Volume 11 (2023)
Volume 10 (2022)
Volume 9 (2021)
Volume 8 (2020)
Volume 7 (2019)
Volume 6 (2018)
Volume 5 (2017)
Volume 4 (2016)
Volume 3 (2015)
Volume 2 (2014)
Volume 1 (2013)

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
Topical Remedies for the Treatment of Men’s Sexual Dysfunction from the Perspective of Traditional Persian Medicine: A Review Article

Abdolreza Haghpanah; Amir Mohammad Jaladat; Fatemeh Atarzadeh; Amirhossein Hassani; Elham Akbarzadeh; Mohammad Mahdi Parvizi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 99-105


  Background: Sexual dysfunction is one of the most prevalent complaints in men over 50 years old, which can negatively affect marital life and self-esteem. Consumption of oral drugs has various limitations, and they have serious interactions with other oral agents.Methods: In this review article, the ...  Read More

Review Articles
Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence among Iranian Women: A Systematic Review and Metaanalysis from 2010-2020

Ali Ameli; Alireza Salehi; Hossein Molavi Vardanjani; Mina Vojoud Vojoud; Firoozeh Rahmati

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 106-116


  Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health issue, especially in developing countries. This study aimed to provide a systematic review and meta-analysis of IPV among married Iranian women.Methods: In this systematic review and meta-analysis, following PRISMA guidelines, ...  Read More

Review Articles
Effects of Supplementation with Different Forms of Vitamin E on Liver Enzymes: A Systematic Review of Randomized Clinical Trials

Tayebeh Dehghan; Amirhossein Asadi; Zahra Sohrabi; Marzieh Akbarzadeh; Kimia Leilami

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 117-124


  Background: Obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are considered as the main causes of liver-associatedmorbidity and mortality. Antioxidant administration was proposed as a remedy for liver problems such as steatohepatitis. This systematic review aimed to examine the effects of supplementation ...  Read More

Review Articles
The Diagnostic Value of Various Immunohistochemical Biomarkers in the Detection of Papillary and Follicular Thyroid Cancers: A Systematic Review and Metaanalysis

Mitra Heirdarpour; Yalda Heshmati; Alireza Rahimi; Awat Feizi; Reza Rakhshan; Maryam Ghasemi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 125-133


  Background: Thyroid neoplasia is the most common endocrine malignancy worldwide. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules has a low sensitivity in distinguishing between benign and malignant lesions. Evaluation of the rate of expression and diagnostic value of immunohistochemical biomarkers in ...  Read More

Original Article
Ethical Violations in Patient-physician Relationship: A Survey from Kerman, Iran

Marzieh Khalilpour; Habibeh Ahmadipour; Mina Mobasher

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 134-140


  Background: Although medical errors in the clinical system are a common cause of lawsuits against physicians, ethical violations have been reported at an alarming pace. We conducted this study to determine the frequency of ethical issues related to patientphysician relationships in registered complaints ...  Read More

Original Article
Sarcopenia and Health-related Quality of Life in Community-dwelling Older Adults

Nasrin Nasimi; Mohammad Hossein Dabbaghmanesgh; Mohammad Fararooei; Amirhossein Asadi; Marzieh Akbarzadeh; Zahra Sohrabi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 141-148


  Background: Sarcopenia, an age-related decline in muscle mass, strength, and function, contributes to various adverse health outcomes and physical impairments. This study aimed to investigate the association between sarcopenia components and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among communitydwelling ...  Read More

Original Articles
Anxiety Disorders in Pediatric Dentistry and Their Accordance with Parents’ Reports

Esmail Soltani; Najmeh Mohammadi; Ali Sahraian; Lida Vaziri

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 149-155


  Background: Recent evidence suggests that mental health is associated with dentistry. The aim of the current research was to probe different types of anxiety disorders and phobias in accordance with new changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM5) in pediatric dentistry.Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
Grounded Theory Approach in Discovering the Factors Effective on the Sexual Communication of Iranian Couples

