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  1. Anxiety disorders are associated with functional disability, sickness absence, and decreased productivity. Effective treatments of anxiety disorders can result in remission of symptoms. However the effects on ...

    Authors: Erik Noordik, Jac JL van der Klink, Elmer F Klingen, Karen Nieuwenhuijsen and Frank JH van Dijk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:598

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM) are rare systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases with high fatality rates. There have been few population-based mortality studies of dermatomyositis and polymyositis i...

    Authors: Augusto H Santo, José Maria P Souza, Celso E Pinheiro, Deborah CC Souza and Emilia I Sato

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:597

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Both the health care workers (HCWs) and children are target groups for pandemic influenza vaccination. The coverage of the target populations is an important determinant for impact of mass vaccination. The obj...

    Authors: Sebahat D Torun, Fuat Torun and Binali Catak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:596

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Diet has an impact on cognitive function in most prior studies but its association with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) in Chinese nonagenarians and centenarians has not been explored.

    Authors: Ziqi Wang, Birong Dong, Guo Zeng, Jun Li, Wenlei Wang, Binyou Wang and Qiyuan Yuan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:595

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The purpose of this study was to describe actual measured weight and perceived weight and to explore associations with depressive, anxiety symptoms in school adolescents in China.

    Authors: Jie Tang, Yizhen Yu, Yukai Du, Ying Ma, Huiping Zhu and Zhuoya Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:594

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Parents can influence their children's physical activity participation and screen time.This study examined the relative significance of perceived parental barriers and self-efficacy in relation to children's p...

    Authors: Ben J Smith, Anne Grunseit, Louise L Hardy, Lesley King, Luke Wolfenden and Andrew Milat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:593

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Cardiovascular risk factors are associated with physical fitness and, to a lesser extent, physical activity. Lifestyle interventions directed at enhancing physical fitness in order to decrease the risk of card...

    Authors: Barbara Sassen, Gerjo Kok, Herman Schaalma, Henri Kiers and Luc Vanhees

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:592

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Most of the global neonatal deaths occur in developing nations, mostly in rural homes. Many of the newborns who receive formal medical care are treated in rural district hospitals and other peripheral health c...

    Authors: Michael K Mwaniki, Hellen W Gatakaa, Florence N Mturi, Charles R Chesaro, Jane M Chuma, Norbert M Peshu, Linda Mason, Piet Kager, Kevin Marsh, Mike English, James A Berkley and Charles R Newton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:591

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Childhood obesity is on the rise and is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes later in life. Recent evidence indicates that abnormalities that increase risk for diabetes may be initiated early in infancy. Si...

    Authors: Sylvia H Ley, Deborah L O'Connor, Ravi Retnakaran, Jill K Hamilton, Mathew Sermer, Bernard Zinman and Anthony J Hanley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:590

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. There is a lack of population-based studies of developmental trajectories following mothers throughout the whole child-rearing phase and there are few longitudinal studies focusing on both symptoms of depressi...

    Authors: Anni Skipstein, Harald Janson, Mike Stoolmiller and Kristin S Mathiesen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:589

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Recruitment, willingness to participate, and retention in interventions are indispensable for successful prevention. This study investigated the effectiveness of different strategies for recruiting and retaini...

    Authors: Judith EB van der Waerden, Cees Hoefnagels, Maria WJ Jansen and Clemens MH Hosman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:588

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Social isolation and disengagement fragments local communities. Evidence indicates that refugee families are highly vulnerable to social isolation in their countries of resettlement. Research to identify appro...

    Authors: Sally Nathan, Anne Bunde-Birouste, Clifton Evers, Lynn Kemp, Julie MacKenzie and Robert Henley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:587

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Suboptimal diet and physical inactivity are prevalent, co-occurring chronic disease risk factors, yet little is known about how to maximize multiple risk behavior change. Make Better Choices, a randomized cont...

