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  1. Pharmacy students represent the future of healthcare professionals and with daily use of the internet for different activities has made internet addiction (IA) of a growing concern. The main objectives of this...

    Authors: Moustafa Sayed, Christina Medhat Naiim, Marina Aboelsaad and Michael Kamal Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1826
  2. Injuries are the number one cause for morbidity and mortality among adolescents. Adolescent fractures are a hidden public health problem in Sri Lanka. Upper limb fractures are common in adolescents due to vari...

    Authors: Hemali Jayasekera, Samitha Siritunga, Upul Senarath and Paramjit Gill
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1825
  3. The judicialization of the acquisition of medication for healthcare is not restricted to Brazil but can also be found in other Latin American countries, despite the existence of a universal health system in th...

    Authors: Fábio Henrique Cavalcanti de Oliveira, José Eudes de Lorena Sobrinho, Antônio da Cruz Gouveia Mendes, Haynne Magalhães Santos Gutman, Geraldo Jorge Filho and Ulisses Ramos Montarroyos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1824
  4. At the end of secondary education, young people can either start vocational training, enter university, directly transition to employment or become unemployed. Research assumes that post-secondary pathways hav...

    Authors: Marvin Reuter, Max Herke, Matthias Richter, Katharina Diehl, Stephanie Hoffmann, Claudia R. Pischke and Nico Dragano
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1823
  5. We looked at changes in the prevalence of increasing and higher risk drinkers reporting a reduction attempt motivated by temporary abstinence and changes in prevalence of use of the official app accompanying D...

    Authors: Melissa Oldham, Inge Kersbergen, Sharon Cox, Jamie Brown, Richard Piper and Claire Garnett
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1822
  6. The scarce knowledge about the drivers of demand for respiratory health care in the Brazilian Amazon, where the gap of human and physical health care resources is wide, is expanded with two surveys conducted i...

    Authors: Thiago Morello, Aldo Santos Lima and Rubicleis Gomes da Silva
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1821
  7. Non-pharmaceutical interventions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 may have disproportionately affected already disadvantaged populations.

    Authors: Madeleine L. Smith, Annie Herbert, Amanda Hughes, Kate Northstone and Laura D. Howe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1820
  8. Healthcare workers (HCWs), such as doctors, nurses, and support staffs involved in direct or indirect patient care, are at increased risk of influenza virus infections due to occupational exposures. Vaccinatio...

    Authors: Md Zakiul Hassan, Tahmina Shirin, Mahbubur Rahman, A. S. M. Alamgir, Nusrat Jahan, Md Abdullah Al Jubayer Biswas, Sazzad Hossain Khan, Md Ahmed Khairul Basher, Md Ariful Islam, Kamal Hussain, Md Nazrul Islam, Md Arif Rabbany, Md Azizul Haque, Shishir Ranjan Chakraborty, Syeda Rukhshana Parvin, Mahmudur Rahman…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1819
  9. Dental caries (tooth decay) in children is a national public health problem with impacts on the child, their family and wider society. Toothbrushing should commence from the eruption of the first primary tooth...

    Authors: Jenny Owen, Kara A. Gray-Burrows, Ieva Eskytė, Faye Wray, Amrit Bhatti, Timothy Zoltie, Annalea Staples, Erin Giles, Edwina Lintin, Robert West, Sue Pavitt, Rosemary R. C. McEachan, Zoe Marshman and Peter F. Day
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1818
  10. Along with rapid diagnostic testing, contact tracing, and public health measures, an effective pandemic response incorporates genomics-based surveillance. Large-scale SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing is a crucial ...

    Authors: C. Nadon, M. Croxen, N. Knox, J. Tanner, A. Zetner, C. Yoshida and G. Van Domselaar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1817
  11. Little is known about how life events such as changes in parental or employment status influence sedentary behaviour (SB). Women from disadvantaged neighbourhoods are at particular risk of poor health, therefo...

    Authors: Minakshi Nayak, Karen Wills, Megan Teychenne and Verity Cleland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1816
  12. Accumulating social capital in urban areas is essential to improve community health. Previous studies suggested that intergenerational contact may be effective for enhancing social capital. However, no study h...

    Authors: Yuta Nemoto, Kumiko Nonaka, Masataka Kuraoka, Sachiko Murayama, Motoki Tanaka, Hiroko Matsunaga, Yoh Murayama, Hiroshi Murayama, Erika Kobayashi, Yoji Inaba, Shuichiro Watanabe, Kazushi Maruo and Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1815
  13. Chronic diseases are important risk factors of falls. However, most studies explored the effect of a single chronic disease on falls and few studies explored the combined effect of multiple chronic diseases on...

    Authors: Jingzheng Yan, Meijuan Wang and Yingjuan Cao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1814
  14. Caring for children with disabilities has both immediate and long-term economic costs that affect the well-being of children, parents, and society. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of ch...

    Authors: Michael Yisfashewa Wondemu, Pål Joranger, Åsmund Hermansen and Idunn Brekke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1813
  15. Though school-aged children (SAC) are at high risk of malaria, they are the ones that benefit the least from malaria prevention measures. A cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the eff...

