In collaboration with Payame Noor University and Iranian Health Psychology
Volume 5 (2022)
Volume 4 (2021)
Volume 3 (2020)
Volume 2 (2019)
Volume 1 (2018)
Number of Volumes 6
Number of Issues 15
Number of Articles 119
Number of Contributors 334
Article View 57,101
PDF Download 45,029
View Per Article 479.84
PDF Download Per Article 378.39
Number of Submissions 327
Rejected Submissions 128
Reject Rate 39
Accepted Submissions 113
Acceptance Rate 35
Time to Accept (Days) 255
Number of Indexing Databases 6
Number of Reviewers 141


 Iranian Journal of Health Psychology 



This journal is publicated under follow iran govermental licence:

1- Ministry of Culture, Publication Session , No: 93/6008.  May 2014


2- Ministry of Science and Research. No: 3/18/313112.  Feb 2019.

Period of publication of this Journal from 1399/08/01; It is quarterly.

iranian journal of health psychology is an open access and peer-reviewed quarterly journal dedicated to the advancement of health psychology.

Papers are subject to a double-blind peer review process to ensure the quality of their underlying research methodology and argument. 

The submitted papers will be published after review as well as the approval of the editorial board. The journal was established by Payame Noor University. The honorable professors and researchers are highly appreciated if they visit this site, register, submit and set up their papers based on authors guidelines. Therefore, visiting in person or calling the journal office are not recommended, so all connections with authors and reviewers are done through the website. The journal provides article download statistics.

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  • Articles’ review and publishing charge:

    1. 3,000,000 Rls. For articles’ acceptance
    2. 3,000,000 Rls. For publishing (The total charge includes 6,000,000 Rls. for each article)

Bibliographic Information


iranian journal of health psychology


Print:  2783-2686

Online:  2783-2694


•​Contextual factors that may contribute to diseases and their prevention.

•​Interfaces among biological, psychological, social, and behavioral factors in health

•​Assessment approaches in health

•​Health risk and resilience

•​Child health and adolescent health promotion.

•​Couple and family relationships in health.

•​Lifespan approaches to health, including those related to older adults

•​Evaluation and dissemination of treatment approaches that target the individual, family, group, multicenter, or community level.

•​Ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual, orientation in health.

•​Health disparities.

•​Research methodology, measurement, and statistics in health psychology.

•​Implications of research findings for health-related policy.

•​Advances in health-related theories.

•​Innovations in technology related to health psychology

•​Professional issues in health psychology, including training and supervision.


English; including  Persian abstracts

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Place of Publication



University of Payame Noor





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Open Access (OA)

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Online submission: Free 

Full text access: Open Access

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Institutional support, Donation

Type of Material

Serial (Periodical)


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 Publication of article in this Journal is free.

APSc: Article submission and article processing  in this journal is free.

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Developing and Psychometric Testing of Cervical Cancer Screening Behavior Scale (CCSBS)

Mohammad Ali Besharat; Fariba Zarani; Golnaz Mazaheri Nejad Fard; Gholamreza Sarrami foroushani; Maryam Haji SeyedSadeghi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 9-18

  Introduction: Given the importance of screening as one of the health behaviors in cervical cancer, the aim of this study is to develop and evaluate the psychometric characteristics of Cervical Cancer Screening Behavior Scale (CCSBS).Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 376 women who referred to Javaheri ...  Read More

Psychosocial Predictors Of Problem Gambling Among Male College Students In Nigeria

Sunday Oladotun Adeyemo; Tolulope Aluko

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 19-26

  Objective: Problem gambling is a non-addiction issue that may arise even from recreational engagement with gambling activity. In Nigeria, not much has been written about this menace to the extent that the focus of interest of the government is on the economic gains of gambling activities rather than ...  Read More

Model of Hope in Breast Cancer Patients after Surgery

amin rafiepoor; Majid Saffarinia; Nasrin Hosseini

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 27-40

  Objective: The present study determined the fit of hope model based on spiritual health, body image, family support, and health locus of control mediated by social comparison in patients with postoperative breast cancer.Method: The sample of the study included 400 women selected using the purposive sampling ...  Read More

