Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Differences in health-related quality of life between three clusters of physical activity,…

Background: Physical inactivity, sitting behaviour, and mental health problems are detrimental to health-related quality of life but typically are considered as independent determinants.

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Creating change in government to address the social determinants of health: how can efforts be…

Background: The evidence base for the impact of social determinants of health has been strengthened considerably in the last decade.

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Mobile health, exercise and metabolic risk: a randomized controlled trial

Background: It was hypothesized that a mobile health (mHealth) intervention would elicit greater improvements in systolic blood pressure and other cardiometabolic risk factors at 12 weeks, which would be better maintained over 52 weeks, compared to the active control intervention.

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High school students’ knowledge and experience with a peer who committed or attempted suicide:…

Background: Suicide is a major public health problem for adolescents in South Africa, and also affects those associated with them.

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Assessment of psychometric properties of the Korean SF-12 v2 in the general population

Background: The psychometric properties of the Korean Short Form-12 Health Survey, version 2 (SF-12 v2) have not been assessed in the general population.

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Spatio-temporal correlation networks of dengue in the state of Bahia

Background: Dengue is a public health problem that presents complexity in its dissemination.

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Influence of lifestyle factors on long-term sickness absence among female healthcare workers: a…

Background: While previous research has indicated that unhealthy lifestyle is associated with sickness absence, this association may be confounded by occupational class.

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Effectiveness of a universal health-promoting parenting program: a randomized…

Background: Parenting programs have been highlighted as a way of supporting and empowering parents.

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Incidence variation of prostate and cervical cancer according to socioeconomic level in the…

Background: The main aim of this study, using a spatial-temporal model, is to analyse the link between a deprivation index and the incidence of prostate and cervical cancer in the Girona Health Region (GHR).

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Effectiveness of a nutrition education package in improving feeding practices, dietary adequacy…

Background: Strategies to improve infant and young child nutrition in low- and middle- income countries need to be implemented at scale.

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Prevalence of female genital mutilation and its effect on women’s health in Bale zone,…

Background: Females’ genital mutilation (FGM) is one of the harmful traditional practices affecting the health of women and children.

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Climatic-driven seasonality of emerging dengue fever in Hanoi, Vietnam

Background: Dengue fever (DF) has been emerging in Hanoi over the last decade.

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Magnitude of, trends in, and associated factors of road traffic collision in central Ethiopia

Background: Road traffic collision (RTC) is one of many public health problems.

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The biobehavioral Women’s Health CoOp in Pretoria, South Africa: study protocol for a…

Background: South Africa has 6.4 million adults over the age of 15 living with HIV.

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