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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. Content type: Study protocol

    The transition from childhood into adolescence can be considered as a critical developmental period. Moreover, adolescence is associated with a decreased use of adaptive emotion regulation strategies and an in...

    Authors: Brenda Volkaert, Laura Wante, Leentje Vervoort and Caroline Braet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:904

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  2. Content type: Research article

    For more than three decades, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) continue to dominate the health agenda. In sub-Saharan African countries, women are at m...

    Authors: Edith A. M. Tarimo, Deodatus C. V. Kakoko, Thecla W. Kohi, Muhammad Bakari, Eric Sandstrom, David Siyame, Fred Mhalu and Asli Kulane

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:905

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Initiating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle -including healthy eating and sufficient physical activity- is key for cardiometabolic health. A health-promoting environment can facilitate a healthy lifestyle, ...

    Authors: Jeroen Lakerveld, Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Femke de Boer, Boris Brandhorst, Jacqueline E. W. Broerse, Gert-Jan de Bruijn, Gerda Feunekes, Marleen Gillebaart, Marjolein Harbers, Jody Hoenink, Michel Klein, Frederike Mensink, Cédric Middel, Denise T. D. de Ridder, Femke Rutters, Ivonne Sluijs…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:899

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol misuse has been an ongoing issue for the US Armed Services, with the Marine Corps maintaining the highest levels of problematic drinking. Broad environmental, social, and policy factors play an importa...

    Authors: Susan I. Woodruff, Suzanne L. Hurtado, Cynthia M. Simon-Arndt and Jessica Lawrenz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:902

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopia has achieved a high coverage of antiretroviral treatment (ART), but maintaining lifelong care is still a great challenge. Mental illnesses often co-exist with HIV/AIDS and may compromise the retention...

    Authors: Tezera Moshago Berheto, Sven Gudmund Hinderaker, Mbazi Senkoro, Hannock Tweya, Tekalign Deressa, Yimam Getaneh and Gulilat Gezahegn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:896

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Compared to higher socioeconomic status (SES) groups, those in lower SES groups are financially strained, experience higher rates of smoking-related morbidity, are in poorer health and have reduced life expect...

    Authors: Sara S. Shagiwal, Astrid Schop-Etman, Iris Bergwerff, Wil Vrencken and Semiha Denktaş

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:891

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) in India are a key group at risk for HIV acquisition and transmission. They are also an extremely marginalized and stigmatized population, facing immense psychosocial stressors ...

    Authors: Matthew J. Mimiaga, Beena Thomas, Kenneth H. Mayer, Kristen S. Regenauer, Alpana Dange, C. Andres Bedoya, Shruta Rawat, Vinoth Balu, Conall O’Cleirigh, Katie B. Biello, Vivek Anand, Soumya Swaminathan and Steven A. Safren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:890

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    The global pandemic of physical inactivity represents a considerable public health challenge. Active transportation (i.e., walking or cycling for transport) can contribute to greater total physical activity le...

    Authors: Anna Ek, Christina Alexandrou, Christine Delisle Nyström, Artur Direito, Ulf Eriksson, Ulf Hammar, Pontus Henriksson, Ralph Maddison, Ylva Trolle Lagerros and Marie Löf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:880

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Public housing residents face significant social, economic, and physical barriers to the practice of health behaviors for prevention of chronic disease. Research shows that public housing residents are more li...

    Authors: Deborah J. Bowen, Lisa M. Quintiliani, Sarah Gees Bhosrekar, Rachel Goodman and Eugenia Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:883

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organisation has recommended that healthcare workers, teachers and community leaders work with parents to support children living with HIV. The aim of this study was to assess the perceptions ...

    Authors: Fatch W. Kalembo, Garth E. Kendall, Mohammed Ali, Angela F. Chimwaza and Mary M. Tallon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:884

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination can prevent disease and potentially life-threatening complications like sepsis. Elderly people have an increased risk of severe disease and therefore constitute a major t...

