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BMC Public Health

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 detection of elder mistreatment is emerging as a public health priority; however, abusive behaviors exercised by caregivers are little known and rarely detected among primary health care professionals.

    Authors: Francesc Orfila, Montserrat Coma-Solé, Marta Cabanas, Francisco Cegri-Lombardo, Anna Moleras-Serra and Enriqueta Pujol-Ribera

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:167

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Health literacy is an important health promotion concern and recently children and adolescents have been the focus of increased academic attention. To assess the health literacy of this population, researchers...

    Authors: Orkan Okan, Ester Lopes, Torsten Michael Bollweg, Janine Bröder, Melanie Messer, Dirk Bruland, Emma Bond, Graça S. Carvalho, Kristine Sørensen, Luis Saboga-Nunes, Diane Levin-Zamir, Diana Sahrai, Uwe H. Bittlingmayer, Jürgen M. Pelikan, Malcolm Thomas, Ullrich Bauer…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:166

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Dairy product consumption may affect the risk of hip fracture, but previous studies have reported inconsistent findings. The primary aim of our meta-analysis was to examine and quantify the potential associati...

    Authors: Shanshan Bian, Jingmin Hu, Kai Zhang, Yunguo Wang, Miaohui Yu and Jie Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:165

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Implementing complex and multi-level public health programmes is challenging in school settings. Discrepancies between expected and actual programme outcomes are often reported. Such discrepancies are due to c...

    Authors: Emily Joan Darlington, Nolwenn Violon and Didier Jourdan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:163

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The social determinants of health have a disproportionate impact on mortality in men. A study into the state of health of the male population in Leeds was undertaken to guide public health commissioning decisi...

    Authors: Alan White, Amanda Seims, Ian Cameron and Tim Taylor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:160

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Smoking prevalence is very high among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer (LGBTQ+) youth and young adults (YYA) compared to non-LGBTQ+ YYA. A knowledge gap exists on culturally appropriate and effe...

    Authors: N. Bruce Baskerville, Katy Wong, Alanna Shuh, Aneta Abramowicz, Darly Dash, Aamer Esmail and Ryan Kennedy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:155

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have not distinguished between different alcohol-use histories, which could have contributed to the current inconsistent evidence regarding the relationship between alcohol use and subsequent ...

    Authors: Leena Kaila-Kangas, Aki Koskinen, Päivi Leino-Arjas, Marianna Virtanen, Tommi Härkänen and Tea Lallukka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:152

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  8. Content type: Research article

    We know little about how social media alcohol marketing is utilized for alcohol promotion in different national contexts. There does not appear to be any academic work on online exposure to alcohol marketing v...

    Authors: Himanshu Gupta, Tina Lam, Simone Pettigrew and Robert J. Tait

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:141

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In the context of the recent surge in community based multilevel interventions for suicide prevention, all of which show promising results, we discuss the implications of the findings of such an intervention d...

    Authors: Sunny Collings, Gabrielle Jenkin, James Stanley, Sarah McKenzie and Simon Hatcher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:140

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Community integration in dengue control requires assessments of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAPs), which can vary widely according to demographic and educational factors. We aimed to describe and compa...

    Authors: Fredi Alexander Diaz-Quijano, Ruth Aralí Martínez-Vega, Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, Ronald Alexander Rojas-Calero, María Lucrecia Luna-González and Ronald Giovanny Díaz-Quijano

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:143

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  11. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated the effect of two Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM)-based health educational interventions on varicella vaccine (VarV) vaccination among pregnant women in a province in the east China.

    Authors: Yu Hu, Qian Li and Yaping Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:144

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Healthy public policy is an important tool for creating environments that support human health and wellbeing. At the local level, municipal policies, such as zoning bylaws, provide an opportunity for governmen...

    Authors: Candace I. J. Nykiforuk, Elizabeth J. Campbell, Soultana Macridis, Daniel McKennitt, Kayla Atkey and Kim D. Raine

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:137

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown positive association between HIV-related stigma and depression, suicidal ideation, and suicidal attempt among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). But few studies have examined the m...

    Authors: Chengbo Zeng, Linghua Li, Yan Alicia Hong, Hanxi Zhang, Andrew Walker Babbitt, Cong Liu, Lixia Li, Jiaying Qiao, Yan Guo and Weiping Cai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:138

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Technological advances have caused poor mobility and lower physical activity among humankind. This study was conducted to assess the impact of a digital media-based (multi-media, internet, and mobile phone) he...

    Authors: Nooshin Peyman, Majid Rezai-Rad, Hadi Tehrani, Mahdi Gholian-Aval, Mohammad Vahedian-Shahroodi and Hamid Heidarian Miri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:134

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  15. Content type: Research article

    After retirement, elderly men and women allocate more time to housework activities, compared to working-age adults. Nonetheless, sleep constitutes the lengthiest time use activity among the elderly, but there ...

    Authors: Nicholas Kofi Adjei and Tilman Brand

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:110

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Childhood obesity prevention is a public health priority. Children spend a large proportion of their waking time in school; therefore this is an appropriate setting to implement obesity prevention initiatives....

    Authors: Katie Breheny, Peymane Adab, Sandra Passmore, James Martin, Emma Lancashire, Karla Hemming and Emma Frew

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:126

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In sub-Saharan Africa, there is growing interest in the use of cash transfer (CT) programs for HIV treatment and prevention. However, there is limited evidence of the consequences related to CT provision to ad...

    Authors: Nomhle Khoza, Jonathan Stadler, Catherine MacPhail, Admire Chikandiwa, Heena Brahmbhatt and Sinead Delany-Moretlwe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:120

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    African Americans suffer disproportionately from tobacco-related illness and have more difficulty quitting smoking than other racial/ethnic groups. Previous research indicates that African American treatment-s...

    Authors: Monica Webb Hooper, Kelly Carpenter, Michael Payne and Ken Resnicow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:123

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Physical activity can decrease the risk of complications related to diabetes type 2. Feasible and scalable strategies to implement support for a healthy lifestyle for patients in primary care are needed. The a...

    Authors: Stephanie E. Bonn, Christina Alexandrou, Kristin Hjörleifsdottir Steiner, Klara Wiklander, Claes-Göran Östenson, Marie Löf and Ylva Trolle Lagerros

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:119

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