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  1. Research article

    Formulation of evidence-based messages to promote the use of physical activity to prevent and manage Alzheimer’s disease

    The impending public health impact of Alzheimer’s disease is tremendous. Physical activity is a promising intervention for preventing and managing Alzheimer’s disease. However, there is a lack of evidence-base...

    Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Jennifer Heisz, John C. Spence, Ilana B. Clark, Jordan Antflick, Chris I. Ardern, Christa Costas-Bradstreet, Mary Duggan, Audrey L. Hicks, Amy E. Latimer-Cheung, Laura Middleton, Kirk Nylen, Donald H. Paterson, Chelsea Pelletier and Michael A. Rotondi

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:209

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  2. Research article

    A mixed methods feasibility study of nicotine-assisted smoking reduction programmes delivered by community pharmacists – The RedPharm study

    Pivotal trials have established that, among people who have no immediate intention to quit smoking, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) helps people reduce and eventually stop smoking. The prime aim of this tri...

    Amanda Farley, Sarah Tearne, Taina Taskila, Rachel H. Williams, Susan Mackaskill, Jean-Francois Etter and Paul Aveyard

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:210

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  3. Research article

    Cardiometabolic risk in a population of older adults with multiple co-morbidities in rural south africa: the HAALSI (Health and Aging in Africa: longitudinal studies of INDEPTH communities) study

    A consequence of the widespread uptake of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) is that the older South African population will experience an increase in life expectancy, increasing their risk for cardiometabolic dise...

    Thomas A. Gaziano, Shafika Abrahams-Gessel, F. Xavier Gomez-Olive, Alisha Wade, Nigel J. Crowther, Sartaj Alam, Jennifer Manne-Goehler, Chodziwadziwa W Kabudula, Ryan Wagner, Julia Rohr, Livia Montana, Kathleen Kahn, Till W. Bärnighausen, Lisa F. Berkman and Stephen Tollman

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:206

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  4. Research article

    Vertical HIV transmission in perinatally-exposed infants in South-Rift region of Kenya: a retrospective cross sectional study

    Despite proven efficacy of the prevention mother-to-child transmission of HIV strategy, its adoption in Africa has remained slow. In Kenya, its effectiveness remain unknown. The aim of this study was to assess...

    Everline Ashiono, Dunstan Achwoka, Jamlick Mutugi, Joel Rakwar, Andrew Wafula and Otto Nzapfurundi Chabikuli

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:207

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  5. Research article

    Commissioning for health improvement following the 2012 health and social care reforms in England: what has changed?

    The wide-ranging program of reforms brought about by the Health and Social Care Act (2012) in England fundamentally changed the operation of the public health system, moving responsibility for the commissionin...

    E. W. Gadsby, S. Peckham, A. Coleman, D. Bramwell, N. Perkins and L. M. Jenkins

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:211

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  6. Research article

    Factors associated with child hunger among food insecure households in Bangladesh

    Hunger is associated with food insecurity at the household level and is considered as a global public health problem with long term adverse consequences on children’s health. This study aims to determine the f...

    Md Ahshanul Haque, Fahmida Dil Farzana, Sabiha Sultana, Mohammad Jyoti Raihan, Ahmed Shafiqur Rahman, Jillian L. Waid, Nuzhat Choudhury and Tahmeed Ahmed

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:205

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Perceived quality of life among Visceral Leishmaniasis and HIV coinfected migrant male-workers in Northwest Ethiopia: a qualitative study

    There is paucity of data on quality of life as a dimension of treatment outcome among Visceral Leishmaniasis and HIV coinfected patients. This study sought to explore perceived quality of life among Visceral L...

    Mekuriaw Alemayehu, Mamo Wubshet, Nebiyu Mesfin and Abebaw Gebayehu

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:204

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Community unit performance: factors associated with childhood diarrhea and appropriate treatment in Nyanza Province, Kenya

    The government of Kenya launched its community health strategy in 2006 to improve certain aspects of its community health program. Under the strategy, community units (CUs) were established as level one of the...

    Yoshito Kawakatsu, Junichi Tanaka, Kazuya Ogawa, Kenneth Ogendo and Sumihisa Honda

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:202

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  9. Research article

    Health literacy in a community with low levels of education: findings from Chakaria, a rural area of Bangladesh

    Health literacy (HL) helps individuals to make effective use of available health services. In low-income countries such as Bangladesh, the less than optimum use of services could be due to low levels of HL. Ba...

    Susmita Das, Mohammad Nahid Mia, Syed Manzoor Ahmed Hanifi, Shahidul Hoque and Abbas Bhuiya

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:203

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  10. Research article

    Sustained diabetes risk reduction after real life and primary health care setting implementation of the diabetes in Europe prevention using lifestyle, physical activity and nutritional intervention (DE-PLAN) project

    Real life implementation studies performed in different settings and populations proved that lifestyle interventions in prevention of type 2 diabetes can be effective. However, little is known about long term ...

