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Health behavior, health promotion and society

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. Anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental health problems worldwide, including Malaysia, and this issue has gained concern and attention from many, including experts and authorities globally. While ave...

    Authors: Nurul Elyani Mohamad, Sherina Mohd Sidik, Mehrnoosh Akhtari-Zavare and Norsidawati Abdul Gani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:438

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  2. Pacific people living in New Zealand, Australia, United States, and the Pacific region continue to experience a disproportionately high burden of long-term conditions, making culturally contextualised behaviou...

    Authors: Amio Matenga-Ikihele, Judith McCool, Rosie Dobson, Fuafiva Fa’alau and Robyn Whittaker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:435

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  3. Research exploring the unique exposure pathways to fecal pathogens for young children and innovative water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions for susceptible pediatric populations is needed to reduc...

    Authors: Jennifer Kuhl, Lucien Bisimwa, Elizabeth D. Thomas, Camille Williams, Joseph Ntakirutimana, Nicole Coglianese, Sarah Bauler, Ruthly François, Presence Sanvura, Jean Claude Bisimwa, Patrick Mirindi and Christine Marie George

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:427

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  4. During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and hand hygiene have been the primary means of reducing transmission in the absence of effective treatments or vaccines, but understanding of ...

    Authors: Christine Barrett and Kei Long Cheung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:426

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  5. As internet use becomes more widespread, the screen time (ST) of elementary school students increases yearly. It is known that longer durations of ST can affect obesity, physical activity, dry eye disease, and...

    Authors: Yui Mineshita, Hyeon-Ki Kim, Hanako Chijiki, Takuya Nanba, Takae Shinto, Shota Furuhashi, Satoshi Oneda, Mai Kuwahara, Anzu Suwama and Shigenobu Shibata

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:422

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  6. Although periods of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) discontinuation have deleterious health effects, ART is not always sustained. Yet, little is known about factors that contribute to such ART non-persistence...

    Authors: Marya Gwadz, Charles M. Cleland, Robert Freeman, Leo Wilton, Linda M. Collins, Robert L. Hawkins, Amanda S. Ritchie, Noelle R. Leonard, Danielle F. Jonas, Alexis Korman, Sabrina Cluesman, Ning He and Dawa Sherpa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:419

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  7. For interventions to reach those they are intended for, an understanding of the factors that influence their participation, as well as the facilitators and barriers of participation are needed. This study expl...

    Authors: Tracy McClinton Appollis, Zoe Duby, Kim Jonas, Janan Dietrich, Kealeboga Maruping, Fareed Abdullah, Nevilene Slingers and Catherine Mathews

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:417

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  8. Alcohol and other drug use disorders contribute substantially to the global burden of illness. The majority of people with substance use disorders do not receive any treatment for their problems, and developin...

    Authors: Sidsel Helena Karsberg, Mads Uffe Pedersen, Morten Hesse, Birgitte Thylstrup and Michael Mulbjerg Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:413

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. Water pipe smoking (WPS) is re-gaining widespread use and popularity among various groups of people, especially adolescents. Despite different adverse health effects of WPS, many of the WPS interventions have ...

    Authors: Javad Babaie, Ayat Ahmadi, Gholamreza Abdollahi and Leila Doshmangir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:344

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  10. Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is a major global health issue disproportionately affecting Asian Americans and other immigrant populations in the United States. Despite the high risk of morbid complications from CH...

    Authors: Sarah Hyun, Okhyun Ko, Soonsik Kim and William R. Ventura

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:404

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  11. Early childhood educators (ECEs) play a critical role in promoting physical activity (PA) among preschoolers in childcare; thus, PA-related training for ECEs is essential. The Supporting PA in the Childcare En...

    Authors: Brianne A. Bruijns, Andrew M. Johnson, Jennifer D. Irwin, Shauna M. Burke, Molly Driediger, Leigh M. Vanderloo and Patricia Tucker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:386

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  12. Seventy percent of premature deaths in adults are due to behaviors initiated during adolescence. Therefore, it is essential to promote individual and social behaviors that educate adolescents in the ability to...

    Authors: Clarisse Magalhães, Maria Fátima Ribeiro, Maria Raquel Esteves, Luísa Aires, Sara Lima, Gustavo Silva, Assunção Nogueira, Teresa Herdeiro and Susana Pedras

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:384

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  13. The use of face masks remains contentious, with international variation in practice. Their prevalence in the UK, is likely to increase due to new legislation. Clear information regarding the appropriate use of...

    Authors: Mark Egan, Amish Acharya, Viknesh Sounderajah, Yihan Xu, Abigail Mottershaw, Rosie Phillips, Hutan Ashrafian and Ara Darzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:367

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  14. The popularity of sports-betting is growing globally and may be associated with alcohol consumption among young adults. In this study, we examine the relationship between alcohol consumption plus other substan...

    Authors: Stella Cheryl Nabifo, Jonathan Izudi and Francis Bajunirwe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:363

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  15. The incidence of cancer is increasing worldwide, which has led to greater public health focus on primary prevention. Ethnic minorities have lower awareness of cancer risk factors and services, and are at great...

