Author Archives: BMC Public Health

A youth-led social marketing intervention to encourage healthy lifestyles, the EYTO (European…

Background: The encouragement of healthy lifestyles for obesity prevention in young people is a public health priority.

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Climate-sensitive health priorities in Nunatsiavut, Canada

Background: This exploratory study used participatory methods to identify, characterize, and rank climate-sensitive health priorities in Nunatsiavut, Labrador, Canada.

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Smoking cessation and smokefree environments for tuberculosis patients in Indonesia-a cohort…

Background: Research indicates that smoking substantially increases the risk of tuberculosis (TB), delay in diagnosis, failure of TB treatment and death from TB.

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Social representations of male circumcision as prophylaxis against HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe

Background: The World Health Organisation recommended the scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as an additional HIV prevention method in 2007 and several countries with high HIV prevalence rates including Zimbabwe have since adopted the procedure.

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Acceptability of a theory-based sedentary behaviour reduction intervention for older adults…

Background: Adults aged 60 years and over spend most time sedentary and are the least physically active of all age groups.

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A community-based cross-sectional study of the epidemiology of onchocerciasis in unmapped…

Background: Human onchocerciasis is a neglected tropical parasitic disease caused by Onchocerca volvulus (O.

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Life events and chronic physical conditions among left-behind farmers in rural China a…

Background: This study investigates the relationships between life events and chronic physical conditions among left behind farmers, a newly emerged weak group in vast rural China.

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Distance to parks and non-residential destinations influences physical activity of older…

Background: Physical activity (PA) has numerous health benefits, but older adults live mostly sedentary lifestyles.

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GrOup based physical Activity for oLder adults (GOAL) randomized controlled trial: study…

Background: Physical activity has health benefits across the lifespan, yet only 13 % of Canadian older adults are sufficiently active.

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Diabetes, hypertension and mobility among Brazilian older adults: findings from the Brazilian…

Background: The rapid population ageing has been accompanied by a growing number of older adults experiencing chronic conditions, especially diabetes and hypertension, which are conditions associated to the decline in physical functioning.

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Population awareness of risks related to medicinal product use in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR: a…

Background: While essential medicines have been made more available in all but the most remote areas in low and middle income countries (L/MICs) over the past years, inappropriate and incorrect use of good quality medicines remains a key impediment for public health.

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The correlates of chronic disease-related health literacy and its components among men: a…

Background: Chronic diseases drive the burden of disease in many societies, particularly among men.

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Fluid curtailment during childhood diarrhea: a countdown analysis

Background: The foundation of recommended diarrhea management in young children is increased fluids and continued feeding.

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Implementation of a stepped-wedge cluster randomized design in routine public health practice:…

Background: We designed a pragmatic stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial in order to evaluate provider-initiated evaluation of household contacts (HCs) of smear positive tuberculosis (TB) cases within a routine TB program in Lima, Peru.Methods/DesignNational TB program (NTP) officers of San Juan de Lurigancho District (Lima, Peru) and university-based researchers jointly designed a pragmatic stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial design in order to evaluate a planned active case finding (ACF) program for all HCs of smear-positive TB cases in 34 district healthcare centres.

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