    Aleksandra Gilis-Januszewska, Jaana Lindström, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Beata Piwońska-Solska, Roman Topór-Mądry, Zbigniew Szybiński, Markku Peltonen, Peter E. H. Schwarz, Adam Windak and Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:198

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  11. Research article

    Evaluation of the ability of standardized supports to improve public health response to syndromic surveillance for respiratory diseases in Canada

    Despite widespread implementation of syndromic surveillance systems within public health agencies, previous studies of the implementation and use of these systems have indicated that the functions and response...

    Laura A. Rivera, Ye Li, Rachel D. Savage, Natasha S. Crowcroft, Shelly Bolotin, Laura C. Rosella, Wendy Lou, Jessica Hopkins, Ian Gemmill and Ian Johnson

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:199

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  12. Research article

    Factors affecting the implementation of childhood vaccination communication strategies in Nigeria: a qualitative study

    The role of health communication in vaccination programmes cannot be overemphasized: it has contributed significantly to creating and sustaining demand for vaccination services and improving vaccination covera...

    Afiong Oku, Angela Oyo-Ita, Claire Glenton, Atle Fretheim, Glory Eteng, Heather Ames, Artur Muloliwa, Jessica Kaufman, Sophie Hill, Julie Cliff, Yuri Cartier, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Gabriel Rada and Simon Lewin

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:200

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  13. Research article

    Prevalence of intimate partner violence and abuse and associated factors among women enrolled into a cluster randomised trial in northwestern Tanzania

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is recognised as an important public health and social problem, with far reaching consequences for women’s physical and emotional health and social well-being. Furthermore, cont...

    Saidi Kapiga, Sheila Harvey, Abdul Khalie Muhammad, Heidi Stöckl, Gerry Mshana, Ramadhan Hashim, Christian Hansen, Shelley Lees and Charlotte Watts

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:190

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  14. Study protocol

    The Objective Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Health in Older Women (OPACH) Study

    Limited evidence exists to inform physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior guidelines for older people, especially women. Rigorous evidence on the amounts, intensities, and movement patterns associated wi...

    Andrea Z. LaCroix, Eileen Rillamas-Sun, David Buchner, Kelly R. Evenson, Chongzhi Di, I-Min Lee, Steve Marshall, Michael J. LaMonte, Julie Hunt, Lesley Fels Tinker, Marcia Stefanick, Cora E. Lewis, John Bellettiere and Amy H. Herring

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:192

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  15. Technical advance

    Taking multi-morbidity into account when attributing DALYs to risk factors: comparing dynamic modeling with the GBD2010 calculation method

    Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) quantify the loss of healthy years of life due to dying prematurely and due to living with diseases and injuries. Current methods of attributing DALYs to underlying risk ...

    Hendriek C. Boshuizen, Wilma J. Nusselder, Marjanne H.D. Plasmans, Henk H. Hilderink, Bianca E.P. Snijders, René Poos and Coen H. van Gool

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:197

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  16. Research article

    Children’s sugar-sweetened beverages consumption: associations with family and home-related factors, differences within ethnic groups explored

    The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) may contribute to the development of overweight among children. The present study aimed to evaluate associations between family and home-related factors and c...

    V. M. van de Gaar, A. van Grieken, W. Jansen and H. Raat

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:195

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  17. Research article

    Cost-effectiveness of strategies to increase screening coverage for cervical cancer in Spain: the CRIVERVA study

    The aim of the study is to carry out a cost-effectiveness analysis of three different interventions to promote the uptake of screening for cervical cancer in general practice in the county of Valles Occidental...

    Marta Trapero-Bertran, Amelia Acera Pérez, Silvia de Sanjosé, Josep Maria Manresa Domínguez, Diego Rodríguez Capriles, Ana Rodriguez Martinez, Josep Maria Bonet Simó, Norman Sanchez Sanchez, Pablo Hidalgo Valls and Mireia Díaz Sanchis

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:194

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  18. Research article

    Determinants of repeated abortion among women of reproductive age attending health facilities in Northern Ethiopia: a case–control study

    Every year, an estimated 19–20 million unsafe abortions take place, almost all in developing countries, leading to 68,000 deaths and millions more injured many permanently. Many women throughout the world, exp...

    Mussie Alemayehu, Henock Yebyo, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Alemayehu Bayray, Misganaw Fantahun and Gelila Kidane Goba

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:188

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  19. Research article

    In the interest of food safety: a qualitative study investigating communication and trust between food regulators and food industry in the UK, Australia and New Zealand

    Food regulatory bodies play an important role in public health, and in reducing the costs of food borne illness that are absorbed by both industry and government. Regulation in the food industry involves a rel...

    Samantha B Meyer, Annabelle M Wilson, Michael Calnan, Julie Henderson, John Coveney, Dean McCullum, Alex R Pearce, Paul Ward and Trevor Webb

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:189

    Published on: 13 February 2017

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