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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. This process evaluation explored the implementation and mechanisms of impact of a Park Prescription Intervention trial (PPI), including the effects of hypothesised mediators (motivation, social support, recrea...

    Authors: Nicholas Petrunoff, Jiali Yao, Angelia Sia, Alwyn Ng, Anbumalar Ramiah, Michael Wong, Jane Han, Bee Choo Tai, Léonie Uijtdewilligen and Falk Müller-Riemenschneider

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:204

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  2. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The DIAbetic CArdioVAscular Screening and intervention trial (DIACAVAS) was designed to clarify whether adv...

    Authors: Marie Dahl, Susanne Friis Søndergaard, Axel Diederichsen, Frans Pouwer, Susanne S. Pedersen, Jens Søndergaard and Jes Lindholt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:203

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  3. There is a need to develop and improve interventions promoting healthy drinking behaviors among children. A promising method could be to stimulate peer influence within children’s social networks. In the Share H2

    Authors: Crystal R. Smit, Rebecca N. H. de Leeuw, Kirsten E. Bevelander, William J. Burk, Thabo J. van Woudenberg, Laura Buijs and Moniek Buijzen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:202

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  4. Peer leadership can be an effective strategy for implementing health programs, benefiting both program participants and peer leaders. To realize such benefits, the peer leader role must be appropriate for the ...

    Authors: Jacob P. Beckerman-Hsu, Cristina Gago, Alyssa Aftosmes-Tobio, Janine M. Jurkowski, Kindra Lansburg, Jessie Leonard, Merieka Torrico, Sebastien Haneuse, S. V. Subramanian, Erica L. Kenney and Kirsten K. Davison

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:201

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  5. Hong Kong lacks comprehensive school-based sexuality education. Recent public health concerns have brought the inadequacies of sex education in Hong Kong to the forefront. The aim of the proposed study is to d...

    Authors: Ellie Bostwick Andres, Edmond Pui Hang Choi, Alice Wai Chi Fung, Kevin Wing Chung Lau, Neda Hei Tung Ng, Monique Yeung and Janice Mary Johnston

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:197

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Financial incentives have been used to increase physical activity. However, the benefit of financial incentives is lost when an intervention ends. Thus, for this study, we combined social network incentives th...

    Authors: Ryo Yamashita, Shinji Sato, Ryoichi Akase, Tatsuo Doi, Shigeki Tsuzuku, Toyohiko Yokoi, Shingo Otsuki and Eisaku Harada

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:188

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  7. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a harmful traditional practice that violates the human rights of girls and women. It is widely practiced mainly in Africa including Ethiopia. There are a number of ...

    Authors: Tesfahun Taddege Geremew, Muluken Azage and Endalkachew Worku Mengesha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:186

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of a multi-level intervention on hookah smoking frequency and duration among Iranian adolescents and adults.

    Authors: Fatemeh Bakhtari Aghdam, Nader Alizadeh, Haidar Nadrian, Christoph Augner and Asghar Mohammadpoorasl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:184

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Globally the burden of Obstructive Lung Diseases (OLD) is growing, however its effect on urban poor populations with the high prevalence of tobacco dependence is virtually unknown. The purpose of this project ...

    Authors: Smita Pakhale, Saania Tariq, Nina Huynh, Sadia Jama, Tina Kaur, Catherine Charron, Kelly Florence, Fozia Nur, Margaret ( Ella) Bustamante-Bawagan, Ted Bignell, Robert Boyd, Joanne Haddad, Tetyana Kendzerska and Gonzalo Alvarez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:183

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  10. To better understand sedentary behaviour and favour international comparisons, more evidence from different countries are needed. However, there are a few tools available in Spanish to measure sedentary behavi...

    Authors: Nicolas Aguilar-Farias, Pía Martino-Fuentealba and Damian Chandia-Poblete

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:182

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  11. Absence from school can lead to lower educational achievement and poor health. Little is known about school absence in primary education. This study’s first aim was to examine the prevalence of school absence ...

