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Health behavior, health promotion and society

Section edited by Frances Kay-Lambkin.

This section aims to publish studies examining the cultural, economic and societal influences that inform lifestyle choices and health behaviors, from drug, alcohol and cigarette consumption, to perceptions of safe sexual behavior and vaccine uptake, enabling all communities to increase control over their health, and empower them to maintain, attain, or regain good health and prevent disease.

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  1. In the U.S., transgender and gender diverse (TGD) populations face structural, interpersonal, and individual barriers to healthcare. Less is known, however, about the HIV prevention and treatment experiences o...

    Authors: Laura Jadwin-Cakmak, Sari L. Reisner, Jaclyn M. W. Hughto, Liz Salomon, Miguel Martinez, Elliot Popoff, Bré Anne Rivera and Gary W. Harper

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1531

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  2. Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been associated with certain types of oropharyngeal cancers and yet, the level of knowledge that dental professionals and the lay public have in terms of HPV transmission, oral s...

    Authors: Mario A. Brondani, Adriana B. Siqueira and Claudia Maria Coelho Alves

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1529

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  3. The use of computers/TV has become increasingly common worldwide after entering the twenty-first century and depression represents a growing public health burden. Understanding the association between screen t...

    Authors: Xiao Wang, Yuexuan Li and Haoliang Fan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1524

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  4. In older adults, sedentary behaviors increase while physical activity decreases over time following the compositional nature of 24-h behaviors. These changes in movement-related behaviors (MRBs) might be assoc...

    Authors: Roman Cuberek, Jana Pelclová, Aleš Gába, Jana Pechová, Zuzana Svozilová, Miroslava Přidalová, Nikola Štefelová and Karel Hron

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1522

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  5. Studies have shown that social networks influence health behaviors, including the adoption of health innovations. This study explored the potential for early adopters of community health worker-delivered injec...

    Authors: Oluwaseun Akinyemi, Bronwyn Harris and Mary Kawonga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1520

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  6. The NHS Health Check (NHSHC) is a national programme for the prevention of non-communicable diseases. Patients aged 40–74 without an existing cardiovascular-related condition should be invited quinquennially. ...

    Authors: Natalie Gold, Caroline Durlik, Jet G. Sanders, Katherine Thompson and Tim Chadborn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1519

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  7. The health and well-being of military spouses directly contribute to a robust military force by enabling the spouse to better support the active duty member’s career. In order to understand the overall health ...

    Authors: Nida H. Corry, Sharmini Radakrishnan, Christianna S. Williams, Alicia C. Sparks, Kelly A. Woodall, John A. Fairbank and Valerie A. Stander

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1517

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  8. Cervical cancer was the fourth most common cancer among women worldwide in 2012 and was the eighth most common cancer in 2014 and the eighth greatest cause of female cancer deaths in Hong Kong in 2015. Human p...

    Authors: Judy Yuen-man Siu, Albert Lee and Paul K. S. Chan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1514

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  9. Due to the high prevalence and adverse consequences, overweight and obesity in children continues to be a major public health concern worldwide. Socioeconomic background and health-related behaviours (such as ...

    Authors: Zongjian Yang, Hai Phung, Ann-Maree Hughes, Sommer Sherwood, Emily Harper and Paul Kelly

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1512

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  10. At a population level, small reductions in energy intake have the potential to contribute to a reduction in the prevalence of childhood obesity. In many school systems, there is the potential to achieve a redu...

    Authors: Rachel Sutherland, Alison Brown, Nicole Nathan, Lisa Janssen, Renee Reynolds, Alison Walton, Nayerra Hudson, Amelia Chooi, Serene Yoong, John Wiggers, Andrew Bailey, Nicole Evans, Karen Gillham, Christopher Oldmeadow, Andrew Searles, Penny Reeves…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1510

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  11. Child maltreatment has been linked to lower health, education, and income later in life, and is associated with increased engagement in delinquent or criminal behaviors. This paper explores trajectories of the...