Structural Pattern of Personality Traits in Cancer Patients on Treatment Adherence and Self-Efficacy Mediated by Social Support

Alaleh Attaran khorasani; Mohammad javad Aldaghi; niki darbanbashi khamesi; manizheh maleki; zahra jahani; rahman razavi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 27-54

  Objectives: Adherence to treatment and cancer coping self-efficacy are key components in the management of cancer disease. This study aimed at examining the structural pattern of personality traits of cancer patients on treatment adherence and cancer coping self-efficacy mediated by social support.Method: ...  Read More

The Effectiveness of Family Empowerment on Psychological Disturbance and Emotional Expression in Adolescents with Substance Dependent Parents

Nasrin Rahbari ghazani; nader hajloo; seyfollah aghajani

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 55-68

  The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of family empowerment with socio-emotional learning on psychological trauma and emotional expression in adolescents with parents with substance abuse. The method of the present study was a quasi-experimental with a pre-test-post-test design and ...  Read More

Develop and Implement of Self-Care Capability Training Package for Elementary Students’ Health Promotion

Pardis Heidari; shahla pakdaman; masoud gholamali lavasani

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 69-84

  AbstractBackground: This study aimed to design and apply a self-care training package for elementary students’ health. According to the purpose of the study, two hypotheses were posed. The first hypothesis states that the self-care training package is effective for the elementary students’ ...  Read More

Increasing the quality of sleep and life by brain electrical stimulation in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy

احمد Alipor; Roghayeh Mohammadi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2023, Pages 101-89

  Introduction: Painful diabetic neuropathy is a major complication of chronic diabetes with a significant negative impact on the quality of sleep and quality of life in diabetic patients. This study was conducted to determine the single and combined effect of primary motor cortex (M1) and left Dorso lateral ...  Read More

Psychological consequences of patients with coronavirus (COVID- 19): A Qualitative Study

Mahnaz Aliakbari dehkordi; fatemeh eisazadeh; susan aghajanbigloo

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2019, , Pages 9-20

  Abstract Objective: Infected persons to Coronavirus experience mental and social consequences because of disease. So the goal of this research is to investigate the mental and social consequences of infected persons. Method: The population in this study was people with new coronavirus (Covid 19) in Bushehr ...  Read More

A Study on the Effect of Gratitude on Happiness and Well Being

Sareh Behzadipour; Alireza Sadeghi; Mojgan Sepahmansour

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2018, , Pages 65-72

  Background: Gratitude is a general state of thankfulness and appreciation. The majority of empirical studies indicate that there is an association between gratitude and a sense of overall well being..Currently, mental health is especially important in some occupations with harsh work conditions ...  Read More

Comparison of Quality of Life and Mental Well-Being in Myocardial Infarction Patients and Healthy People

Golnaz Rasoolzadegan; mozhgan Agah heris; Shahrokh Karbalai Saleh

Volume 3, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 43-52

  Objective: Quality of life and mental well-being are some of the issues that can play an important role in the disease and its treatment. The purpose of this study was to compare the quality of life and mental well-being of myocardial infarction patients and healthy people. Methods: This is a causal-comparative ...  Read More

Efficacy of Stress Management Intervention on Psychological, Immune Factors and Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Fateme Nazemi; Hadi Bahrami Ehsan; Ahmad Alipour; Nooshin Bayat

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2018, , Pages 33-44

  Abstract Background: In this survey, the intervention of cognitive behavioral stress management (CBSM) on psychological and immune indices and pain in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis is studied. Method: Statistical population of the study consisted of patients who referred to the rheumatology ...  Read More

Who is Sleeping Beauty? Quality of Sleep and Adolescents’ Sleep-Psychophysiological-Emotional-Personality Profile

Danilo Garcia; Erica Schütz; Erik Lindskär; Fernando Renee González Moraga; Trevor Archer; Kevin Cloninger; Ali Al Nima

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2018, , Pages 9-24

  Abstract Aims: We investigated gender differences among adolescents in quality of sleep, psychophysiological problems, dream frequency, emotional states, and personality traits and also if the effect of quality of sleep on psychophysiological problems, dream frequency, emotional states, and personality ...  Read More

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