    Authors: Zerihun Zerdo, Sibyl Anthierens, Jean-Pierre Van geertruyden, Fekadu Massebo, Gelila Biresaw, Misgun Shewangizaw, Gesila Endashaw, Abayneh Tunje, Matewos Masne and Hilde Bastiaens
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1811
  16. Health inequalities are widening in Japan, and thus, it is important to understand whether (and to what extent) there is a regional variation in long-term care (LTC) spending across municipalities. This study ...

    Authors: Xueying Jin, Masao Iwagami, Nobuo Sakata, Takahiro Mori, Kazuaki Uda and Nanako Tamiya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1810
  17. Antenatal care is imperative for adolescents and young women, due to their increased risk of pregnancy-related complications. Evidence on the psychosocial determinants of antenatal attendance among this vulner...

    Authors: Ronel Sewpaul, Rik Crutzen and Priscilla Reddy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1809
  18. Early COVID-19 safety protocols urged physical and social distancing, resulting in minimal contact with others. As social contexts are central to vaping among youth, we used semi-structured interviews to descr...

    Authors: Sabrina Islam, Kirsten Thompson, Melissa Abadi, Kristina Wharton and Sharon Lipperman-Kreda
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1808
  19. Previous studies report vast mental health problems in sexual minority people. Representative national proportion estimates on self-identifying LGB+ persons are missing in Belgium. Lacking data collection rega...

    Authors: Lotte De Schrijver, Elizaveta Fomenko, Barbara Krahé, Alexis Dewaele, Jonathan Harb, Erick Janssen, Joz Motmans, Kristien Roelens, Tom Vander Beken and Ines Keygnaert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1807
  20. A key feature of the global public health response to contain and slow the spread of COVID-19 has been community-based quarantine and self-isolation. As part of The Optimise Study, this research sought to unde...

    Authors: Angela Davis, Stephanie Munari, Joseph Doyle, Brett Sutton, Allen Cheng, Margaret Hellard and Lisa Gibbs
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1806
  21. Adolescence presents a window of opportunity to establish good nutrition and physical activity behaviours to carry throughout the life course. Adolescents are at risk of developing cardiovascular and other chr...

    Authors: Rebecca Raeside, Karen Spielman, Sarah Maguire, Seema Mihrshahi, Katharine Steinbeck, Melissa Kang, Liliana Laranjo, Karice Hyun, Julie Redfern and Stephanie R. Partridge
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1805
  22. Women living with HIV (WLWH) experience numerous social and structural barriers to stable housing, with substantial implications for access to health care services. This study is the first to apply the Canadia...

    Authors: Yinong Zhao, Kate Shannon, Jane A. Buxton, Lianping Ti, Theresa A. Genovy, Melissa Braschel and Kathleen Deering
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1804
  23. Studies of mRNA and vector-based vaccines used in different countries report acceptable levels of effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 infection caused by the Delta variants of SARS-CoV-2. No studies estimated vac...

    Authors: Anton Barchuk, Anna Bulina, Mikhail Cherkashin, Natalia Berezina, Tatyana Rakova, Darya Kuplevatskaya, Oksana Stanevich, Dmitriy Skougarevskiy and Artemiy Okhotin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1803
  24. A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of adverse health outcomes and frailty,particularly for older adults. To reduce transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic, people were instructed to stay at home, group...

    Authors: Jack Elliott, Luke Munford, Saima Ahmed, Alison Littlewood and Chris Todd
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1802
  25. Sierra Leone, in West Africa, is one of the poorest developing countries in the world. Sierra Leone has experienced several recent challenges namely, a civil war from 1991 to 2002, a massive Ebola outbreak fro...

    Authors: Jolleen Zembe, Flavia Senkubuge, Tanita Botha and Tom Achoki
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1801
  26. This study aimed to determine the predictors of colorectal cancer screening intention based on the integrated theory of planned behavior among average -risk individuals in Urmia. Identifying these predictors w...

    Authors: Mina Maheri, Baratali Rezapour and Alireza Didarloo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1800
  27. Flavored tobacco products are highly appealing to youth. The Federal government lacks a comprehensive flavored tobacco products policy and states have adopted different approaches restricting these products. T...

    Authors: Tyra Satchell, Megan C. Diaz, Daniel Stephens, Adrian Bertrand, Barbara A. Schillo and Laurie P. Whitsel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1799
  28. Female workers are vulnerable groups in the Indonesian context, and female workers must be responsible for domestic problems and earn a living. The study aimed to analyze the role of socioeconomic on health in...

    Authors: Agung Dwi Laksono, Wahyu Pudji Nugraheni, Nikmatur Rohmah and Ratna Dwi Wulandari
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1798
  29. The link between marital status and health differences has long been a topic of debate. The substantial research on marriage and health has been conducted under two important hypotheses: marital protection and...

    Authors: Babul Hossain and K. S. James
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1797
  30. This study describes the development and impact of a social marketing campaign in early 2020 intended to prevent and reduce methamphetamine use in Los Angeles County (LAC). We used social marketing principles ...

