Women’s Health Bulletin (WHB) is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal, the aim of which is to provide a scientific medium of communication for researchers throughout the globe.

It is journal policy to publish work deemed by peer reviewers to be a coherent and sound addition to scientific knowledge and to put less emphasis on interest levels, provided that the research constitutes a useful contribution to the field. Manuscripts are publishable in the form of original article, review article, case report, letter to the editor, etc.

The journal considers articles on all aspects of the health and health care of adolescent girls and women, with a particular focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of disorders and diseases related to them, as well as related genetics, pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical reports, and controlled trials.

Research Article
2. The Effect of Six Weeks of Aerobic Training (in the Morning and Afternoon) on Some Cardiovascular Indices and Quality of Life in Drug Addicted Women

َArezoo Koohestani; Mehrdad Fathi; Keyvan Hejazi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 3-10

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.87143.1067

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  Background: Addiction not only causes social and behavioral disorders but also affects various aspects of physical health, causing huge financial damages to individuals, families, and societies. Addicts have lower health and physical activity than the general population. The objective of this study was ...  Read More

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3. Investigation of the Effect of Compassion-Focused Therapy on Social Anxiety and Interpersonal Relationships among Women on an Overweight Diet 2019-2020

Parichehr Sadr Nafisi; zahra Eftekhar Saadi; Fariba Hafezi; Alireza Heidari

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 11-18

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.87458.1073

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  Background: Anxiety disorders are psychiatric illnesses that are most common in developing countries. Obesity is thought to be a risk factor for anxiety and intimate relationship disorders. The aim of the present paper was to investigate the effect of compassion-focused therapy on social anxiety and ...  Read More

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4. Contraceptive Preference and Associated Factors: Implication on Pregnancy Intentions among Nursing Mothers in Southwest Nigeria

Adebukunola Olajumoke Afolabi; Adenike Ayobola Olaogun; Kolade Afolayan Afolabi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 19-32

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.87503.1074

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  Background: The gap between women’s reproductive intention and contraceptive behavior could be attributed to the increasing rate of unintended pregnancies globally. The present study was conducted to explore nursing mothers’ perception of contraception,identify the pattern of contraceptive ...  Read More

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5. Methods of Reducing Anxiety and Their Relationship with the Age of Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Maryam Heidary; Marzieh Akbarzadeh

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 33-38

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.87433.1072

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  Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder associated with clinical manifestations such ashirsutism, acne, reduced fertility, menstrual and obesity disorders, and psychological and mood problems. Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling that has been identified through several ...  Read More

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6. Awareness of Breast Cancer and Practice of Breast Self-Examination among Urban Underprivileged Women in Bangalore city, India

Avita Rose Johnson; Mitchell Singstock; Cency Baburajan; Suchitra Bajaj; Sulekha Thimmaiah

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 39-45

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.87833.1081

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  Background: The low breast cancer survivorship in India compared to developed countries has been found to be attributed to late detection. Breast self-examination (BSE) still remains a viable screening option among poor and marginalised communities. We conducted the present study to determine breast ...  Read More

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7. The Ameliorating Impact of Pilates Training on Anxiety and Body Mass Index in Menopausal Symptoms

Arezu Farzaneh; Maryam Koushkie Jahromi; Mohsen Salesi; Robabeh Rostami

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 46-53

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.88198.1084

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  Background: Menopausal symptoms severely affect a woman’s lifestyle and health. Lifestyle, including physical activity, is known to be an effective factor on the menopausal-associated symptoms. We conducted the present study to evaluate the effects of an eight-week Pilates training on menopausal-related ...  Read More

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8. Return of Menstruation among Exclusive Breastfeeding Women in Southwest Nigeria

Kolade Afolayan Afolabi; Adebukunola Olajumoke Afolabi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 54-65

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.87836.1078

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  Background: Women experience variations in postpartum amenorrhea, the length of which depends on the type of breastfeeding and women’s physiology. We conducted the present Study to assess the perception and pattern of resumption of menstruation, and identify the determinants of resumption of menstruation ...  Read More

1. Sexual Satisfaction Studies in Iran, A Systematic Review

Sara Noruzi; Masoomeh Maarefvand; Hamidreza Khankeh; Mostafa Eghlima

Volume 6, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 1-7

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2019.45878

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  Objective: The purpose of this study was to review the sources and studies on couple’s sexual satisfaction and the related factors. Evidence Acquisition: A systematic review was used in this study. The literature was searched in the following Iranian electronic databases: Google scholar, Iran Medex, ...  Read More

