Author Archives: Public Health

A public health needs assessment for domestic indoor overheating

Indoor overheating is a potentially fatal health hazard that was identified as an issue requiring urgent action in the 2017 UK Climate Change Risk Assessment.

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Instruments for evaluation of safety culture in primary health care: integrative review of the…

This research aimed to conduct an investigation of the tools used to assess safety culture in the primary health care.

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Global incidence and mortality rates in pancreatic cancer and the association with the Human…

Pancreatic cancer has a lower morbidity yet higher case fatality rates (CFRs) compared with other gastrointestinal cancers.

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A retrospective assessment of the completeness and timeliness of meningococcal disease…

To assess how invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) records held by the Irish Meningitis & Sepsis Reference Laboratory (IMSRL) compare to records of IMD notifications reported on the national integrated electronic Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting (CIDR) system.

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Factors influencing seasonal influenza vaccination behaviour among elderly people: a systematic…

To explore the behaviour-related factors influencing influenza vaccination among elderly people using a framework derived from the Health Belief Model (HBM) and the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA).

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Influences on Polish migrants’ breast screening uptake in Lothian, Scotland

Ethnic minorities are known to have low uptake of cancer screening programmes and Polish populations to have low breast screening uptake.

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Cost-effectiveness of community screening for glaucoma in rural India: a decision analytical…

Studies in several countries have demonstrated the cost-effectiveness of population-based screening for glaucoma when targeted at high-risk groups such as older adults and with familial history of disease.

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Getting under the skin

Skin care is big business.

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The effectiveness of theory- and model-based lifestyle interventions on HbA1c among patients…

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is rising rapidly around the world.

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Addictive behaviors, social and psychosocial factors, and electronic cigarette use among…

The aim was to investigate associations between e-cigarette use and social and psychosocial factors and cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and narcotics use among adolescents attending 9th grade in primary school and 2nd grade in secondary school.

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Prevalence of hypertension and prehypertension among a coastal population in south India:…

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Key pharmacovigilance stakeholders’ experiences of direct patient reporting of adverse drug…

In the European Union (EU), legislation allows patients to directly report adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to competent authorities.

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The prevalence and influencing factors for child neglect in a rural area of Anhui province: a…

The purpose of the current study was to identify the change of prevalence and influencing factors for child neglect in a rural area of Anhui province through the 2-year follow-up study.

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Alcohol-induced risk behaviors among Brazilian nightclub patrons: a latent class analysis

The aim of this study is to identify risk behavior profiles associated with alcohol consumption among patrons during or just after departure from nightclubs in São Paulo, Brazil.

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