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Mosayebi V, Jaafari A, Fayazanoush A, Amin M M. The Role of Local History in Explaining the Distribution of the Prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Iran; Case Study of Pirbackran Region, Isfahan, Iran, 2016. HSR 2018; 13 (4) :503-506
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1- PhD Candidate, Department of Local History, School of Literature and Humanities, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
2- Associate Professor Department of History, School of Literature and Humanities, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
3- Professor Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
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Background: One of the significant purpose of local history is investigating subjects related to human's everyday life. This study aimed to assess the distribution of the prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) in Pirbackran Region, Isfahan City, Iran, as an outbreak regions.Methods: In this study, more than using library researches, we tried to use field research with oral history technique to gather the data. 25 patients with multiple sclerosis were interviewed and their biographies before the disease were investigated to determine the effective factors in evidence of multiple sclerosis. The major question was whether the prevalence of multiple sclerosis is similar in different areas of Iran; with the hypothesis that the prevalence is more among susceptible peoples and races.Findings: The first case of multiple sclerosis was diagnosed about 45 years before, simultaneous to human activities to change an agricultural area to industrial region in the last century. As there was no patient with multiple sclerosis among the immigrants, it seemed that native were more susceptible due to genetic factors.Conclusion: The factors affecting the prevalence of multiple sclerosis are multi-dimensional. The results of this study show that the susceptible people to multiple sclerosis can avoid being infected, by immigration to low-risk regions.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: education health and promotion
Received: 2020/07/16 | Accepted: 2018/01/15 | Published: 2018/01/15

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