Original Article
Risk Factors for Ulcerative Colitis in Shahrekord, Iran: A Case-Control Study

Hamid Gheibipour; Ghorbanali Rahimian; Ali Ahmadi

Volume 6, Issue 4 , November 2019, Pages 144-148


  Background and aims: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) whichinvolves the rectum and colonic mucosa, and is often constantly expanding. Few data are available onrisk factors in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigatethe ...  Read More

Original Article
Epidemiological Prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica Infections Among the Patients Attending Nyanza District Hospital, Rwanda in 2018

Cyuzuzo Callixte; Adamu Ayubu; Pudji Lestari; Ndayisaba Daniel; Theresia Indah Budhy

Volume 6, Issue 4 , November 2019, Pages 149-153


  Background and aims: Entamoeba histolytica is an intestinal parasite and a causative agent ofamoebiasis which is a common life-threatening parasitic disease. This study was intended to determinethe prevalence of E. histolytica and to provide the primary data about its infections among the patientsattending ...  Read More

Original Article
Prevalence of Color Blindness among Students of Secondary Schools in Shahrekord

Ezzat Allah Memarzadeh; Forouzan Ganji

Volume 6, Issue 4 , November 2019, Pages 154-157


  Background and aims: Color blindness is a disease that remains undiagnosed in some cases. Thediagnosis of the disease during schooling is necessary to take the required measures for the future lifeof adolescents. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of color blindnessamong ...  Read More

Original Article
Quality of Life in the Mothers of Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and its Effective Factors

Mohammad Reza Karimirad; Fatemeh Noghani; Saeid Hossein Oghli; Sajad Noorian; Ehsanolah Amini

Volume 6, Issue 4 , November 2019, Pages 158-163


  Background and aims: Having a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may havean impact on the quality of life of his/her parents, particularly his/her mother. However, very limitedstudies have addressed this issue in Iran and the world. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examinethe ...  Read More

Original Article
Prevalence of Obesity and Hypertension and Related Factors among Bank Employees in Zahedan, 2017

Farzaneh Montazerifar; Mansour Karajibani; Mazaher Abbasi; Ahmad Bolouri

Volume 6, Issue 4 , November 2019, Pages 164-170


  Background and aims: Obesity and hypertension are the major threats to health in a sedentary lifestyleand stressful jobs. The bank employees have sedentary jobs with high mental stress. The aim of thisstudy was to determine the prevalence of hypertension and obesity and related factors among bankemployees ...  Read More

Original Article
Investigating the Effect of Cognitive and Sensorimotor Exercises on the Functional Balance of the Elderly

Mahmoud Shaykh; Zinat Ayazi Vanani; Fazllolah Bagherzadeh

Volume 6, Issue 4 , November 2019, Pages 171-176


  Background and aims: The elderly living in nursing homes have different motor situations comparedwith their peers, which can affect different motor functions. Investigating the characteristics of balancehas always been of interest to researchers due to its importance in the functional independence ofthe ...  Read More

Original Article
The Study of Soil Contamination by Toxocara spp. Eggs in Different Areas of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Southwest Iran

Giti Shirvani; Rahman Abdizadeh; Koroush Manouchehri Naeini; Seifollah Mortezaei; Mina Khaksar

Volume 6, Issue 4 , November 2019, Pages 177-181


  Background and aims: Toxocariasis caused by the larvae of Toxocara spp. is a zoonotic infectionwith global distribution that is considered an important health problem in the humans. The soil isregarded as the main source of the transmission of Toxocara infection to susceptible hosts. This studyinvestigated ...  Read More

Original Article
The Investigation of Psychometric Properties (Validity and Reliability Reassessment) of WHO QOL-BREF Questionnaire in Shahrekord Cohort Study

Fatemeh Salehi; Ali Ahmadi

Volume 6, Issue 4 , November 2019, Pages 182-187


  Background and aims: The purpose of this study was to revalidate the Persian version of the WHOquality of life (WHOQOL-BREF) instrument to determine the quality of life status in the ShahrekordCohort Study (SCS) in the southwest of Iran. This study was designed to serve as one of the sources ofthe Prospective ...  Read More