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Journal of Research in Health Sciences

Sara Geravandi, Mohsen Pakdaman
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2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Roohalah Hajizadeh, Farideh Golbabaei, Somayeh Farhang Dehghan, Mohammad Hossein Beheshti, Sayed Mohammad Jafari, Fereshteh Taheri
BACKGROUND: Necessity of evaluating heat stress in the workplace, require validation of indices and selection optimal index. The present study aimed to assess the precision and validity of some heat stress indices and select the optimum index for using in heavy work activities in hot and dry climates. METHODS: It carried out on 184 workers from 40 brick kilns workshops in the city of Qom, central Iran (as representative hot and dry climates). After reviewing the working process and evaluation the activity of workers and the type of work, environmental and physiological parameters according to standards recommended by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) including ISO 7243 and ISO 9886 were measured and indices were calculated...
2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Mohammad Khandan, Majid Nili, Alireza Koohpaei, Saeedeh Mosaferchi
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, the health work decision makers need to analyze a huge amount of data and consider many conflicting evaluation criteria and sub-criteria. Therefore, an ergonomic evaluation in the work environment in order to the control occupational disorders is considered as the Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) problem. In this study, the ergonomic risks factors, which may influence health, were evaluated in a manufacturing company in 2014. Then entropy method was applied to prioritize the different risk factors...
2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Ali Karimi, Samira Eslamizad, Maryam Mostafaee, Zahra Momeni, Fateme Ziafati, Shokoofe Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: According to the growth of photocopier usage in workplaces, the potential risk of occupational exposure to the airborne chemicals has been raised up. Hence, monitoring the photocopy worker's respiratory functions seems to be necessary. We aimed to evaluate the respiratory health on photocopy and printing workers so that a reliable description can be made about their occupational hygiene. METHODS: This study was performed in Shiraz, southwest Iran in 2014 and a group of 150 photocopy and printing workers were surveyed as exposed group in addition to a group of 114 office staff as unexposed group...
2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Najmeh Tavakol, Soleiman Kheiri, Morteza Sedehi
BACKGROUND: Time to donating blood plays a major role in a regular donor to becoming continues one. The aim of this study was to determine the effective factors on the interval between the blood donations. METHODS: In a longitudinal study in 2008, 864 samples of first-time donors in Shahrekord Blood Transfusion Center,  capital city of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iran were selected by a systematic sampling and were followed up for five years. Among these samples, a subset of 424 donors who had at least two successful blood donations were chosen for this study and the time intervals between their donations were measured as response variable...
2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Azar Pirdehghan, Nafise Poortalebi
BACKGROUND: Despite the effectiveness of drug therapy in diabetes management high rates of poor adherence persist. The purpose of this study was to determine the factors influencing the medication adherence and dietary regiment in type2 diabetic patients. METHODS: This cross sectional study was conducted on 300 type2 diabetic patients referred to General Internal Medicine Clinic, Yazd Shohdaye Kargar Hospital,Yazd City, central Iran between September and December 2013...
2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Hassan Bazmamoun, Mandana Rafeey, Maryam Nikpouri, Robabeh Ghergherehchi
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori infection is one of the most common chronic bacterial infections. There is challenge on the real rate of prevalence of H. pylori in diabetic patients. This study was done to assess the prevalence of H. pylori infection in children suffering from type 1 insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. METHODS: In this case-control study, 80 diabetic patients (as the target group) refer to the Endocrinology Clinic of Tabriz Educational and Treatment Center, Tabriz northwestern Iran and 80 non-diabetic patients (as the control group) from the group of children referring to the GI Clinic of the same center  were enrolled in 2012 and 2013...
2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Yousef Veisani, Ali Delpisheh, Kourosh Sayehmiri, Ghobad Moradi, Jafar Hassanzadeh
BACKGROUND: Suicide has become an increasingly widespread form of morbidity in the developing countries. There has been an increasing trend in morbidity and mortality due to suicide in Iran over the past few decades. This study surveyed attempts and completed suicide over a 5-year period. METHODS: Through a cross-sectional study, overall identified suicides by systematic registration suicide data (SRSD) in Ilam Province, western Iran from 21 March 2010 to 11 December 2014 were enrolled...
2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Masoud Siadat, Toba Kazemi, Morteza Hajihosseni
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2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi, Rozita Absari, Farzaneh Valizadeh, Mohammadreza Saadati, Soroush Sharifimoghadam, Ali Ahmadi, Mohsen Mokhtari, Hossein Ansari
BACKGROUND: Poor sleep quality is closely associated with lifestyle habits including use of mobile cell-phones.This study aimed to identify the relationship between sleep quality due to abuse in mobile cell-phones and engagement in social networks. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 380 undergraduate students selected by proportional stratified sampling in Qom, Iran in 2015. Data were collected by two standard questionnaire including Cell-Phone Over-Use Scale (COS) and Pittsburgh sleep quality questionnaire beside the status of usage in cell-phone social networks...
2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Masoud Neghab, Fatemeh Amiri, Esmaeel Soleimani, Seyed Younus Hosseini
BACKGROUND: The present study was undertaken to ascertain whether (or not) long term occupational exposure to low (sub-TLV levels) atmospheric concentrations of chlorine gas was associated with any significant decrements in the parameters of pulmonary function and/or  increased prevalence of respiratory symptoms. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study that was performed in 2012, 54 workers of a local chloralkali unit and 38 non-exposed office staff were enrolled and compared...
