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.


Original Article
1. Comparison of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella Removal Efficiency in Aquatic Environments Using Silver and Copper Nanoparticles

Masoomeh Ghanavat Amani; Reza Jalilzadeh Yengejeh

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 72-80

  Background: The main aspect of water purification to serve the human drinking purpose is the elimination of microbial agents and pathogens using the disinfectants. Although chemicals such as chlorine are the most common water disinfectants, the researchers have always sought  to identify and ...  Read More

Original Articles
2. Prevalence and Incidence of Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM) in Fars province in the South of Iran, 2016-17: An Insurance Archived-Prescription-based Study

Sanaz Amiri; Forough Saki; Mozhgan Seif; Alireza Mirahmadizadeh

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 81-88

  Background: Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is known as a chronic autoimmune disease with an increasing prevalence and incidence. This study was conducted to determine the incidence rate and prevalence of insulin-dependent diabetes in Iran in 2016 and 2017. ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Knowledge, Perception, and Sources of Information on COVID-19 among Nigerian Youths in the First Month of the Pandemic

Abiodun Ebenezer Kolapo; Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi; Temitope Olajumoke Omoju; Olugbenga Adeola Odukanmi; Dayo Olufemi Akanbi; James Olatunde Okediran; Muhammad Shakir Balogun

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 89-96

  Background: This study aimed to assess the knowledge, perception, and sources of COVID-19 information among Nigerian youths. Methods:  We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study among 817 National Youth Service Corps members. Participants’ overall general knowledge about COVID-19 was ...  Read More

Original Article
4. 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

Original Article
5. 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

Original Article
6. Management of Functional Constipation in Pediatrics Based on Nurse Educational Intervention

Zohreh Faramarzian; Marzieh Kargar; Seyed Mohsen Dehghani; Najaf Zare

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 111-117

  Back ground: Constipation is a prevalent problem in pediatric patients and one of the ten most common pathological conditions visited by general pediatricians (1). It accounts for up to 25 percent of referrals to a pediatric gastroenterologist. Therefore, this study was done to evaluate the effects of ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Investigating Environmental Health Engineering Graduates’ Attitudes towards Compliance of the Received Trainings with their Occupational Needs in Mashhad, Iran, 2019

Roya Peirovi; Sara Javanbakht; Zohre Moeini; Monnavar Afzal Aghaee; Hossein Alidadi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 118-126

  Introduction: One of the most important goals of any higher education system is to educate specialized manpower with sufficient skills and knowledge. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the environmental health engineering graduates' attitudes towards compliance of the received training ...  Read More

Original Article
8. 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

Case Reports
9. A Report of an Iranian COVID-19 Case in a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Patient: A Case Report and Insights

Sina Vakili; Sarvenaz Roshanisefat; Leila Ghahramani; Sheida Jamalnia

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 135-139

  Background: The latest outbreak of coronavirus (2019-nCoV), emerging in Wuhan, China, has spread exponentially in 2019. Management of gallbladder stones during COVID-19 pandemic may be challenging. We report an Iranian COVID-19 Case in a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Patient. Case presentation: In the ...  Read More

Letter to Editor
10. The Role of Social Media in Coronaphobia

Hamed Delam; Mohammad-Rafi Bazrafshan

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 140-141

  Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a severe respiratory illness with an unknown cause that was diagnosed in December 2019 in Wuhan, China (1-3). Iran is one of the countries involved with this disease. The global outbreak of the disease raises concerns about increased anxiety due to the risk of contracting ...  Read More

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. A Comparative Assessment of Manual Load Lifting Using NIOSH Equation and WISHA Index Methods in Industrial Workers of Shiraz City

Naeimeh Asadi; Alireza Choobineh; Sareh Keshavarzi; Hadi Daneshmandi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 8-12

  Background: Manual load lifting is the most common and stressful activity that imposes high biomechanical pressures on the body, particularly on the back. Diverse studies have shown that load lifting can cause work-related musculoskeletal disorders among workers. This study was conducted to assess manual ...  Read More

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