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.   



Dear Authors, Editors, Colleagues,

    I am proud to inform that JHSSS has been selected and introduced as the superior journal in Scientometrics indices progress among Scientific journals published by Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in 2022. So, I, representing of all you dears, received a letter of commendation from dean of University in Research Week Ceremony. Once again I would like to appreciate all of you Excellences for your valuable helps and supports.


Prof. K. Azizi

Editor in Chief;





Review Articles
Quercetin and Male Fertility: A Literature Review

Sahar Poudineh; Alireza Sarlak; Shima Mohamadian; Siamak Najafi; Esmaeil Behzadi; Maryam Poudineh

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 679-685

  Background: Infertility causes social and psychological distress and has negative economic effects on healthcare systems. Infertility is the incapability to conceive after at least 12 months of unprotected regular sexual intercourse. Finding the impacts of herbal antioxidants can result in new visions ...  Read More

Review Articles
Global Quality of Life in HIV/AIDS Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Fatemeh Pashazadeh Kan; Zahra Hoseinipalangi; Samira Raoofi; Sima Rafiei; Hossein Hosseinifard; Maryam Masoumi; Hooman Koohestan; Afsaneh Dehnad; Sepideh Aghalou; Faranak Rokhtabnak; Azadeh Laali; Saba Ahmadi; Niloofar Ahmadi; Ahmad Ghashghaee

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 686-695

  Background: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is known as one of the most chronic conditions, having significant effects on physical and mental health status in infected individuals, and thus reducing their quality of life (QoL).Methods: I n t ...  Read More

Review Articles
Prevalence of Antibiotic Residues in Milk Consumed in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Hassan Jolaei; Mostafa Abdollahi; Maryam Safarirad; Enayat Berizi; Mohammad Hashem Yousefi; Seyyed Mohammad Ali Noori

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 696-703

  Background: Improper use of antibiotics and not paying attention to withdrawal time causes antibiotics to enter the milk, which can cause allergies in humans and cause antibiotic-resistant pathogenic bacteria in the long run, so quality and hygienic milk control is essential.Methods: This study aimed ...  Read More

Original Article
Assessment of Clinical Competency of Dental Students in Recognizing Landmarks and Radiological Lesions of Jaw and Face

Seyedeh Roghayeh Panahi; Gholamabbas Sabz; Mohammad Amin Shafahi; Habibolah Rezaei

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 704-707

  Background: The ability to detect and recognize abnormal patterns in diagnostic images requires sufficient knowledge in studying radiographic images. By teaching oral radiology, dentists must know basic skills for interpreting images inside or outside the mouth. Therefore, this study aimed to assess ...  Read More

Original Article
Comparison of Outdoor Environmental Heat Index (OEHI) and Other Environmental and Physiological Heat Indices: A Case of Outdoor Workers in Low Thermal Stress Conditions

Hamed Jalilian; Ahmad Soltanzadeh; Abdolhalim Rajabi; Hamidreza Heidari

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 708-715

  Background: This study aims to assess the consistency of the newly developed Outdoor Environmental Heat Index (OEHI) with existing environmental and physiological heat indices in low thermal stressconditions. This comparison is necessary due to potential variations in the performance of a heat stress ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluation Design of Banks: Development and Validation of a Comprehensive Assessment Tool Based on Principles

Mojtaba Keshavarz; Rahman Zare; Fateme Alibeygian; Mina Shahbazi; Hamid Jamshidi; Hamidreza Mokarami

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 716-726

  Background: Universal Design (UD) means designing the products and environments everyone can use as far as possible without requiring specialized compatibility or design. The present study aimed to design and develop a comprehensive and valid checklist to evaluate the design of banks based on UD principles ...  Read More

Original Article
The Effect of Nutritional Supplement Program on the Malnutrition and Biochemical Indicators of Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis

Ali Tayebi; Abbas Ebadi; Nahid Rajai; Effat Afaghi

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 727-735

  Background: Protein-energy malnutrition is an important problem for hemodialysis patients due to decreased quality of life, increased hospitalization, and mortality. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of nutritional supplement programs on the malnutrition and biochemical indicators of ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluating the Efficiency of Public Hospitals in Iran: A Comparative Study Using Extended Data Envelopment Analysis, 2012-2016

Efat Mohamadi; Amirhossein Takian; Alireza Olyaee Manesh; Reza Majdzadeh; Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi; Hamid Sharafi; Leila Hosseini Qavam Abad; Mohammad Mehdi Kiani; Haniye Sadat Sajadi; Zahra Goodarzi; Hasan Yusefzadeh Yusefzadeh; Elham Ehsani-Chimeh; Somayeh Noori Hekmat; Hakimeh Mostafavi; Jalal Arabloo

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 736-749

  Background: In pursuing improving healthcare quality and enhancing efficiency, public hospitals in Iran have undergone numerous reforms over the past two decades. This study aimed to assess the efficiency of all public hospitals in Iran from 2012 to 2016.Methods: This study was conducted as a quantitative ...  Read More

Original Article
Implementing Quaternary Prevention Using the Rural Family Physician Program in Iran: Grounded Theory

Rahil Ghorbani Nia; Somayeh NooriHekmat; Reza Dehnavieh; Kambiz BahaadinBeigi; Morteza Arab-Zozani

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 750-759

  Background: The present study investigated the possibility of implementing quaternary prevention using family physicians in Iran’s health system.Methods: The present study was a qualitative study conducted with a grounded theory approach. Thirty-four participants, who were faculty members and experts, ...  Read More

Original Articles
The Epidemiology and Trend of incidence of Hepatitis B and C Infections in Southern Iran (2014-2020)

Habibollah Azarbakhsh; Mousa Ghelichi-Ghojogh; Elahe Piraee; Layla Shojaie; Hossein-Ali Nikbakht; Ali Hemmati; Maryam Hezarian; Rozhan Khezri; Alireza Jafari; Aliasghar Valipour

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 760-768

  Background: Viral hepatitis is one of the world’s top five infectious diseases that cause premature death. Each year, at least one million people die from these infections worldwide. This study investigated the epidemiological features and trend of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus ...  Read More

Original Article
Depression and Cognitive Impairment among Community-dwelling Older adults in Southern India

Ranjitha S Shetty; Kulkarni M Muralidhar; Asha Kamath; Krishna Yerraguntla; Shailaja Bhat; Shashank Mehrotra; PSVN Sharma

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 769-776

  Background: Depression and cognitive impairment are two psychosocial health problems significantly affecting the quality of life of older adults across the globe. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of psychosocial morbidities among older adults in a rural community of coastal Karnataka, India, ...  Read More

Health Integrated System in Iran: Opportunities and Constraints

Fatemeh Setoodehzadeh; Mohammad Khammarnia; Mostafa Peyvand

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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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