Iranian Journal of Public Health

Provides articles in all areas of health.

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 9, 2012

Aflatoxin Contamination in Wheat Flour Samples from Golestan Province, Northeast of Iran
AbstractBackground: Due to the high toxicity of aflatoxin and its effects on public health, determination of aflatoxin level in Wheat flour samples in the Golestan province, north of Iran was investigated. To examine the effect of seasonal changes, summer...
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Aposthia- A Motive of Circumcision Origin
Circumcision- the removal of some or the entire prepuce from the penis- is one of the most ancient and preliterate practice but controversial on various grounds worldwide (1).Contradictory decisions on circumcision of a German court and German parliament...
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Community Capacity Assessment in Preventing Substance Abuse: A Participatory Approach
AbstractBackground: Community-based participatory research (CBPR) increasingly is being used to address health issues. Few evidence exist to indicate how builds the capacity of communities to function as health promoter and what resources are required...
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Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors in an Urban and Peri-Urban Setting, Kerman, Southeastern Iran (KERCADR Study): Methodology and Preliminary Report
AbstractBackground: This article was to present the sampling and measurements methods and the main preliminary findings of the KERCADR cohort study (first round) in an urban and peri-urban setting, Kerman, southeastern Iran2009-11.Method: 5900 (3238...
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Iranian Household Financial Protection against Catastrophic Health Care Expenditures
AbstractBackground: Protecting households against financial risks is one of objectives of any health system. In this regard, Iran's fourth five year developmental plan act in its 90th article, articulated decreasing household's exposure to catastrophic...
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Life Expectancy at Birth in Rural Areas Based on Corrected Data of the Iranian Vital Horoscope
AbstractBackground: Life expectancy at birth as an alternative summary measure of mortality represents number of years which a newborn will be alive based on the current age specific death rates. As it summarizes death rates across all age range in a...
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Molecular Epidemiology of Human Intestinal Amoebas in Iran
AbstractMany microscopic-based epidemiological surveys on the prevalence of human intestinal pathogenic and nonpathogenic protozoa including intestinal amoeba performed in Iran show a high prevalence of human intestinal amoeba in different parts of Iran....
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Preoperative Informed Consent: Is It Truly Informed?
AbstractBackground: Pre-operative informed consent is an important aspect of surgery, yet there has been no formal training regarding it in Pakistan. This study was done to assess the preoperative informed consent practice.Methods: After taking informed...
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Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Genotypes in Mashhad, Northeast Iran
AbstractBackground: Hepatitis C is a disease with significant global impact. The distribution of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes in Mashhad (the Northeast and the biggest city after the capital of Iran) is unknown. The purpose of this study was to...
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Publication Rates of Public Health Theses in International and National Peer-Review Journals in Turkey
AbstractBackground: Thesis is an important part of specialisation and doctorate education and requires intense work. The aim of this study was to investigate the publication rates of Turkish Public Health Doctorate Theses (PHDT) and Public Health Specialization...
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Quality of Working Life on Residents Working in Hospitals
AbstractBackground: Residents play an important role in the delivery of hospital care. They regularly work overnight, in emergency situations and with workload and stress which can affect their performance and quality of working life (QWL). This study...
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The Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Serum C - Reactive Protein and Leptin Levels in Untrained Middle-Aged Women
AbstractBackground: Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in the world. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of aerobic exercise on serum inflammatory markers in untrained middle-aged women.Methods: Nineteen healthy female...
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The Effect of Service Quality on Patient Loyalty: A Study of Private Hospitals in Tehran, Iran
AbstractBackground: Service quality is perceived as an important factor for developing patient's loyalty. The aim of this study was to determine the hospital service quality from the patients' viewpoints and the relative importance of quality dimensions...
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The Iranian Health Insurance System; Past Experiences, Present Challenges and Future Strategies
AbstractBackground: The Iranian healthcare system is primarily an insurance based system. This structure has an important influence on the efficiency and equity of the provision of healthcare in Iran. This paper reviews the history of the Iranian healthcare...
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