Journal of Research in Health Sciences

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.

JRHS is a peer-reviewed, scientific multidisciplinary journal in the field of public health, publishing contributions from Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health, Occupational Health, Ergonomics & Safety, Environmental Health, Health Education, Health Services Management, Preventive and Social Medicine.

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

JRHS is indexed by and abstracted by:




CINAHI (EBSCO Publishing):

WHO-EMRO Index Medicus:

Index Copernicus International:

CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International):

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals):

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.

Recent publications

Acceptance Rate

Duration from receipt to acceptance

2010 Issue 1:


5.9 months

2010 Issue 2:


3.8 months

2011 Issue 1:


3.3 months

2011 Issue 2:


3.4 months

2012 Issue 1:


2.4 months

2012 Issue 2:


2.9 months

2013 Issue 1:


2.4 months

2013 Issue 2:


2.6 months

2014 Issue 1:


2.7 months

2014 Issue 2:


2.4 months

2014 Issue 3:


3.0 months


Vol 14, No 3 (2014): Summer

Cover Page

In Press

Table of Contents

Original Articles

The Effect of Six-Week Aerobic Training Program on Cardiovascular Fitness, Body Composition and Mental Health among Female Students PDF HTML
Fateme Ghorbani, Rashid Heidarimoghadam, Manoochehr Karami, Kamelia Fathi, Vazgen Minasian, Mohammad Ebrahim Bahram
Intimate Partner Violence against Women in Nepal: An Analysis through Individual, Empowerment, Family and Societal Level Factors PDF
Koustuv Dalal, Shumei Wang, Leif Svanström
High Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Melitus and Its Risk Factors Among the Rural Population of Pondicherry, South India PDF
Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava, Arun Gangadhar Ghorpade
The Effects of Prioritize Inspections on Occupational Health Hazards Control in Workplaces in Iran PDF
Fatemah Sadeghi, Abdolrahman Bahrami, Farin Fatemi
The Application of Network Scale Up Method on Estimating the Prevalence of Some Disabilities in the Southeast of Iran PDF
Elham Mohebbi, Mohammad Reza Baneshi, Saeedeh Haji-maghsoodi, Ali Akbar Haghdoost
An Intervention for Noise Control of Blast Furnace in Steel Industry PDF
Rostam Golmohammadi, Omid Giahi, Mohsen Aliabadi, Ebrahim Darvishi
A Structural Equation Model to predict the Social-Cognitive Determinants related to Physical Activity in Iranian women with Diabetes Mellitus PDF
Habibollah Esmaeily, Nooshin Peyman, Ali Taghipour, Fatemeh KHorashadizadeh, Mehrsadat Mahdizadeh
Prevalence of Hookah Smoking in Relation to Religiosity and Familial Support in College Students of Tabriz, northwest of Iran PDF
Asghar MohammadPoorasl, Abbas Abbasi Ghahramanloo, Hamid Allahverdipour, Jabiz Modaresi Esfeh
The Discriminatory Performance of Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference, Waist-To-Hip Ratio and Waist-To-Height Ratio for Detection of Metabolic Syndrome and Their Optimal Cutoffs among Iranian Adults
Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki, Behzad Heidari, Arefeh Hajian-Tilaki, Alireza Firouzjahi, Mojgan Bagherzadeh
Predictors of Treatment Retention in a Major Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program in Iran: a Survival Analysis
Tahereh Pashaei, Maryam Moeeni, Babak Roshanaei Moghdam, Hassan Heydari, Nigel E Turner, Emran M Razaghi

Brief Reports

Modifiable Lifestyle Risk Factors and Metabolic Syndrome: Opportunities for a Web-Based Preventive Program PDF HTML
Leila Jahangiry, Davoud Shojaeizadeh, Ali Montazeri, Mahdi Najafi, Kazem Mohammad, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi
Levels of Alarm Thresholds of Meningitis Outbreaks in Hamadan Province, west of Iran
Mohammad Faryadres, Manoochehr Karami, Abbas Moghimbeigi, Nader Esmailnasab, Khabat Pazhouhi

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