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  1. Childhood hearing loss (HL) predicts poor mental health and is associated with a higher risk of communication difficulties. The relationship of childhood HL with specific types of poor mental health (such as d...

    Authors: Emma Butcher, Mario Cortina-Borja, Carol Dezateux and Rachel Knowles
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1045
  2. COVID-19 infection has disproportionately affected socially disadvantaged neighborhoods. Despite this disproportionate burden of infection, these neighborhoods have also lagged in COVID-19 vaccinations. To dat...

    Authors: John A. Rich, Edward J. Miech, Usama Bilal and Theodore J. Corbin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1044
  3. Diarrhoeal diseases are important causes of disability and mortality being one of the main causes of mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). One of the largest and wealthiest African countries, DR...

    Authors: Gloire O. Mbaka and Rute Vieira
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1043
  4. Nunavut, the northernmost Arctic territory of Canada, experienced three community outbreaks of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from early November 2020 to mid-June 2021. We sought to investigate how no...

    Authors: Thomas N. Vilches, Elaheh Abdollahi, Lauren E. Cipriano, Margaret Haworth-Brockman, Yoav Keynan, Holden Sheffield, Joanne M. Langley and Seyed M. Moghadas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1042
  5. General population normative values for the widely used health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measure, European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire – Core 30 (EORTC...

    Authors: Micha J. Pilz, Eva-Maria Gamper, Fabio Efficace, Juan I. Arraras, Sandra Nolte, Gregor Liegl, Matthias Rose and Johannes M. Giesinger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1040
  6. Leadership commitment to worker safety and health is one of the most important factors when organizations develop and implement a Total Worker Health® approach. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of a Total Wor...

    Authors: Natalie V. Schwatka, Miranda Dally, Erin Shore, Liliana Tenney, Carol E. Brown, Joshua G. Scott, Lynn Dexter and Lee S. Newman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1039
  7. The global burden of hypertension is growing, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. This study aimed to investigate differences in the relationship between social capital and hypertension between r...

    Authors: Vincent Renta, Rebekah J. Walker, Sneha Nagavally, Aprill Z. Dawson, Jennifer A. Campbell and Leonard E. Egede
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1038
  8. Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infections are prevalent among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. However, compared to syphilis and HIV, the testing rate for chlamydia and gonorrh...

    Authors: Xiao-Xin Lin, Si-Yan Meng, Wu-Jian Ke, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Liu-Yuan Wang, Yu-Ying Liao, Han Liu, Pei-Zhen Zhao, Chun-Mei Liang, Hui-Ru Chen, Hai-Ying Long, Bin Yang and Li-Gang Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1036
  9. Globally, long-term care facilities (LTCFs) experienced a large burden of deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study aimed to describe the temporal trends as well as the characteristics and risk factors fo...

    Authors: Tracy Arendse, Beverley Cowper, Cheryl Cohen, Maureen Masha, Stefano Tempia, Civil Legodu, Sandhya Singh, Tebogo Ratau, Leon Geffen, Ansie Heymans, Dane Coetzer, Lucille Blumberg and Waasila Jassat
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1035
  10. Physical activity guidelines for adults with disability, chronic conditions, and pregnancy (i.e., specific populations) have been developed to provide guidance for engaging in physical activity. However, speci...

    Authors: T. L. Morgan, C. Romani, A. Ross-White, A. Latimer-Cheung and J. R. Tomasone
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1034
  11. Burnout is a growing problem among medical staff worldwide and empathy has been described as an essential competence to attenuate burnout. Previous studies found job satisfaction and job commitment were affect...

    Authors: Zongpu Yue, Yang Qin, Ying Li, Jian Wang, Stephen Nicholas, Elizabeth Maitland and Cai Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1033
  12. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries, including Canada, have adopted unprecedented physical distancing measures such as closure of schools and non-essential businesses, and restrictions...

    Authors: Mélanie Drolet, Aurélie Godbout, Myrto Mondor, Guillaume Béraud, Léa Drolet-Roy, Philippe Lemieux-Mellouki, Alexandre Bureau, Éric Demers, Marie-Claude Boily, Chantal Sauvageau, Gaston De Serres, Niel Hens, Philippe Beutels, Benoit Dervaux and Marc Brisson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1032
  13. The first large serosurvey in Iran found a SARS-CoV-2 antibody seroprevalence of 17.1% among the general population in the first wave of the epidemic by April, 2020. The purpose of the current study was to ass...

    Authors: Mohammad Zamani, Hossein Poustchi, Zahra Mohammadi, Sahar Dalvand, Maryam Sharafkhah, Seyed Abbas Motevalian, Saeid Eslami, Amir Emami, Mohammad Hossein Somi, Jamshid Yazdani-Charati, Nader Saki, Manoochehr Karami, Farid Najafi, Iraj Mohebbi, Nasrollah Veisi, Ahmad Hormati…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1031
  14. The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has increasingly agonized daily lives worldwide. As an archipelagic country, Indonesia has various physical and social environments, which implies that eac...

