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.

 


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Randomized Clinical Trials (RCT)
The Effect of Water Yoga Exercises on the Intensity and Pain Duration in Girls with Primary Dysmenorrhea

Nessa Hashemi; Farideh Babakhani; Rahman Sheikhhoseini

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 61-69

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2022.92560.1144

Abstract
  Background: Dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation is considered as the most prevalent problem in women. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the effects of eight-week yoga exercises in water on the intensity and duration of pain in female students with primary dysmenorrhea.Methods: In this clinical ...  Read More

Research Article
The Effect of Combined Training and L-arginine Supplement on the Serum Levels of Adropin, VEGFR-2, and Nitric Oxide in Post-menopausal Hypertensive Women

Rozita Nourbakhsh; Aliasghar Ravasi; Rahman Soori

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 70-79

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2022.94390.1164

Abstract
  Background: Exercise training and L-arginine are believed to have a major role in managing the hypertension and also their combination may cause further improvement in blood pressure. Therefore, the present study aimed to determine the effect of combined training with or without L-arginine ingestion ...  Read More

Research Article
Impact of Physical Activity on Resilience among Teenage Girls during the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Mediation by Self-Esteem

Zahra Chaharbaghi; Fatemeh Beigom Hosseini; Tayebeh Baniasadi; Lida Moradi; Amir Dana

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 80-85

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2022.94451.1166

Abstract
  Background: A significant factor associated with well-being and health is to find a method which can increase resilience during the pandemics. The present research aimed to examine the impact of physical activity level on resilience of teenage girls during the COVID-19 pandemic with an emphasis on self-esteem ...  Read More

Research Article
Parental Uptake of Cervical Cancer Vaccine for their Female Adolescent in a City in Nigeria

Mary I Aliu; Ngozi Okafor; Ayomide Aliu; Matthew Idowu Olatubi; Grace Ademuyiwa

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 86-94

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2022.94414.1165

Abstract
  Background: Cervical Cancer Vaccine is known to be one the effective ways of preventing cervical cancer. The present study aimed to assess parents’ knowledge on uptake of human papilloma virus vaccine (HPVV) by adolescents, describe their perception on the uptake of HPVV by adolescents, and identify ...  Read More

Research Article
Explaining Self-Acceptance based on Body Image, Gender Role, and Sexual Attitude Mediated via Time Perspective in Postmenopausal Women Aged 45-60 Years Old in Tehran, Iran

Leaila Abbasi; Nader Monirpoor; Hasan Mirzahoseini

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 95-103

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2022.94100.1162

Abstract
  Background: One of the major events in the evolution of women in the middle age is “menopause”, which poses significant challenges for them. The aim of this study was to explain self-acceptance based on body image, gender role, and sexual attitude mediated by time perspective in postmenopausal ...  Read More

Research Article
Impact of Social Support on Wellbeing and Health-Related Quality of Life among Elderly Women: Mediating Role of Physical Activity

Kamelia Abdi; Fatemeh Beigom Hosseini; Zahra Chaharbaghi; Saeed Ghorbani

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 104-109

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2022.94981.1174

Abstract
  Background: Living with a better quality is considered as the main challenge for the elderly in new century. Therefore, examining the wellbeing and quality of life of the elderly has become a necessity. The purpose of this study was to test a conceptual model that examines the associations between social ...  Read More

Research Article
Prevalence, Patterns, and Physicians’ Awareness of the Use of Traditional and Complementary Medicine by Female Cancer Patients in Zahedan, Iran

Khadijeh Asadi Sarvestani; Maryam Navaee; Razieh Rayanpour

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 110-117

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2022.93955.1160

Abstract
  Background: A significant proportion of cancer patients use Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) worldwide and especially in Middle Eastern countries. The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence and patterns of using Iranian Traditional Medicine (ITM) and Complementary and Alternative ...  Read More

Case Report
Challenges Associated with Convalescent Plasma Infusion Therapy During Pregnancy, a Case Report

Antonio Mastroianni; Sonia Greco; Luciana Chidichimo; Maria Vittoria Mauro; Francesca Greco; Filippo Urso; Valeria Vangeli

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 118-121

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2021.93429.1151

Abstract
  Introduction: The Covid-19 pandemic has so far been characterized by significant morbidity and a high mortality rate worldwide. People who are frail due to age and / or the presence of comorbidities, including pregnant women, are exposed to a greater risk of developing a very serious disease. However, ...  Read More

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

Abstract
  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

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

Abstract
  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

Effectiveness of Positive Thinking Training on Self-Assertiveness of Teenage Girls

