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  1. Perceived health is a well-known, low-cost measure in public health, and has been used in several studies on individuals with impairment. Although many studies have related impairment to self-rated health (SRH...

    Authors: Paula Anderle, Patrícia Klarmann Ziegelmann and Bárbara Niegia Garcia de Goulart
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:580
  2. In less developed countries, including the Gambia, childhood diarrhea is one of the leading causes of serious illness and death among children. Studies on wider determinants of behaviors in medical treatment s...

    Authors: Bewuketu Terefe, Bezawit Mulat, Kegnie Shitu and Nega Tezera Assimamaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:579
  3. Unprotected sex is common among university students in Sudan, thus increasing risks for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). As little is known about the psychosocial de...

    Authors: Husameddin Farouk Elshiekh, Ciska Hoving and Hein de Vries
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:578
  4. In concert with international commitments, the Government of Kenya identified Universal Health Coverage (UHC), mainly through the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), as one of its four priority agenda to en...

    Authors: Rachel Ambalu, Sadiq Rashid, Saul Atwa, Mariam Otira, Lucia Ndolo and David Ojakaa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:576
  5. It is critical to assess implementation fidelity of evidence-based interventions and factors moderating fidelity, to understand the reasons for their success or failure. However, fidelity and fidelity moderato...

    Authors: Avni Gupta, Jiyuan Hu, Shengnan Huang, Laura Diaz, Radhika Gore, Natalie Levy, Michael Bergman, Michael Tanner, Scott E. Sherman, Nadia Islam and Mark D. Schwartz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:575
  6. As a core part of the primary healthcare system, family doctor contract services (FDCS) may help healthcare providers promote cervical cancer screening to the female population. However, evidence from populati...

    Authors: Wei Lin, Weikang Huang, Chaofan Mei, Peiyi Liu, He Wang, Shixin Yuan, Xiaoshan Zhao and Yueyun Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:573
  7. In Saudi Arabia, stay-at-home orders to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic between March 15 and 23, 2020 and eased on May 28, 2020. We conducted a scoping review to systematically describ...

    Authors: Kelly R. Evenson, Shaima A. Alothman, Christopher C. Moore, Mariam M. Hamza, Severin Rakic, Reem F. Alsukait, Christopher H. Herbst, Baian A. Baattaiah, Reem AlAhmed, Hazzaa M. Al-Hazzaa and Saleh A. Alqahtani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:572
  8. Since July 2021, some countries and regions have initiated the vaccination of minors against coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and parental COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy will affect the vaccination of minors. We ai...

    Authors: Jing-Shan Deng, Jau-Yuan Chen, Xiao-Qing Lin, Chun-Lian Huang, Tao-Hsin Tung and Jian-Sheng Zhu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:571
  9. High demand for services has resulted in lengthy waiting times being experienced across mental health services, both across Australia and internationally. Timely access to services is necessary to optimise the...

    Authors: Cally Jennings, Ben Singh, Helen Oni, Anna Mazzacano and Carol Maher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:570
  10. Exercise during pregnancy is associated with various health benefits for both mother and child. Despite these benefits, most pregnant women do not meet physical activity recommendations. A known barrier to eng...

    Authors: Melanie Hayman, Marian Keppel, Robert Stanton, Tanya L. Thwaite, Kristie-Lee Alfrey, Stephanie Alley, Cheryce Harrison, Shelley E. Keating, Stephanie Schoeppe, Summer S. Cannon, Lene A. H. Haakstad, Christina Gjestvang and Susan L. Williams
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:569
  11. The Hepatitis B virus that can cause liver cancer is highly prevalent in the Gambia, with one in ten babies at risk of infection from their mothers. Timely hepatitis B birth dose administration to protect babi...

    Authors: Alieu Sowe, Fredinah Namatovu, Bai Cham and Per E. Gustafsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:568
  12. Neurogenic limb deformity disorder (NLDD) refers to limb deformity disorders caused by various neurogenic disorders. However, there are no studies to systematically summarize and analyze these diseases in Chin...

