1. A Comparative Assessment of Manual Load Lifting Using NIOSH Equation and WISHA Index Methods in Industrial Workers of Shiraz City

Naeimeh Asadi; Alireza Choobineh; Sareh Keshavarzi; Hadi Daneshmandi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 8-12

Abstract
  Background: Manual load lifting is the most common and stressful activity that imposes high biomechanical pressures on the body, particularly on the back. Diverse studies have shown that load lifting can cause work-related musculoskeletal disorders among workers. This study was conducted to assess manual ...  Read More

2. Intensified or Routine Case Finding for Pulmonary Tuberculosis among HIV-Infected Patients: Which is Better?

Hamidreza Tabatabaee; Parvin Afsar-kazerooni; Yousef Alimohamadi; Alireza Hasanabadi; Fatemeh Khavandegaran; Katayoun Tayeri; Abbas Rezaianzadeh; Jafar Hasanzadeh

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 13-19

Abstract
  Background: Intensified strategy includes special attention to the symptoms such as cough (more than two weeks), fever (more than three weeks), night sweats (more than three weeks), and weight loss (more than 3 kg per month). If any of the above symptoms was positive, in suspected individuals for TB, ...  Read More

3. The Effect of Peer-Education on UTI-Related Preventive Behavior According to HBM among First-Grade High School Female Students in Shiraz, 2014

Iran Jahanbin; Naval Heydari; Fariba Ghodsbin; Mehrab Sayadi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 20-26

Abstract
  Background: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most  common infections seen in all age and both sex groups which frequently occur among adolescent and young women. UTIs are the second most common cause of emergency department attendance for adolescents. Considering the importance of promoting ...  Read More

4. The Effect of Educational Intervention Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior on Degree of Optimism among Male High School Students

Alireza jafari Baghkheirati; Leila Ghahremani; Mohammad Hossein Kaveh; Sareh keshavarzi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 27-35

Abstract
  Background: When people maintain positive attitudes during life, their beliefs orientation will be highly beneficial to their health. In other words, those who have optimistic expectations report better physical health which is the result of their better psychological compatibility. The present study ...  Read More

5. Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure for Health Assessment of Stabilized Plating Sludge Using Amendments

Amin Falamaki

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 36-44

Abstract
  Background: The occurrence of heavy metals in the environment is of important concern due to their toxicity and health effects on humans, including cancer. Because metals have been extensively used for centuries in commerce, environmental contamination is widespread; moreover, exposure to metals and ...  Read More

6. The Effects of Occupational Noise Exposure on Serum Cortisol Level and Some Blood Parameters in Steel Industry Workers

Zahra Zamanian; Reza Rostami; Kiana Nikeghbal

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 45-49

Abstract
  Background: Noise is one of the most important hazardous physical factors in industrial environments. This study aimed to determine the effects of noise exposure on serum cortisol level and some blood parameters among male workers of a steel production company.Methods: This cross-sectional study was ...  Read More