Farideh Hamidi; Mahtab Otaghi; Fatima M.Paz

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 11-17

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.83879.1013

Abstract
  Background: Self-assertiveness is the ability to stand up for one’s rights and express one’s thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in an appropriate and direct manner. Adolescence is an important time to establish the social position of individuals. This study aimed to investigate the effect of ...  Read More

Prevalence and Pattern of Infertility in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Study

Najmeh Maharlouei; Bahar Morshed Behbahani; Leila Doryanizadeh; Maryam Kazemi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 63-71

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2021.89924.1102

Abstract
  Context: Infertility is a complex reproductive issue worldwide. Knowledge about the prevalence of any health problems like infertility is the first step towards policymaking in order to make effective decisions. Methods: An electronic systematic review was conducted in 2019 through search in PubMed, ...  Read More

The Effect of 12-Week Corrective Exercises on the Postural Angles of Beautician Females with Upper Crossed Syndrome: a Clinical Trial Study

Hashem Piri; Maryam Hajian; Seyyed Hossein Mirkarimpour; Rahman Sheikhhoseini; Mohammad Rahimi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 91-97

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2021.90790.1112

Abstract
  Background: Upper crossed syndrome (UCS) is believed to be a prevalent deformity among female beauticians. This study designed to investigate the effect of 12 weeks of corrective exercises on the postural angles, namely, forward shoulder, forward head, and kyphosis of female beauticians with UCS. Methods: ...  Read More

Research Article
Assessing Awareness of Maternity Danger Signs and its Associated Factors among Women Benefited from Antenatal Care Services in the Gaza Strip, 0Palestine 2020: Clinic-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Aymen Elsous; Dina El-oka; Fadwa Abo-Namos; Amna Jnead; Eslam Abo-Ajwa

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 July 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2022.95008.1176

Abstract
  Background: Causes of maternal deaths could be prevented if women are aware of maternity danger signs. We aimed to examine women’s awareness about obstetric danger signs and associated factors among females attending primary health facilities in Gaza strip, Palestine. Methods: A cross-sectional ...  Read More

Research Article
Characterization of Violence Against Reproductive-age Women in Southwest Nigeria

Oluwasola S S Ayosanmi; John Owoade Agboola; Felix Elijah; Adeyemi Alaga; Olanrewaju Adeniran; Gloria Ifeoluwa Ogunlade; Adeyemi Adewuyi; Adaeze Okereke; Esosa Daniel Omoregie; Ayobami Ajayi; Osaho David Omoregie; Ayomide Olusuji; Blessing Eze

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 July 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2022.94749.1170

Abstract
  Background: Violence against women has been reported to be high across Nigeria. However, there are no specific data on this issue across individual states in southwestern Nigeria and their correlations. This study aimed to characterize the types, prevalence, and correlates of violence against reproductive-age ...  Read More

Research Article
Relationships of Attachment Behaviors with Depression and Marital Quality among Women in Ahvaz, Iran: Mediating Role of Self-esteem

Parvaneh Bahmani Makvandzadeh; Amin Koraei; Seyedeh Zahra Alavi; Seyed Esmaeil Hashemi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 July 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2022.95594.1182

Abstract
  Background: Depression could negatively impact the mood, behavior, attitude, and efficiency of women and massively harm family performance. The present study aimed to investigate the mediating role of the self-esteem in the association of attachment behaviors with depression and marital quality in women ...  Read More

Research Article
Psychosocial Distress among Teenage Girls within the Coronavirus Outbreak: The Role of Physical Activity and Sedentary Time

Amir Dana; Kamelia Abdi; Mirhamid Salehian; Sima Mokari Saei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 July 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2022.94886.1173

Abstract
  Background: The effects of the coronavirus outbreak on the psychological and physical wellbeing of teenage girls is not well understood. Herein, one of the important mental health-related variables is introduced to be psychosocial distress (PSD). The current research aimed to explore the status of PSD ...  Read More

Research Article
Anxiety, Depression, and Stress in Women with Frequent Miscarriage Experiences: Before and After Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Mehrdad Ghanbarpoor Ganjari; Sana Nourimoghadam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 July 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2022.92236.1138

Abstract
  Background: Fertility phenomenon holds great importance in almost all cultures; therefore, failures in this matter can turn into a harmful sensation. This study aimed to study the efficacy of acceptance and commitment therapy on anxiety, depression, and stress in women with frequent miscarriage records.Methods: ...  Read More

Publisher:
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Chairperson:
Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, MD

Editor-in-Chief:
Najmeh Maharlouei,MD

Managing Editor:
Neda Defaee Rad, MSc,MA


Frequency: Quarterly

Print ISSN: 2345-5136

Online ISSN: 2382-9990

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