RESEARCH ARTICLES:
  • [2] Nemati S, Rafei A, Freedman N, Fotouhi A, Asgari F, Zendehdel K. Cigarette and Water-Pipe Use in Iran: Geographical Distribution and Time Trends among the Adult Population; A Pooled Analysis of National STEPS Surveys, 2006–2009, Archives of Iranian Medicine, 2017. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [4] Noormohammadpour P, Mansournia MA, Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Rostami M, Rafei A, Ramin Kordi. Prevalence of Chronic Neck Pain, Low Back Pain, and Knee Pain and Their Related Factors in Community-Dwelling Adults in Iran: A Population-based National Study, The Clinical Journal of Pain, 2017. [abstract][PubMed]
  • [5] Noshad S, Abbasi M, Etemad K, Meysamie A, Afarideh M, Khajeh E, Asgari F, Mousavizadeh M, Rafei A, Neishaboury M, Ghajar AR, Nakhjavani M, Koohpayehzadeh Jalil, Esteghamati AR. The Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Iran: a 2011 Update, Journal of Diabetes, 2016. [abstract][PubMed]
  • [6] Esteghamati AR, Etemad K, Koohpayehzadeh J, Abbasi M, Meysamie AP, Khajeh E, Asgari F, Noshad S, Rafei A, Mousavizadeh M, Neishaboury MR, Afarideh M, Nakhjavani M. Awareness, Treatment and Control of Pre-hypertension, and Hypertension among Adults in Iran, Archives of Iranian Medicine, 2016. [abstract][PubMed]
  • [8] Dalvand S, Koohpayehzadeh J, Karimlou M, Asgari F, Rafei A, Seifi B, Niksima, SH, Bakhshi, E. Assessing Factor Related to Waist Circumference and Obesity: Application of a Latent Variable Model, Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2015. [PubMed] [PDF]
  • [9] Hosseini M, Baikpour M, Yousefifard M, Fayaz M,Koohpayehzadeh J, Ghelichkhani P, Asady H, Asgari F, Etemad K, Rafei A, Gouya MM. Blood Pressure Percentiles by Age and Body Mass Index for Adults, EXCLI Journal, 2015. [PubMed] [PDF]
  • [10] Bakhshi E, Koohpayehzadeh J, Seifi B, Rafei A, Biglarian A, Asgari F, Etemad K, Bidhendi Yarandi R. Obesity and Related Factors in Iran: The STEPS Survey, 2011, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 2015. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [11] Hosseini M, Navidi I, Yousefifard M, Heshmat R, Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Etemad K, Rafei A, Gouya MM. Serum HDL-C Level of Iranian adults: results from sixth national Surveillance of Risk Factors of Non-Communicable Disease, Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, 2014. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [12] Adavi M, Salehi M, Roudbari M, Asgari F, Rafei A. The comparison of the predictive precision of artificial neural networks and bivariate logistic regression in diagnosis of patients with hypertension, Razi Journal of Medical Sciences, 2014. [abstract][PDF]
  • [13] Bidhendi Yarandi R, Rahgozar M, Koohpayehzadeh J, Rafei A, Asgari F, Bakhshi E. Association Between Major Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factors and Fasting Blood Glucose in Iran: Comparison of Two Techniques, with and without Dichotomizing the Response, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 2014. [abstract]
  • [14] Esteghamati AR, Etemad K, Koohpayehzadeh J, Abbasi M, Meisamie AP, Noshad S, Asgari F, Mousavizadeh M, Rafei A, Khajeh E, Neishaboury MR, Sheikhbahaei, Nakhjavani M. Trends in Prevalence of Diabetes and Impaired Fasting Glucose according to Obesity in Iran, 2005-2011, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 2014. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [15] Koohpayehzadeh J, Etemad K, Abbasi M, Meisamie AP, Sheikhbahaei S, Asgari F, Noshad S, Hafezi-Nejad N, Rafei A, Mousavizadeh M, Khajeh E, Ebadi M, Nakhjavani M, Esteghamati AR. Gender-specific changes in physical activity pattern in Iran: national surveillance of NCD risk factors (2007–2011), International Journal of Public Health, 2013. [PubMed][abstract]
  • [16] Yousefi A, Sepehri AS, Kargar M, Akhondzadeh S, Rafei A, Sadeghi M, Alimadadi A, Ghaeli P. Comparing Effects of Ketamine and Thiopental Administration during Electroconvulsive Therapy in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder: a Randomized, Double-Blind Study, The Journal of ECT, 2013. [PubMed][abstract]