    Authors: Hannah Lantos, Andra Wilkinson, Hannah Winslow and Tyler McDaniel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1306

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  12. The burden of cervical cancer continues to rise in developing economies. Women in the sub-Saharan African region have higher chances of developing cervical cancer due to a greater prevalence of related risk fa...

    Authors: Nancy Innocentia Ebu, Salome Amissah-Essel, Christiana Asiedu, Selorm Akaba and Kingsley Asare Pereko

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1505

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  13. Cyberbullying among children and adolescents is a major public health concern. However, research has not yet definitively identified the risk factors associated with cybervictimization. The purpose of this stu...

    Authors: Mónica Rodríguez-Enríquez, Miquel Bennasar-Veny, Alfonso Leiva, Maite Garaigordobil and Aina M. Yañez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1499

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  14. In Canada, 8.1 million people informally provide care without payment, primarily to family members; 6.1 million of them are employed at a full-time or part-time job. Digital technologies, such as internet-base...

    Authors: Kristine Newman, Angel He Wang, Arthur Ze Yu Wang and Dalia Hanna

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1495

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  15. Nurses in child health care (CHC) centers in Sweden play a key role in the early detection and management of childhood overweight/obesity, through meeting families early, regularly and over many years. However...

    Authors: My Sjunnestrand, Karin Nordin, Karin Eli, Paulina Nowicka and Anna Ek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1494

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  16. Pain is common in older adults. To maintain their quality of life and promote healthy ageing in the community, it is important to lower their pain levels. Pharmacological pain management has been shown to be e...

    Authors: Shuk Kwan Tang, Mimi Mun Yee Tse, Sau Fong Leung and Theofanis Fotis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1488

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  17. Students living with a chronically ill family member may experience significant pressure, stress, and depression due to their caregiving situation. This may also lead to them delaying or dropping out of school...

    Authors: Hinke M. Van der Werf, Marie Louise A. Luttik, Anneke L. Francke, Petrie F. Roodbol and Wolter Paans

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1486

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  18. Youth facing barriers created by social marginalization are at a greater risk of adverse health outcomes, lower educational and occupational attainment, and decreased overall quality of life as adults. The neg...

    Authors: Marika Warner, Gillian White, Jackie Robinson, John Cairney and Jessica Fraser-Thomas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1480

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  19. Men who inject drugs (MWIDs) comprise the highest percentage of diagnosed HIV cases in Malaysia. Their female partners risk being infected through unprotected sexual contact. This paper reports the prevalence ...

    Authors: Rosliza Abdul Manaf, Nigel Dickson, Sarah Lovell and Faisal Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1473

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  20. The quality of the family environment—in particular, the kind of parenting children receive in their early years—plays a critical role in influencing children’s growth and development. To facilitate the develo...

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Matthew Sanders, Weiwei Feng, He Tang, Huishan Wang, Xi Jin, Jieling Wu, Guangwen Huang, Jin Sun, Yan Luo, Lanqiu Lv, Shuangqin Yan, Dongmei Zhao, Lijuan Mu, Dongmei Yan, Hong Wang…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1470

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  21. While some experts have emphasised the potential for e-cigarettes to facilitate cessation among smokers with low socioeconomic status (SES), there is limited evidence of their likely equity impact. We assessed...

    Authors: Mark Lucherini, Sarah Hill and Katherine Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1469

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  22. It has been suggested that poor health has influenced vote for Brexit and the US presidential election. No such research has been published regarding the 2017 French presidential election.

    Authors: Jean-David Zeitoun, Matthieu Faron, Sophie de Vaugrigneuse and Jérémie H. Lefèvre

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1468

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  23. Tobacco is a leading preventable cause of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Studies characterizing the prevalence of tobacco use in low-income countries are lacking. This study describes the prevalence of toba...

