Health behavior, health promotion and society

Section edited by Takashi Oshio, Frances Kay-Lambkin, David Rehkopf

This section aims to publish studies looking at the processes enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants and the actions taken by them to maintain, attain, or regain good health and prevent illness. The section also welcomes studies looking at the social determinants of health.

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  1. Research article

    A qualitative analysis of smokers’ perceptions about lung cancer screening

    In 2013, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) began recommending lung cancer screening for high risk smokers aged 55–80 years using low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan. In light of these updated r...

    Lindsay Gressard, Amy S. DeGroff, Thomas B. Richards, Stephanie Melillo, Julia Kish-Doto, Christina L. Heminger, Elizabeth A. Rohan and Kristine Gabuten Allen

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:589

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Effectiveness of a physical activity program on cardiovascular disease risk in adult primary health-care users: the “Pas-a-Pas” community intervention trial

    Physical activity is a major, modifiable, risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) that contributes to the prevention and management of CVD.

    Victoria Arija, Felipe Villalobos, Roser Pedret, Angels Vinuesa, Mercé Timón, Teresa Basora, Dolors Aguas and Josep Basora

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:576

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Neighborhood educational disparities in active commuting among women: the effect of distance between the place of residence and the place of work/study (an ACTI-Cités study)

    Active transportation has been associated with favorable health outcomes. Previous research highlighted the influence of neighborhood educational level on active transportation. However, little is known regard...

    Camille Perchoux, Julie-Anne Nazare, Tarik Benmarhnia, Paul Salze, Thierry Feuillet, Serge Hercberg, Franck Hess, Mehdi Menai, Christiane Weber, Hélène Charreire, Christophe Enaux, Jean-Michel Oppert and Chantal Simon

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:569

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Alcohol screening and brief interventions for adults and young people in health and community-based settings: a qualitative systematic literature review

    Systematic reviews of alcohol screening and brief interventions (ASBI) highlight the challenges of implementation in healthcare and community-based settings. Fewer reviews have explored this through examinatio...

    Jane Derges, Judi Kidger, Fiona Fox, Rona Campbell, Eileen Kaner and Matthew Hickman

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:562

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Binge drinking and total alcohol consumption from 16 to 43 years of age are associated with elevated fasting plasma glucose in women: results from the northern Swedish cohort study

    Studies have indicated that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with lower incidence of diabetes in women. However, not only the amount but also the drinking pattern could be of importance when assessin...

    Karina Nygren, Anne Hammarström and Olov Rolandsson

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:509

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Pathways linking car transport for young adults and the public health in Northern Ireland: a qualitative study to inform the evaluation of graduated driver licensing

    Novice drivers are at relatively high risk of road traffic injury. There is good evidence that Graduated Driving Licensing (GDL) schemes reduce collisions rates, by reducing exposure to risk and by extending l...

    Nicola Christie, Rebecca Steinbach, Judith Green, M. Patricia Mullan and Lindsay Prior

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:551

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Optimising child outcomes from parenting interventions: fathers’ experiences, preferences and barriers to participation

    Early childhood interventions can have both immediate and long-term positive effects on cognitive, behavioural, health and education outcomes. Fathers are underrepresented in interventions focusing on the well...

    Lucy A. Tully, Patrycja J. Piotrowska, Daniel A. J. Collins, Kathleen S. Mairet, Nicola Black, Eva R. Kimonis, David J. Hawes, Caroline Moul, Rhoshel K. Lenroot, Paul J. Frick, Vicki Anderson and Mark R. Dadds

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:550

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Prevalence, perceptions and predictors of alcohol consumption and abstinence among South Australian school students: a cross-sectional analysis

    Alcohol consumption by young people (particularly early initiation) is a predictor for poorer health in later life. In addition, evidence now clearly shows a causal link between alcohol and cancer. This study ...

    Jacqueline A. Bowden, Paul Delfabbro, Robin Room, Caroline L. Miller and Carlene Wilson

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:549

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  9. Research article

    Changing educational inequalities in sporting inactivity among adults in Germany: a trend study from 2003 to 2012

    Social inequalities in health can be explained in part by the social patterning of leisure-time physical activity, such as non-participation in sports. This study is the first to explore whether absolute and r...

    Jens Hoebel, Jonas D. Finger, Benjamin Kuntz, Lars E. Kroll, Kristin Manz, Cornelia Lange and Thomas Lampert

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:547

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Factors associated with the occurrence of injuries requiring hospital transfer among older and working-age pedestrians in Kurume, Japan

    Pedestrian injuries among older people tend to occur near their residence. However, knowledge regarding whether distance travelled from home to the injury site or road environmental/socioeconomic factors affec...

    Takashi Nagata, Takeru Abe, Ayako Takamori, Yoshinari Kimura and Akihito Hagihara

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:537

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Psychometric properties of the mammography self-efficacy and fear of breast cancer scales in Iranian women

    Research investigating mammography screening has often reported low mammography self-efficacy and breast cancer fear contribute to underutilization of mammography. This study aimed to examine the reliability a...

    Mahdi Moshki, Shole Shahgheibi, Parvaneh Taymoori, Amjad Moradi, Deam Roshani and Cheryl L. Holt

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:534

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  12. Research article

    A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of a geo-specific poster compared to a general poster for effecting change in perceived threat and intention to avoid drowning ‘hotspots’ among children of migrant workers: evidence from Ningbo, China

    Drowning among children of migrant workers is a major, though neglected public health issue in China.

    Yinchao Zhu, Xiaoqi Feng, Hui Li, Yaqin Huang, Jieping Chen and Guozhang Xu

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:530

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  13. Research article

    Knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to dietary salt among adults in the state of Victoria, Australia 2015

    Information on consumer’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviours (KABs) related to salt can be used to inform awareness and education campaigns and serve as a baseline measure to monitor changes in KABs over time...

    Carley A. Grimes, Sarah-Jane Kelley, Sonya Stanley, Bruce Bolam, Jacqui Webster, Durreajam Khokhar and Caryl A. Nowson

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:532

    Published on: 30 May 2017

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