Editorial Environmental Health
Free roaming dogs: a threat to public health

Kh. Shafiur Rahaman

Volume 4, Issue 3 , August 2017, Pages 182-184


  Free roaming dogs are increasing in numbers. They live in unhygienic conditions and are not vaccinated mostly. They create several problems in the community, particularly health threats to human. Dog biting is a commonly reported case in some hospitals in Bangladesh. Rabies is one of the killers of people ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
Demographic and Socioeconomic Determinants of Physical and Mental Self-rated Health Across 10 Ethnic Groups in the United States

Shervin Assari; Maryam Moghani Lankarani

Volume 4, Issue 3 , August 2017, Pages 185-193


  Background and aims: The aim of this study was to explore ethnic differences in demographic and socioeconomic determinants of poor physical and mental self-rated health (SRH) in the United States. Methods: We used data from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES) 2001- 2003, which included ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
Illicit Drug Use and its Correlations Among Hookah Users in Khalil Abad, Northeast of Iran

Abbas Abbasi-Ghahramanaloo; Saeid Safiri; Ali Gholami; Ali Molaei Tajkooh; Fatemeh Rajabi; Javad Torkamannejad Sabzevari

Volume 4, Issue 3 , August 2017, Pages 194-198


  Background and aims: One of the most important problems of public health is illicit drug use. The aim of this study was to assess the status of illicit drug use and associated factors among hookah smokers in Khalil Abad city in 2015. Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted in Khalil Abad city ...  Read More

Original Article Health Promotion
Client’s Satisfaction With Disability care Services Available in a Selected District in Bangladesh

Kh. Shafiur Rahaman; Md. Ahsan Habib; Mainul Alam Chaklader

Volume 4, Issue 3 , August 2017, Pages 199-204


  Background and aims: Increasing prevalence of disability in Bangladesh indicates the need of special attention to disability care services within the healthcare setting. Our study aims to identify the level of satisfaction of clients using disability services as well as their opinions to improve those ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
Zonation of Shigellosis and its Relationship With Climatic Factors, Case Study: Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province Between 2011 and 2014

Abdollah Seif; Mehrdad Pasandi; Sajjad Saneie Dehkordi; Masoud Amiri

Volume 4, Issue 3 , August 2017, Pages 205-210


  Background and aims: Shigellosis or bacillary dysentery is an infectious disease transmitted through water and food. It is a type of infectious colitis caused by Shigella bacteria. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and the spatial distribution of shigellosis and its relationship with ...  Read More

Original Article
Survey on the Role of Environmental Factors in the Spatial Distribution of the Toxoplasma gondii Antibody in Hosts (Rural Dogs and Cats) Using GIS Software: A Case Study in Golestan Province

Kazem Behine; Somayeh Namroodi; Abdolrasoul SalmanMahiny

Volume 4, Issue 3 , August 2017, Pages 211-217


  Background and aims: Toxoplasmosis, a zoonotic parasitic disease of warm-blooded animals, is notablyinfluenced by environmental features. Recognizing spatial pattern of Toxoplasma gondii distributionin environment can provide significant contributions to public health and toxoplasmosis control. Thisstudy ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
Modeling the spatial distribution of mood disorders in Isfahan Province, Iran

Mojgan Entezari; Saba Sepahvand

Volume 4, Issue 3 , August 2017, Pages 218-226


  Backgrand and aim: the physical and the social environments are effective on personality traits. What is in the frame-work of medical geography, is physical environment that can has positive effect on the human psyche it can also has sometimes negative effects as well,that investigating of this effect ...  Read More

Brief Communication Health Promotion
The Attitude of Health Technology Assessment Students to Their Field of Study and Future Career in Iran

Morteza Arab-zozani; Reza Majdzadeh; Parvin Sarbakhsh; Roshanak Naseri Sis

Volume 4, Issue 3 , August 2017, Pages 227-231


   Background and aims: Positive attitudes toward future career lead to job motivation and consequently to career success. Health technology assessment (HTA) students are worried about their future career due to lack of defined vacancies. The aim of this study was to determine the attitudes of HTA ...  Read More