The quarterly Journal of Health Sciences and Surveillance System is a non profitable periodical, common to the School of Health and Nutrition and the vice-chancellor for Health at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. The journal publishes original research papers, short communications, scientific notes, case reports, letter to editors, and review articles in English. The scope of papers comprises all aspects of Health Sciences and Surveillance System. The Editorial Board would be glad to receive your original papers on any area of Health Sciences.


 

*Congratulations*

Dear Colleagues, authors, editors …

I am proud to inform you that our journal, (JHSSS), has recently been accepted by Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB) for indexing in the Scopus International Index (June 2021). So, while congratulating and thanking You for your mindful efforts, I hope with more effort and more participation of qualified international researchers, While establishing and continuing this issue, can be indexed in other valid international indexes as soon as possible. We still need your support and sympathy, dear ones.

Prof. K. Azizi

Editor in Chief;

JHSSS

 

Review Articles
1. The Global Challenges of Controlling Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Review Study

Ali Mohammad Mokhtari; Rebecca Susan Dewey; Alireza Mirahmadizadeh

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 142-148

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/jhsss.2021.90136.1179

Abstract
  Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenging health problem around the world. At time of this study, the pandemic is still underway, so prevention and control are of great importance. This review provides a comprehensive examination and analysis of the literature related to the challenges of controlling ...  Read More

Original Article
2. The Effect of Education of Physical Activity via Social Networks on the Quality of Life in Menopausal Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Seyyed Mansour Kashfi; Tayebeh Rakhshani; Shahla Farhoodi; Zahra Motlagh; Raziyeh Bagherzadeh; Noushin Kohan

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 149-154

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/jhsss.2020.87531.1114

Abstract
  Background: As a physiological event, menopause is an important milestone in women's lives. Numerous studies have shown the negative impact of this stage of women's lives on their quality of life.The present study aimed to assess the effectiveness of education about physical activity via social networks ...  Read More

Original Articles
3. The Effectiveness of Social Participation Educational Program on the Feeling of Loneliness of Elderly People in Rural Areas of Baiza City (South of Fars Province)

Mahin Nazari; Fatemeh Jokar; Mohammad Fararooei; Mohammad Hossein Kaveh

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 155-161

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/jhsss.2020.88190.1136

Abstract
  Background: Decreasing and preventing isolation and social loneliness among the elderly are important fields for policymaking and action commitment in social health. Evidence shows that the nature and spectrum of an individual’s social network including the quality and quantity of social relations ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Psychometric Properties of Frailty Syndrome Checklist 5-Items in Frail Older Adults in Iran

Foruzan Tavan; Abdolrahim Asadollahi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 162-168

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/jhsss.2021.88650.1152

Abstract
  Background: Frailty syndrome involves a complex combination of the natural process of getting old with different medical problems. Different indexes have been designed for each physical, mental, and social dimensions of frailty. Fried’s five-item index of frailty syndrome checklist is one of the ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Institutionalization of an Efficient and Effective Oral and Maxillofacial Injury Surveillance System at a Tertiary Care Public Dental Hospital: An Interventional Study from Sri Lanka

Gayan Surendra; Irosha Perera; Sumith Attanayake

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 169-178

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/jhsss.2020.88859.1155

Abstract
  Background: Oral and Maxillofacial (OMF) injuries constitute a multifaceted public health threat in Sri Lanka. Surveillance of OMF injuries has become crucial for planning and monitoring of preventive and control strategies. A pilot project was undertaken aiming at strengthening the OMF injury surveillance ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Assessment of Productivity in Health Centers after Health Transformation Plan in Iran

Mohammad Khammarnia; Mehdi Zanganeh Baygi; Morteza Mooziri; Mohammad Okati; Mostafa Boolaghi; Mehdi Okati; Fatemeh Setoodehzadeh

