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J Prev Epidemiol. 2024;9(1): e35233.
doi: 10.34172/jpe.2023.35233
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Preventive epidemiology as a branch of epidemiology

Soleyman Alivand 1 ORCID logo, Sara Dehghan 2 ORCID logo, Mahdi Pourjafari 3 ORCID logo, Hossein Mardanparvar 3* ORCID logo

1 Department of Biostatistical and Epidemiology, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Guissu Research Corporation, Bandar Abbas, Iran
3 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Hossein Mardanparvar, Email: h.mardanparvar@hums.ac.ir

Abstract

Preventive epidemiology is a branch of epidemiology that differs from other branches in terms of focus, goals, and studying population. In other branches of epidemiology, the focus is on patients, while in preventive epidemiology, it is on healthy individuals. In other words, Preventive epidemiology aims to prevent diseases and promote health through interventions, while other branches study the distribution, determinants, and causes of health problems to control them.

Citation: Alivand S, Dehghan S, Pourjafari M, Mardanparvar H. Preventive epidemiology as a branch of epidemiology. J Prev Epidemiol. 2024;9(1):e35233. doi: 10.34172/ jpe.2023.35233.
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