1. A Study of Antibiotics Self-Medication at Primary Health Care Centers in Shiraz, Southern Iran

Mehrdad Askarian; Mohsen Hosseingholizadeh mahani; Mina Danaei; Mohsen Momeni

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2013, Pages 1-5

Abstract
  Background: Nowadays, self-medication of therapeutic agents is of global concern particularly in developing and underdeveloped countries. Some studies conducted in Iran showed that the frequency of self-medication was significant. Objective: This research was conducted to estimate the prevalence of arbitrary ...  Read More

2. Effects of Citizenship Education on Knowledge, Attitude, Subjective Norm and Behavioral Intention of High School Girls in Shiraz, Southern Iran

Mohammad Hossein Kaveh; Fatemeh Darabi; Mahin Nazari; Hamidreza Tabatabaee

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2013, Pages 6-13

Abstract
  Background/Objective: This study aimed to address the knowledge gap in citizenship education. In other words, there was an attempt to investigate the effect of a citizenship education program on knowledge, attitudes, subjective norms, and behavioral intention of high schools girls. Methods: 228 female ...  Read More

3. Prevalence of Depression Symptoms among the Elderly Population of Southern Iran

Fariba Moradi; Hassan Joulaei; Masuomeh Saffari; Najaf Zare; Mohammad Hossein Fallah Zadeh

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2013, Pages 14-18

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  Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of depression symptoms and the effect of various demographic characteristics on its severity in an elderly population in Fars province, southern Iran. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted during May and September 2009. ...  Read More

4. Malnutrition Frequency and Its Family-Related Factors among Infants in Yasuj City in Iran, 2011

Masoumeh Akhlaghi; Zeinab Sadri; Hamid Reza Tabatabaee

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2013, Pages 19-26

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  Background: Malnutrition is one of the most common hazards which compromise children’s health. Previous studies have reported high rates of malnutrition in Kohkilouyeh and Boyer Ahmad. Objective: This study was conducted to evaluate the frequency of child malnutrition in Yasuj and to explore the association ...  Read More

5. The Relationship between Mercury Exposure and Psychological Health Status of Dentists

Alireza Choobineh; Masoud Neghab; Reza Rostami; Jafar Hassan Zadeh; Esmaeel Soleimani; Hadi Daneshmandi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2013, Pages 27-32

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  AbstractBackground/Objective: This study was undertaken to addresspsychological health effects of dentists’ exposure to low ambientlevels of mercury.Methods: One hundred and six dentists and 94 generalpractitioners were randomly selected from clinics in Shiraz city,Iran. Subjects were asked to complete ...  Read More

6. Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Assessment of Working Conditions in an Iranian Petrochemical Industry

Alireza Choobineh; Hadi Daneshmandi; Shahed Asadi; Shahram Ahmadi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2013, Pages 33-40

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  Background/Objective: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most common causes of occupational injuries. This study was conducted with the objectives of determination of prevalence rate of MSDs and ergonomics assessment of the risk of MSDs among workers of a petrochemical company. Methods: ...  Read More

7. Carbamate Insecticides Resistance Monitoring of Adult Male German Cockroaches, Blattella germanica (L.), in Southern Iran

Mohammad Djaefar Moemenbellah-Fard; Mohammad Reza Fakoorziba; Kourosh Azizi; Mohsen Mohebbi-Nodezh

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2013, Pages 41-47

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  Background: The German cockroach, Blattella germanica L. (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae), has become resistant to many insecticides due to control failures in hospital and student dormitory settings of southern Iran. Objective: This study was thus designed to detect and monitor carbamate resistance in two ...  Read More

8. Removal of Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solutions by Waste Paper Derived Activated Carbon

Mohammad Ali Baghapour; Babak Djahed; Mojdeh Ranjbar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2013, Pages 48-56

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  Background and Objectives: Activated carbon is an adsorbent which is mostly employed in order to remove dye from aqueous solutions; however, commercial activated carbon is expensive and this is considered as an obstacle for its usage. Therefore, the present study aimed to use waste paper as an inexpensive ...  Read More