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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

    Regular physical activity (PA) is deemed to contribute to the primary and secondary prevention of several chronic diseases, like diabetes mellitus, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and osteoporosis. In 2012, C...

    Authors: Karlijn E. F. Leenaars, Eva Smit, Annemarie Wagemakers, Gerard R. M. Molleman and Maria A. Koelen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:813

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    Workplaces are a good setting for interventions that aim to support workers in achieving a healthier diet and body weight. However, little is known about the factors that impact on the feasibility and implemen...

    Authors: Sarah A. Smith, Shelina Visram, Claire O’Malley, Carolyn Summerbell, Vera Araujo-Soares, Frances Hillier-Brown and Amelia A. Lake

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:808

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  3. Content type: Research article

    As the most populous nation in the world, China has now becoming an emerging ageing society. Shanghai is the first city facing the challenge of ageing demographics. Against this background, a study that employ...

    Authors: Weizhen Dong, Jin Wan, Yanjun Xu, Chun Chen, Ge Bai, Lyuying Fang, Anjiang Sun, Yinghua Yang and Ying Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:807

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  4. Content type: Research article

    ParentCorps is a family-centered enhancement to pre-kindergarten programming in elementary schools and early education centers. When implemented in high-poverty, urban elementary schools serving primarily Blac...

    Authors: Negin Hajizadeh, Elizabeth R. Stevens, Melanie Applegate, Keng-Yen Huang, Dimitra Kamboukos, R. Scott Braithwaite and Laurie M. Brotman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:796

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Consumers receive over 27 million antibiotic prescriptions annually in Australian primary healthcare. Hence, consumers are a key group to engage in the fight against antibiotic resistance. There is a paucity o...

    Authors: Elaine P. M. Lum, Katie Page, Lisa Nissen, Jenny Doust and Nicholas Graves

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:799

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Low contraceptive uptake and high unmet need for contraception remain significant issues in Uganda compared to neighboring countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. Although prior research on contraceptiv...

    Authors: Nityanjali Thummalachetty, Sanyukta Mathur, Margo Mullinax, Kelsea DeCosta, Neema Nakyanjo, Tom Lutalo, Heena Brahmbhatt and John S. Santelli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:792

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The burden of malaria in Uganda remains unacceptably high, especially among children and pregnant women. To prevent malaria related complications, household possession and use of Insecticide Treated mosquito N...

    Authors: Ivan M. Taremwa, Scholastic Ashaba, Harriet O. Adrama, Carlrona Ayebazibwe, Daniel Omoding, Imelda Kemeza, Jane Yatuha, Thadeus Turuho, Noni E. MacDonald and Robert Hilliard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:794

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Self-rated health (SRH) is widely used to measure subjective health. Yet it is unclear what underlies health ratings, with implications for understanding the validity of SRH overall and across sociodemographic...

    Authors: Dana Garbarski, Jennifer Dykema, Kenneth D. Croes and Dorothy F. Edwards

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:771

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  9. Content type: Research article

    An increase in suicide mortality is often observed in economic recessions. The objective of this study was to analyse trends in socioeconomic inequalities in suicide mortality before and during the economic re...

    Authors: Carme Borrell, Marc Marí-Dell’Olmo, Mercè Gotsens, Montse Calvo, Maica Rodríguez-Sanz, Xavier Bartoll and Santiago Esnaola

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:772

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Behaviour change interventions that promote physical activity have major implications for health and well-being. Measuring intervention fidelity is crucial in determining the extent to which an intervention is...

    Authors: Jeffrey D. Lambert, Colin J. Greaves, Paul Farrand, Rosina Cross, Anne M. Haase and Adrian H. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:765

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Determining what constitutes “good practice” in the measurement of the costs and effects of health promotion and disease prevention measures is of particular importance. The aim of this paper was to gather exp...

    Authors: Katharina Korber and Christian Becker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:764

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  12. Content type: Research article

    According to the Risk Perception Attitude (RPA) framework, classifying people according to their perceptions of disease risk and their self-efficacy beliefs allows us to predict their likelihood for engaging i...

    Authors: Vanessa W. Simonds, Adam Omidpanah and Dedra Buchwald

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:763

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Early childhood caries (ECC) is the most common dental disease among children, which can affect children’s primary teeth during their teething. This study evaluates an intervention for preventing early childho...

    Authors: Leila Basir, Bita Rasteh, Ali Montazeri and Marzieh Araban

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:767

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    The Building on Existing Tools to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening (BETTER) cluster randomized trial in primary care settings demonstrated a 30% improvement in adherence to evidence-based Chron...

    Authors: Lawrence Paszat, Rinku Sutradhar, Mary Ann O’Brien, Aisha Lofters, Andrew Pinto, Peter Selby, Nancy Baxter, Peter D. Donnelly, Regina Elliott, Richard H. Glazier, Robert Kyle, Donna Manca, Mary-Anne Pietrusiak, Linda Rabeneck, Nicolette Sopcak, Jill Tinmouth…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:754

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Children’s activity level, including physical activity (PA) and screen sedentary time (SST), is influenced by environmental factors in which parents play a critical role. Different types of parenting styles ma...

    Authors: K. E. Van der Geest, S. Y. M. Mérelle, G. Rodenburg, D. Van de Mheen and C. M. Renders

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:753

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  16. Content type: Research article

    While most studies focused solely on the comparison between informal caregivers and non-caregivers, little is known about the relation between caregiving time or caregiving activities and lifestyle factors. Th...

    Authors: André Hajek, Jens-Oliver Bock and Hans-Helmut König

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:755

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Injecting drug use is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Estimates of the size of the population of people who inject drugs are critical to inform service planning and estimate disease burde...

    Authors: Sarah Larney, Matthew Hickman, Rebecca Guy, Jason Grebely, Gregory J. Dore, Richard T. Gray, Carolyn A. Day, Jo Kimber and Louisa Degenhardt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:757

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    The lack of physical activity and increasing time spent in sedentary behaviours during childhood place importance on developing low cost, easy-toimplement school-based interventions to increase physical activi...

    Authors: Pablo Tercedor, Emilio Villa-González, Manuel Ávila-García, Carolina Díaz-Piedra, Alejandro Martínez-Baena, Alberto Soriano-Maldonado, Isaac José Pérez-López, Inmaculada García-Rodríguez, Sandra Mandic, Juan Palomares-Cuadros, Víctor Segura-Jiménez and Francisco Javier Huertas-Delgado

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:748

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    In Canada, public housing programs are an important part of governmental strategies to fight poverty and public exclusion. The Flash on my neighborhood! project is a four-year multiphase community-based participa...

    Authors: Janie Houle, Simon Coulombe, Stephanie Radziszewski, Xavier Leloup, Thomas Saïas, Juan Torres and Paul Morin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:737

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