1. 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


  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

2. Health Care Waste Management in Hospitals of Tabriz, Iran: A Comparison between General and Specialized Hospitals

Mohammad Hoseini; Solmaz Aslan Pour; Gholam Hossein Safari

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 97-104


  Background: Health care waste (HCW) management is highly important and has received special attention from the authorities and people. Objectives: This study was conducted to investigate the management of HCW in general and specialized hospitals of Tabriz, Iran. Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional ...  Read More

3. Epidemiological Study of Scorpion-sting in Patients Referred to Medical Centers of Shiraz, South-west of Iran

Masoumeh Bagheri; Hamzeh Alipour; Ali Keshawarz

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 105-110


  Background: Scorpion sting is one of the serious and major medical problems in the world. Shiraz is a tourist city and one of the high-risk areas where a number of scorpion sting occurs annually. Objectives: The present research aimed to conduct an epidemiological study of scorpion sting in Shiraz County. Methods: ...  Read More

4. The Assessment of Thermal Conditions Using Humidex in Different Weather Conditions: A Case in Different Climates of Iran

Farideh Golbabaei; Hamidreza Heidari; Aliakbar Shamsipour

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 127-134


  Background: This study aimed to illustrate the applicability of the Humidex index for assessment of outdoor thermal environments in a wide range of weather conditions in different climates in Iran. Study Design: This is a cross-sectional study. Methods: Both  field measurements (1452 measurements) ...  Read More

5. Epidemiology of suicide attempts and deaths: A population-based study in the South of Iran (2012–2017)

Hamed Delam; Kosar Zarebi; Esmaeil Kavi; Nasrin Shokrpour; Mohammad-Rafi Bazrafshan

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 115-120


  Background: Suicide is a multi-factorial phenomenon whose patterns can vary even from one place to another in one country; the purpose of this study was to determine the causes of suicide attempt in a 6-year period in Larestan County in the period between 2012 and 2017. Methods: The present study was ...  Read More

6. Multi-Level Analysis of Inter-Provincial Differences in Fertility in Iran: The Case of Six Provinces with High and Low Fertility Rates

Serajeddin Mahmoudiani

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 129-134


  Background: Identifying the effect of the social environment in which couples live and the demographic decisions are made, along with individual characteristics, are important in explaining human fertility. In the present study, an attempt was made to explain women’s fertility in the six provinces ...  Read More

7. A Morphometric Study of Mesobuthus eupeus (Scorpionida: Buthidae) in Fars Province, southern Iran

Mohammad Ebrahimi; Marziyeh Hamyali Ainvan,; Mohsen Kalantari; Kourosh Azizi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 69-74


  Background: Scorpions are a group of poisonous invertebrates that are widely distributed in the Middle East countries including Iran. They cause serious injuries and death to humans and domestic animals in Fars province. These arthropods are settled in subtropical regions of the province. Methods: In ...  Read More

8. Molecular and serological evaluation of Toxoplasma gondii among female university students in Mamasani district, Fars province, southern Iran

Mohsen Kalantari; Qasem Asgari; Khadijeh Rostami; Shahrbano Naderi; Iraj Mohammadpour; Masoud Yousefi; Mohammad Hassan Davami; Kourosh Azizi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 75-80


  Background: Anti-Toxoplasma antibodies were identified in female university students referred to Valie-Asr hospital of Mamasani from Azad and Payame-Noor Universities, using serological and molecular methods. Methods: Based on the prevalence and characteristics method, 504 serum samples were collected ...  Read More

9. Epidemiology of cutaneous Leishmaniosis in south Fars province, Iran: A retrospective decade long survey

Mohammad-Rafi Bazrafshan; Khalil Safari; Nasrin Shokrpour; Hamed Delam

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 28-33


  Objective: Fars province in south Iran is an endemic focus of Leishmaniosis. This study was designed to evaluate the epidemiological status of cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Fars province, South Iran, from 2007 to 2016. Methods: This study was a retrospective-analytical cross-sectional study. The study ...  Read More

10. Evaluation of depression score in suicide attempters referring to hospitals affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in 2018

Mohammad-Rafi Bazrafshan; Hamed Delam

Volume 7, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 194-198


  Background: Since suicide attempt and its association with mental disorders such as depression in individuals is a major challenge in societies, this study aimed to investigate depression in suicide attempters referring to hospitals affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in 2018. Methods: ...  Read More

11. A Study of the Social Responsibility of Iranian Pharmaceutical Companies in 2019

Masume Bazrafshan; Hamidreza Vakilifard; Bizhan Abedini; Davood Khodadadi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 199-204


  Background: Corporate goals are to maximize efficiency and profit, but in the age of information and competition to succeed, they must respond to societal expectations. Corporate disregard for social responsibility can create problems for the company and cast doubt on the company's actions and mission ...  Read More

12. Intestinal Helminths Infections of Calomyscus cf. bailwardi (Rodentia: Calomyscidae) from Fars Province, Southern Iran

Saeed Shahabi; Ali Pouryousef; Kourosh Azizi; Bahador Sarkari

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 163-166


  Background: Rodents have a significant role as a reservoir in zoonotic diseases. Rodents which live close to human habitats such as muroid species play an important role in public health and economy. The current study aimed to evaluate the intestinal helminths infections of the Zagros Mountain rodent, ...  Read More

13. Hard ticks infesting domestic ruminants, species composition and infection with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in a highland province, SW Iran

Zahra Hosseini; Mostafa Salehi Vaziri; Sara Ahmadnia; Mohammad Reza Fakoorziba; Tahmineh Jalali; Zakkyeh Telmadarraiy; Mohammad Djaefar Moemenbellah-Fard