    Authors: Millary Agung Widiawaty, Kuok Choy Lam, Moh Dede and Nur Hakimah Asnawi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1030
  15. Evidence on the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown remains at an early stage. There is limited research about the impact of hard lockdown restrictions on families, specifically how these restrictions impact on wo...

    Authors: P Mahlangu, A Gibbs, N Shai, M Machisa, N Nunze and Y Sikweyiya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1029
  16. An integrated workplace health promotion program (WHPP) which targets multiple lifestyle factors at different levels (individual and organizational) is potentially more effective than a single component WHPP. ...

    Authors: Denise J. M. Smit, Sandra H. van Oostrom, Josephine A. Engels, Allard J. van der Beek and Karin I. Proper
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1028
  17. Physical activity is important to maintain health in older age, with physical activity in the outdoors providing mental and physical health benefits for all age groups. One way by which older people can engage...

    Authors: Pazit Levinger, Jeremy Dunn, Emma Abfalter, Briony Dow, Frances Batchelor, Stephanie Garratt, Neil T Diamond and Keith D. Hill
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1027
  18. Safe Spaces are a feature of combination HIV prevention interventions for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in South Africa. We investigated whether AGYW at risk for adverse sexual and reproductive healt...

    Authors: Catherine Mathews, Zoe Duby, Brittany Bunce, Nathanael van Blydenstein, Kate Bergh, Anthony Ambrose, Fiona Mpungu and Kim Jonas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1026
  19. The US is scaling up evidence-based home visiting to promote health equity in expectant families and families with young children. Persistently small average effects for full models argue for a new research pa...

    Authors: Anne K. Duggan, Kelly M. Bower, Ciara Z. Spinosa, Kay O’Neill, Deborah Daro, Kathryn Harding, Allison Ingalls, Allison Kemner, Crista Marchesseault and William Thorland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1024
  20. Female older workers generally leave the work force earlier than men. Depressive symptoms are a risk factor of early work exit and are more common in women. To extend working lives, pathways leading to these s...

    Authors: Sascha de Breij, Martijn Huisman, Cécile R. L. Boot and Dorly J. H. Deeg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1023
  21. In 2010, the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) initiated the Seek and Treat for Optimal Prevention of HIV/AIDS (STOP HIV/AIDS) program to improve HIV testing, linkage to care, and treatment uptake, th...

    Authors: Tessa Tattersall, Clara Tam, David Moore, Tim Wesseling, Sean Grieve, Lu Wang, Nic Bacani, Julio S. G. Montaner, Robert S. Hogg, Rolando Barrios and Kate Salters
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1022
  22. In Nigeria, many young girls are engaged in commercial sex work as a means of livelihood and support of dependent relatives. Although studies have documented some of the violence related issues among commercia...

    Authors: Olutoyin Opeyemi Ikuteyijo, Akanni Ibukun Akinyemi and Sonja Merten
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1021
  23. This study examined warning messages as a strategy for preventing automobile crashes by drivers on medications. We investigated the degree of awareness regarding the effects of medication on automobile driving...

    Authors: Yasue Fukuda and Moemi Saito
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1020
  24. A novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (known as COVID-19), spread rapidly around the world, affecting all and creating an ongoing global pandemic. Across the United States, Latinx and Indigenous populations have bee...

    Authors: Daniel Gehlbach, Evelyn Vázquez, Gabriela Ortiz, Erica Li, Cintya Beltrán Sánchez, Sonia Rodríguez, María Pozar and Ann M. Cheney
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1019
  25. In light of the recent policy reform in China, the present study aims to investigate the potential impact of family SES on the quality of the parent–child relationship (PCR) through the serial mediating role o...

    Authors: Chunhai Gao, Endale Tadesse and Sabika Khalid
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1018
  26. Childhood is a critical period for brain development. However, it remains unknown whether the behaviors in a typical 24-h day are related to children’s executive function (EF). This study aimed to investigate ...

    Authors: Xia Zeng, Li Cai, Wenhan Yang, Weiqing Tan, Wendy Huang and Yajun Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1017
  27. Electronic gambling machines (EGMs) are amongst the most harmful forms of gambling. The high availability of EGMs is also linked to increased consumption. To reduce the burden of EGMs on public health, policie...

    Authors: Virve Marionneau, Gabriele Mandolesi, Sara Rolando and Janne Nikkinen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1016
  28. The present study aims to investigate the association between educational qualification and early labor market exit among men and to examine the contribution of labor market marginalization measured across the...

    Authors: Emelie Thern, Daniel Falkstedt, Melody Almroth, Katarina Kjellberg, Jonas Landberg, Theo Bodin, Bo Melin and Tomas Hemmingsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1015
  29. Economic abuse is a unique form of intimate partner violence (IPV) and includes behaviors that control a survivor’s ability to acquire, use, and maintain resources. These tactics can result in someone becoming...

