Original Article
Nucleus Accumbens Fractional Anisotropy and Children’s Body Mass Index: Moderating Role of Race and Family Income

Shervin Assari

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 54-60


  Background and aims: The nucleus accumbens (NAcc) functional and morphometric features may influence children’s body mass index (BMI). Recent evidence, however, suggests that the function and structure of the NAcc may have different predictive abilities for the BMI for the sub-groups of children ...  Read More

Original Article
Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Towards COVID-19 in Iran: A Population-Based Study

Samaneh Torkian; Vahid Khosravi; Reza Etesami; Zahra Jaafari; Mohammad Ali Morowatisharifabad; Ali Ahmadi; Narges Khanjani

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 61-68


  Background and aims: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic has far been the biggest global health threat of the 21st century. Protective measures are still one of the most effective methods for controlling COVID-19. Practicing hygiene and control measures are largely influenced by knowledge and attitude ...  Read More

Original Article
Changing Pattern of Mortality in First and Second COVID-19 Waves: A Comparative Study From Kerala, India

Manu Mathews; Ramesan K; Harikrishnan Mohan; Simi Kurian; Farha Ahmed Payyanil Karlath; Binoo Divakaran; Balakrishnan Valliot; Sudeep K

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 69-74


  Background and aims: India has seen a two-wave pattern of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections. The comparative characteristics of these two waves remain largely unknown. Changing trends in the demographic and clinical characteristics of the deceased COVID-19 patients in these two waves helped ...  Read More

Original Article
Investigation of Poisoning Prevalence and its Related Factors in Patients Referred to Farsan’s Hospital During 2018-2019, Iran

Majid Kabiri; Seyede Mahboobe Hosseini; Farshid Veisi; Seifollah Mortezaei; Ali Ahmadi; Zeinab Agashteh; Setare Fazel

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 75-79


  Background and aims: Poisoning is one of the main medical emergencies that is divided into intentional and unintentional types. According to previous records on poisoning attributed to Farsan’s hospital, Iran, the current study focused on investigating its prevalence, type, and poisonous agent. Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
The Role of Age Groups in Improving Life Expectancy of Iran During 1976-2016

Mohammad Sasanipour

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 80-85


  Background and aims: At least, during the last half-century, the mortality rate in Iran has decreased significantly, and life expectancy at birth has increased. To better understand the mechanisms of improving the health situation in Iran, this study sought to examine the contribution of age groups in ...  Read More

Original Article
Assessment of the Effect of Nutrition Education Based on BASNEF Model on Decreasing Blood Lipid Profile

Soheila Samieipour; Elahe Tavassoli; Fatemeh Aliakbari; Homamodin Javadzade; Mahnoush Reisi; Fariba Fathollahi Dehkordi; Leili Rabiei

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 86-91


  Background and aims: Dyslipidemia is one of the major causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, it can be prevented and controlled via observing and adherence to a diet. This study aimed at determining the effect of nutrition education based on BASNEF model on decreasing blood lipid profile. Methods: ...  Read More

Brief Communication
Association of Severe Outcomes With Underlying Diseases Among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Pegah Mohaghegh; Mohammad Eslami; Farzane Ahmadi; Masoomeh Sofian; Rasool Karimi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 92-96


  Predicting the outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) with comorbidities has been an interesting subject of study in the field of medicine. This study aimed to compare the clinical characteristics, radiologic features, and severe outcomes of COVID-19 among hospitalized COVID-19 patients with ...  Read More

Letter to the editor
Is There a Need to Assess the Health Status of School-Age Students When Reopening Schools Following the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Sajad Bagherian; Simin Nafian; Julien S Baker

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 97-98


  Physical activity is a broad term that encompasses all human motion at home, school, the workplace, and the community. As indicated in the Bangkok Declaration of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), physical activity benefits both individuals and society, contributing to ...  Read More