  • [17] Hosseini M, Yousefifard M, Taslimi S, Sohanaki H, Nourijelyani K, Asgari F, Etemad K, Koohpayehzadeh J, HeidarianMiri H, Rafei A, Gouya MM, Mohammad K. Trend of Blood Cholesterol Level in Iran: Results of Four National Surveys During 1991-2008, Acta Medica Iranica, 2013. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [18] Hosseini M, Taslimi S, Yousefifard M, Safarpour M, Asgari F, Etemad K, HeidarianMiri H, Rafei A, Koohpayehzadeh J, Gouya MM. Serum cholesterol level nomograms for Iranian adults; suggestion for cut-offs on the basis of a national survey, Iranian Journal of Public Health, 2012. [PubMed][PDF]
  • [20] Kuhpayezadeh J, Dargahi H, Shajari J, Rafei A, Narenjiha M, Afsharpour S, Mehdivarzi D. Investigation of Clinical Medical Teachers’ Opinion about Validity-Feasibility of Clinical Assessment Tools in Medical Sciences Universities in Tehran. Creative Education, 2012. [abstract][PDF]
  • [21] Moghisi AR, Rafei A. Effect of Urbanization on Incidence of Non-communicable Diseases, Community-Based Initiatives Series of Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, WHO, 2012. [PDF]

ORAL PRESENTATIONS:
  • [21] Rafei A, Jamshidi Orak R, Pasha E, Bidhendi Yarandi R. A Periodic Autoregressive Hidden Markov Model for the Surveillance of Tuberculosis, Ninth Seminar of Probability and Stochastic Processes, 2013.
  • [22] Khoshnevisan MH, Etemad K, Koohpayehzadeh J, Rafei A, Asgari F, Ebnahmadi A. Oral Hygiene Behavior in Iran: National NCD Risk Factor Surveillance. 9th Iranian & 13th Kuwaiti Divisions of IADR joint Congress, 2013. [abstract]
  • [23] Rafei A, Pasha E, Jamshidi Orak R. A Periodic Autoregressive Hidden Markov Model for the Surveillance of Tuberculosis, Twelfth Conference of Islamic Countries on Statistical Science, 2012. [abstract]
  • [24] Rafei A, Asgari F, Azimi S, Koohpayehzadeh J, Rezanejad Asl P, Bejani S, Etemad K. Secular trend of obesity and overweight over past six years in Iran: From the viewpoint of NCD Risk Factors Surveillance System, Third Iranian Congress of obesity, 2012. [in Persian] [PDF]

OTHER PUBLICATIONS:
  • [25] Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Rafei A, Etemad K. The book: Annual report of NCD Risk Factors Surveillance of Iran 2011, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2013. [PDF]
  • [26] Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Rafei A, Etemad K. The booklet: Pattern of Major NCD Risk Factors Prevalence in Iran, according to 4 nationwide studies on NCD risk factors Surveillance 2004-2009, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2013. [PDF]
  • [27] Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Rafei A, Etemad K. The book: Annual report of NCD Risk Factors Surveillance of Iran 2008, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2012. [PDF]
  • [28] Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Rafei A, Etemad K. The book: Annual report of NCD Risk Factors Surveillance of Iran 2009, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2012. [PDF]
  • [29] Rafei A. An executive manual for the National Survey of Oral Health in Iran 2012, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2012.
  • [30] Asgari F, Rafei A, Koohpayehzadeh J. An executive manual for the National Survey of NCD Risk Factors in Iran 2012, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2012.
  • [31] Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Rafei A, Etemad K. The book: Provincial report of NCD Risk Factors Surveillance, 2009, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2012. [PDF]
  • [32] Koohpayehzadeh J, Asgari F, Rafei A, Etemad K. The book: Provincial report of NCD Risk Factors Surveillance, 2008, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2012. [PDF]
  • [33] Rafei A, Asgari F, Koohpayehzadeh J. The booklet: Iran Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factors Report from 2006 to 2009, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2011. [PDF]
  • [34] Asgari F, Azimi S, Rafei A, Bejani S. The booklet: Non-communicable Diseases Risk Factors Surveillance system in Iran, Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Iran, 2011. [PDF in English, Persian]