    Authors: Esther Karen Pijl, Yvonne Theodora Maria Vanneste, Angelique Eveline de Rijk, Frans Joseph Maria Feron and Jolanda Mathijssen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:170

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  12. Among people living with HIV in Uganda, desires to have a child and unplanned pregnancies are both common, while utilization of safer conception methods (SCM) and modern contraceptives are low.

    Authors: Glenn J. Wagner, Deborah Mindry, Emily A. Hurley, Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Violet Gwokyalya, Sarah Finocchario-Kessler, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Mastula Nanfuka, Mahlet G. Tebeka and Kathy Goggin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:156

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  13. The evidence-base for whole school approaches aimed at improving student mental health and wellbeing remains limited. This may be due to a focus on developing and evaluating de-novo, research-led interventions...

    Authors: Nina Gobat, Hannah Littlecott, Andy Williams, Kirsten McEwan, Helen Stanton, Michael Robling, Stephen Rollnick, Simon Murphy and Rhiannon Evans

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:154

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  14. The first case of COVID-19 infection was diagnosed in Brazil 26th February 2020. By March 16th, physical distancing and confinement measures were implemented by the Brazilian government. Little is known about ...

    Authors: Edlaine Faria de Moura Villela, Rossana Verónica Mendoza López, Ana Paula Sayuri Sato, Fábio Morato de Oliveira, Eliseu Alves Waldman, Rafael Van den Bergh, Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:152

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  15. Successful peer volunteering is central to many community-based, active ageing initiatives. This study synthesises the perspectives of a range of stakeholders involved in peer volunteering initiatives and prov...

    Authors: Afroditi Stathi, Janet Withall, Sandra Agyapong-Badu, Eva Barrett, Marlene Kritz, Debbie Wills, Cecilie Thogersen-Ntoumani and Kenneth R. Fox

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:150

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  16. COVID19 is a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus. As there has been no definitive treatment for the disease so far, the only way to control the spread is to break the chain of infection. Our stud...

    Authors: Mojgan Firouzbakht, Shabnam Omidvar, Saeedeh Firouzbakht and Arman Asadi-Amoli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:143

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  17. it is important to investigate the relationship between disordered eating in male adolescents and smoking and alcohol consumption as they are risk factors to other diseases as well. For example, high levels of...

    Authors: Jana Berro, Marwan Akel, Souheil Hallit and Sahar Obeid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:140

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  18. Racial and ethnic disparities in stillbirth risk had been documented in most western countries, but it remains unknown in China. This study was to determine whether exist ethnic disparities in stillbirth risk ...

    Authors: Yanpeng Wu, Jianhong Pan, Dong Han, Lixin Li, Yanfei Wu, Rui Liao, Zijie Liu, Dingyun You, Pingyan Chen and Ying Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:136

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  19. One of the main occupational hazards for seafarers is the long exposure to sunlight. This study aimed to determine the efficacy of a mobile phone-based text message intervention in adopting skin cancer prevent...

    Authors: Esmat Heydari, Tahereh Dehdari and Mahnaz Solhi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:134

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  20. Cervical cancer is the second commonest female cancer in Sri Lanka. Two major drawbacks of the present cervical cancer screening programme are the suboptimal sensitivity of the pap smear and the low coverage. ...

    Authors: K. C. M. Perera, N. Mapitigama and HTCS Abeysena

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:131

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  21. Mobile health technologies have advanced to now allow monitoring of the acute physiological responses to lifestyle behaviours. Our aim was to explore how people engaged with real-time feedback on their physica...

    Authors: Maxine E. Whelan, Francesca Denton, Claire L. A. Bourne, Andrew P. Kingsnorth, Lauren B. Sherar, Mark W. Orme and Dale W. Esliger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:130

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  22. Body image concerns may give rise to a multitude of risk behaviors, such as unhealthy weight control practices, disordered eating behaviors (e.g., compensatory purging or preoccupation with food), smoking, exc...

    Authors: Mattias Strand, Peeter Fredlund, Cecilia Boldemann and Anton Lager

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:128

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  23. Conceptual and theoretical links between politics and public health are longstanding. Internationally comparative systematic review evidence has shown links between four key political exposures – the welfare s...

