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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

    The decline in global malaria cases is attributed to intensified utilization of primary vector control interventions and artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). These strategies are inadequate in many ...

    Authors: Jacinter A. Amadi, Daniel O. Olago, George O. Ong’amo, Silas O. Oriaso, Isaac K. Nyamongo and Benson B. A. Estambale

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:609

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Contraceptive use has numerous health benefits such as preventing unplanned pregnancies, ensuring optimum spacing between births, reducing maternal and child mortality, and improving the lives of women and chi...

    Authors: Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Oladele Vincent Adeniyi and Wilson Akpan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:604

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    Using self-reported surveys to monitor physical activity levels in the population require short items covering both time and intensity. The present study aims to 1) develop the Nordic Physical Activity Questio...

    Authors: Ida Høgstedt Danquah, Christina Bjørk Petersen, Sofie Smedegaard Skov and Janne S. Tolstrup

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:601

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  4. Content type: Research article

    An acute bout of exercise elicits a beneficial effect on subsequent cognitive function in adolescents. The effect of games-based activity, an ecologically valid and attractive exercise model for young people, ...

    Authors: Simon B. Cooper, Karah J. Dring, John G. Morris, Caroline Sunderland, Stephan Bandelow and Mary E. Nevill

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:603

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Smoking rates are higher in New Zealand (NZ) adults with mental illnesses and alcohol and other drug (AOD) addictions, compared to the overall population. Quit attempts using “gold standard” smoking cessation ...

    Authors: Chris Bullen, Marjolein Verbiest, Susanna Galea-Singer, Tomasz Kurdziel, George Laking, David Newcombe, Varsha Parag and Natalie Walker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:596

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Child maltreatment has a pervasive, detrimental impact on children’s wellbeing. Despite a growing focus on prevention through school based education, few programmes adopt a whole- school approach, are multi-co...

    Authors: Aisling McElearney, Aoibheann Brennan-Wilson, Christina Murphy, Phyllis Stephenson and Brendan Bunting

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:590

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. Besides cigarette smoking, waterpipe and e-cigarettes are gaining popularity among young adults. Medical students’ smoking behavior is of partic...

    Authors: Erika Balogh, Nóra Faubl, Henna Riemenschneider, Péter Balázs, Antje Bergmann, Károly Cseh, Ferenc Horváth, Jörg Schelling, András Terebessy, Zoltán Wagner, Karen Voigt, Zsuzsanna Füzesi and István Kiss

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:591

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is exceedingly common in conflict and post-conflict settings. We first seek to describe factors associated with past 12 month IPV amongst currently married women in Afghanistan,...

    Authors: Andrew Gibbs, Julienne Corboz and Rachel Jewkes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:593

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) remains a serious problem with a wide range of health consequences including poor maternal and newborn health outcomes. We assessed the relationship between IPV, forced first se...

    Authors: Simukai Shamu, Stephen Munjanja, Christina Zarowsky, Patience Shamu, Marleen Temmerman and Naeemah Abrahams

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:595

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  10. Content type: Research article

    There has been considerable interest in the role of access to unhealthy food options as a determinant of weight status. There is conflict across the literature as to the existence of such an association, partl...

    Authors: Mark A. Green, Duncan Radley, Nik Lomax, Michelle A. Morris and Claire Griffiths

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:482

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Baby boomers’ position in the caregiving context is shifting from caregiver to care recipient as the population ages. While the unique characteristics of baby boomer caregivers are well established in caregivi...

    Authors: Heejung Kim, Sangeun Lee, Jooyoung Cheon, Soyun Hong and Mido Chang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:579

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  12. Content type: Research article

    People with uncontrolled diabetes are at greater risk for several oral health problems, particularly periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease also impacts diabetes control. Good oral hygiene and regular ...

    Authors: Prakash Poudel, Rhonda Griffiths, Vincent W. Wong, Amit Arora, Jeff R. Flack, Chee L. Khoo and Ajesh George

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:577

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Macro and micronutrients including iron and folic acid deficiencies are prevalent in Kenya, particularly during pregnancy resulting in anaemia. Despite efforts to control anaemia in pregnancy by adopting Iron ...

    Authors: Mary Wanjira Kamau, Waithira Mirie and Samuel Kimani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:580

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Vaccination against seasonal influenza (SIV) is recommended for patients with diabetes, but their vaccination coverage is unsatisfactory in France and elsewhere. This qualitative survey of people with diabetes...

    Authors: Pierre Verger, Aurélie Bocquier, Chantal Vergélys, Jeremy Ward and Patrick Peretti-Watel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:569

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Population aging increases the need for knowledge on positive aspects of aging, and contributions of older people to their own wellbeing and that of others. We defined active aging as an individual’s striving ...

    Authors: Taina Rantanen, Milla Saajanaho, Laura Karavirta, Sini Siltanen, Merja Rantakokko, Anne Viljanen, Timo Rantalainen, Katja Pynnönen, Anu Karvonen, Inna Lisko, Lotta Palmberg, Johanna Eronen, Eeva-Maija Palonen, Timo Hinrichs, Markku Kauppinen, Katja Kokko…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:565

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  16. Content type: Research article

    We recently demonstrated that a gestational diabetes history in mothers is associated with higher postpartum incident diabetes not only in mothers but also in fathers. In the present study, we examined changes...

    Authors: Anne-Sophie Brazeau, Sara J. Meltzer, Romina Pace, Natasha Garfield, Ariane Godbout, Leslie Meissner, Elham Rahme, Deborah Da Costa and Kaberi Dasgupta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:575

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Unintended pregnancies can result in poorer health outcomes for women, children and families. Young people in low and middle income countries are at particular risk of unintended pregnancies and could benefit ...

    Authors: Ona L McCarthy, Ola Wazwaz, Veronica Osorio Calderon, Iman Jado, Salokhiddin Saibov, Amina Stavridis, Jhonny López Gallardo, Ravshan Tokhirov, Samia Adada, Silvia Huaynoca, Shelly Makleff, Marieka Vandewiele, Sarah Standaert and Caroline Free

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:576

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Raising Well® (RW) was initiated in 2015 by Envolve PeopleCare™ at the request of health plans seeking a solution to work with families on Medicaid that have a child with overweight or obesity. RW uses expert cli...

    Authors: Rachel G. Tabak, Nishita Dsouza, Cynthia D. Schwarz, Karyn Quinn, Patricia Kristen and Debra Haire-Joshu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:586

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