    Authors: Bonnie Spring, Kristin Schneider, HG McFadden, Jocelyn Vaughn, Andrea T Kozak, Malaina Smith, Arlen C Moller, Leonard Epstein, Stephanie W Russell, Andrew DeMott and Donald Hedeker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:586

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. KwaZulu-Natal is the South African province worst affected by HIV and the focus of early modeling studies investigating strategies of antiretroviral treatment (ART) delivery. The reality of antiretroviral roll...

    Authors: Graham S Cooke, Frank C Tanser, Till W Bärnighausen and Marie-Louise Newell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:585

    Content type: Research article

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  15. A public health response is essential to meet the multidimensional needs of patients and families affected by HIV disease in sub-Saharan Africa. In order to appraise curret provision of HIV care and support in...

    Authors: Richard Harding, Victoria Simms, Suzanne Penfold, Paul McCrone, Scott Moreland, Julia Downing, Richard A Powell, Faith Mwangi-Powell, Eve Namisango, Peter Fayers, Siân Curtis and Irene J Higginson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:584

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. The aim of the current study was to analyze the perceptions, knowledge, and practices of primary healthcare professionals in providing patient education to people with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    Authors: Heloisa C Torres, Brani Rozemberg, Marta A Amaral and Regina CA Bodstein

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:583

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of four major obesity-related risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Russia has one of the highest CVD mortality in the world, but its association with MetS remai...

    Authors: Oleg Sidorenkov, Odd Nilssen and Andrej M Grjibovski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:582

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Compared with whites, sleep disturbance and sleep deprivation appear more prevalent in African Americans (AA). Long-term sleep deprivation may increase the risk of obesity through multiple metabolic and endocr...

    Authors: Aurelian Bidulescu, Rebecca Din-Dzietham, Dorothy L Coverson, Zhimin Chen, Yuan-Xiang Meng, Sarah G Buxbaum, Gary H Gibbons and Verna L Welch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:581

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Rest deprivation (rest/napping/sleep 6 or less hours daily) is a clinically recognised risk factor for poor health, but its epidemiology is little studied. This study reports prevalence's and social correlates...

    Authors: Maurice B Mittelmark and Torill Bull

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:580

    Content type: Research article

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  20. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is an easily measured inflammatory biomarker. This study compared the association of percent body fat mass (%FM), body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), a...

    Authors: Cheng-Chieh Lin, Sharon LR Kardia, Chia-Ing Li, Chiu-Shong Liu, Ming-May Lai, Wen-Yuan Lin, Pei-Chia Chang, Yih-Dar Lee, Ching-Chu Chen, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Chuan-Wei Yang, Chih-Yi Hsiao, Walter Chen and Tsai-Chung Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:579

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Following an extensive recruitment campaign, a 16-week lunchtime intervention to increase walking was implemented with insufficiently physically active University employees to examine programme feasibility and...

    Authors: Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani, Elizabeth A Loughren, Joan L Duda, Kenneth R Fox and Florence-Emilie Kinnafick

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:578

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Military conscripts may experience a change in their attitude towards sex at times when sexual urges are at their peak during their physical growth. This study examines the experience, understanding, knowledge...

    Authors: Jiankang Chao, Yenchin Lin, Michia Ma, Yanchiou Ku, Chinghong Tsai and Mingder Shi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:577

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Although health is one of the main determinants of the welfare of societies, few studies have evaluated health related quality of life in representative samples of the population of a region or a country. Our ...

    Authors: Juan Oliva-Moreno, Néboa Zozaya and Beatriz G López-Valcárcel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:576

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Concomitant with the rise in childhood obesity there has been a significant increase in the number of adolescents with clinical features of insulin resistance and prediabetes. Clinical insulin resistance and p...

