Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Context matters! The relationship between mother-reported family nutrition climate, general…

Efforts to explain children’s nutrition behavior or weight often involve investigating the parent-child relationship, typically studying the associations between food parenting practices (FPPs) and child outco…

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Evaluation of self-swabbing coupled with a telephone health helpline as an adjunct tool for…

Calls to a telephone health helpline (THHL) have been previously evaluated for the ability to monitor specific syndromes, such as fever and influenza-like-illness or gastrointestinal illness.

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Beliefs and motives related to eating and body size: a comparison of high-BMI and normal-weight…

Effective treatment and prevention of obesity and its co-morbidities requires the recognition and understanding of cultural and social aspects of eating practices.

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A web-based group course intervention for 15-25-year-olds whose parents have substance use…

Depending on the definitions used, between 5 and 20 % of all Swedish children grow up with at least one parent suffering from alcohol problems, while 6 % have at least one parent who has received inpatient psy…

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Development of an efficient strategy to improve HPV immunization coverage in Japan

In Japan, new HPV immunizations have dropped dramatically after repeated adverse media reports and a June 2013 temporary suspension of the government’s recommendation for the vaccine.

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High muscular fitness has a powerful protective cardiometabolic effect in adults: influence of…

Low levels of muscular fitness (MF) are recognized as an important marker of nutritional status and a predictor of metabolic complications, cardiovascular disease and death, however, the relationship between M…

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Impact of the age at menarche on body composition in adulthood: results from two birth cohort…

Evidence suggests that early menarche is positively associated with adiposity in adulthood.

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Resilience of a FIT screening programme against screening fatigue: a modelling study

Repeated participation is important in faecal immunochemical testing (FIT) screening for colorectal cancer (CRC).

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Preparedness of HIV care and treatment clinics for the management of concomitant…

In Sub-Saharan Africa, epidemiological studies have reported an increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD) among people living with HIV.

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A new socioeconomic status measure for vaccine research in children using individual housing…

We recently developed HOUSES, an individual housing-based socioeconomic status (SES) measurement for health disparities research.

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A systematic review of physical activity and sedentary behaviour research in the oil-producing…

The dramatic rise in Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) in the oil-producing countries of the Arabian Peninsula is driven in part by insufficient physical activity, one of the five main contributors to health risk…

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The connection between the primary care and the physical activity sector: professionals’…

To stimulate physical activity (PA) and guide primary care patients towards local PA facilities, Care Sport Connectors (CSC), to whom a broker role has been ascribed, were introduced in 2012 in the Netherlands…

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Detecting and staging podoconiosis cases in North West Cameroon: positive predictive value of…

The suitability of using clinical assessment to identify patients with podoconiosis in endemic communities has previously been demonstrated.

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Factors influencing uptake of HPV vaccination among girls in Germany

Adequate coverage is key to the success of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programmes.

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