Iranian Journal of Public Health

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Articles from Vol. 42, No. 5, May

Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Validation and Standardization of Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) in Iranian Children
AbstractBackground: To provide the validated and standardized form of the Persian version of the Ages and Stages Questionnaires as an appropriate developmental screening tool for evaluation of Iranian children's development.Methods: This was a cross-...
Do Biochemical Markers and APA I Polymorphism in IGF-II Gene Play a Role in the Association of Birth Weight and Later BMI?
AbstractBackground: The aim of the study was to explore the mechanisms underlying the association of birth weight with later body mass index (BMI) from the biochemical markers related to metabolism and the Apa I polymorphism in IGF-II gene.Methods: A...
Effectiveness of Nutrition Education vs. Non-Nutrition Education Intervention in Improving Awareness Pertaining Iron Deficiency among Anemic Adolescents
AbstractBackground: This study was carried out to compare the effect between nutrition education intervention and non-nutrition education intervention on awareness regarding iron deficiency among schooling adolescents in Tanah Merah, one of rural district...
Elevated Blood Pressure among Rural South African Children in Thohoyandou, South Africa
AbstractBackground: Whilst there seem to be available data on blood pressure profiles of South African children, especially in urban areas, few data exist on rural children. The aims of this study were to determine the blood pressure profiles of rural...
Ethnic Differences and Motivation Based on Maslow's Theory on Iranian Employees
AbstractBackground: The aim of this study was to assess the levels of Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory had been fulfilled and to compare the Maslow's hierarchy of needs among Iranian different ethnic groups at Tehran University of Medical Sciences...
Evaluation of Communication for Behavioral Impact (COMBI) Program in Dengue Prevention: A Qualitative and Quantitative Study in Selangor, Malaysia
Dear Editor-in-ChiefWorld Health Organization (WHO) has begun applying an approach known as Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI) in the design and implementation of behavioural-focused social mobilization and communication programmes for communicable...
Explosion of Hospital Nursing Services in China
Dear Editor-in-ChiefAs one of the most populous country in the world, China's patients are also one of the largest in the world. China has emerged as the world's second largest economy after three decades of market transition (1), which has the largest...
Galen's Viewpoint about Classification of Health States
AbstractPriority of health preservation and disease prevention to disease treatment is clear. During years, numerous studies with various aims have been done in relation with classification of health states based on some classification systems in order...
Gastrointestinal Helminth Infection in Pregnancy: Disease Incidence and Hematological Alterations
AbstractBackground: The incidence and hematological effects of helminth infection during pregnancy were investigated among pregnant women in Isiala, Mbano, Southeast Nigeria.Methods: Totally 282 pregnant women were enlisted for the study between October...
Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy and Malaria Falciparum Infection; a Rare Association
AbstractGlomerular involvement occurs as a rare form of renal manifestation in Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Here, we report a rare case of falciparum malaria-associated IgA nephropathy. A 28-year-old man was admitted because of fever and abdominal...
Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS): A Study on Persian Language Websites
AbstractBackground: During the past few years, there has been an increasing recognition that Internet is playing a significant role in the synthesis, the distribution and the consumption of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS).The aim of this study was...
Off-Label and Off-NCCN Guidelines Uses of Antineoplastic Drugs in China
AbstractBackground: To evaluate off-label and off-NCCN guidelines uses of antineoplastic drugs in a major Chinese hospital.Methods: Totally 1122 patients were selected from July to December 2011. Then, the off-label and off-NCCN guidelines uses of antineoplastic...
Prevalence of Depression among Infertile Couples in Iran: A Meta-Analysis Study
AbstractBackground: Several studies have been conducted in Iran in order to investigate the prevalence of depression among infertile couples. However, there is a remarkable diversity among the results. This meta-analysis was conducted to estimate an...
Primary Health Care Strategic Key to Control HIV/AIDS in Iran
Dear Editor-in-ChiefAccording to WHO report, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Iran has changed from low to con-centrate. Despite the increase in awareness about HIV/ AIDS in many countries including Iran, there is a tremendous gap between the estimated...
Serum Adiponectin and Resistin Levels in De Novo and Relapsed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Children Patients
AbstractBackground: Adipose tissue secretes a large number of adipocytokines such as leptin, resistin, and adiponectin. Many of these hormones and cytokines are altered in obese individuals and may lead to disruption of the normal balance between cell...
The Mediterranean Diet: A History of Health
AbstractThe Mediterranean tradition offers a cousine rich in colors, aromas and memories, which support the taste and the spirit of those who live in harmony with nature. Everyone is talking about the Mediterranean diet, but few are those who do it properly,...
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