    Authors: Sarah P Garnett, Louise A Baur, Manny Noakes, Katharine Steinbeck, Helen J Woodhead, Susie Burrell, Kerryn Chisholm, Carolyn R Broderick, Robert Parker, Sukanya De, Shubha Shrinivasan, Lori Hopley, Gilly Hendrie, Geoffrey R Ambler, Michael R Kohn and Chris T Cowell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:575

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Social factors could offer useful information for planning prevention strategy for cardiovascular diseases. This analysis aims to explore the relationship between education, marital status and major cardiovasc...

    Authors: Carla Fornari, Chiara Donfrancesco, Michele A Riva, Luigi Palmieri, Salvatore Panico, Diego Vanuzzo, Marco M Ferrario, Lorenza Pilotto, Simona Giampaoli and Giancarlo Cesana

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:574

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The 2008 Wenchuan earthquake resulted in extensive loss of life and physical and psychological injuries for survivors. This research examines the relationship between social support and health-related quality ...

    Authors: Xiong Ke, Chaojie Liu and Ningxiu Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:573

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The deep south of Thailand is an area which has been affected by violence since 2004, yet the concurrent coverage of antenatal care has remained at over 90%. Our study aimed to describe the prevalence of nutri...

    Authors: Phnom Sukchan, Tippawan Liabsuetrakul, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Praneed Songwathana, Vosasit Sornsrivichai and Metta Kuning

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:572

    Content type: Research article

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  28. There is little research on HIV awareness and practices of traditional birth attendants (TBA) in India. This study investigated knowledge and attitudes among rural TBA in Karnataka as part of a project examini...

    Authors: Purnima Madhivanan, Bhavana N Kumar, Paul Adamson and Karl Krupp

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:570

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among older people in Africa. This study aimed to investigate the relationship of urbanization and ethnicity with CVD risk markers in Kenya.

    Authors: Wanjiku Mathenge, Allen Foster and Hannah Kuper

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:569

    Content type: Research article

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  30. In Ireland, salmonellosis is the second most common cause of bacterial gastroenteritis. A new electronic system for reporting (Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting - CIDR) of Salmonella cases was established...

    Authors: Nathalie Nicolay, Patricia Garvey, Niall Delappe, Martin Cormican and Paul McKeown

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:568

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Maternal care is an important strategy for protection and promotion of maternal and children's health by reducing maternal mortality and improving the quality of birth. However, the status of maternal care is ...

    Authors: Xiaoning Liu, Hong Yan and Duolao Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:566

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  32. Time-to-pregnancy (TTP) has never been studied in an African setting and there are no data on the rates of adverse pregnancy outcomes in South Africa. The study objectives were to measure TTP and the rates of ...

    Authors: Braimoh Bello, Danuta Kielkowski, Dick Heederik and Kerry Wilson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:565

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Growing evidence raises concern about possible associations of high selenium exposure with diabetes in selenium-replete populations such as the US. In countries with lower selenium status, such as Italy, there...

    Authors: Saverio Stranges, Sabina Sieri, Marco Vinceti, Sara Grioni, Eliseo Guallar, Martin Laclaustra, Paola Muti, Franco Berrino and Vittorio Krogh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:564

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Little empirical research has examined how cultural factors influence psychosocial factors for heroin drug use. The objectives of the study were to investigate the levels of individualism and collectivism amon...

    Authors: Hongjie Liu, Jian Li, Zhouping Lu, Wei Liu and Zhiyong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:563

    Content type: Research article

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  35. To assess the feasibility and quality of an anonymous linkage of 1) MONICA (MONItoring of trends and determinants in CArdiovscular disease, three waves between 1984 and 1993) data with 2) census and mortality ...

    Authors: Matthias Bopp, Julia Braun, David Faeh and Felix Gutzwiller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:562

    Content type: Research article

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  36. People often search for information on influenza A(H1N1)v prevention on the web. The extent to which information found on the Internet is consistent with recommendations issued by the World Health Organization...