    Authors: Deborah Neffa-Creech, Aaron Plant, Jorge A. Montoya, Rangell Oruga, Elizabeth A. Kilgore, Renee Fraser and Lello Tesema
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1796
  31. Stress and negative emotions may impact on appetite, inducing some individuals to eat less and others to eat more. This behavior has been implicated in the onset of bodyweight problems and eating disorders in ...

    Authors: Alessandra Buja, Mariagiovanna Manfredi, Chiara Zampieri, Anil Minnicelli, Roberta Bolda, Filippo Brocadello, Maura Gatti, Tatjana Baldovin and Vincenzo Baldo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1794
  32. Bangladesh is one of the world’s largest garment exporters. Physical working conditions of garment workers are precarious and known to largely affect their health. Research on garment workers’ psychosocial wor...

    Authors: Annegret Dreher, Rita Yusuf, Hasan Ashraf, Syed A. K. Shifat Ahmed, Christian Strümpell and Adrian Loerbroks
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1793
  33. Consultation data from emergency general practitioners known as SOS Médecins and emergency departments (ED) from OSCOUR® network to the French syndromic surveillance system SurSaUD® (Surveillance sanitaire des...

    Authors: Marie-Michèle Thiam, Leslie Simac, Erica Fougère, Cécile Forgeot, Laure Meurice, Jérôme Naud, Yann Le Strat and Céline Caserio-Schönemann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1791
  34. Sufficient sleep is important to an individual’s health and well-being, but also for school achievement among adolescents. This study investigates the associations between sleepiness, sleep deficits, and schoo...

    Authors: Frøydis N. Vik, Trude Nilsen and Nina C. Øverby
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1790
  35. Growing number of studies have evidently shown that sleep disorders are associated with the recently increased risk of various diseases in general human population. However, the relationship between sleep qual...

    Authors: Sheng Wang, Xianghong Zhou, Shi Qiu, Boyu Cai, Yifan Li, Chichen Zhang, Kunjie Wang, Lu Yang and Lei Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1787
  36. Authors: Bob Lew, David Lester, Kairi Kõlves, Paul S. F. Yip, Ying-Yeh Chen, Won Sun Chen, M. Tasdik Hasan, Harold G. Koenig, Zhi Zhong Wang, Muhamad Nur Fariduddin, Emek Yuce Zeyrek-Rios, Caryn Mei Hsien Chan, Feisul Mustapha, Mimi Fitriana, Housseini Dolo, Burak M. Gönültaş…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1786

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  37. Low childhood physical activity levels constitute an important modifiable risk for adult non-communicable disease incidence and subsequent socio-economic burden, but few publications have explored age and sex ...

    Authors: Jamie Sims, Karen Milton, Charlie Foster and Peter Scarborough
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1785
  38. An implementation gap exists between the evidence supporting physical activity in the prevention and management of long-term medical conditions and clinical practice. Person-centred conversations, i.e. focussi...

    Authors: Hamish Reid, Ralph Smith, Wilby Williamson, James Baldock, Jessica Caterson, Stefan Kluzek, Natasha Jones and Robert Copeland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1784
  39. Transportation problems are known barriers to health care and can result in late arrivals and delayed or missed care. Groups already prone to greater social and economic disadvantage, including low-income indi...

    Authors: Abigail L. Cochran, Noreen C. McDonald, Lauren Prunkl, Emma Vinella-Brusher, Jueyu Wang, Lindsay Oluyede and Mary Wolfe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1783
  40. During 2020, there were no effective treatments or vaccines against SARS-CoV-2. The most common disease contention measures were social distance (social isolation), the use of face masks and lockdowns. In the ...

    Authors: Vinicius V. L. Albani, Roseane A. S. Albani, Nara Bobko, Eduardo Massad and Jorge P. Zubelli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1781
  41. The 21st century was marked by a dramatic increase in adolescent e-cigarette use in the United States (US). The popularity of non-traditional flavor types, including fruit and pastry, is thought to contribute tow...

    Authors: Man Hung, Andrew Spencer, Eric S. Hon, Frank W. Licari, Val Joseph Cheever, Ryan Moffat, Clarissa Goh, Ben Raymond and Martin S. Lipsky
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1780
  42. Cholera is a diarrheal disease caused by infection of the intestine with the gram-negative bacteria Vibrio cholera. It is caused by the ingestion of food or water and infected all age groups. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Tsigereda Tilahun Letta, Denekew Bitew Belay and Endale Alemayehu Ali
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1779
  43. Worsening mental health of students in higher education is a public policy concern and the impact of measures to reduce transmission of COVID-19 has heightened awareness of this issue. Preventing poor mental h...

    Authors: Fiona Campbell, Lindsay Blank, Anna Cantrell, Susan Baxter, Christopher Blackmore, Jan Dixon and Elizabeth Goyder
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1778
  44. Recent research has shown the mental health consequence of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but longitudinal data are relatively scarce. It is unclear whether the pattern of isolation and elevat...

    Authors: Jielu Lin, Melissa Zajdel, Krystyna R. Keller, Fiona O. Gilpin Macfoy, Philip Shaw, Brenda Curtis, Lyle Ungar and Laura Koehly
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1777

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