Javad Vakili; Seyed Ali Kimiaei; Hossain Kareshki; Seyed Amir Amin Yazdi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 156-166


  Background: The quality and manner of couples’ communication in sexual matters is one of the most important and effective variables on the couples’ sexual health and satisfaction. The aim of this study was to discover the factors affecting the couples’ sexual communication from the ...  Read More

Original Article
The Efficiency of Health Performance in Universities of Medical Sciences in Iran: Data Envelopment Analysis

Fatemeh Dehnavieh; Mehdi Nejati; Somayeh Noori Hekmat; Alireza Shakibaei

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 167-178


  Background: Technical efficiency, which is measured by calculating the ratio of products to resources, is the most important factor in assessing the efficiency status of organizations. Data envelopment analysis is useful to measure the efficiency score of all the units which have homogeneous input resources ...  Read More

Original Article
Comparison of Neuropsychological Functioning among Individuals Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder with and without Childhood ADHD

Arash Mani; Leila Khabir; Amir Reza Khodaman

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 179-184


  Background: Bipolar mood disorder (BMD) with a lifetime history of Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) characterized by a particularly neuropsychological profile. This study aimed to clarify whether there is a difference between BMD patients with ADHD and BMD patients without ADHD in terms ...  Read More

Original Article
Designing the Financing Model of Primary Health Care for the Elderly in Iran

Samin Nobakht; Leila Riahi; Leila Nazarimanesh; Kamran Hajinabi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 185-191


  Background: Strengthening primary health care services for the elderly is vital. In this regard, adequate and sustainable financing is necessary for primary health care. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the methods of financing primary health care for the elderly in Iran in 2021.Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
The Effects of Persian Medicine on Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Medical Sciences Students

Mohammad Ebrahim Zohalinezhad; Mohammad Hasan Keshavarzi; Masoud Karimi; Maral Ostovarfar; Ahmad Dadmehnia; Seyed Aliakbar Faghihi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 192-201


  Background: Traditional medicine refers to a set of indigenous or acquired health care practices outside the mainstream health care system in any country. A wide range of people use traditional and complementary medicine in Iran, and due to its ancient Persian origin, it is known as Persian Medicine ...  Read More

Original Article
The Factors Influencing Decision Making to Perform Cochlear Implantation and its Outcomes: A Cluster Analysis

Afsaneh Doosti; Zahra Jeddi; Shaghayegh Omidvar; Abdolrahim Asadollahi; Seyed Basir Hashemi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 202-211


  Background: The present study aimed to determine the factors affecting the decision of hearing-impaired adults to perform cochlear implantation (CI) and the impact of each factor on the results of hearing quality, speech understanding, spatial hearing, and quality of life (QoL) after implantation.Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
HIV Patients’ Satisfaction with Services Provided at Tertiary Health Institutions in Ogun East Senatorial District, Ogun State, Nigeria: Public-private Comparison

Osinaike O Abiodun; Ogunkoya O John; Sodeinde J Kolawole; Abiodun A Olumide; Bamidele E Fikayo; Adefala O Ngozi; Omotosho Y Y Adebola; Okebalama C Victor

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 212-219


  Background: Patient satisfaction is defined as the extent to which patients feel that their needs and expectations are being met by the services provided. A good number of HIV patients often drop out of treatment programs because they are not satisfied with some aspects of the services provided. This ...  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

Original Article
The Effect of Individuals’ Personality Traits on the Perceived Effort Assessed by Visual Analogue Scale: An Experimental Study

Hadi Daneshmandi; Alireza Choobineh; Zeinab Rasouli Kahaki; Mojgan Zoaktafi; Atefeh Hosseini

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 17 April 2024


  Background: This study aimed to examine the effect of individuals’ personality traits on the perceived effort. Methods: This experimental study was conducted on 30 students via general health questionnaire (GHQ-28), Raven’s IQ test, Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), revised NEO personality inventory, ...  Read More

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