    Authors: Francesco Gesualdo, Mariateresa Romano, Elisabetta Pandolfi, Caterina Rizzo, Lucilla Ravà, Daniela Lucente and Alberto E Tozzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:561

    Content type: Correspondence

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  37. As the use of self-reported data to classify obesity continues, the temporal change in the accuracy of self-report measurement when compared to clinical measurement remains unclear. The objective of this study...

    Authors: Frances Shiely, Ivan J Perry, Jennifer Lutomski, Janas Harrington, C Cecily Kelleher, Hannah McGee and Kevin Hayes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:560

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Although Primary Health Care (PHC) Teams are used to deal with prevention and treatment of sanitary problems in adults with chronic diseases, they usually have a lack of experience in development of psychother...

    Authors: Emiliano Rodríguez-Sánchez, Sara Mora-Simón, Nieves Porras-Santos, Maria C Patino-Alonso, José I Recio-Rodríguez, Concepción Becerro-Muñoz, Diana Pérez-Arechaederra, Manuel A Gomez-Marcos and Luis Garcia-Ortiz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:559

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Major depressive disorder is among the medical conditions with the highest negative impact on work outcome. However, little is known regarding evidence-based interventions targeting the improvement of work out...

    Authors: Hiske L Hees, Maarten WJ Koeter, Gabe de Vries, Wendy Ooteman and Aart H Schene

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:558

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  40. Malaria in pregnancy in India, as elsewhere, is responsible for maternal anemia and adverse pregnancy outcomes such as low birth weight and preterm birth.

    Authors: Blair J Wylie, Ahmar H Hashmi, Neeru Singh, Mrigendra P Singh, Jordan Tuchman, Mobassir Hussain, Lora Sabin, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Camellia Banerjee, Mohamad I Brooks, Meghna Desai, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, William B MacLeod, Aditya P Dash and Davidson H Hamer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:557

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Many public health researchers conducting studies in resource-constrained settings have experienced negative 'rumours' about their work; in some cases they have been reported to create serious challenges and d...

    Authors: Patricia Kingori, Maureen Muchimba, Bornwell Sikateyo, Beatrice Amadi and Paul Kelly

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:556

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Prevention of childhood asthma is an important public health objective. This study evaluates the effectiveness of early detection of preschool children with asthma symptoms, followed by a counselling intervent...

    Authors: Esther Hafkamp-de Groen, Ashna D Mohangoo, Johan C de Jongste, Johannes C van der Wouden, Henriëtte A Moll, Vincent WV Jaddoe, Albert Hofman, Harry J de Koning and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:555

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  43. Sentinel surveillance for HIV in ante-natal clinics (ANC) remains the primary method for collecting timely trend data on HIV prevalence in most of sub-Saharan Africa. We describe prevalence of HIV and syphilis...

    Authors: Yusufu Kumogola, Emma Slaymaker, Basia Zaba, Julius Mngara, Raphael Isingo, John Changalucha, Patrick Mwidunda, Daniel Kimaro and Mark Urassa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:553

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The aim of this paper is to provide the rationale for an evaluation design for a complex intervention program targeting loneliness among non-institutionalized elderly people in a Dutch community. Complex publi...

    Authors: Rianne de Vlaming, Annemien Haveman-Nies, Pieter van't Veer and Lisette CPGM de Groot

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:552

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  45. Several studies conducted during the 1990s indicated that childhood allergic diseases were increasing worldwide, but more recent investigations in some Western countries have suggested that the trend is stabil...

    Authors: Jing Zhao, Juan Bai, Kunling Shen, Li Xiang, Sui Huang, Aihuan Chen, Ying Huang, Jiansheng Wang and Rongwei Ye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:551

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  46. The Worksite Health Promotion Capacity Instrument (WHPCI) was developed to assess two key factors for effective worksite health promotion: collective willingness and the systematic implementation of health pro...

    Authors: Julia Jung, Anika Nitzsche, Melanie Neumann, Markus Wirtz, Christoph Kowalski, Jürgen Wasem, Brigitte Stieler-Lorenz and Holger Pfaff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:550

    Content type: Research article

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