    Authors: Cornelia Betsch, Constanze Rossmann, Mathias W. Pletz, Horst C. Vollmar, Antje Freytag, Ole Wichmann, Regina Hanke, Wolfgang Hanke, Dorothee Heinemeier, Philipp Schmid, Sarah Eitze, Winja Weber, Anne Reinhardt, Nora K. Küpke, Christina Forstner, Carolin Fleischmann-Struzek…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:885

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Although the awareness of mental health problems in late life is rising, the association between financial transfers to the older generations from children and mental health at older ages in China has received...

    Authors: Yue Wu, Wanyue Dong, Yongjian Xu, Xiaojing Fan, Min Su, Jianmin Gao, Zhongliang Zhou, Louis Niessen, Yiyang Wang and Xiao Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:882

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Health promotion is a key process of current health systems. Primary Health Care (PHC) is the ideal setting for health promotion but multifaceted barriers make its integration difficult in the usual care. The ...

    Authors: Edurne Zabaleta-del-Olmo, Haizea Pombo, Mariona Pons-Vigués, Marc Casajuana-Closas, Enriqueta Pujol-Ribera, Tomás López-Jiménez, Carmen Cabezas-Peña, Carme Martín-Borràs, Antoni Serrano-Blanco, Maria Rubio-Valera, Joan Llobera, Alfonso Leiva, Clara Vidal, Manuel Campiñez, Remedios Martín-Álvarez, José-Ángel Maderuelo…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:874

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    All patients with diabetes are at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy (DR), a progressive and potentially blinding condition. Early treatment of DR prevents visual impairment and blindness. The natural his...

    Authors: Nyawira Mwangi, Mark Ng’ang’a, Esbon Gakuo, Stephen Gichuhi, David Macleod, Consuela Moorman, Lawrence Muthami, Peter Tum, Atieno Jalango, Kibata Githeko, Michael Gichangi, Joseph Kibachio, Covadonga Bascaran and Allen Foster

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:871

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    HIV infection among youth in the United States is on the rise. A high level of antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence is crucial to treatment success and can minimize the population burden of the disease. Howe...

    Authors: Matthew J. Mimiaga, Lisa M. Kuhns, Katie B. Biello, Jennifer Olson, Sam Hoehnle, Christopher M. Santostefano, Jaclyn M. W. Hughto, Hadeis Safi, Peter Salhaney, Diane Chen and Robert Garofalo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:867

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The term health literacy refers to the abilities and resources required to find, understand and use health information in managing health. This definition is reflected in the recent development of multidimensi...

    Authors: Sarah M. Hosking, Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, Alison Beauchamp, Rachelle Buchbinder, Lana J. Williams and Julie A. Pasco

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:876

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) are the third highest cause of death in Zambia, claiming about 2000 lives annually, with pedestrians and cyclists being the most vulnerable. Human error accounts for 87.3% of RTCs. ...

    Authors: Sydney Chauwa Phiri, Marta R. Prescott, Margaret L. Prust, Elizabeth A. McCarthy, Chuncky C. Kanchele, Prudence Haimbe, Hilda Shakwelele and Sandra Mudhune

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:872

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Immigrants may face problems with accessing the Danish healthcare system due to, for example, lack of knowledge of how to navigate it, which may cause inappropriate healthcare-seeking. Danish municipalities pr...

    Authors: Signe Smith Jervelund, Thomas Maltesen, Camilla Lawaetz Wimmelmann, Jørgen Holm Petersen and Allan Krasnik

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:863

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Implementation interventions delivered in schools to improve food provision have been found to improve student diet and reduce child obesity risk. If the health benefits of food availability policies are to be...

    Authors: Kathryn L. Reilly, Nicole Nathan, John Wiggers, Sze Lin Yoong and Luke Wolfenden

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:860

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    Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, has a total fertility rate of 4.6, a decrease from 5.5 in 2000. However, only 35.3% of women in the reproductive age group use modern family planning (FP) ...

    Authors: Hye-Jin Paek, Ho Kim, Youngtae Cho, Wonsik Hong, Woorim Ko, Haejin Choi, Youngok Youn, Yunhee Choi, Gizachew Balew and Youngah Doh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:861

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