2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Javad Faradmal, Ghodratollah Roshanaei, Maryam Mafi, Abdolazim Sadighi-Pashaki, Manoochehr Karami
BACKGROUND: The occurrence and the mortality related to breast cancer (BC) in Iranian female population has increased over time. Although there are many studies on BC and related risk factors, however, the epidemiological aspects of this melanoma in Iranian females are uncertain. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the relationship between demographical and clinical factors on the shape of overall survival (OS) distribution in patients with BC. METHODS: This historical cohort study was carried out using data from 522 participants with BC...
2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Hamid Reza Khalkhali, Hadi Lotfnezhad Afshar, Omid Esnaashari, Nasrollah Jabbari
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer survival has been analyzed by many standard data mining algorithms. A group of these algorithms belonged to the decision tree category. Ability of the decision tree algorithms in terms of visualizing and formulating of hidden patterns among study variables were main reasons to apply an algorithm from the decision tree category in the current study that has not studied already. METHODS: The classification and regression trees (CART) was applied to a breast cancer database contained information on 569 patients in 2007-2010...
2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Zahra Hassanzadeh-Rostami, Elham Kavosi, Aliasghar Nasihatkon
BACKGROUND: The global prevalence of overweight and obesity had risen in recent decades, and obesity is taken into consideration as a public health concern and a major risk factor of common chronic disease. The objective of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity and to identify its underlying factors among children 2-6 yr of age in Fars Province, southern Iran. METHODS: A total of 8911 children, aged 2-6 yr age, were selected thorough multi-stage sampling in 30 cities of Fars Province in 2012-13...
2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Farnaz Fariba, Mehdi Moradi, Arezzo Arabi, Behzad Ghaderi
BACKGROUND: According to the angiographic findings, 3%-8% of atherosclerotic coronary artery patients suffer from coronary artery ectasia (CAE). We conducted this study to estimate the prevalence of CAE among patients who underwent angiography and compared this group with those patients without CAE and atherosclerosis in terms of common coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors. METHODS: This cross sectional study was conducted in Hamadan Province, western Iran, from March 2014 to March 2015...
2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Happiness Anulika Aweto, Ayoola Ibifubara Aiyegbusi, Adaora Justina Ugonabo, Titilope Adenike Adeyemo
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary complications, respiratory symptoms and depression are common occurrences which contribute to the morbidity and mortality seen in individuals living with HIV/AIDS. This study investigated the effect of aerobic exercise on the pulmonary functions, respiratory symptoms and psychological status of people living with HIV. METHODS: This study was conducted in Lagos, Nigeria from October 2014 to May 2015. Forty eligible individuals with HIV aged 18 yr and above participated, of which 33 cooperated to the end...
2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Prabhav Aggarwal, Beena Uppal, Roumi Ghosh, Subramaniam Krishna Prakash, Anita Chakravarti, Krishnan Rajeshwari
BACKGROUND: Shigella is responsible for high morbidity and mortality among children, yet its true prevalence remains inconclusive. The aim of this study was to determine the actual prevalence of Shigella infection in childhood diarrhea and dysentery cases and assess the applicability of ipaH gene PCR in Indian settings. METHODS: This study was conducted at Maulana Azad Medical College and associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India during 2011-12. A total of 385 children (207 with diarrhea, 118 with dysentery, and 60 matched controls) were enrolled...
2016: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Mohammed Abdullah Kubas, Majed Wadi
BACKGROUND: Smoking is a worldwide problem that kills millions of people. Women smoke much lower than males but the numbers of smoker women are growing up. The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of smoking and khat chewing in medical and non-medical female students at University of Science and Technology (UST), Sana'a, Yemen. METHODS: We used self-administrated questionnaire to collect cross-sectional data from a randomly selected sample of medical and non-medical female students of UST in 2012-2013...
2015: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Jalal Abdi, Hassan Eftekhar, Mahmood Mahmoodi, Davood Shojayzadeh, Roya Sadeghi, Maryam Saber
BACKGROUND: Work settings provide a unique opportunity for health promotion interventions. Considering the issue of obesity in employees, this study was conducted to evaluate the effect of the intervention based on new communication technologies and the social cognitive theory on weight control in the governmental employees of Hamadan City, western Iran in 2014. METHODS: This randomized control trial study was conducted in "telephone- assisted intervention", "web- assisted intervention", and "control" groups comprising 435 employees of Hamadan City with overweight or obesity in 2014 (Ethics Committee Code: 93/D/130/1139)...
2015: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Mohsen Karchani, Adel Mazloumi, Gebraeil NaslSaraji, Arash Akbarzadeh, Ali Niknezhad, Mohammad Hossien Ebrahimi, Mehdi Raei, Mohammad Khandan
BACKGROUND: Major injuries and death in accidents have roots in drowsiness. Sleepiness is a main result of insufficient sleep. It is vital to explore drowsiness and its level. There are various sorts of methods in the forms of subjective and objective approaches. The goal of this study was to detect the association of subjective and interpretive drowsiness with facial dynamic changes. METHODS: This experimental study was conducted in the Virtual Reality Lab, in Khaje-Nasir Toosi University of Technology, Tehran Iran on 40 drivers in 2015...
2015: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
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