    Authors: Kai-bing Liu, Jack Guan, Jian-cheng Zang, Qi-kai Hua and Si-he Qin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:567
  13. Digital stress management interventions are considered promising additions to the spectrum of the programs companies use to support the well-being of their employees. However, a series of constraints are ident...

    Authors: Manoja Weerasekara and Åsa B. Smedberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:566
  14. Glycemic variability (GV) is developing as a marker of glycemic control, which can be utilized as a promising predictor of complications. To determine whether long-term GV is associated with incident eGFR decl...

    Authors: Niloofar Deravi, Yasaman Sharifi, Fatemeh Koohi, Seyed Saeed Tamehri Zadeh, Soroush Masrouri, Fereidoun Azizi and Farzad Hadaegh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:565
  15. No study appraised the knowledge gaps and factors impacting men’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in MENA (Middle East and North Africa). The current scoping review undertook this task.

    Authors: Walid El Ansari, Mohamed Arafa, Haitham Elbardisi, Ahmad Majzoub, Mohammed Mahdi, Ahmed Albakr, Khalid AlRumaihi and Abdulla Al Ansari
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:564
  16. Population-based surveys are the main data source to generate health-related indicators required to monitor progress toward national, regional and global goals effectively. Although the Eastern Mediterranean R...

    Authors: Sahand Riazi-Isfahani, Henry Victor Doctor, Eman Abdelkreem Aly, Hanem Mohamed Basha, Reza Majdzadeh and Arash Rashidian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:563
  17. Although obesogenic behaviors have been found to be related to social isolation, evidence-based person-centered approaches are lacking. This study investigated the association between clusters of obesogenic be...

    Authors: Thiago Sousa Matias, Julianne Fic Alves, Gislaine Terezinha Amaral Nienov, MarcusVinicius Veber Lopes and Diego Itibere Cunha Vasconcellos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:562
  18. Developing accessible, affordable, and effective approaches to smoking cessation is crucial for tobacco control. Mobile health (mHealth) based interventions have the potential to aid smokers in quitting, and i...

    Authors: Shuilian Chu, Lin Feng, Yingting Zuo, Hang Jing, Di Zhang, Zhaohui Tong, Ju Shi, Haomiao Ma, Zhijin Zhang and Lirong Liang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:561
  19. In developing countries, it is difficult to collect the data of the underlying cause of death (UCOD), especially when a death does not occur in a health facility. This study aimed to develop a short version of...

    Authors: Bounbouly Thanavanh, Nobuyuki Hamajima, Kaiyason Sida, Kene Duangdy, Lasavong Latsamy, Khounsavath Senaphane, Viengsakhone Louangpradith, Souphaphone Sadettan, Souphalak Inthaphatha, Kimihiro Nishino and Eiko Yamamoto
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:560
  20. Authors: Mawahib H. Eldigail, Gamal K. Adam, Rabie A. Babiker, Fatima Khalid, Ibrahim A. Adam, Osama H. Omer, Mohamed E. Ahmed, Sara L. Brair, Eltahir M. Haroun, Hassan AbuAisha, Abdelrahim E. Karrar, Hamid S. Abdalla and Imadeldin E. Aradaib
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:559

    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2018 18:921

  21. Active school transport (AST) can increase children’s and adolescents’ physical activity. The proportion of children and adolescents who engage in AST has declined internationally in recent decades. This study...

    Authors: Isabel Wex, Mandy Geserick, Tim Leibert, Ulrike Igel, Carolin Sobek, Christof Meigen, Wieland Kiess and Mandy Vogel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:557
  22. Ethiopia is one of the countries with heavy trachoma burdens states globally. More than 75 million people in Ethiopia live in the trachoma endemic zones. Most populations with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs...

    Authors: Serawit Lakew, Genet Asefa and Zerihun Zerdo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:556
  23. Food and beverage promotion is a contributor to children’s dietary behaviours, and ultimately, downstream health consequences. Broadcast television remains an important source of such advertising. The objectiv...

