International Journal of Epidemiology and Health Sciences (IJEHS), based in the Netherlands, is an open access and peer-reviewed online journal, which acts as an available resource for anyone who needs to keep up to date with Epidemiology and Health Sciences. It focuses on the research and application of Epidemiology and Health Sciences as well as qualitative and quantitative research on health services and health policy.


The journal has a distinguished Editorial Board with extensive academic qualifications, ensuring that the journal maintains high scientific standards and has a broad international coverage. The journal peer-reviews papers within 4-6 weeks after submission and publishes approved articles on the journal's website immediately upon receiving the final version. IJEHS follows a ‘continuous publication’ schedule and its fast reviewing process and publishing procedure makes it unique. The journal allows free access to its contents and permits authors to self-archive the final accepted version of the articles. There are no charges for publication in this Journal.


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Original Article Behavioral Health
1. Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior Intention on Evidence-Based Practice among Nurses and Midwives of Pediatric and Neonatal units

Mojtaba Senmar; Ali Razaghpoor; Faezeh Safarali; Faeze Ramezani; Neda Fallah; Saeideh Hosseini; Hossein Rafiei

  Background: While evidence-based practice (EBP) should be considered by all of midwifery and nursing groups, it is more important to midwives and nurses working with neonates and infants. Due to the limited number of available studies in this area, the objective of this study was to examine the knowledge, ...  Read More

Clinical Epidemiology
1. Stage II pressure ulcer caused by the connection of an electrocardiogram’s nonstandard probe on the patient's chest: A case report study

Hossein Rafiei

Volume 1, Issue 1 , August 2020

  The occurrence of pressure ulcers can be problematic for patients and health care systems. A medical device-related pressure ulcer (MDRPU) is considered as one of the important indicators of patient safety assessment as well as the quality of care provided to the patient. This case report concerns a ...  Read More

Molecular Epidemiology
2. Molecular epidemiology of VIM and IMP-producing Klebsiella isolates from urinary tract infection patients in an educational hospital

Farshad Kakian; Mohammad hoseein Rezaei; Masoud Amiri; saeid janabadi; behnam zamanzad; Abolfazle gholipour; Kourosh Naderi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2020

  Background and aim:  Klebsiella is an opportunistic organism that is the cause of many nosocomial infections. The present study was designed to investigate the molecular epidemiology of Verona integron-encoded metallo-β-lactamase (VIM) and Imipenemase (IMP)-producing Klebsiella isolates in ...  Read More

3. Telenursing strategies in Iran: A narrative literature review

Parisa Fathizadeh; Haydeh Heidari; Reza Masoudi; Morteza Sedehi; Feridoun Khajeali

Volume 1, Issue 3 , October 2020

  Introduction: Tele-nursing is a modern way of promoting quality of nursing care, treatment outcome, reducing medical costs and the need for visits, patient and family involvement in decision making, and careful patient monitoring by using all kinds of technologies. The aim of this article was to determine ...  Read More

Occupational Epidemiology
4. Prevalence of low back pain among the working Ethiopian population: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Amanuel Godana Arero; Godana Arero; Shimels Hussien Mohammed; Sahar Eftekhari

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2021

  Background and objective: Low back pain (LBP), as a musculoskeletal disorder, remains a common health problem and is one of the most prevalent occupational injuries affecting adults living in both developed and developing countries. To increase the power and improve the prevalence estimates of LBP among ...  Read More

5. SARS-CoV-2 infection prevalence and characteristics in domestic contacts: Study of 39 families and 132 people in a general medicine clinic in Toledo (Spain). implications for the general practitioner

Jose Luis Turabian

Volume 2, Issue 2 , February 2021

  Background Most people with COVID-19 receive care at home, increasing the likelihood of exposure for household members. Objective To study the prevalence and characteristics of secondary cases in families after the appearance of a primary case Methodology An observational and retrospective study of families ...  Read More

Review Health Practice
1. Development of an educational content for mothers of premature infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit in Iran: a narrative review

Shima Heidary; Haydeh Heidari; Roya Choopani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 March 2021

  Background: Mothers of preterm infants, as the first caregiver, need to learn about their infants and the complex environment of neonatal intensive care. In this regard, this study aimed to evaluate the educational content for the mothers of premature infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit ...  Read More

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