Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Trading between healthy food, alcohol and physical activity behaviours

Background: While recent lifestyle studies have explored the role that food, alcohol or physical activity have on health and wellbeing, few have explored the interplay between these behaviours and the impact this has on a healthy lifestyle.

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The accessibility and acceptability of self-management support interventions for men with long…

Background: Self-management support interventions can improve health outcomes, but their impact is limited by the numbers of people able or willing to access them.

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Piloting an HIV self-test kit voucher program to raise serostatus awareness of high-risk…

Background: Up to half of all new HIV cases in Los Angeles may be caused by the 20-30% of men who have sex with men (MSM) with unrecognized HIV infection.

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Motivational interviewing interactions and the primary health care challenges presented by…

Background: Research indicates that one third of smokers have low motivation to stop smoking.

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Correlates of prior HIV testing among men who have sex with men in Cameroon: a cross-sectional…

Background: Regular HIV testing is vital for timely linkage to the HIV care continuum and ensuring the success of behavioral and biomedical interventions to prevent HIV acquisition.

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Educational mobility and weight gain over 13 years in a longitudinal study of young women

Background: Limited evidence exists about the role of education and own educational mobility on body weight trajectory.

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Trends in educational inequalities in cause specific mortality in Norway from 1960 to 2010: a…

Background: Educational inequalities in total mortality in Norway have widened during 1960-2000.

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The evolution of health literacy assessment tools: a systematic review

Background: Health literacy (HL) is seen as an increasingly relevant issue for global public health and requires a reliable and comprehensive operationalization.

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Perceptions of sexual risk behavior among Palestinian youth in the West Bank: a qualitative…

Background: Young people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are profoundly affected by violence, high unemployment, and economic hardship.

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Body composition, water turnover and physical activity among women in Narok County, Kenya

Background: In developing countries where access to water and food is not guaranteed, women may have to travel long distances or engage in intense physical activities to gather food.

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Systematic review and meta-analysis of the proportion of Campylobacter cases that develop…

Background: Understanding of chronic sequelae development after Campylobacter infection is limited.

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Predictors of onset of cannabis and other drug use in male young adults: results from a…

Background: The use of cannabis and other illegal drugs is particularly prevalent in male young adults and is associated with severe health problems.

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A qualitative examination of the impact of microgrants to promote physical activity among…

Background: Microgrants are a mechanism for providing funding to community organizations or groups to support health initiatives.

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Bicycling crash circumstances vary by route type: a cross-sectional analysis

Background: Widely varying crash circumstances have been reported for bicycling injuries, likely because of differing bicycling populations and environments.

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