Author Archives: Public Health

Understanding differences between caregivers and non-caregivers in completer rates of Chronic…

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) was developed to advance participants’ self-care of chronic illness and may be offered to both individuals with chronic conditions and their caregivers.

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Investigation on the role of consumer health orientation in the use of food labels

This study explored the relationship between health orientation (i.e.

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Adherence to and effects on physical function parameters of a community-based standardised…

To evaluate the adherence to a sports-club–based standardised real-life exercise programme for overweight or obese patients.

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State-level gonorrhea rates and expedited partner therapy laws: insights from time series…

In this study, we examined state-level monthly gonorrhea morbidity and assessed the potential impact of existing expedited partner therapy (EPT) laws in relation to the time that the laws were enacted.

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Overwork is a silent killer of Chinese doctors: a review of Karoshi in China 2013–2015

Karoshi (death from overwork) is a social medicine term that originated in Japan.

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Burden of asymptomatic malaria among a tribal population in a forested village of central…

Chhattisgarh in India is a malaria-endemic state with seven southern districts that contributes approximately 50–60% of the reported malaria cases in the state every year.

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Development and validation of measures to evaluate adolescents’ knowledge about human…

We describe the development and validation of measures of human papillomavirus (HPV)/HPV vaccination knowledge, fear/anxiety about vaccination, involvement in HPV vaccine decision-making, and self-efficacy with regard to getting the vaccine, designed to evaluate the efficacy of an intervention to affect these domains (collectively termed the HAVIQ: HPV Adolescent Vaccine Intervention Questionnaire).

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Physical mobility, physical activity, and obesity among elderly: findings from a large…

To examine how physical activity and physical mobility are related to obesity in the elderly.

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The Scottish adolescent e-cigarette user: profiling from the Scottish Schools Adolescent…

E-cigarettes are relatively new devices, which are growing in popularity among adolescents.

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Prevalence of e-cigarette use among adolescents in 13 Eastern European towns and cities

Electronic cigarettes (ECs) are now commonly used among youth in Western Europe and North America.1,2 Although rates of adolescent tobacco use are known to be high in Eastern Europe,3 little is known about EC use in that part of the world.

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Psychosocial job stressors and thoughts about suicide among males: a cross-sectional study from…

Psychosocial job stressors are known to be associated with poor mental health.

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Magnitude of and gender differences in cardiovascular risk profiles among community residents…

Understanding the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors has an impact on the public policy for initiating CVD prevention.

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Association between seroprevalence of measles and various social determinants in the year…

Despite an ongoing measles elimination programme, a measles outbreak occurred in 2013 in Turkey.

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Assessing the potential effectiveness of oral health promotion strategies in primary health…

Tackling the social determinants of diseases in primary health care by promoting health, better quality of life, and disease prevention defines the so called ‘New Public Health’ movement in Brazil.1,2 The Brazilian Unified Health Care System, forged on this movement, aims to guarantee the right to health to all individuals adopting the principles of universality, equity, integrality, decentralization, and regionalization of health services under social control, with primary health care as their main strategy.

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