    Authors: Monique Potvin Kent, Julia Soares Guimaraes, Meghan Pritchard, Lauren Remedios, Elise Pauzé, Mary L’Abbé, Christine Mulligan, Laura Vergeer and Madyson Weippert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:555
  24. Cold winter weather increases the risk of stroke, but the evidence is scarce on whether the risk increases during season-specific cold weather in the other seasons. The objective of our study was to test the h...

    Authors: Vidmantas Vaičiulis, Jouni J. K. Jaakkola, Ričardas Radišauskas, Abdonas Tamošiūnas, Dalia Lukšienė and Niilo R. I. Ryti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:554
  25. Authors: Lorna Staines, Colm Healy, Paul Corcoran, Helen Keeley, Helen Coughlan, Elaine McMahon, Padraig Cotter, David Cotter, Ian Kelleher, Camilla Wasserman, Romuald Brunner, Michael Kaess, Marco Sarchiapone, Christina W. Hoven, Vladimir Carli, Danuta Wasserman…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:553

    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2023 23:219

  26. Insomnia and urinary incontinence (UI) are both diseases burdening older adults. However, the association between them has not been well elucidated. The purpose of this study is to assess the correlation betwe...

    Authors: Siqi Leng, Yuming Jin, Michael V. Vitiello, Ye Zhang, Rong Ren, Lin Lu, Jie Shi and Xiangdong Tang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:552
  27. Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including access and information on the laws and policies related to abortion, varies considerably between countries. Migrants may have limited knowledge of SR...

    Authors: Veronika Tirado, Anna Mia Ekström, Nicola Orsini, Claudia Hanson and Susanne Strömdahl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:551
  28. The continuous supply of affordable and quality HIV self-test (HIVST) is a key pillar toward achieving the global HIV 95–95-95 target in Nigeria. This was a descriptive qualitative study that explored private ...

    Authors: Dennis Aizobu, Omokhudu Idogho, Jennifer Anyanti, Godpower Omoregie, Boluwatife Adesina, Morgan Kabeer, Samuel Oyegunle, Serah Malaba, Akudo Ikpeazu and Yusuf H. Wada
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:550
  29. Telecommuting has expanded greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the advent of remote working from home, there has been an ongoing controversy about the positive or negative health-related impact of tele...

    Authors: Seung-Woo Ryoo, Jin-Young Min, Dong-Wook Lee, Baek-Yong Choi, Juho Choi, Ho-Yeon Kim and Kyoung-Bok Min
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:549
  30. Preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) is both a human rights imperative and a multifaceted economic issue. GBV can also act as a barrier to economic empowerment. The aim of the study was to ...

    Authors: Devika Mehra, Shobhit Srivastava, Murari Chandra, Namita Srivastava, Mari Laaksonen, Heidi Elina Saarinen and Sunil Mehra
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:548
  31. Response to the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the temporary disruption of cancer screening in the UK, and strong public messaging to stay safe and to protect NHS capacity. Following reintro...

    Authors: Diana Bright, Sharon Hillier, Jiao Song, Dyfed W. Huws, Giles Greene, Karen Hodgson, Ashley Akbari, Rowena Griffiths, Alisha R. Davies and Ardiana Gjini
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:546
  32. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine hesitancy is a growing concern in the United States, yet understudied among racial/ethnic minority parents. We conducted qualitative research to understand parental HPV vacci...

    Authors: Michelle B. Shin, Kylie E. Sloan, Bibiana Martinez, Claradina Soto, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Jennifer B. Unger, W. Martin Kast, Myles Cockburn and Jennifer Tsui
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:545
  33. The increased scrutiny on public health brought upon by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic provides a strong impetus for a renewal of public health systems. This paper seeks to understand priorities of public healt...

    Authors: F. Antoine Dedewanou, Sara Allin, Ak’ingabe Guyon, Jasmine Pawa and Mehdi Ammi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:544
  34. The prevalence of cardiovascular disease around the world varies by ethnicity and region of birth. Immigrants living in Sweden may have a higher prevalence of cardiovascular diseases than native-born Swedes, b...