    Authors: Bruno Bonnechère, Kadari Cissé, Tiéba Millogo, Gautier H. Ouédraogo, Franck Garanet, Mariam A. Ouedraogo, Gabriela Boyle, Sékou Samadoulougou, Seni Kouanda and Fati Kirakoya-Samadoulougou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1466

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  24. There is a worldwide shortage of donor organs for transplantation. To overcome this, several countries have introduced an opt-out donor consent system. This system, soon planned for Scotland and England means ...

    Authors: Jordan Miller, Sinéad Currie and Ronan E. O’Carroll

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1463

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  25. The number of interventions to support parents is growing. The level of evidence regarding these intervention varies. In this paper we describe a study that aims to assess the effectiveness of specific ‘elemen...

    Authors: Dafna A. Windhorst, Yuan Fang, Irene N. Fierloos, Matty R. Crone, Krista Van Mourik, Harrie Jonkman, Clemens M. H. Hosman, Wilma Jansen and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1462

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  26. The overweight/obesity epidemic is a public health issue in the United States (US), that disproportionately affect certain racial/ethnic minority groups. Perceived discrimination has been implicated as a healt...

    Authors: Adolfo G. Cuevas, Kasim Ortiz and Yusuf Ransome

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1458

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  27. The optimal dietary pattern for reducing the extent of metabolic syndrome (MetS) has not been well established yet. The aim of this study was to evaluate dietary patterns and adherence to WHO healthy diet in c...

    Authors: Parvin Mirmiran, Maryam Ziadlou, Sara Karimi, Firoozeh Hosseini-Esfahani and Fereidoun Azizi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1457

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  28. The development of school-based programs for preventing adolescent sexual harassment often lacks an evidence-based approach and use of proper theories. Appropriate stakeholders are often not involved in the de...

    Authors: Gaby P. A. de Lijster, Gerjo Kok and Paul L. Kocken

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1455

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  29. Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer affecting women around the world in which the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the one of the recognized causative agent affecting women health. In response to this...

    Authors: Maiza Tusimin, Chek Lo Yee, Nur Zarifah Syahmi Abdul Razak, Mohamad Izwan Zainol, Halimatus Sakdiah Minhat and Zulida Rejali

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1454

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  30. Physical inactivity is a crucial risk factor for the development of chronic health issues, which have a high incidence among Arabs living in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The Qatar Stepwise Sur...

    Authors: Ghadir Fakhri Aljayyousi, Maher Abu Munshar, Farid Al-Salim and El Rayah Osman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1452

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  31. Adolescent alcohol consumption is an issue of ongoing concern and programs targeting parents have been identified as an important component in minimizing and preventing alcohol related harm in adolescents. Thi...

    Authors: Erin Hurley, Timo Dietrich and Sharyn Rundle-Thiele

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1451

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  32. The health selection hypothesis suggests that poor health leads to low educational attainment during the life course. Adolescence is an important period as poor health might prevent students from making the be...

    Authors: Henrik Dobewall, Pirjo Lindfors, Sakari Karvonen, Leena Koivusilta, Mari-Pauliina Vainikainen, Risto Hotulainen and Arja Rimpelä

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1447

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  33. Standardized, research-based strategies to guide the implementation and evaluate the effects of housing adaptations (HA) on client outcomes are rare. We hypothesized that, compared to ordinary practice, a stan...

    Authors: A. Malmgren Fänge, G. Carlsson, A. Axmon, B. Thordardottir, C. Chiatti, M. H. Nilsson and L. Ekstam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1446

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  34. The period from birth to two years is the “critical window” for achieving optimal growth and development. An inadequate quality and quantities of complementary foods, poor child-feeding practices and infection...

    Authors: Gulshan Ara, Kazi Istiaque Sanin, Mansura Khanam, Shafiqul Alam Sarker, Sihan Sadat Khan, Mahfuza Rifat, Imran Ahmed Chowdhury, Sufia Askari, Kaosar Afsana and Tahmeed Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1437

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  35. Connected health devices and applications (referred to hereafter as “SDApps” - Smart devices and applications) are being portrayed as a new way for prevention, with the promise of accessibility, effectiveness ...

