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  1. There is an emerging body of literature suggesting that the evidence-practice divide in health policy is complex and multi-factorial but less is known about the processes by which health policy-makers use evid...

    Authors: Erica Bell and Bastian M Seidel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:932

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection that continues to be a major public health problem in many developing countries being responsible for an estimated burden of at least 1.4 million disability-adjusted li...

    Authors: Stefanie Knopp, Khalfan A Mohammed, Said M Ali, I Simba Khamis, Shaali M Ame, Marco Albonico, Anouk Gouvras, Alan Fenwick, Lorenzo Savioli, Daniel G Colley, Jürg Utzinger, Bobbie Person and David Rollinson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:930

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. The variation of determinants of mental health with remoteness has rarely been directly examined. The current research aims to examine whether the association of psychosocial factors with psychological distres...

    Authors: Joanne Allen, Kerry J Inder, Terry J Lewin, John Attia and Brian J Kelly

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:928

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  4. A small body of evidence demonstrates the challenges faced by migrant communities living with HIV but has yet to consider in-depth the experience of asylum seekers whose residency status is undetermined. The o...

    Authors: Lois Orton, Jane Griffiths, Maia Green and Heather Waterman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:926

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  5. The classic determination of burnout is by means of the dimensions exhaustion, cynicism and inefficacy. A new definition of the syndrome is based on clinical subtypes, consisting of “frenetic” (involved, ambit...

    Authors: Jesús Montero-Marín, Ricardo Araya, Barbara Olivan Blazquez, Petros Skapinakis, Vicente Martinez Vizcaino and Javier García-Campayo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:922

    Content type: Research article

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  6. To improve health in the population, public health interventions must be successfully implemented within organisations, requiring behaviour change in health service providers as well as in the target populatio...

    Authors: Kristina Edvardsson, Anneli Ivarsson, Rickard Garvare, Eva Eurenius, Marie Lindkvist, Ingrid Mogren, Rhonda Small and Monica E Nyström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:920

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  7. Manganese (Mn) is an essential element in humans but its effect on semen quality is unclear. This study therefore aimed to assess the effects of Mn on semen quality in healthy men with no occupational exposure...

    Authors: Yuyan Li, Junqing Wu, Weijin Zhou and Ersheng Gao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:919

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  8. Attrition is one of the major methodological problems in longitudinal studies. It can deteriorate generalizability of findings if participants who stay in a study differ from those who drop out. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Kristin Gustavson, Tilmann von Soest, Evalill Karevold and Espen Røysamb

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:918

    Content type: Research article

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  9. A central tenet in developmental psychopathology is that childhood rearing experiences have a major impact on children’s development. Recently, candidate genes have been identified that may cause children to b...

    Authors: Rabia R Chhangur, Joyce Weeland, Geertjan Overbeek, WalterCHJ Matthys and Bram Orobio de Castro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:917

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. A significant research literature exists that details the sexual health and sexual behaviour of gay and bisexual men who have diagnosed HIV. However, much of this research has focussed on HIV transmission risk...

    Authors: Adam Bourne, Ford Hickson, Peter Keogh, David Reid and Peter Weatherburn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:916

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Burnout among nurses not only threatens their own health, but also that of their patients. Exploring risk factors of nurse’ burnout is important to improve nurses’ health and to increase the quality of health ...

    Authors: Yang Wang, Ying Chang, Jialiang Fu and Lie Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:915

    Content type: Research article

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  12. In Ethiopia, despite the increasing availability of long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs), the LLINs use among LLINs owning households has not been satisfactory. Identifying the circumstances and the a...

    Authors: Tesfaye Gobena, Yemane Berhane and Alemayehu Worku

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:914

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  13. Data from a statewide survey in India and clinic-based studies in developed settings have previously suggested an association between maternal physical intimate partner violence (IPV) experiences and the low u...

    Authors: Mosiur Rahman, Keiko Nakamura, Kaoruko Seino and Masashi Kizuki

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:913

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Monitoring inequalities in non communicable disease risk factor prevalence can help to inform and target effective interventions. The prevalence of current daily smoking, low fruit and vegetable consumption, p...

    Authors: Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, Nicole Bergen, Anton Kunst, Sam Harper, Regina Guthold, Dag Rekve, Edouard Tursan d'Espaignet, Nirmala Naidoo and Somnath Chatterji

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:912

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  15. The vast majority of deaths occur in older adults. Paradoxically, knowledge on long-term trends in mortality inequalities among the aged, and particularly for those aged 80 years and over, is sparse. The histo...

    Authors: Joakim Oliu Moe, Ólöf Anna Steingrímsdóttir, Bjørn Heine Strand, Else-Karin Grøholt and Øyvind Næss

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:911

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  16. Food habits vary by socio-economic group and geographic area. Data on socio-economic differences in food habits and in serum total cholesterol concentration from Russia are scarce. Our aim was to examine chang...

