public spending and negatively affecting the public health, which can lead to patient death. Identifying factors associated with mortality from this condition can help to characterize susceptible populations; ...  Read More

Original Article
Comparison of Pattern of Alcohol Consumption and Related Factors in Patients Referred to Referral Hospitals in Shahrekord, Iran (2016-2017)

Forouzan Ganji; Ali Ahmadi; Salehe Zare; Jafar Nasiri

Volume 9, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 46-53


  Background and aims: The aim of the present study was to investigate the pattern of alcohol consumption and its related factors in the patients referring to hospitals.   Methods: A hospital-based case control study was carried out in Shahrekord during 2016-2017. A total of 150 individuals who ...  Read More