Systematic Review
Exploring Local Literature Bias: A Critical Evaluation of Iranian Trials on the Efficacy of Psychotherapy for Chronic Pain

Ali Zia-Tohidi; Zahra Shamshiri; Fatemeh Askari; Manijeh Firoozi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 177-188

  Background: Seeking local evidence on treatment efficacy is necessary if cultural factors are involved, as in psychotherapy for Chronic Pain (CP). Yet, local evidence is known to be prone to bias, making it difficult to reach reliable conclusions.Objectives: This study aimed to critically evaluate our ...  Read More

Review Article
Factors Affecting Self-Care in Cardiovascular Patients: An Integrative Review Based on Orem’s Theory

Hosein Mahmoudi; Rashid Jafari; Mohsen Saffari; Harold G. Koenig; Ahmad Ameryoun; Chung-Ying Lin

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 189-198

  Background: Management of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death in the world, is often associated with a variety of treatments and lifestyle modifications.Objectives: In this review, the authors sought to identify and summarize self-care related behaviors in persons with CVD based ...  Read More

Original Article
Analgesic Response to Fentanyl in Comparison to Morphine among Adult Traumatic Patients in Emergency Departments: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Najmeh Zarei Jelyani; Razieh Sadat Mousavi-Roknabadi; Mohamad Javad Andalibi; Afsaneh Dehbozorgi; Faramarz Farahmand,

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 199-205

  Background: Several studies have been performed to evaluate the efficacy of different pain management techniques in patients with trauma, using different methods.Objectives: To compare Intravenous (IV) morphine vs. fentanyl for analgesic response, the time to reach lowest pain score, and adverse effects ...  Read More

Original Article
A Comparative Study of the Level of Compliance with the Standards of the Green Hospitals in Teaching Hospitals of Yazd City

Mohammad Kazem Rahimi; Negin Habibi; Hasan Jafari

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 206-211

  Background: A green hospital is a hospital that improves people's health by continuously reducing environmental consequences and eliminating its harmful effects. Therefore, in recent years, the concept of "green hospital" has been created due to sustainable development with the aim of controlling costs ...  Read More

Original Article
The Performance of Some Outbreak Detection Algorithms: Using the Reported COVID-19 cases in Iran

Mojtaba Sepandi; Yousef Alimohamadi; Mousa Imani

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 212-216

  Background: Outbreak detection algorithms could play a key role in public health surveillance.Objectives: This study aimed to compare the performance of three algorithms (EWMA, Cumulative Sum (CUSUM), and Poisson Regression) using the reported COVID-19 data for outbreak detection.Methods: Three outbreak ...  Read More

Original Article
Relationships of Work Engagement and Professional Ethics with Organizational Intelligence in Healthcare Workers: Mediated by Organizational Support

Leila Ahmadi; Fatemeh Sadat Marashian

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 217-223

  Background: Healthcare workers are in close contact with patients and have serious responsibilities for the health and life of people. Moreover, dissatisfaction of employees with their jobs has a negative impact on the quality of services and ultimately leads to dissatisfaction of patients.Objectives: ...  Read More

Original Article
Guardians of Health: Exploring Hand Hygiene Practices, Knowledge and Hurdles among Public Health Nurses in Effutu Municipality

Charles Owusu-Aduomi Botchwey; Agartha Afful Boateng; Regina Brown; Francis Acquah; Farrukh Ishaque Saah; Vivian Kruh; Adwoa Otiwaa Ekanem; Yvonne Boatemaa-Yeboah

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 224-232

  Background: Hand hygiene has been recognized as an upfront yet a vital practice that halts the transmission of nosocomial contagions or healthcare-associated diseases in hospital locations. In healthcare organizations, hand hygiene is an important component of contagion prevention and protects patients' ...  Read More