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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

    It is difficult to obtain detailed information on non-participants in physical and health examination checkups in community-based epidemiological studies. We investigated the characteristics of non-participant...

    Authors: Miwa Yamaguchi, Tsukasa Yoshida, Yosuke Yamada, Yuya Watanabe, Hinako Nanri, Keiichi Yokoyama, Heiwa Date, Motoko Miyake, Aya Itoi, Emi Yamagata, Taeko Masumoto, Yasuko Okayama, Yasuko Yoshinaka and Misaka Kimura

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:568

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Poor uptake among socio-economically disadvantaged and susceptible populations is a well-known challenge of general health check interventions, and is widely cited as one of the reasons for the lack of populat...

    Authors: Lars Bruun Larsen, Annelli Sandbaek, Janus Laust Thomsen and Anne-Louise Bjerregaard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:585

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Past research has identified links between intimate partner violence (IPV) and alcohol misuse and poverty in Sri Lanka. Services that address substance misuse are amongst the few interventions shown to reduce ...

    Authors: Kamalini Lokuge, Polly Wallace, Kalini Subasinghe, Katherine Thurber, Tissa De Silva, Naomi Clarke, Dulshika Waas, Nisansala Liyanage, Udena Attygalle, Bradley Carron-Arthur, Kalyana Rodrigo, Emily Banks, Cate D’Este and Thilini Rajapakse

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:572

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Risky sexual behavior (RSB) and its consequence among school adolescents and youths have been well understood. It is still a common practice among college and university students living away from their control...

    Authors: Eyasu Ware, Gurmesa Tura, Tsedach Alemu and Eshetu Andarge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:558

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have already reported associations of media consumption and/or physical activity with school achievement. However, longitudinal studies investigating independent effects of physical activity a...

    Authors: Tanja Poulain, Thomas Peschel, Mandy Vogel, Anne Jurkutat and Wieland Kiess

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:563

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To strengthen the risk message on snus warning labels, the European Union in 2016 removed “can” from the warning “This tobacco product (can) damages your health and is addictive.” We tested how these and other te...

    Authors: Connie Villemo Nilsen, Oddgeir Friborg, Karl Halvor Teigen and Frode Svartdal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:564

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    This cluster randomised control trial is designed to evaluate whether the Communities That Care intervention (CTC) is effective in reducing the proportion of secondary school age adolescents who use alcohol be...

    Authors: B. Rowland, C. Abraham, R. Carter, J. Abimanyi-Ochom, A. B. Kelly, P. Kremer, J. W. Williams, R. Smith, J. K. Hall, D. Wagner, H. Renner, T. Hosseini, A. Osborn, M. Mohebbi and J. W. Toumbourou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:559

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Increasing age is a risk factor for developing cancer. Yet, older people commonly underestimate this risk, are less likely to be aware of the early symptoms, and are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced s...

    Authors: Sara Macdonald, Yvonne Cunningham, Chris Patterson, Katie Robb, Una Macleod, Thomas Anker and Shona Hilton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:490

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol advertising is a key driver of alcohol consumption, and is prohibited in France by the Loi Evin. In 2016 the Danish brewer Carlsberg sponsored the UEFA Euro 2016 finals, held in France, and used the alibi...

    Authors: Rachael Murray, Magdalena Opazo Breton, John Britton, Jo Cranwell and Bruce Grant-Braham

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:553

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Addressing social and behavioral determinants of health (SBDs) may help improve health outcomes of community clinic patients. This cross-sectional study explored how assessing SBDs can be used to complement he...

    Authors: Sheila V. Kusnoor, Taneya Y. Koonce, Suzanne T. Hurley, Kalonji M. McClellan, Mallory N. Blasingame, Elizabeth T. Frakes, Li-Ching Huang, Marcia I. Epelbaum and Nunzia B. Giuse

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:550

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Vaccine hesitancy continues to be an issue throughout the United States, as numerous vaccine hesitant parents are choosing to exempt their children from school-entry vaccination requirements for nonmedical rea...

    Authors: Paul L. Delamater, Timothy F. Leslie and Y. Tony Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:458

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Adverse early life experience and development may have long-term health consequences, but later environmental conditions may perhaps protect against the effects of such early life adversities. The aim was to i...

    Authors: Liselotte Petersen, Per Kragh Andersen, Thorkild I. A. Sørensen and Erik Lykke Mortensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:435

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide, the importance of contraception to control fertility has been recognized. A useful indicator of the gap between reproductive preferences and the provision of contraception is “unmet need for contrac...

    Authors: Fatima Juarez, Cecilia Gayet and Gabriela Mejia-Pailles

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:546

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  14. Content type: Research article

    ‘Vape shops’ are a popular source for buying electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and related products. The products that vape shops sell, their marketing techniques and the extent to which they provide inform...

    Authors: Julie Pattinson, Sarah Lewis, Manpreet Bains, John Britton and Tessa Langley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:541

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  15. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to examine the relationship between pedometer-assessed daily step count and all-cause mortality in a sample of elderly Japanese people.

    Authors: Naofumi Yamamoto, Hideo Miyazaki, Mieko Shimada, Naoki Nakagawa, Susumu S. Sawada, Mamoru Nishimuta, Yasuo Kimura, Ryoko Kawakami, Hiroshi Nagayama, Hidenori Asai, I-Min Lee, Steven N. Blair and Yutaka Yoshitake

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:540

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Though HIV/AIDS has multidimensional consequences on quality of life, there is a gap in measuring and monitoring health related quality of life of HIV/AIDS patients. Hence, this study intended to measure healt...

    Authors: Delelegn Yilma Gebremichael, Kokeb Tesfamariam Hadush, Ermiyas Mulu Kebede and Robel Tezera Zegeye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:537

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Accelerometer measured physical activity (PA) studies particularly in non-western populations are lacking. Therefore, this study investigated stepping activity in a multi-ethnic urban Asian population.

    Authors: Jennifer Sumner, Léonie Uijtdewilligen, Anne HY Chu, Sheryl HX Ng, Tiago V. Barreira, Robert Alan Sloan, Rob M. Van Dam and Falk Müller-Riemenschneider

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:539

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Advances in medical treatment for HIV are driving major changes in HIV policy and practice, including the encouragement of intake and adherence to HIV antiretroviral treatment (ART) by people living with HIV (...

    Authors: Graham Brown, Gosia Mikołajczak, Anthony Lyons, Jennifer Power, Fraser Drummond, Aaron Cogle, Brent Allan, Craig Cooper and Simon O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:527

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Increasing physical activity in children is a health priority. The Healthy Active Peaceful Playgrounds for Youth (HAPPY) study aimed to examine a multi-component playground intervention designed to increase th...

    Authors: Dean Dudley, Wayne Cotton, Louisa Peralta and Matthew Winslade

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:532

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