    Authors: Maxwell S. Barnish, Si Ying Tan, Araz Taeihagh, Michelle Tørnes, Rebecca V. H. Nelson-Horne and G. J. Melendez-Torres

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:127

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  24. Transactional sexual relationships contribute to a high incidence of HIV infection among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in low-resource settings. Cash transfers (CT) are a structural approach t...

    Authors: Alok Gangaramany, Peter Balvanz, Margaret Waruguru Gichane, Stephan Goetschius, Saransh Sharma, Krittika Sharma, Jeff Mulhausen, Paul Noble-Campbell, Joyce Wamoyi, Suzanne Maman and Ram Prasad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:122

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  25. Despite a global call for action and growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD) associated with physical inactivity, effective interventions to increase community-wide physical activity (PA) remain few....

    Authors: Ling Chew, Isabel Tavitian-Exley, Nicole Lim and Alice Ong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:120

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  26. School nurses in the school health services are assigned to promote health and participation among children when conducting health visits. Still, for children of foreign origin this promotion of participation ...

    Authors: Emmie Wahlström, Marie Golsäter, Mats Granlund, Inger K. Holmström, Peter Larm and Maria Harder

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:111

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  27. We assessed the feasibility and acceptability of a sequential approach of parent-targeted HPV vaccine reminders and phone-based Motivation Interviewing (MI).

    Authors: Stephanie A. S. Staras, Eric Richardson, Lisa J. Merlo, Jiang Bian, Lindsay A. Thompson, Janice L. Krieger, Matthew J. Gurka, Ashley H. Sanders and Elizabeth A. Shenkman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:109

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  28. Mothers in low-income countries face many challenges to appropriately feed their children in the first year such as poverty, food insecurity and high workloads. However, even in the lowest income families ther...

    Authors: Jeanine Ahishakiye, Lenneke Vaandrager, Inge D. Brouwer and Maria Koelen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:103

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  29. There is a lack of qualitative gambling research on lived experience, help-seeking, and gamblers and affected others’ views on the regulatory environment in the Northern Territory (NT), Australia. This study p...

    Authors: Himanshu Gupta and Matthew Stevens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:96

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  30. This article focuses on the process of designing the vital, participatory school-based intervention program aiming to increase the physical activity in schools. The program analyzed is Estonian nationwide comp...

    Authors: Kerli Mooses, Triin Vihalemm, Marko Uibu, Katrin Mägi, Leene Korp, Maarja Kalma, Evelin Mäestu and Merike Kull

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:92

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  31. Regular engagement in physical activity has well-established physical and psychological health benefits. Despite this, over a quarter of the global adult population is insufficiently physically active. Physica...

    Authors: Amelia V. Romeo, Sarah M. Edney, Ronald C. Plotnikoff, Tim Olds, Corneel Vandelanotte, Jillian Ryan, Rachel Curtis and Carol A. Maher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:88

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  32. Evidence is scarce on how to promote health and decrease cumulative inequalities for disadvantaged older people. Downstream complex interventions focusing on intermediate factors (self-management, health liter...

    Authors: Sergi Blancafort Alias, Rosa Monteserín Nadal, Irene Moral, Marta Roqué Fígols, Xavier Rojano i Luque and Laura Coll-Planas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:84

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  33. The Table Talk tool is an observational assessment of early care and education teacher (ECET) mealtime practices. The Table Talk Revised (TT-R) tool incorporates new constructs that emerged from qualitative re...

    Authors: Taren Swindle, Josh Phelps, Nicole M. McBride, James P. Selig, Julie M. Rutledge and Swapna Manyam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:80

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  34. There is a need for novel interventions to target inadequate levels of adolescent physical activity behavior. Previous research indicates that better understanding of the processes by which social networks inf...

    Authors: Shannon C. Montgomery, Michael Donnelly, Jennifer Badham, Frank Kee, Laura Dunne and Ruth F. Hunter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:77

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  35. There is limited information about the psychosocial sub-determinants regarding the use of HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) services among suspected Tuberculosis (TB) patients in Sudan. This study aimed to ass...

