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
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

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 1-9


  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

Research Article
2. 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

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 10-17


  Background: Breast Neoplasms is believed to be one of the most prevalent types of cancer in women. In the early stages, the disease could be diagnosed and controlled by breast self-examination (BSE). However, attitude barriers stop women to BSE on a number of occasions. We conducted the present study ...  Read More

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

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

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 18-25


  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

Research Article
4. 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

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 26-36


  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

Research Article
5. The Effect of Virtual Reality on Postural Stability and Fall Risk Assessment of Older Women

Hassan Sadeghi; Seyed Sadredin Shojaedin

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 37-43


  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

Research Article
6. The Prediction of Hospital Stress Based on Self-Actualization and Life Orientations (Optimism and Pessimism) in Female Nurses

Habibollah Naderi; Abbas Akbari; Roya Abbasi-Asl; Fatemeh Amraee

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 44-48


  Background: Hospital stress is one of the most important factors in nurses’ mental health. So, this study aimed to investigate the effects of self-actualization and life orientation on hospital stress. Methods: This research was a correlational study. We analyzed the data via multiple regression ...  Read More

Research Article
7. The Effect of Smart Phone Messaging versus Face-to-Face Counseling on the Primiparous Mothers’ Breastfeeding Self-efficacy: An Educational Intervention

Manoosh Mehrabi; Shole Zarei; Leila Bazrafkan; Ali Reza Safarpour

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 49-55


  Background: Increasing breastfeeding rates around the world is one of the most important goals of the World Health Organization. This study was conducted to investigate the impact of smart phone-based education and regular delivery of designed messages on breastfeeding self-efficacy in primiparous mothers. Methods: ...  Read More

Research Article
8. Does Pilates Exercise Change the Memory, Attention and Balance in Women with Lymphedema after Modified Mastectomy?

Arezoo Kazemi; Robabeh Rostami; Maryam Koushkie Jahromi; Sedigheh Tahmasebi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 56-62


  Background: Breast cancer as the most common cancer and deadliest malignancy among women is one of the most important health concerns in the world. Therefore, the present study was conducted in response to the question of whether the Pilates training method affects the memory, attention, and balance ...  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


  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


  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. 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


  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

4. 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


  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

5. A Comparative Review of the Relationship between Fertility Rate and Gender Equality

Sedigheh Abdollahpour; Elaheh Mansouri; Talat Khadivzadeh

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 3-10


  Context: The decline in fertility rate is one of the most important social changes that has happened in human history. Given the paucity of research done in this regard, the present study aimed to review the relationship between gender equality indicators and fertility rate. Evidence Acquisition: Gender ...  Read More

Research Article
1. Acute Effect of High-intensity Interval and Traditional Resistance Training on Lipolysis Factors in Overweight Young Girls

Madineh Zarei; Parisa Foroozan; Maryam Koushkie Jahromi; Mohammad Hemmatinafar

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


  Background: Efficient exercises for enhancing lipolysis could be implemented in the measures taken regarding obesity reduction and the related risk factors. The present study was conducted to compare the response of lipolysis inhibitory and excitatory hormones, including insulin, epinephrine, and glycerol, ...  Read More

Case Report
2. Complete Uterine Septum with Duplicate Cervix, Longitudinal Vaginal Septum and Unilateral Vaginal Obstruction (Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich Syndrome): A Case Report of a Mullerian Duct Anomaly

Leili Hafizi; Seyedeh Azam Pourhosaini; Seyedeh Sepideh Hosseini

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


  Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich Syndrome (HWWs) is a rare variant of Mullerian duct anomalies. It is associated with a wide range of gynecological and obstetric complications, such as urinary incontinence, urinary retention, endometriosis, pelvic infection, pelvic pain and infertility. We conducted the present ...  Read More

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