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  1. Research article

    Evaluation of a community-based hypertension improvement program (ComHIP) in Ghana: data from a baseline survey

    Ghana faces an increasing burden of non-communicable disease with rates of hypertension estimated as high as 36% in adults. Despite these high rates, hypertension control remains very poor in Ghana (4%). The c...

    Peter Lamptey, Amos Laar, Alma J. Adler, Rebecca Dirks, Aya Caldwell, David Prieto-Merino, Ann Aerts, Neil Pearce and Pablo Perel

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:368

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  2. Study protocol

    The health Oriented pedagogical project (HOPP) - a controlled longitudinal school-based physical activity intervention program

    The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is increasing worldwide, also among children. Information about primary prevention of NCD’s is increasing; however, convincing strategies among children is ne...

    Per Morten Fredriksen, Ole Petter Hjelle, Asgeir Mamen, Trine J. Meza and Ane C. Westerberg

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:370

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  3. Research article

    Findings from a prospective cohort study evaluating the effects of International Health Advisors’ work on recently settled migrants’ health

    Several interventions have been carried out to tackle health inequalities between migrant groups, especially refugees, and native-born European populations. These initiatives are often address language or cult...

    Susanne Sundell Lecerof, Martin Stafström, Maria Emmelin, Ragnar Westerling and Per-Olof Östergen

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:369

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  4. Research article

    The effect of an online video intervention ‘Movie Models’ on specific parenting practices and parental self-efficacy related to children’s physical activity, screen-time and healthy diet: a quasi experimental study

    In children, being sufficiently physically active, having low levels of screen-time and having a healthy diet are largely influenced by parenting practices. Children of parents applying positive parenting prac...

    Sara De Lepeleere, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Greet Cardon and Maïté Verloigne

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:366

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Impact of the Ebola outbreak on routine immunization in western area, Sierra Leone - a field survey from an Ebola epidemic area

    Since March 2014, the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa disrupted health care systems - especially in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – with a consequential stress on the area’s routine immuni...

    Xiaojin Sun, T. T. Samba, Jianyi Yao, Wenwu Yin, Lin Xiao, Fuqiang Liu, Xiaoqiang Liu, Jikun Zhou, Zengqiang Kou, Hongwei Fan, Hao Zhang, Aqnes Williams, Paul M. Lansana and Zundong Yin

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:363

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Knowledge attitude and practice regarding diabetes mellitus among Nondiabetic and diabetic study participants in Bangladesh

    Increased awareness amongst large population groups is a major determinant for the prevention of diabetes and its complications as well as related metabolic disorders. Knowledge and attitude are the principal ...

    Kaniz Fatema, Sharmin Hossain, Khurshid Natasha, Hasina Akhter Chowdhury, Jesmin Akter, Tahmina Khan and Liaquat Ali

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:364

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Knowledge-exchange in the Pacific: outcomes of the TROPIC (translational research for obesity prevention in communities) project

    The Pacific TROPIC (Translational Research for Obesity Prevention in Communities) project aimed to design, implement and evaluate a knowledge-broking approach to evidence-informed policy making to address obes...

    Peter Kremer, Helen Mavoa, Gade Waqa, Marjory Moodie, Marita McCabe and Boyd Swinburn

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:362

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  8. Research article

    Health literacy in childhood and youth: a systematic review of definitions and models

    Children and young people constitute a core target group for health literacy research and practice: during childhood and youth, fundamental cognitive, physical and emotional development processes take place an...

    Janine Bröder, Orkan Okan, Ullich Bauer, Dirk Bruland, Sandra Schlupp, Torsten M. Bollweg, Luis Saboga-Nunes, Emma Bond, Kristine Sørensen, Eva-Maria Bitzer, Susanne Jordan, Olga Domanska, Christiane Firnges, Graça S. Carvalho, Uwe H. Bittlingmayer, Diane Levin-Zamir…

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:361

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Prevalence of helicobacter pylori infection among children living in a rural setting in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Helicobacter pylori infection affects more than half of the world’s population. It is generally acquired during childhood with no symptoms but has long- term clinical sequelae. This study estimated the prevale...

    Yaw Asante Awuku, David Larbi Simpong, Ishmael Kunateh Alhassan, Derek Anamaale Tuoyire, Taiba Afaa and Patrick Adu

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:360

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  10. Research article

    Risk of low birth weight on adulthood hypertension - evidence from a tertiary care hospital in a South Asian country, Sri Lanka: a retrospective cohort study

    Although low birth weight (LBW) is common in South Asian region there are not many studies being done to evaluate LBW and adulthood hypertension association in this region, including in Sri Lanka. Although thi...

