Original Articles
1. Treatment of linear alkyl benzene sulfonate in an intermittent cycle extended aeration system

Mohammad Reza Samaei; Majid Nozari; Marziyeh Ansari Shiri; Mehdi Mokhtari; Asghar Ghasemi; Reza Rezaei Javanmardi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 44-50

Abstract
  Background:Discharge of raw or treated wastewater containing linear alkyl benzene sulfonate (LAS) into the environment causes significant public health and environmental problems. The purpose of this study was the treatment of hospital wastewater using an intermittent cycle extended aeration system (ICEAS).Methods:Experiments ...  Read More

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2. The relationship between parental socioeconomic status and knowledge, attitudes and tendency toward fluoride therapy for their 7-9 year old school children

Parisa Neghab; Mryam Bakhtiar; Ali Golkari

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 51-58

Abstract
  Background: The present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between socioeconomic status of parents and their knowledge, attitude and tendency toward different forms of fluoride therapy for their 7-9 year-old primary school children in Shiraz.Methods: A total of 444 subjects were selected ...  Read More

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3. Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its relationship with metabolic syndrome markers and lifestyle in the adult population in a sunny tropical region

Hossein Safari; Mohammad Hassan Eftekhari; Jafar Hassan Zadeh; Arash Dashtabi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 59-65

Abstract
  Background:Serum vitamin D (VIT D) concentration has been inversely associated with the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS), but the relationship has remained unclear. We evaluated the prevalence of VIT D deficiency, and its association with MS, and its components in the adult population in a sunny ...  Read More

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4. Patients’ satisfaction with service quality of a public hospital: An evaluation study (SERVQUAL model)

mahnaz Razmjoee; mahnaz yadollahi; narges shamsedini

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 66-71

Abstract
  Background : Implementing the healthcare reform plan in our country has forced the medical centres to pay more attention to the patients’ rights and their satisfaction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the patient's satisfaction levels and the gap between their expectations and perceptions in ...  Read More

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5. Client Satisfaction with Urban Family Physician and Referral System in the South of Iran: A Repeated Cross-Sectional Study

Alireza Mirahmadizadeh; Maryam Marzban; Maryam Siadati; Karam Tavani; Abdolrasul Hemmatid

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 72-78

Abstract
  Background:Patient satisfaction is an integral component of service quality and obtaining feedback from patients about the quality of primary health care is the best way to extend more patient-centered goals to health care delivery. This study was conducted to measure the level of client satisfaction ...  Read More

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6. Health Risks Assessment of Criteria Air Pollutants on Shiraz Residents Using AirQ and GAM models during 2012-2013

abooalfazl azhdarpoor; Aezam Mohammadi Mohammadi; Abbas Shahsavani

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 79-85

Abstract
  Background:Air pollutants have harmful impacts on human health and aggravation of diseases and mortality. This study was conducted to investigate the impact of PM10, NO2, SO2, and O3 on cardiovascular and respiratory mortality and hospital admissions in Shiraz during 2012-2013.Methods: The health impact ...  Read More

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7. An index developed for the assessment of occupational health and safety at workplace: A field study in a heavy automotive industry in the northwest of Iran

Amin Jafari; Alireza Choobineh; Mehdi Jahangiri; Sareh Keshavarzi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 86-93

Abstract
  Background: Most workers are exposed to a variety of hazards in their workplace. Devising a comprehensive checklist and developing an index for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) assessment could be useful. This study was conducted in a heavy automotive company with the aim of developing and validating ...  Read More

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8. Prediction of the Students’ Intention to the Consumption of Soft Drinks: Using the Extended Parallel Process Model

Masoud Karimi; Fatemeh Zare Haroftah; Mohammad Hossein Baghianimoghadam; Vali Bahrevar; Hasan Ghiyasi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 94-99

Abstract
  Background: Soft drinks consumption is a major world public health concern. This study investigates the factors which influence the students’ intention to consume fewer amounts of soft drinks, using The Extended Parallel Process Model.Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 320 high schools ...  Read More