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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: Research article

    In children the relationship between a healthy diet and psychosocial well-being has not been fully explored and the existing evidence is inconsistent. This study investigates the chronology of the association ...

    Authors: Louise Arvidsson, Gabriele Eiben, Monica Hunsberger, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Denes Molnar, Hannah Jilani, Barbara Thumann, Toomas Veidebaum, Paola Russo, Michael Tornatitis, Alba M. Santaliestra-Pasías, Valeria Pala and Lauren Lissner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:926

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    The transition to parenthood can be a challenging time, in which both mothers and fathers experience increased risk of distress and depression. Mothers are more likely than fathers to engage with services and ...

    Authors: Richard Fletcher, Francis Kay-Lambkin, Chris May, Christopher Oldmeadow, John Attia and Lucy Leigh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:953

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Aboriginal people in Australia experience significant health burden from chronic disease. There has been limited research to identify effective healthy lifestyle programs to address risk factors for chronic di...

    Authors: Erin Passmore, Brooke Shepherd, Andrew Milat, Louise Maher, Kiel Hennessey, Rachael Havrlant, Michelle Maxwell, Wendy Hodge, Fiona Christian, Justin Richards and Jo Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:951

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Little research has been conducted into the physical health implications of suicide bereavement compared to other causes of death. There is some evidence that suicide bereaved parents have higher morbidity, pa...

    Authors: Ailbhe Spillane, Celine Larkin, Paul Corcoran, Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Fiona Riordan and Ella Arensman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:939

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Ghana has developed two community-based strategies that aim to increase access to quality treatment for malaria, diarrhoea and suspected pneumonia, and to improve household and family practices: integrated Com...

    Authors: Blanca Escribano-Ferrer, Margaret Gyapong, Jane Bruce, Solomon A. Narh Bana, Clement T. Narh, Naa-Korkor Allotey, Roland Glover, Charity Azantilow, Constance Bart-Plange, Isabella Sagoe-Moses and Jayne Webster

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:948

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Substance use among health care students threatens professional standards and the delivery of quality services, potentially placing the public at risk. Therefore, our study aims to determine the prevalence and...

    Authors: Bimala Panthee, Suresh Panthee, Saroj Gyawali and Norito Kawakami

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:950

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Government policy increasingly supports engaging communities to promote health. It is critical to consider whether such strategies are effective, for whom, and under what circumstances. However, ‘community eng...

    Authors: Ginny Brunton, James Thomas, Alison O’Mara-Eves, Farah Jamal, Sandy Oliver and Josephine Kavanagh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:944

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Sitting too much has been associated with negative health outcomes. The End of Sitting’ is a newly developed office landscape that moves away from the traditional chair-desk setup. The landscape aims to reduce s...

    Authors: Lidewij R. Renaud, Maaike A. Huysmans, Erwin M. Speklé, Allard J. van der Beek and Hidde P. van der Ploeg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:937

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The uptake, implementation, and maintenance of effective interventions promoting physical activity (PA) and a healthy diet and the implementation of policies targeting these behaviors are processes not well un...

    Authors: Saskia Muellmann, Berit Steenbock, Katrien De Cocker, Marieke De Craemer, Catherine Hayes, Miriam P. O’Shea, Karolina Horodyska, Justyna Bell, Aleksandra Luszczynska, Gun Roos, Lars Jørun Langøien, Gro Rugseth, Laura Terragni, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Johannes Brug and Claudia R. Pischke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:932

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Patients with cardiovascular disease who underwent coronary angiography at the National Institute of Cardiac Surgery and Cardiological Intervention (INCCI) in Luxembourg were surveyed for cardiovascular risk fact...

    Authors: Michèle Baumann, Anastase Tchicaya, Nathalie Lorentz and Etienne Le Bihan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:925

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  11. Content type: Research article

    We designed and implemented the Brigham and Women’s Wellness Initiative (B-Well), a single-arm study to examine the feasibility of a workplace program that used individual and team-based financial incentives t...

    Authors: Elena Losina, Savannah R. Smith, Ilana M. Usiskin, Kristina M. Klara, Griffin L. Michl, Bhushan R. Deshpande, Heidi Y. Yang, Karen C. Smith, Jamie E. Collins and Jeffrey N. Katz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:921

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Assessing drug users’ attitudes towards different kinds of addiction treatment is necessary to design tailored strategies. The aim of the present study is to develop and examine the psychometric properties of ...

    Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Zohreh Arefi, Daem Roshani, Tahereh Pashaei and Koen Ponnet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:906

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  13. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated condom use among female sex workers (FSWs) at hair salons during commercial sexual interactions over 1 month. We explored the associations of such use with various sexual behaviours, HI...

    Authors: Qiaoqin Ma, Jianmin Jiang, Xiaohong Pan, Gaofen Cai, Hui Wang, Xin Zhou, Tingting Jiang and Lin Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:910

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  14. Content type: Research article

    With 600 million people using betel quid (BQ) globally, and smokeless tobacco (SLT) use being more wide-spread; the duo is an uphill public health concern in South Asian countries. SLT and/or BQ use increases ...

    Authors: Azmina Hussain, Sidra Zaheer and Kashif Shafique

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:913

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The health outcomes of men continue to be poorer than women globally. Challenges in addressing this problem include difficulties engaging men in weight loss programs as they tend to view these programs as cont...

    Authors: Wendy Blunt, Dawn P. Gill, Shannon L. Sibbald, Brendan Riggin, Roseanne W. Pulford, Ryan Scott, Karen Danylchuk, Cindy M. Gray, Sally Wyke, Christopher Bunn and Robert J. Petrella

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:916

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  16. Content type: Research article

    There is limited research on capacity building interventions that include theoretical foundations. The purpose of this systematic review is to identify underlying theories, models and frameworks used to suppor...

    Authors: Kim Bergeron, Samiya Abdi, Kara DeCorby, Gloria Mensah, Benjamin Rempel and Heather Manson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:914

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Performing a tick check after visiting nature is considered the most important preventive measure to avoid contracting Lyme disease. Checking the body for ticks after visiting nature is the only measure that c...

    Authors: Amy van der Heijden, Bob C. Mulder, P. Marijn Poortvliet and Arnold J. H. van Vliet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:900

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Associations between education and obesity have been consistently reported among women in developed countries, but few studies have considered the influence of marital status and husbands’ education. This stud...

    Authors: Keiko Murakami, Takayoshi Ohkubo and Hideki Hashimoto

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:903

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