Investigating the Association between Gender and Age Distribution with Severity of COVID-19: A Single-Center Study from Southern Iran

Zeinab Karimi; Fatemeh Masjedi; Aida Doostkam; Jamshid Roozbeh; Leila Malekmakan

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 207-215

  Background: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) caused a highly contagious disease, which led to a pandemic health emergency. However, age distribution and sex, regarding factors affecting the severity of COVID-19, are controversial. Therefore, this study is designed to investigate ...  Read More

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

  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

Home Delivery Practices among Pregnant Women in Southeast of Iran and Associated Factors after the Implementation of the Health Transformation Plan: a Case-control Study

Fariba Ramezani Siakhulake; Seyed Mehdi Tabatabaei; Mehdi Mohammadi; Fateme Behmanesh Pour

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 142-151

  Background: Free-of-charge vaginal deliveries have been offered as part of the Health Transformation Plan (HTP) in Iran, but still a high proportion of deliveries are occurring at home. This study aimed to investigate the reasons for home deliveries after the implementation of HTP in southeast of Iran. ...  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

  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

Breast Cancer Risk Perception and Screening Behaviors of Iranian Women

Razieh Zahedi; Maysam Rezapour; Hossein Molavi Vardanjani; Mohammad Reza Baneshi; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Reza Malekpour Afshar; Farzaneh Zolala

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 98-106

  Background: Previous studies have shown that breast cancer (BC) risk perception could be a motivation for screening behaviors. This study was conducted to compare the level of BC risk perception of women aged between 30-40 and 41-60 years, and to determine the factors affecting screening behaviors and ...  Read More

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

The 8th International Conference on Women’s Health; Women’s Mental Health

Najmeh Maharlouei; Hengameh Kasraei; Fatemeh Shaygani; Amir Reza Bahadori; Sharareh Khonyagar; Zahra Reyhani; Seyyed Shahrokh Mousavi; Maryam Kazemi; Kamran B. Lankarani

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 58-61

  Mental health is one of the most important of health components.Mental and behavioral diseases are major disease burdens. Women make up half of the world's population and raise the other half. While women are an integral part of societies, their diverse roles put them at a higher risk of psychological ...  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

  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

Prevalence of Breast Cancer in Isfahan Province, Iran

Zahra Tolou-Ghamari

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 1-4

  Background: According to previous studies, breast cancer seems to be the most prevalent cancer and a significant reason of cancer-related deaths among women. Age, race, menorah history, characteristics of breast, reproductive patterns, and many other factors could be mentioned as the risk factors for ...  Read More

Maternal and Neonatal Complications Leading to Midwifery Errors in Referred Cases to the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization and Medical Council of Forensic Medicine from 2006 - 2011 in Isfahan, Iran

Leila Asadi; Marjan Beigi; Mahbube Valiani

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 1-5

  Background: Maternal and neonatal health indicators have the important role in evaluating community development. Objectives: In this study, we examined the effects of maternal and fetal complications leading to midwifery errors in referred cases to the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization and Medical ...  Read More

Iranian Women Perception of Patient’s Rights: Inpatients’ Attitude Toward Practice of the Iranian Charter

Shabnam Ghazanfari; Sedigheh Ebrahimi; Omid Asemani

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 1-7

  Background: Despite many studies, we are still in need of more investigations aiming at the implementation of patients’ rights in Iran; this would be more important concerning vulnerable groups like women. In this way, we have tried to study how much are Iranian women justified about Iranian patients’ ...  Read More

Factors Affecting the Use of Long-Acting and Permanent Contraceptive Methods Among Married Women of Reproductive Age in East of Iran

Elham Azmoude; Haniye Behnam; Saeede Barati-Far; Maryam Aradmehr

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 1-8

  Background: Long-acting and permanent contraceptive methods (LAPMs) are the most effective approaches to reduce fertility. The study of factors associated with the use of LAPMs is one of the key steps in finding the population involved in reduced fertility. Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess ...  Read More

Factors Influencing the Desired Number of Children Among Married Women in the Reproductive Age and its Implications for Policy Making

Khadijeh Asadi Sarvestani; Suet Leng Khoo; Nor Malina Malek; Suziana Mat Yasin; Aliyar Ahmadi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 1-6