    Dileepa Senajith Ediriweera, Nuwani Dilina, Usha Perera, Francisco Flores and S. Samita

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:358

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  11. Study protocol

    Development and effectiveness of a mobile phone application conducting health behavioral intervention among men who have sex with men, a randomized controlled trial: study protocol

    Behavioral intervention is a key approach to HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM). Widespread use of mobile phones provide us with novel opportunities to decrease HIV infection and transmission...

    Jin Yan, Aidi Zhang, Liang Zhou, Zhulin Huang, Pan Zhang and Guoli Yang

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:355

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  12. Research article

    Delivery of alcohol brief interventions in community-based youth work settings: exploring feasibility and acceptability in a qualitative study

    Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABIs) are increasingly being delivered in community-based youth work settings. However, little attention has been paid to how they are being implemented in such settings, or to the...

    Martine Stead, Tessa Parkes, Avril Nicoll, Sarah Wilson, Cheryl Burgess, Douglas Eadie, Niamh Fitzgerald, Jennifer McKell, Garth Reid, Ruth Jepson, John McAteer and Linda Bauld

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:357

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  13. Research article

    Maternal blood cadmium, lead and arsenic levels, nutrient combinations, and offspring birthweight

    Cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and arsenic (As) are common environmental contaminants that have been associated with lower birthweight. Although some essential metals may mitigate exposure, data are inconsistent. Thi...

    Yiwen Luo, Lauren E. McCullough, Jung-Ying Tzeng, Thomas Darrah, Avner Vengosh, Rachel L. Maguire, Arnab Maity, Carmen Samuel-Hodge, Susan K. Murphy, Michelle A. Mendez and Cathrine Hoyo

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:354

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  14. Research article

    Age, period and cohort effects and the predictors of physical activity and sedentary behaviour among Chinese children, from 2004 to 2011

    Very few studies have explored the effects of age, time period, and cohort in association with biological, behavioral, economic, and environmental factors predictors on physical activity (PA) and sedentary beh...

    Xinping Wei, Yu Zang, Xiaodong Jia, Xiangui He, Shurong Zou, Hui Wang, Meihua Shen and Jiajie Zang

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:353

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  15. Research article

    Does parental and adolescent participation in an e-health lifestyle modification intervention improves weight outcomes?

    Few studies have evaluated the effect of adherence to a lifestyle intervention on adolescent health outcomes. The objective of this study was to determine whether adolescent and parental adherence to component...

    Andrew W. Tu, Allison W. Watts, Jean-Pierre Chanoine, Constadina Panagiotopoulos, Josie Geller, Rollin Brant, Susan I. Barr and Louise Mâsse

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:352

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  16. Research article

    Household food insecurity is associated with abdominal but not general obesity among Iranian children

    Childhood obesity is increasing all over the world. Food insecurity is mentioned as a possible risk factor; however, previous studies have led to inconsistent results in different societies while data are lack...

    Fateme Jafari, Simin Ehsani, Azadeh Nadjarzadeh, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Mahmood Noori-Shadkam and Amin Salehi-Abargouei

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:350

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  17. Research article

    Strategies to improve engagement of ‘hard to reach’ older people in research on health promotion: a systematic review

    This systematic review aimed to identify facilitators, barriers and strategies for engaging ‘hard to reach’ older people in research on health promotion; the oldest old (≥80 years), older people from black and...

    Ann E. M. Liljas, Kate Walters, Ana Jovicic, Steve Iliffe, Jill Manthorpe, Claire Goodman and Kalpa Kharicha

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:349

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  18. Research article

    Strengthening the role of Community Health Representatives in the Navajo Nation

    Strengthening Community Health Worker systems has been recognized to improve access to chronic disease prevention and management efforts in low-resource communities. The Community Outreach and Patient Empowerm...

    Caroline King, Alex Goldman, Vikas Gampa, Casey Smith, Olivia Muskett, Christian Brown, Jamy Malone, Hannah Sehn, Cameron Curley, Mae-Gilene Begay, Adrianne Katrina Nelson and Sonya Sunhi Shin

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:348

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  19. Research article

    Network analysis of global tobacco control collaboration: data from the World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH)

    The World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) is held every three years to foster communication and collaboration on global tobacco control. Very little is known about the nature of interactions between WC...

    Scott J. Leischow, Janet Okamoto, Scott McIntosh, Deborah J. Ossip and Harry A. Lando

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:338

    Published on: 20 April 2017

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