    Authors: Louise Condon, Jolana Curejova, Donna Leeanne Morgan, Glenn Miles and Deborah Fenlon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:360

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  16. The prevalence of poor diet quality and type 2 diabetes are exceedingly high in many rural American Indian (AI) communities. Because of limited resources and infrastructure in some communities, implementation ...

    Authors: Caitlin N. Hawley, Corrine M. Huber, Lyle G. Best, Barbara V. Howard, Jason Umans, Shirley A. A. Beresford, Barbara McKnight, Arlette Hager, Marcia O’Leary, Anne N. Thorndike, India J. Ornelas, Meagan C. Brown and Amanda M. Fretts

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:356

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. On March 23, 2020, the government of the United Kingdom told the British people to stay home, an unprecedented request designed to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus and stop the National Health Service fr...

    Authors: Stephen Hills and Yolanda Eraso

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:352

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  18. Exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in mothers, and poor cardiovascular health among offspring. Identifying effective methods to mitigat...

    Authors: David G. Marrero, Robert M. Blew, Kelly N. B. Palmer, Kyla James, Denise J. Roe and Melanie D. Hingle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:346

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  19. We developed a novel intervention that uses behavioral economics incentives and mobile-health text messages to increase HIV knowledge and testing frequency among Latinx sexual minority men and Latinx transgend...

    Authors: Sarah MacCarthy, Alexandra Mendoza-Graf, Zachary Wagner, Joanna L. Barreras, Alice Kim, Rebecca Giguere, Alex Carballo-Dieguez and Sebastian Linnemayr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:341

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  20. For many years smoking has been the major threat to public health in developed countries. However, smoking prevalence has declined over a period when adiposity has increased. The aim of this study was to deter...

    Authors: Frederick K. Ho, Carlos Celis-Morales, Fanny Petermann-Rocha, Solange Liliana Parra-Soto, James Lewsey, Daniel Mackay and Jill P. Pell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:169

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  21. The internet has become the most widely used medium among teenagers, who spend much of their time online, which raises parental concerns. Notwithstanding teens’ increased internet use and exposure to online ri...

    Authors: Sarosh Iqbal, Rubeena Zakar and Florian Fischer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:317

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  22. This study examined sociodemographic and tobacco-related factors of heated tobacco products (HTPs) use among adult ever smokers in South Korea where the sales of HTPs have been rapidly increasing since their l...

    Authors: Jeeeun Yi, Cheol Min Lee, Seung-sik Hwang and Sung-il Cho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:316

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  23. Front of pack nutrition labelling is part of United Kingdom government’s programme of activities aiming to tackle diet-related diseases. There are several front of pack labelling formats available and they dif...

    Authors: D. A. Ogundijo, A. A. Tas and B. A. Onarinde

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:220

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  24. Despite the well-known health benefits of physical activity (PA), older adults are the least active citizens. Older adults are also at risk for loneliness. Given that lonely individuals are at risk for acceler...

    Authors: Thea Franke, Joanie Sims-Gould, Lindsay Nettlefold, Callista Ottoni and Heather A. McKay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:312

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  25. Firearms injuries present a major pediatric public health challenge in the United States. This study protocol describes research to develop and then conduct a randomized clinical trial to evaluate ShootSafe, a...

    Authors: David C. Schwebel, D. Leann Long, Marissa Gowey, Joan Severson, Yefei He and Katelyn Trullinger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:308

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  26. Polytobacco product use is increasingly popular, but little is known about the prevalence, trend, and factors of such use particularly in non-western countries.

    Authors: S. L. Chau, M. P. Wang, Y. Wu, D. Y. T. Cheung, A. Kong, V. Lai, T. H. Lam and S. Y. Ho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:307

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  27. There is substantial scope for enhancing population health through increased park visits and active use of parks; however, a better understanding of factors that influence park visitation is needed. This cross...

    Authors: Jenny Veitch, Laura Rodwell, Gavin Abbott, Alison Carver, Elliott Flowers and David Crawford

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:306

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  28. A previous study showed that pregnant women/new mothers especially Somali-born and some Swedish-born had extremely low vitamin D levels and poor physical performance. Our study aimed to examine vitamin D relat...

    Authors: P. Kalliokoski, M. Widarsson, N. Rodhe and M. Löfvander

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:297

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  29. It is unclear whether active commuting has the potential to improve children’s health. This study examined the association of commuting mode and distance with children’s cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF).

    Authors: Gregor Jurak, Maroje Soric, Vedrana Sember, Sasa Djuric, Gregor Starc, Marjeta Kovac and Bojan Leskosek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:291

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  30. Behavioural interventions for the early prevention of childhood obesity mostly focus on English-speaking populations in high-income countries. Cultural adaptation is an emerging strategy for implementing evide...

    Authors: Sarah Marshall, Sarah Taki, Penny Love, Yvonne Laird, Marianne Kearney, Nancy Tam, Louise A. Baur, Chris Rissel and Li Ming Wen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:284

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  31. The Novel Corona virus SARS-CoV-2 emerged to affect the human population in 2019 causing COVID-19 pandemic. The only preventive measures available are social distancing, hand washing and face masks. This study...