    Authors: Almutaz M. Idris, Rik Crutzen and H. W. Van den Borne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:75

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  36. Doctors play an important role in smoking control. This study aimed to assess doctors’ smoking control knowledge, attitudes and practices to help doctors raise awareness of smoking control assistance.

    Authors: Qiang Wang, Xueli Zhang, Zengwu Wang, Shangang Feng, Yang Li, Chuanfeng Zhang and Chunping Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:73

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  37. Almost one in three Australian adults are now obese, and the rate continues to rise. The causes of obesity are multifaceted and include environmental, cultural and lifestyle factors. Emerging evidence suggests...

    Authors: Rachel G. Curtis, Timothy Olds, François Fraysse, Dorothea Dumuid, Gilly A. Hendrie, Adrian Esterman, Wendy J. Brown, Ty Ferguson, Rajini Lagiseti and Carol A. Maher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:70

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  38. Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is an important behavior that can influence individuals’ risk for diabetes, obesity, and other chronic diseases. Nonetheless, there is a lack of valid measures to ass...

    Authors: Brenda Heaton, Julie A. Wright, Julia C. Bond and Lisa M. Quintiliani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:69

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  39. To date, there is no effective treatment for COVID-19, which is a pandemic disease, caused by a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. In Togo, where four in five people practice self-medication, the absence of ...

    Authors: Arnold J. Sadio, Fifonsi A. Gbeasor-Komlanvi, Rodion Y. Konu, Akila W. Bakoubayi, Martin K. Tchankoni, Alexandra M. Bitty-Anderson, Iris M. Gomez, Claudia P. Denadou, Joël Anani, Harold R. Kouanfack, Innocent K. Kpeto, Mounerou Salou and Didier K. Ekouevi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:58

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  40. Different physical activities are widely recommended as non-pharmacological therapies to reduce blood pressure. However, the effectiveness of exercise programs is associated with its continuity and regularity,...

    Authors: Rodrigo Ferrari, Leandro de Oliveira Carpes, Lucas Betti Domingues, Alexandre Jacobsen, Paula Frank, Nathalia Jung, Joarez Santini and Sandra C. Fuchs

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:56

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  41. The COVID-19 outbreak is a global pandemic, during which the community preventive and protective behaviors play a crucial role in the containment and control of infection. This study was designed to contribute...

    Authors: Seyed Taghi Heydari, Leila Zarei, Ahmad Kalateh Sadati, Najmeh Moradi, Maryam Akbari, Gholamhossin Mehralian and Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:54

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  42. Pet ownership brings many health benefits to individuals. In children developmental benefits can extend to improved self-esteem, better social competence and decreased loneliness. The majority of households wi...

    Authors: Michelle Ng, Elizabeth Wenden, Leanne Lester, Carri Westgarth and Hayley Christian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:51

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  43. Social capital has been linked to health behaviours, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. Previous studies have found that health literacy played the role of a mediator in the relationships among social ca...

    Authors: Guang-Hui Cui, Shao-Jie Li, Yong-Tian Yin, Li-Jun Chen, Jia-Qin Li, Feng-Yuan Liang, Xin-Yao Liu and Lei Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:45

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  44. Currently 1.9 billion adults worldwide are estimated to be overweight or obese. In Denmark the municipalities hold the responsibility to deliver weight loss programmes to overweight and obese citizens. There i...

    Authors: Christina Jessen-Winge, Pia Maria Ilvig, Heather Fritz, Carl J. Brandt, Kim Lee and Jeanette Reffstrup Christensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:28

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  45. The recreational use of cannabis was legalized across Canada in October 2018. While many people use cannabis without harm, adverse outcomes have been noted in a few populations, including middle-aged and older...

    Authors: Asvini Keethakumar, Vrati M. Mehra, Nazilla Khanlou and Hala Tamim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:26

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  46. Even though the Indonesian government have set regulations for maintaining exclusive breastfeeding practices, the coverage remains low. The study aims to analyze the effects of mother’s education level on the ...

    Authors: Agung Dwi Laksono, Ratna Dwi Wulandari, Mursyidul Ibad and Ina Kusrini

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:14

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