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 179-183

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/jhsss.2020.88891.1156

Abstract
  Background: In 2014, Health Transformation Plan (HTP) started in Iranian health system to improve productivity of health organizations. The aim of the present study was to assess the employees’ productivity in health centers after HTP. Methods: This cross-sectional study with analytical approach ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Construction, Design and Testing of Infectious Waste Decontamination Device by Mechanical and Chemical Methods, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Sarab, Iran: A Case Study

Ali Ojaghi; Ebrahim Fataei; Siamak Gharibi Asl; Ali Akbar Imani

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 184-190

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/jhsss.2021.90162.1187

Abstract
  Background: The aim of this study was to provide a suitable system for disposal of hospital waste and design and construction of a safe device for infectious waste using a combination of chemical and mechanical methods. Methods: This research is a laboratory study and based on the existing problems, ...  Read More

Original Article
8. Epidemiological Aspects of Ascariasis and Associated Risk Factors Among Primary School Children in Lambata Community, Niger State, Nigeria During 2019-2020

Gideon. I.A. Okoroiwu

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 191-198

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/jhsss.2021.90372.1189

Abstract
  Background: Ascaris worm, as one of the commonest helminthic infections, constitutes a major public health challenge and concern in the majority of developing countries. This study was conducted to assess the prevalence of Ascaris worm infection and its associated risk factors among primary school children ...  Read More

Case Study
9. Prioritization of Effective Strategic Parameters in the Removal of VOCs from the ROP System by Using AHP: A Case Study of Abadan Oil Refinery

Ladan Khajeh Hoseini; Reza Jalilzadeh Yengejeh; Ali Mahmoudie; Maryam Mohammadi Rouzbehani; Sima Sabz Alipour

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 199-205

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/jhsss.2021.90008.1175

Abstract
  Background:The spread of urbanization and industrialization, as well as changes in lifestyle and consumption patterns in recent years, especially in developing countries, has led to the production of huge volumes of pollution in urban and industrial areas. How to plan and manage them is one of the issues ...  Read More

Letter to Editor
10. Health Integrated System in Iran: Opportunities and Constraints

Fatemeh Setoodehzadeh; Mohammad Khammarnia; Mostafa Peyvand

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 206-207

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/jhsss.2021.89191.1162

Abstract
  Nowadays, information and communications technology (ICT) has deeply influenced different aspects, especially healthcare sector.(1) Increasing public awareness and expectations has encouraged healthcare providers to use modern technologies to improve service quality.(2) Health technologies provide useful ...  Read More

1. Health Integrated System in Iran: Opportunities and Constraints

Fatemeh Setoodehzadeh; Mohammad Khammarnia; Mostafa Peyvand

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 206-207

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/jhsss.2021.89191.1162

Abstract
  Nowadays, information and communications technology (ICT) has deeply influenced different aspects, especially healthcare sector.(1) Increasing public awareness and expectations has encouraged healthcare providers to use modern technologies to improve service quality.(2) Health technologies provide useful ...  Read More

2. Risk Assessment of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Determination of the Associated Factors among Workers of a Dairy Products Factory

zahra zamanian; hadi daneshmandi; Hojjatolah Setoodeh; Ebrahim Nazaripoor; Abdollah Haghayegh; Saeed Shaban Sarvestani

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2014, , Pages 134-139

Abstract
  Background: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most common causes of occupational injuries that appear in the lower back, neck and upper and lower extremities mainly. This study was conducted to assess the risk of MSDs and determine of its associated factors in workers of a dairy products ...  Read More

3. 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

Abstract
  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

4. 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

5. Knowledge and Practice of Medical Students on Healthy Lifestyle: A Cross-Sectional Study in Shiraz

Mehrdad Askarian; Zahra Dehghani; Mina Danaei; Veda Vakili

Volume 1, Issue 2 , October 2013, , Pages 77-82

Abstract
  Background: Physicians are one of the most important groups directly associated with public health and their health related lifestyle has a significant impact on their patient’s behaviors. Several studies showed that the majority of medical students did not have appropriate and healthy behaviors. The ...  Read More

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