Author Archives: BMC Public Health

App use, physical activity and healthy lifestyle: a cross sectional study

Background: Physical inactivity is a growing public health concern.

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Efficient national surveillance for health-care-associated infections

Background: Detecting novel healthcare-associated infections (HCAI) as early as possible is an important public health priority.

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Treatment outcomes and their determinants in HIV patients on Anti-retroviral Treatment Program…

Background: Ethiopia has been providing free Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) since 2005 for HIV/AIDS patients.

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Use of the life table to compare mortality in ethnic groups in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Background: The life table is a valid and frequently used instrument to compare the mortality of migrant groups.

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Self-efficacy regarding physical activity is superior to self-assessed activity level, in…

Background: Self-efficacy has been determined to be a strong predictor of who will engage in physical activity.

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Associations between intimate partner violence, childcare practices and infant health: findings…

Background: Child health is significantly poorer in homes with intimate partner violence (IPV).

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Implementation of the HealthKick intervention in primary schools in low-income settings in the…

Background: The HealthKick intervention, introduced at eight primary schools in low-income settings in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, aimed to promote healthy lifestyles among learners, their families and school staff.

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Associations between parental chronic pain and self-esteem, social competence, and family…

Background: Parental chronic pain has been associated with adverse outcomes in offspring.

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Do consumers ‘Get the facts’? A survey of alcohol warning label recognition in…

Background: There is limited research on awareness of alcohol warning labels and their effects.

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Development of a text message intervention aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm in patients…

Background: Screening for alcohol misuse and brief interventions (BIs) for harm in trauma care settings are known to reduce alcohol intake and injury recidivism, but are rarely implemented.

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Exploring the influence of context in a community-based facilitation intervention focusing on…

Background: In the Neonatal health – Knowledge into Practice (NeoKIP) trial in Vietnam, local stakeholder groups, supported by trained laywomen acting as facilitators, promoted knowledge translation (KT) resulting in decreased neonatal mortality.

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Understanding the socio-economic and sexual behavioural correlates of male circumcision across…

Background: Male circumcision (MC) has been demonstrated to be effective and cost-effective for HIV/AIDS prevention.

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Acceptance of sexual minorities, discrimination, social capital and health and well-being: a…

Background: Awareness of health disparities based on sexual orientation has increased in the past decades, and many official public health agencies throughout Europe call for programs addressing the specific needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals.

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Country characteristics and acute diarrhea in children from developing nations: a multilevel…

Background: Each year 2.5 billion cases of diarrheal disease are reported in children under five years, and over 1,000 die.

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