    Authors: Amal Abdelrahim Osman Mohamed, Eilaf Ali Mohamed Elhassan, Abdelrahim Osman Mohamed, Awab Aldow Mohammed, Hassan Alshaikh edris, Mohamed Alhadi Mahgoop, Mohamed Emadaldin Sharif, Maab Imadeldin Bashir, Rania Bashir Abdelrahim, Wegdan Ibraheim Idriss and Elfatih Mohamed Malik

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:274

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  32. Adult smoking prevalence in Central Appalachia is the highest in the United States, yet few epidemiologic studies describe the smoking behaviors of this population. Using a community-based approach, the Mounta...

    Authors: Kathryn Cardarelli, Susan Westneat, Madeline Dunfee, Beverly May, Nancy Schoenberg and Steven Browning

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:270

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  33. One of the strategies for improving vaccination uptake is to make communities understand the importance of immunization and this is expected to drive the demand for vaccines. Building the capacity of older wom...

    Authors: Folusho Mubowale Balogun, Olayinka Samson Bamidele and Eniola Adetola Bamgboye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:266

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  34. The aim of the study was to identify and compare components of the COM-B (capability, opportunity, motivation and behaviour) model, that influences behaviour to modify dietary patterns in 40–55-year olds livin...

    Authors: Deirdre Timlin, Barbara Giannantoni, Jacqueline M. McCormack, Angela Polito, Donatella Ciarapica, Elena Azzini, Melanie Giles and Ellen E. A. Simpson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:265

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  35. Existing literature mostly consider HIV disclosure as a static event and investigate its relationship with stress using a cross-sectional design. It is unclear about the dynamic changes of HIV disclosure level...

    Authors: Chengbo Zeng, Shan Qiao, Xiaoming Li, Xueying Yang, Zhiyong Shen and Yuejiao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:263

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  36. Compared to the employed, the unemployed are characterized by a substantially worse health status, particularly with regards to mental health. At the same time, conventional offers of prevention and health pro...

    Authors: Alfons Hollederer, Heiko J. Jahn and Daniel Klein

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:261

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. Negative experiences with school-based immunizations can contribute to vaccine hesitancy in youth and adulthood. We developed an evidence-based, multifaceted and customizable intervention to improve the immuni...

    Authors: Anna Taddio, Joanne Coldham, Charlotte Logeman, C. Meghan McMurtry, Cheri Little, Tracy Samborn, Lucie M. Bucci, Noni E. MacDonald, Vibhuti Shah, Cindy Dribnenki, Joanne Snider and Derek Stephens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:260

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  38. Environmental cues shape behaviour, but few studies compare the impact of targeting healthier vs. less-healthy cues. One online study suggested greater impact on selection from increasing the number of less-he...

    Authors: Rachel Pechey, Olivia Sexton, Saphsa Codling and Theresa M. Marteau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:132

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  39. Parents play a key role in infant’s development through their interactions and the type of environment they provide to promote active play. The amount of time parents are able to spend with their infant is dep...

    Authors: Kailey Snyder, John P. Rech, Kim Masuda and Danae Dinkel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:250

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  40. Novel height, weight and body mass index (BMI) references for children in Switzerland reveal an increase in BMI compared to former percentile curves. This trend may be the result of children with parents origi...

    Authors: Urs Eiholzer, Chris Fritz and Anika Stephan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:243

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  41. In the large cities of Benin, motorcycle taxi drivers, mainly between the ages of 20 and 40, are particularly exposed to accidents due to their profession. User awareness, along with legislative reforms and en...

    Authors: Bella Hounkpe Dos Santos, Alphonse Kpozehouen, Yolaine Glele Ahanhanzo, Donatien Daddah, Edgard-Marius Ouendo, Alain Leveque and Yves Coppieters

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:241

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  42. Worldwide, most adolescent girls do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations and very few PA programs are tailored specifically towards them. Even fewer information exists about the long-term effects of...

    Authors: Geneviève Leduc, Jo-Anne Gilbert, Alexandra Ayotte, Nicolas Moreau, Vicky Drapeau, Jean Lemoyne, Johana Monthuy-Blanc, Jonathan Tremblay and Marie-Eve Mathieu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:229

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  43. The first COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in Australia on 25 January 2020. Initial epidiemiology showed that the majority of cases were in returned travellers from overseas. One aspect of Public Health response ...

    Authors: Penelope Fotheringham, Teresa Anderson, Miranda Shaw, Joseph Jewitt, Hannah Storey, Owen Hutchings, Jason Cartwright and Leena Gupta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:225

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  44. Influenza is a global health threat to older adults, and the influenza vaccine is the most effective approach to prevent influenza infection. However, influenza vaccination coverage among Chinese older adults ...

    Authors: Pengchao Li, Khezar Hayat, Minghuan Jiang, Zhaojing Pu, Xuelin Yao, Yamin Zou, Krizzia Lambojon, Yifan Huang, Jinghua Hua, Hanri Xiao, Fulei Du, Li Shi, Panpan Zhai, Wenjing Ji, Zhitong Feng, Yilin Gong…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:222

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