دانشگاه علوم پزشکی بابل
عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Purpose: Quran as a holy book is the most important reference for humanity and a book of guidance that carries useful verses about health and hygiene. Therefore, the present study aimed at measuring the utilization rate of this valuable book in the scientific output of medical sciences.
Methods: The current descriptive cross-sectional study has been conducted on a portion of medical science’s scientific outputs (medical and dental dissertations as well as journals and articles in the field of medical sciences) and a long interval of conferences on environmental health (from the first up to 2013). Data was collected using a researcher-made checklist using scientometric method. Descriptive and inferential statistical indicators were used for data analysis.
Results: A survey on 511 dissertations including 20,776 references has shown that Quran was used in rare cases (less than 0.1%). In addition, findings of 19,069 references used in 876 published scientific articles in Persian journal of Babol University of Medical Sciences have reported that, the utilization rate of Quran was less than 1% over a 22-year interval. After surveying of 13,134 published articles in 126 journals under the supervision of 47 Iranian universities of medical sciences in the years 1391 and 1392, Quran was used less than 0.1% as a keyword. Also, the abstract of only 5 articles had been attached to Quran issue in a 16-year interval of survey.
Conclusion: Totally, according to the very influential role of holy Quran verses on Muslim behavior and high validity of this book as a document, the utilization rate of this valuable book among scientific outputs of medical sciences, is rare. Therefore, it is essential to encourage university professors as well as students to enhance the utilization rate of Quran as a way to develop the level of health and sanitation in the society.