Author Archives: BMC Public Health

The health-related social costs of alcohol in Belgium

Alcohol is associated with adverse health effects causing a considerable economic impact to society.

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Comparing multidisciplinary and brief intervention in employees with different job relations on…

Low back pain (LBP) is a common problem that affects the lives of many individuals and is a frequent cause of sickness absence.

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Ability of ecological deprivation indices to measure social inequalities in a French cohort

Despite the increasing interest in place effect to explain health inequalities, there is currently no consensus on which kind of area-based socioeconomic measures researchers should use to assess neighborhood …

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Willingness to pay for flexible working conditions of people with type 2 diabetes: discrete…

The increasing number of people with chronic diseases challenges workforce capacity.

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The association between HIV and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in sub-Saharan Africa: a…

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has confronted decades of the HIV epidemic with substantial improvements in access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART).

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Spatial clustering of measles vaccination coverage among children in sub-Saharan Africa

During the past two decades, vaccination programs have greatly reduced global morbidity and mortality due to measles, but recently this progress has stalled.

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Bidirectional associations between psychosocial well-being and adherence to healthy dietary…

In children the relationship between a healthy diet and psychosocial well-being has not been fully explored and the existing evidence is inconsistent.

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Factors impacting the illness trajectory of post-infectious fatigue syndrome: a qualitative…

Post-infectious fatigue syndrome (PIFS), also known as post-viral fatigue syndrome, is a complex condition resulting in physical, cognitive, emotional, neurological, vocational and/or role performance disabili…

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The impact of a community-led program promoting weight loss and healthy living in Aboriginal…

Aboriginal people in Australia experience significant health burden from chronic disease.

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Supporting men through their transition to fatherhood with messages delivered to their…

The transition to parenthood can be a challenging time, in which both mothers and fathers experience increased risk of distress and depression.

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Effectiveness of two community-based strategies on disease knowledge and health behaviour…

Ghana has developed two community-based strategies that aim to increase access to quality treatment for malaria, diarrhoea and suspected pneumonia, and to improve household and family practices: integrated Com…

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Prevalence and correlates of substance use among health care students in Nepal: a cross…

Substance use among health care students threatens professional standards and the delivery of quality services, potentially placing the public at risk.

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Factors affecting the achievement of fertility intentions in urban Nigeria: analysis of…

Maternal mortality ratio in Nigeria is among the highest in the world with an estimated 160 women dying every day of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth.

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Do objective neighbourhood characteristics relate to residents’ preferences for certain…

The number of sports facilities, sports clubs, or city parks in a residential neighbourhood may affect the likelihood that people participate in sports and their preferences for a certain sports location.

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