  Background: Desired number of children is one of the main indexes showing the fertility preferences of couples. This issue is currently more important as Iranian policy makers are revising population policies to improve fertility rate. Objectives: As a result, the main goal of this study was to investigate ...  Read More

The Relationship Between Spiritual Well-Being and Life Satisfaction in Females With Infertility

Shahram Etemadifar; Razie Sadat Hosseiny; Akram Ziraki; Atefeh Omrani; Masoome Alijanpoor

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2016, , Pages 1-6

  Background: Infertility is a multi-aspect problem; it can cause major disturbances with emotional, social and psychological consequences including loss of life satisfaction. Spirituality is considered as an important source for individuals to adapt with stressful life events. Objectives: The current ...  Read More

Life Satisfaction and its Determinants Among Young Iranian Women

Neil Harris; Asiyeh Salehi; Elisabeth Coyne; Bernadette Sebar

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2016, , Pages 1-9

  Background: Satisfaction with life indicates an individual’s overall evaluation of life, which is influenced by a range of factors including socio-demographic characteristics, psychological issues, and life experiences. Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore the main determinants of ...  Read More

Plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Severe Pre-Eclampsia in a Population With Profound Vitamin D Deficiency

Mahmood Soveid; Nasrin Asadi; Mahnoosh Sianati

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2016, , Pages 1-4

  Background: There is biologic and clinical evidence that links vitamin D deficiency to pre-eclampsia. The Vitamin D receptor is present in the placenta, cardiovascular system, and lymphocytes. It has anti-inflammatory, immune regulatory, and anti-hypertensive properties and facilitates placental implantation. ...  Read More

The effect of Exercise on the Age at Menarche in Girls at Guidance Schools of Shiraz, Iran

Raha Afshariani; Leila Malekmakan; Maryam Yazdankhah; Arghavan Daneshian; Mehrab Sayadi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 1-4

  Background: Menarche is a woman’s first menstruation and is determined by multiple factors. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of exercise on the age of menarche in girls at guidance schools of Shiraz, Iran. Patients and Methods: This cross-sectional study attempted ...  Read More

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of University Faculty Members and High School Teachers About Cervical Cancer Screening in Shiraz, Iran

Pegah Jahani; Sulmaz Ghahramani; Gholamreza Abdollahifard

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2015, , Pages 1-5

  Background: Due to the increasing rate of cervical cancer screening, and the importance of teachers and faculties in changing the perspective of population on this issue, the present study was carried out to evaluate knowledge base, attitude and performance of teachers and faculty members in relation ...  Read More

Drug Dependency and Women's Health

Mohammad Bagher Saberi Zafarghandi; Mohsen Jadidi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 1-4

  Context: The present review attempts to distinguish some management, challenges and solutions to drug dependency of women. The issues make clear the need for accomplishing different prevention and management strategies in both genders. Evidence Acquisition: The present review comprised data of related ...  Read More

Dietary Patterns and Non Communicable Disease Among Iranian Women: A Systematic Review

Parvin Mirmiran; Arefeh Fallah Ghohroudy; Somayeh Hosseinpour Niazi; Batol Ahmadi; Fatemeh Nayeri; Fereidoun Azizi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , October 2014, , Pages 1-8

  Context: Diet is an important component of life and plays a key role in the prevention or development of non-communicable diseases. The aim of this systematic review was to determine different dietary patterns and their association with non-communicable diseases in Iranian women. Evidence Acquisition: ...  Read More

The Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status and the Prevalence of Elective Cesarean Section in Nulliparous Women in Niknafs Teaching Centre in Rafsanjan, Iran

Majid Davari; Mohammadreza Maracy; Zohreh Ghorashi; Mitra Mokhtari

Volume 1, Issue 2 , July 2014, , Pages 1-5

  Background: In the recent decades, the high rate of cesarean section is increased worldwide along with critical concerns about its primary benefits. Many researchers showed the positive relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and the prevalence of cesarean delivery. However, it seems that the ...  Read More

A Survey on the Dietary Habits of Rural Women in Fars Province, Iran

Negar Darvish; Negin Hadi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , April 2014, , Pages 1-5

  Background: The relationship between nutritional pattern and non-communicable diseases such as coronary artery diseases, diabetes, and obesity has already been established. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between nutritional pattern and education level of rural women ...  Read More