Journal of Research in Health Sciences

The manuscripts related to COVID-19 are evaluated out of order.

The Journal of Research in Health Sciences (JRHS) is the official journal of the School of Public Health; Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, which is published quarterly. Since 2017, JRHS is published electronically.

JRHS is a peer-reviewed, scientific publication which is produced quarterly and is a multidisciplinary journal in the field of public health, publishing contributions from Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health, Occupational Health, Environmental Health, Health Education, and Preventive and Social Medicine.

We do not publish clinical trials, nursing studies, animal studies, qualitative studies, nutritional studies, health insurance, and hospital management. In addition, we do not publish the results of laboratory and chemical studies in the field of ergonomics, occupational health, and environmental health.


ISSN Print: 2228-7795, Online: 2228-7809

JRHS is indexed by:

Web of Science - Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)




WHO-EMRO Index Medicus:

Index Copernicus International:

CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International):

ISC (Islamic World Science Citation Center):

Iranian Magazine Database:

SID (Scientific Information Database):

JRHS is also approved by the Iranian Committee on Publishing of Biomedical Journal of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

Vol 20, No 2 (2020): Spring

Table of Contents


Neglected major causes of death much deadlier than COVID-19 PDF
Jalal Poorolajal

Original Articles

Healthcare Students' Flu Vaccine Uptake in the Last 5 Years and Future Vaccination Acceptance: Is There a Possible Association? PDF
Paola Cella, Matteo D’Angelo, Giulia Dallagiacoma, Sandro Provenzano, Omar Enzo Santangelo, Vincenza Gianfredi
Musculoskeletal Consequences in Cyber-Addicted Students - Is It Really A Matter of Health? A ROC Curve Analysis for Prioritizing Risk Factors PDF
Rashid Heidarimoghadam, Alireza Mortezapour, Fakhradin Ghasemi, Mohammad Ebrahim Ghaffari, Mohammad Babamiri, Mahdi Razie, Khadijeh Bandehelahi
Exploring Change in Trend of Homicide Incidence Rate in Iran from 2006 to 2016: Applying Segmented Regression Model PDF
Hajar Nazari Kangavari, Abdolrazagh Barzegar, Seyed Davood Mirtorabi, Mohammad Reza Ghadirzadeh, Mehdi Forouzesh, Niloufar Taherpour, Fatemeh Shahbazi, Seyed Saeed Hashemi Nazari
Students' Nutrition Literacy and the Existence of Health Care Providers in Iranian Schools PDF
Ahmad Mehri, Nasrin Jafari, Isa Akbarzadeh, Fatemeh Hadavand Siri, Nategh Abbassgholizadeh
Substance Use among Adolescent High School Students in Nigeria and Its Relationship with Psychosocial Factors PDF
Adetunji Obadeji, Banji F. Kumolalo, Lateef O. Oluwole, Adedotun S. Ajiboye, Mobolaji U. Dada, Rose Chidindu Ebeyi

Short Communications

The Urgency of Conducting Serological Studies for COVID-19 PDF
Ghobad Moradi, Ehsan Mostafavi, Ali-Akbar Haghdoost

Letter to the editor

Mental Health of Medical Workers in COVID-19 Pandemic: Restrictions and Barriers PDF
Rahim Badrfam, Atefeh Zandifar, Mohammad Arbabi
Re: Neglected Major Causes of Death Much Deadlier Than COVID-19 PDF
Koroush Holakouie-Naieni, Shahrzad Nematollahi

JRHS Office:

School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Shaheed Fahmideh Ave. Hamadan, Islamic Republic of Iran

Postal code: 6517838695, PO box: 65175-4171

Tel: +98 81 38380292, Fax: +98 81 38380509