Chronic Diseases Journal

Journal  Information:

The Chronic Diseases Journal (eISSN: 2345-2226 and pISSN: 2588-7297) is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences since 2013. This journal has the certification of MedicalJournals Commission of Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education from 2013 (No. 1392/04/20-15/92/4508). In each year, this journal publishes about 32 to 40 research and 2 to 3 review articles. Time from submission to first decision is 2 days, time from submission to final decision is 3 weeks, and time from acceptance to publication is 2-10 weeks.

Aim and Scope: The manuscripts on the topic of chronic and subacute medical and health conditions and diseases will be published in this journal. This contains all aspects of the chronic and subacute diseases such as control, planning, treatment, patient education, managing guides, policy making, and biopsychospiritual factors.

Article Fee: Submission and processing are completely free of charge.

The Chronic Diseases Journal is open access, and provides full texts of the published articles free of charge to readers

Journal allow the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. Journal allow the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions. The authors warrant that their contribution is an original work not published elsewhere.

The journal does not have a waiver policy (for developing country authors, etc.).

The journal allow software/spiders to automatically crawl the journal content (also known as text mining).

The journal provide article level metadata to DOAJ.

The journal allow the readers to read, download, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, and allow the readers to use them for any other lawful purpose.

Journal provides article download statistics at the end of the titles on the website.

Platform, Host or Aggregator: OJS-Open Journal System

Digital University archiving policy:

A national library; National Library & Archives of Iran

A university library: Repository of Research and Investigative Information


Chronic Diseases Journal  is visible on the National Web Directory site, named thousands  site.

Experts review journal manuscripts twice (once upon submission and again before printing) using piracy detection software such as Plagiarism–plagcheck for plagiarism.

This Journal belongs to:

Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences

Owner; Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences,  Deputy of Research

Publisher: Vesnu Publication

We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to

All the best,
Editor-in-Chief: Prof.  Fariba Farhadifar (MD)

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Vol 7, No 4 (2019)

Table of Contents

Original Article(s)

Negin Ronasi , Setareh Shojaei , Ghodratollah Roshanaiee , Reza Taghiollahi , Shokoofeh Jamshidi
Mohamad Yandarani , Morteza Mansourian , Akram Ansarifar , Fatemeh Mohamadi , Omid Safari , Javad Yousefi , Razieh Pirouzeh
Pooya Valizadeh-Ardalan , Hero Yazdanpanah , Karo Servatyari , Nabi Mardani , Milad Parkalian
Asma Zamiri , Sepide Amoiyan , Sina Mostafavi-Toroghi , Mahdi Babaei-Hatkehlouei , Amirhossein Moaddabi , Mehran Ebrahimzadeh-Hassanabadi , Tahereh Bakhshi
Fouad Rahimi , Abbas Ebadi , Fatemeh Oskoie
Bijan Pirnia , Mona Moradi , Rahman Sheikhi , Parastoo Malekanmehr , Fahimeh Mardan , Paria Sadeghi
Reza Davoodi , Shahrbanoo Ghahari
Karzan Palani , Bashar Hanna Azar , Chalak Abdulsamad Ismael
Mohammad Reza Modabber , Batoul Ahmadi , Ali Mohammad Mosadeghrad
Kumars Ahmadi , Farid Yousefinejad , Rozhin Mehrabani , Mehran Amini

Short Communication(s)

Boshra Vahabi , Ahmad Vahabi , Masoud Moradi , Sirvan Sayyad , Mahin Ahmadian , Abdolvahed Narmashiri

Images in Clinical Medicine

Mohsen Rajabnia , Jalal Naghshbandi