    Authors: Olivier Aromatario, Aurélie Van Hoye, Anne Vuillemin, Aude-Marie Foucaut, Jeanine Pommier and Linda Cambon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1435

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  36. Everyday activities, such as walking or cycling, may be a feasible and practical way to integrate physical activity into everyday life. Walking and cycling for transport or recreation in the area local to a pe...

    Authors: Eleanor F. J. Powers, Jenna Panter, David Ogilvie and Louise Foley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1434

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  37. Early prevention is a promising strategy for reducing obesity in childhood, and Early Years settings are ideal venues for interventions. This work evaluated an educational intervention with the primary aim of ...

    Authors: Alison Hodgkinson, Janice Abbott, Margaret A. Hurley, Nicola Lowe and Pamela Qualter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1430

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  38. The feminization and ethnic diversification of HIV infection, has resulted in a call for gender- and culture-specific prevention strategies for at-risk groups including Latinos in the United States. The steadi...

    Authors: Michelle Odlum, Danielle Black, Sunmoo Yoon, Cassidy Maher, Steven Lawrence and Jennel Osborne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1429

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  39. Malnutrition among school children may contribute to adverse health consequences such as non-communicable diseases, poor cognitive performance, psychological distress and poor quality of life that may persist ...

    Authors: Choon Huey Teo, Yit Siew Chin, Poh Ying Lim, Shahril Azian Haji Masrom and Zalilah Mohd Shariff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1427

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  40. Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health concern, with extensive associated health and economic implications. Actions to slow and contain the development of resistance are imperative. Despite the fac...

    Authors: Mitchell K. Byrne, Sebastien Miellet, Anica McGlinn, Janaye Fish, Shahla Meedya, Nina Reynolds and Antoine M. van Oijen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1425

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  41. Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) have historically been regarded as a woman’s issue. It is likely that these gender norms also hinder health care providers from perceiving boys and men as healt...

    Authors: Maria Grandahl, Maja Bodin and Jenny Stern

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1423

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  42. Understanding levels of community readiness can result in prevention efforts that align with communities’ ability and capacity for change and, therefore, be more effective and sustainable. Our study aimed to u...

    Authors: Jillian Whelan, Penelope Love, Lynne Millar, Steven Allender, Catherine Morley and Colin Bell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1420

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  43. The DREAMS Partnership is an ambitious effort to deliver combinations of biomedical, behavioural and structural interventions to reduce HIV incidence among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). To inform mu...

    Authors: Annabelle Gourlay, Isolde Birdthistle, Nondumiso Thandiwe Mthiyane, Benedict O. Orindi, Sheru Muuo, Daniel Kwaro, Maryam Shahmanesh, Kathy Baisley, Abdhalah Ziraba and Sian Floyd

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1417

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  44. Appropriate contraceptive use remains a major health challenge in rural Jordan. The Japan International Cooperation Agency implemented a project aimed at enhancing the capacity of village health centers (VHCs)...

    Authors: Makiko Komasawa, Motoyuki Yuasa, Yoshihisa Shirayama, Miho Sato, Yutaka Komasawa and Malak Alouri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1415

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  45. Tobacco use, alcohol use, and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption are each associated with increased cancer-risk. Psychological trauma is a common experience and a key driver of these behaviours among adults....

    Authors: Cheryl L. Currie, Jennifer L. Copeland, M. Lauren Voss, Lisa-Marie Swanepoel, Mirela Ambeskovic, Nimesh B. Patel and Erin K. Higa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1403

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  46. Tobacco smoking remains one of the biggest public health threats. Smartphone apps offer new promising opportunities for supporting smoking cessation in real-time. The social context of smokers has, however, be...

    Authors: Janina Lüscher, Corina Berli, Philipp Schwaninger and Urte Scholz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1400

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