    Authors: Marina Taloyan, Victor Wågström, Kristin Hjörleifdottir Steiner, Danial Yarbakht, Claes-Göran Östenson and Helena Salminen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:543
  35. COVID-19, which is caused by SARS-CoV-2, is a major global health threat. The dominant variant of SARS-CoV-2 has changed over time due to continuous evolution. We aimed to evaluate the coverage of SARS-CoV-2 v...

    Authors: Xi-Ru Zhang, Zhi-Ju Li, Qi Fu, Jin-Dong Wang, Qing-Mei Huang, Wei-Qi Song, Xiao-Yu Xu, Zhi-Hao Li and Chen Mao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:542
  36. Understanding the associations between health behaviors and which subgroups are at risk of developing health risk behaviors is vital knowledge to develop effective public health interventions to reduce the hig...

    Authors: Silje Bjørnerud Korslund, Bjørge Herman Hansen and Tormod Bjørkkjær
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:541
  37. India currently has more than 74.2 million people with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). This is predicted to increase to 124.9 million by 2045. In combination with controlling blood glucose levels among those ...

    Authors: Tilahun Haregu, T. R. Lekha, Smitha Jasper, Nitin Kapoor, Thirunavukkarasu Sathish, Jeemon Panniyammakal, Robyn Tapp, Kavumpurathu Raman Thankappan, Ajay Mahal, Pilvikki Absetz, Edwin B. Fisher and Brian Oldenburg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:539
  38. Multimorbidity has become one of the main challenges in health care system. The association between prevalence, patterns of multimorbidity and health care utilization is less often discussed in China. The purp...

    Authors: Yaqin Zhong, Gang Qin, Hanqing Xi, Duanying Cai, Yanan Wang, Tiantian Wang and Yuexia Gao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:537
  39. After COVID-19 was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by WHO, several non-pharmaceutical interventions were adopted for containing the virus. Success to which largely depend upon citiz...

    Authors: Namuna Shrestha, Reena Koju, Dirghayu K.C., Namra Kumar Mahato, Anil Poudyal, Ranjeeta Subedi, Nitisha Gautam, Anju Vaidya and Shristi Karki
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:535
  40. Litigation for health care, also known as health judicialization, is frequent in Brazil. It involves recourse to the court system to access health services. The study aimed to evaluate whether cancer patients ...

    Authors: Mônica Silva Monteiro de Castro, Gabriela Drummond Marques da Silva, Iara Veloso Oliveira Figueiredo, Wanessa Debôrtoli de Miranda, Helvécio Miranda Magalhães Júnior, Fausto Pereira dos Santos and Rômulo Paes de Sousa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:534
  41. Public health strategies to improve patient adherence to antibiotics rely mostly on raising awareness of the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and improving knowledge about antibiotics. We aimed to eval...

    Authors: Si Yu Lee, Yang Shanshan and May O. Lwin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:532
  42. Evidence suggests that experimentation with e-cigarettes among young people is increasing. Social media is widely used by young people with user-generated content and influencer marketing particularly influent...

    Authors: Marissa J. Smith, Christina Buckton, Chris Patterson and Shona Hilton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:530
  43. Cross-sector collaborations and coalitions are promising approaches for childhood obesity prevention, yet there is little empirical evidence about how they affect change. We hypothesized that changes in knowledge...

    Authors: Christina D. Economos, Larissa Calancie, Ariella R. Korn, Steven Allender, Julia M. Appel, Peter Bakun, Erin Hennessy, Peter S. Hovmand, Matt Kasman, Melanie Nichols, Mark C. Pachucki, Boyd A. Swinburn, Alison Tovar and Ross A. Hammond
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:529
  44. The prevalence of mental health disorders is known to be high among university students globally. Currently there are only a few studies on depression among university students in Sri Lanka. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Ayanthi Wickramasinghe, Birgitta Essén, Rajendra Surenthirakumaran and Pia Axemo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:528
  45. Globally, teenage pregnancy remains a public health concern because of the associated maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. To address the extensive social, political and economic effects of teenage ...

    Authors: Lilian Nuwabaine, Quraish Sserwanja, Kassim Kamara and Milton W. Musaba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:527

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