    Authors: Laura Johnson, Yafan Chen, Amanda Stylianou and Alexandra Arnold
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1014
  30. We studied collaborative governance at the start of an integrated community approach aiming to improve population health, quality of care, controlling health care costs and improving professional work satisfac...

    Authors: Sanneke J. M. Grootjans, M. M. N. Stijnen, M. E. A. L. Kroese, D. Ruwaard and M. W. J. Jansen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1013
  31. Childhood obesity is a pertinent public health problem in the UK. Consumption of free sugars has been associated with the development of obesity. In 2018, the Change 4Life (C4L) 100 cal snack campaign was laun...

    Authors: Rhiannon E. Day, Gemma Bridge, Kate Austin, Hannah Ensaff and Meaghan S. Christian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1012
  32. Several lifestyle behaviours, including physical activity, smoking, alcohol consumption, nutrition habits, and social activity have been associated with psychological well-being (PWB). However, their effect on...

    Authors: Laura Sapranaviciute-Zabazlajeva, Lolita Sileikiene, Dalia Luksiene, Abdonas Tamosiunas, Ricardas Radisauskas, Irena Milvidaite and Martin Bobak
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1011
  33. Distribution of long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) is the most widely used intervention for the prevention of malaria but recall and social desirability biases may lead to challenges in accurately m...

    Authors: Sarah M. Alexander, Alfred Agaba, Jeffrey I. Campbell, Nuriat Nambogo, Carol S. Camlin, Mallory Johnson, Grant Dorsey, Kristian R. Olson, David R. Bangsberg, Ryan W. Carroll, Data Santorino and Paul J. Krezanoski
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1010
  34. Micro-level statistics on child undernutrition are highly prioritized by stakeholders for measuring and monitoring progress on the sustainable development goals. In this regard district-representative data wer...

    Authors: Sumonkanti Das, Bernard Baffour and Alice Richardson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1008
  35. High incidence of cases and deaths due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been reported in prisons worldwide. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of different COVID-19 vaccination strategies in ep...

    Authors: Ciara V. McCarthy, Oscar O’Mara, Edwin van Leeuwen, Mark Jit and Frank Sandmann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1003
  36. Research on associations between social integration and wellbeing holds promise to inform policy and practice targets for health promotion. Yet, studies of social connection too frequently rely on overly simpl...

    Authors: Melissa Walls, Dane Hautala, Ashley Cole, Lucas Kosobuski, Nicole Weiss, Kyle Hill and Stephanie Ozhaawashkodewe’iganiikwe Williams
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1002
  37. Climate change caused by environmental pollution is the most important one of many environmental health hazards currently faced by human beings. In particular, the extreme temperature is an important risk fact...

    Authors: Hongju Guo, Peipei Du, Han Zhang, Zihui Zhou, Minyao Zhao, Jie Wang, Xuemei Shi, Jiayi Lin, Yulu Lan, Xiang Xiao, Caiyun Zheng, Xiaofeng Ma, Chengyao Liu, Junjie Zou, Shu Yang, Jiawei Luo…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1001
  38. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed children’s eating and physical activity behaviours. These changes have been positive for some households and negative for others, revealing health inequalities that have ramif...

    Authors: P. Nowicka, A. Ek, I. E. Jurca-Simina, C. Bouzas, E. Argelich, K. Nordin, S. García, M. Y. Vasquez Barquero, U. Hoffer, H. Reijs Richards, J. A. Tur, A. Chirita-Emandi and K. Eli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1000
  39. Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is a public health problem worldwide. It is estimated that 90% of the patients diagnosed with TB live in vulnerable environments...

    Authors: Alessandro Rolim Scholze, Josilene Dália Alves, Thaís Zamboni Berra, Felipe Lima dos Santos, Antônio Carlos Vieira Ramos, Giselle Lima de Freitas, Maria José Quina Galdino, Flávia Meneguetti Pieri, Marcos Augusto Moraes Arcoverde, Sandra Cristina Pillon, Aline Aparecida Monroe, Inês Fronteira, Dulce Gomes and Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:999
  40. Meteorological factors and air pollutants have been reported to be associated with hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) epidemics before the introduction of vaccine. However, there is limited evidence for stud...

    Authors: Hongxia Peng, Zhenhua Chen, Lin Cai, Juan Liao, Ke Zheng, Shuo Li, Xueling Ren, Xiaoxia Duan, Xueqin Tang, Xiao Wang, Lu Long and Chunxia Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:998
  41. Short-term medical mission (STMM) providers supplement healthcare delivery and education in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Despite numerous providers working in this space, the views of volunteers wh...

    Authors: Milanka Novak, Katharine Drummond and Arunaz Kumar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:997
  42. Public isolated due to the early quarantine regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increasingly used more social media platforms. Contradictory claims regarding the effect of social media use on mental ...

    Authors: Youngrong Lee, Ye Jin Jeon, Sunghyuk Kang, Jae Il Shin, Young-Chul Jung and Sun Jae Jung
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:995

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