2. Self-Esteem in Adolescent Girls: A Qualitative Study

Mohammad Ali Morowati Sharifabad; Fatemeh Baghernezhad Hesary; Mohammadreza Miri; Reza Dastjerdi; Golam Reza Sharifzadeh

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 26-32

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.84215.1028

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  Background: Adolescence is a critical period of life for all people. Self-esteem is also a basic human need that affects one’s growth, development, and identity. This study aimed to explain 12-14 year-old female adolescents’ experiences regarding selfesteem. Methods: In this qualitative content-analysis ...  Read More

3. The Effect of Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy on Depression and Coping Styles of Women Exposed to Marital Infidelity

Mehrnoosh Babolhavaeji; Elaheh Khoshnevis; Sahar Jafarzadeh Rastin

Volume 6, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 18-26

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2019.45985

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  Background: Betrayal and marital infidelity are a kind of disorder and illness in behavior, which, due to its adverse effects, causes various injuries and problems for each person. This study aimed to determine the effect of training, based on cognitivebehavioral group therapy (CBGT), on depression and ...  Read More

4. Effectiveness of Family Empowerment Therapy Based on Self-Compassion on Self-Care and Glycosylated Hemoglobin in Female Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

soheila Rahmani; Mohsen Mansoobifar; Mohammad Reza Sirifi; Hasan Ashayeri; Hamed Bermas

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 33-42

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.85543.1043

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  Background: Diabetes can be successfully controlled by metabolic, psychological, social, and interpersonal factors. The present study aimed to determine the effectiveness of family empowerment therapy based on self-compassion on self-care and glycosylated hemoglobin in female patients with type 2 diabetes ...  Read More

5. Effect of 8 Weeks of Functional Exercise on Soft Surfaces on Balance and Electromyographic Activity of Selected Muscles in Female Taekwondo Athletes

Fatemeh Fallahi Farrash; Rahman Sheikhhoseini; Farideh Babakhani

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 19-25

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.85795.1047

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  Background: Ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries in taekwondo fighters. This study aimed to investigate the effect of eight-week functional training on soft surfaces on the balance and electromyographic activity of the muscles of female taekwondo fighters. Methods: In this randomized field ...  Read More

Research Article
1. Comparison of the Effects of Metacognitive Therapy and Compassion- Focused Therapy on Anxiety in the Mothers of Children with Cerebral Palsy

Negin Khoshvaght; Farah Naderi; Sahar Safarzadeh; Marjan Alizadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 January 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.88585.1087

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  Background: Raising a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) is a major challenge for parents and may greatly change the family’s lifestyle. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of metacognitive therapy (MCT) and compassion-focused therapy (CFT) on anxiety in the mothers of children ...  Read More

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2. Comparison of Group Psychotherapy Effectiveness based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Matrix with Group Behavioral Activation Therapy on Quality of Life and Alexithymia in Depress Mood Females

Amin Khaledinia; Behnam Makvandi; Parviz Asgari; Reza Pasha

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 January 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2021.87951.1082

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  Background: Research has shown that the incidence of psychological well-being problems among students is on an increasing trend. According to the Pennsylvania State University Center for Public Health Psychology, the number of students seeking mental health help rose by 50% between 2015 and 2016. The ...  Read More

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3. The Effect of Virtual Reality on Postural Stability and Fall Risk Assessment of Older Women

Hassan Sadeghi; Seyed Sadredin Shojaedin

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 January 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2021.89163.1092

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  Background: Exergames (exercise and gaming) or virtual exercises have been reported to improve balance and functional mobility in older adults. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effects of virtual reality exercise, on the static balance, postural stability, and functional mobility among ...  Read More

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4. Attitude Barriers to Breast Self-Examination from the Perspective of Women Referred to Health Centers Affiliated with Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Roya Zare; Zahra Karimian; Nahid Zarifsanaiey

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 January 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.87453.1086

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  Background:Breast Neoplasms is one of the most prevalent cancers in women. In the early stages, the disease can be diagnosed and controlled by Breast Self-Examination(BSE).But sometimes attitude barriers avoiding women to BSE. The aim of this study was to investigate the attitudes barriers of breast ...  Read More

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5. Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Community on Progress in Patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

Hamid Mohyadini; Saeed Bakhtiar Pour; Reza Pasha; Parvin Ehteshmzadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 January 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2021.87708.1075

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  Background: The latest recommended psychological choice for the treatment of OCD is a therapeutic intervention. The metaanalytic study has found that the strongest degree of scientific evidence for CBT is the effect of OCD psychiatric therapies. We conducted the present study to examine the efficacy ...  Read More

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