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Dekamini F, Ehsanifar M. Study and Prioritization of Factors Affecting the Increase in the Number of Patients with Coronavirus from the Perspective of the People of Alborz Province (using Friedman test) (Case study Alborz province). Iran J Med Microbiol 2021; 15 (2) :140-172
1- Department of Industrial Management, Islamic Azad University Faculty of Management, Arak, Iran. ,
2- Department of Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University of Arak, Arak, Iran
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Background and Objective: In general, examining and prioritizing the factors influencing the increase of the new COVID-19 virus is essential for the survival of the world. The purpose of this study is to rank the effective factors (12 identified factors) on the increase of Coronavirus from the perspective of the people of Alborz province, in the second half of 2020, in this province.
Materials and Methods: This study was conducted using the Friedman test. In this applied research, A questionnaire was used, which was randomly distributed among 402 people (sample size using was derived using the Cochran's formula).
Results: In the forthcoming research, three fundamental questions were answered:
1) what are the factors influencing the increase in the number of patients with COVID-19 desease in Alborz province? This was done studying the literature and announcements of the Central Headquarters for Corona and library studies and "12" factors were identified, (other factors may also be involved),
2) considering the above factors, which factor is the first priority?
3) what are the basic solutions to reduce the number of patients? 
Conclusion: Based on the results, the increase in the number of people infected with the Corona virus is affected by 12 factors from the perspective of the people of Alborz province. Regarding the importance of each of these "12" factors, the most effective factor, was identified as insufficiency of personal hygiene. The results of this research can help with monitoring, reducing the number of people who are infected, and creating and maintaining better conditions in this province and other parts of the country, and even other countries.

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