    Authors: Laura Paalanen, Ritva Prättälä and Tiina Laatikainen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:910

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  17. Using a data set of works councils of trade union IG Metal, this paper investigates psychosocial stress and strain on this specific group in comparison to employees working in administration in general (leader...

    Authors: Martin Rabe, Salvatore Giacomuzzi and Matthias Nübling

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:909

    Content type: Research article

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  18. A pilot project cardiovascular prevention was implemented in Sandwell (West Midlands, UK). This used electronic primary care records to identify untreated patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease then i...

    Authors: Tom Marshall, Michael Caley, Karla Hemming, Paramjit Gill, Nicola Gale and Kate Jolly

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:908

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. In May 2005, the Western Australian Department of Health (WA Health) developed a communication strategy to improve the awareness and appropriate use of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) in WA. ...

    Authors: Byron Minas, Sue Laing, Helen Jordan and Donna B Mak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:906

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  20. Neonatal sepsis contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality among young infants. The aetiological agents as well as their susceptibility to antimicrobial agents are dynamic. This study determined aeti...

    Authors: Tumaini V Mhada, Francis Fredrick, Mecky I Matee and Augustine Massawe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:904

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Elderly social isolation could be prevented by facilitating communication or mutual helping at the neighborhood level. The helping of elderly neighbors by local volunteers may relate to their community commitm...

    Authors: Ayumi Kono, Etsuko Tadaka, Yukiko Kanaya, Yuka Dai, Waka Itoi and Yuki Imamatsu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:903

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Podoconiosis is a lymphoedema of non-infectious cause which results in long-term ill health in affected individuals. Simple, effective treatment is available in certain parts of Ethiopia, but evidence indicate...

    Authors: Abebayehu Tora, Gail Davey and Getnet Tadele

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:902

    Content type: Research article

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  23. High birth weight (BW) is a risk factor for later obesity. In Norway, mean BW and proportion of large newborns increased from 1989 to 2000 and subsequently decreased to the 1989 level by 2010. The purpose of t...

    Authors: Jacob Holter Grundt, Jakob Nakling, Geir Egil Eide and Trond Markestad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:901

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Even though remarkable progress has been achieved, HIV/AIDS continues to be a major global health priority. HIV discordant relationship is one of the emerging issues in HIV prevention endeavour. In Ethiopia, v...

    Authors: Tewodros G Hailemariam, Getnet M Kassie and Mitike M Sisay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:900

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  25. The US Preventive Services Task Force updated mammography recommendations in 2009, recommending against routine screening for women ages 40–49 and reducing recommended frequency for women 50+. The recommendati...

    Authors: Marc T Kiviniemi and Jennifer L Hay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:899

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  26. Low birth weight and maternal anemia remain intractable problems in many developing countries. The adequacy of the current strategy of providing iron-folic acid (IFA) supplements only during pregnancy has been...

    Authors: Phuong H Nguyen, Alyssa E Lowe, Reynaldo Martorell, Hieu Nguyen, Hoa Pham, Son Nguyen, Kimberly B Harding, Lynnette M Neufeld, Gregory A Reinhart and Usha Ramakrishnan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:898

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  27. We examined the mediating effects of health insurance on poverty-colon cancer care and survival relationships and the moderating effects of poverty on health insurance-colon cancer care and survival relationsh...

    Authors: Kevin M Gorey, Isaac N Luginaah, Eric J Holowaty, Guangyong Zou, Caroline Hamm, Emma Bartfay, Sindu M Kanjeekal, Madhan K Balagurusamy, Sundus Haji-Jama and Frances C Wright

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:897

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Sitting time and sedentary behaviors have been associated with adverse health outcomes including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) within non- Hispanic White populations. Similar associations ...

    Authors: Hendrik D de Heer, Anna V Wilkinson, Larkin L Strong, Melissa L Bondy and Laura M Koehly

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:896

    Content type: Research article

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  29. A score based on serum concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP), albumin, gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), and HDL cholesterol was positively associated with death from cancer, circulatory disease, and all-...

    Authors: Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Monika Eichholzer, David Faeh and Sabine Rohrmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:895

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  30. Most European health care systems are suffering from the impact of demographic change. In short, aging of society is leading to higher costs of treatment per capita, while reproduction rates below 2.1 children...

    Authors: Wolfgang Boecking, Anna Klamar, Florian Kitzmann and Wilhelm Kirch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:894

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  31. Recent evidence shows that workers in white collar roles consume more alcohol than other groups within the workforce, yet little is known about their views of drinking.

    Authors: Jonathan Ling, Karen E Smith, Graeme B Wilson, Lyn Brierley-Jones, Ann Crosland, Eileen FS Kaner and Catherine A Haighton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:892

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  32. Given the increasing prevalence of diabetes and the lack of patients reaching recommended therapeutic goals, novel models of team-based care are emerging. These teams typically include a combination of physici...

