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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 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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    Each year, over 15,000 preschoolers die from unintentional injuries in China. Many interventions proven to work in other nations have not been implemented nationwide in China. The rapid popularity of smartphon...

    Authors: Peishan Ning, Bo Chen, Peixia Cheng, Yang Yang, David C. Schwebel, Renhe Yu, Jing Deng, Shukun Li and Guoqing Hu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:865

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    South Africa remains the global epicentre of HIV infection, and adolescent women have the highest incidence of HIV in the country. South Africa also has high rates of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, violence...

    Authors: Wendee M. Wechsberg, Felicia A. Browne, Tara Carney, Bronwyn Myers, Alexandra Minnis, Robert MacDonald, Jacqueline W. Ndirangu, Leslie B. Turner, Brittni N. Howard and Nathaniel Rodman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:859

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  16. Content type: Research article

    The increasing use of the Internet and social network sites (SNS) has created a new domain of socio-emotional development for adolescents. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore cybervictimizatio...

    Authors: Kalliope Athanasiou, Eirini Melegkovits, Elisabeth K. Andrie, Charalampos Magoulas, Chara K. Tzavara, Clive Richardson, Donald Greydanus, Maria Tsolia and Artemis K. Tsitsika

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:800

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  17. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to examine the short- and long term (cost-) effectiveness of Family Group Conferencing (FGC) compared to care as usual (CAU) in terms of improved child safety, empowerment and social support.

    Authors: Sharon Dijkstra, Hanneke E. Creemers, Francisca J. A. van Steensel, Maja Deković, Geert Jan J. M. Stams and Jessica J. Asscher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:848

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Evidence concerning the relationship between objectively-measured attributes of the built environment with cardio-metabolic risk in populations from lower- and middle-income countries is lacking. In this paper...

    Authors: Pasmore Malambo, Anniza De Villiers, Estelle V. Lambert, Thandi Puoane and Andre P. Kengne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:847

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    The population impact of alcohol screening and brief intervention might be increased by approaching an entire population rather than individuals at high risk only. The aim is to present the protocol of the stu...

    Authors: Sophie Baumann, Andreas Staudt, Jennis Freyer-Adam and Ulrich John

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:851

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In Australia, farming populations have been identified as having higher rates of suicide, in comparison to metropolitan, rural and regional communities. The reasons for this are unclear although stigma is cons...

    Authors: Alison J. Kennedy, Susan A. Brumby, Vincent Lawrence Versace and Tristan Brumby-Rendell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:846

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