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 52-59


  Background: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a neglected tick-borne viral zoonotic disease. The aim was to detect CCHF virus (CCHFV) among wild ticks from Artiodactyla, Bos taurus, Ovis aries, and Capra hircus, in a previously declared CCHFV-free province of Kohgiluyeh Boyer-Ahmad, southwest ...  Read More

14. Detection of Free Living Amoeba infection in patients with suspected central nervous system and keratitis disease in Shiraz, southern Iran

Mohammad Saleh Bahreini; Mohammad Hossein Motazedian; Shahram Bamdad; Mohammad Javad Abbaszadeh afshar; Qasem Asgari

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 80-85


  Background:Free Living Amoebas, as opportunistic protozoa, can cause more problems such as meningoencephalitis, encephalitis and keratitis in human being. These protozoa have been isolated from many sources in Iran. This study was undertaken to determine the diseases due to these parasites in the south ...  Read More

15. Mass infestation of a rural residential area with millipede larvae: A case report

Jalal Mohammadi; Hossein Faramarzi; Aboozar Soltani

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 48-50


  The class Diplopoda (the millipedes) is the most abundant and diverse group within the Myriapoda, comprising 15 orders and numerous families. They range in length from very tiny (∼5 mm in Polyxenida) to the longest terrestrial invertebrates (some Spirostreptida being up to 35 cm long) in tropical ...  Read More

16. A survey of community knowledge and practices on malaria control with indoor residual spraying in Kazerun, south Iran

Seyed Aghil Jaberhashemi; Mohammad Djaefar Moemenbellah-Fard; Mousa Khosravani; Mojtaba Norouzi; Hadi Kalari

Volume 6, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 212-217


  Objective: The main aim of this research is to investigate the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) on malaria control with respect to indoor residual spraying (IRS) in a community of Southern Iran. Introduction: Human malaria is an important vector-borne infectious disease in Iran. It remains endemic ...  Read More

17. Comparison of fipronil-impregnated bait and integrated vector management (IVM) in the control of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in an endemic focus of Fars province, southern Iran during 2016 to 2017

Ehsan Saki; Abouzar Soltani; Mohammad Djaefar Moemenbellah-Fard; Mohsen Kalantari; Hedayat Dorzaban; Kourosh Azizi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 2-7

  Background: Fipronil systemic insecticide and integrated vector management (IVM) leading to control and/or reduction of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL) cases were evaluated in the studied endemic foci of Fars province, southern Iran, during 2016 to 2017. Methods: Based on available data on disease ...  Read More

18. 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

  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

19. 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

  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

20. Investigation of fungal bioaerosols in Shiraz composting facilities during 2017

fariba fariba abbasi; Mohammad Reaz Mohammad Reaz Samaei; hossein khodadadi; ali karimi; azadeh binaee haghighi; jamileh ekhlasi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 7-14

  Background: Fungi are one of the pollutant emissions from the composting plants which change  in variety  during the composting process. They are predominant in stabilization stage.Methods: This study assessed the thermotolerant airborne fungi based on NIOSH 0800 on 200 ambient samples from four composting ...  Read More

21. Prediction of Self-actualization Based on Personality Traits and Self-Awareness among Gifted Students

Madineh Rafatpanah; Diba Seif; Mousa Khosravani; shahla alborzi

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2016, , Pages 174-180

  AbstractBackground: Gifted individuals have exclusive personalitytraits and need various experiences to achieve more informationabout themselves and their ability into developmental process fromgiftedness to talent. Also, they can increase mental experiencesand obtain greater self- actualization with ...  Read More

22. Iron Supplementation Consumption in High School Students: A Cross- Sectional Study

Mohammad Khammarnia; Zahra Amani; Mahsa Hajmohammadi; Alireza Ansari-Moghadam; Marzieh Eslahi

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2016, , Pages 111-114

  Background: Girls are one of the high risk groups for iron deficiency anemia. Iron supplementation program is a preventive strategy for female students in high schools in Iran. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of iron supplements consumption among high school students in the southeast of Iran. Methods: ...  Read More

23. Prevalence, Severity and Factors Related to Mastalgia among Women Referring to Health Centers Affiliated with Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Farideh Vaziri; Alamtaj Samsami; Zahra Rahimi; Negin Rastgardoost; Narjes Nick

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, , Pages 64-69

  Background: Mastalgia is a common problem among women. Severe mastalgia can have a negative impact on sexual, physical and sleep activities and behaviors. Regarding the absence of a study on the prevalence and severity of mastalgia in southern Iran, the current study was conducted. Methods: This is ...  Read More

24. Epidemiologic Study of Suicidal Attempt Cases in Fars Province, South of Iran, 2010-2011

Mojtaba Naghshvarian; Mohammad Hossien Kaveh; Maryam hesampour; fariba Rezaee; Ali Reza Mirahmadizadeh

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 32-39

  AbstractBackground: The reduction of suicidal attempts as one of the most important goals is improvement of societies’ health status. The present study aimed to assess the epidemiologic aspects of suicide cases in Fars province in 2010-2011.Methods: A total of 9714 suicide cases in Fars province, south ...  Read More

25. Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) as the Vector of Leishmania Major in Kharameh District, Southern Iran

Zahra Soltani; Mohammad Reza Fakoorziba; Mohammad Djafar Moemenbellah-Fard; Mohsen Kalantari; Mohsen Akbarpour; Hossein Faramarzi; Kourosh Azizi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2015, , Pages 160-164

  Background: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in many parts of Iran. This study was conducted to investigate the fauna and some biologic factors of sand flies and detect CL vector(s) in Kharameh district which is one of the most important foci of the disease in Fars province, southern Iran. Methods: ...  Read More