    Authors: Ben S Gerber, Lauren Rapacki, Amparo Castillo, Jessica Tilton, Daniel R Touchette, Dan Mihailescu, Michael L Berbaum and Lisa K Sharp

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:891

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  33. Atopic dermatitis (AD) prevalence has considerably increased worldwide in recent years. Studying indoor environments is particularly relevant, especially in industrialised countries where many people spend 80%...

    Authors: Ana M Vicedo-Cabrera, Luís García-Marcos, Agustín Llopis-González, Ángel López-Silvarrey-Varela, Izaskun Miner-Canflanca, José Batlles-Garrido, Alfredo Blanco-Quiros, Rosa María Busquets-Monge, Carlos Díaz-Vazquez, Carlos González-Díaz, Antonio Martínez-Gimeno, Francisco Guillén-Grima, Alberto Arnedo-Pena and María Morales-Suárez-Varela

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:890

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  34. Taxation of alcohol-containing products may effectively reduce alcohol consumption. However, whether alcohol taxation may lead to a decrease in alcohol-attributed disease mortality (ADM) remains unclear. The o...

    Authors: Chih-Ming Lin and Tzai-Hung Wen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:889

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Nigeria is one of the major African countries in which incidences of polio infection persist in spite of several eradication efforts. The preponderance of paralytic poliomyelitis particularly in the northern p...

    Authors: Omoyemi O Ogwumike, Bashir Kaka and Ade F Adeniyi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:888

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  36. The increasing number of older road users represents a public health issue because older individuals are more susceptible to traffic injury and mortality than the general population. This study investigated th...

    Authors: Takashi Nagata, Ayako Takamori, Hans-Yngve Berg and Marie Hasselberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:887

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Alcohol use among adolescents has become a major public health problem in the past decade and has large short- and long-term consequences on their health. The aim of this systematic review was to provide an ov...

    Authors: Leenke Visser, Andrea F de Winter and Sijmen A Reijneveld

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:886

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  38. Emergency planning in the UK has grown considerably in recent years, galvanised by the threat of terrorism. However, deficiencies in NHS emergency planning were identified and the evidence-base that underpins ...

    Authors: Andrew CK Lee, Wendy Phillips, Kirsty Challen and Steve Goodacre

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:884

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  39. Breast cancer incidence within an area is usually proportional to the area’s income level. High-income areas have shown the highest incidence rates and since 2003, negative trends. As for mortality, rates are ...

    Authors: Carlos Anselmo Lima, Margareth Rose Uchoa Rangel, Matheus Macedo-Lima and Angela Maria da Silva

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:883

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  40. Incorrect perceptions of high rates of peer alcohol and tobacco use are predictive of increased personal use in student populations. Correcting misperceptions by providing feedback has been shown to be an effe...

    Authors: Claudia R Pischke, Hajo Zeeb, Guido van Hal, Bart Vriesacker, John McAlaney, Bridgette M Bewick, Yildiz Akvardar, Francisco Guillén-Grima, Olga Orosova, Ferdinand Salonna, Ondrej Kalina, Christiane Stock, Stefanie M Helmer and Rafael T Mikolajczyk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:882

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  41. In developed countries, regular breakfast consumption is inversely associated with excess weight and directly associated with better dietary and improved physical activity behaviors. Our objective was to descr...

    Authors: Monika Arora, Gaurang P Nazar, Vinay K Gupta, Cheryl L Perry, K Srinath Reddy and Melissa H Stigler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:881

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Physical activity (PA) has been identified as a central component in the promotion of health. PA programs can provide a low cost intervention opportunity, encouraging PA behavioral change while worksites have ...

    Authors: Julian D Pillay, Tracy L Kolbe-Alexander, Karin I Proper, Willem van Mechelen and Estelle V Lambert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:880

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. As the rate of overweight among children is rising there is a need for evidence-based research that will clarify what the best interventional strategies to normalize weight development are. The overall aim of ...

    Authors: Jenny Önnerfält, Lena-Karin Erlandsson, Kristina Orban, Malin Broberg, Christina Helgason and Kristina Thorngren-Jerneck

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:879

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  44. Most health economic evaluations of childhood vaccination only capture the health and short-term economic benefits. Measuring broader, long-term effects of vaccination on productivity and externalities could p...

    Authors: Rohan Deogaonkar, Raymond Hutubessy, Inge van der Putten, Silvia Evers and Mark Jit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:878

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Segmented service delivery with consequent inefficiencies in health systems was one of the main concerns raised during scaling up of disease-specific programs in the last two decades. The organized response to...

    Authors: Manju Rani, Sharmin Nusrat and Laura H Hawken

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:877

    Content type: Research article

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