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  1. Out-of-pocket (OOP) payment is one of many countries’ main financing options for health care. High OOP payments push them into financial catastrophe and the resultant impoverishment. The infrastructure, societ...

    Authors: Kaniz Fatima Mohsin, Md. Nasif Ahsan and Mohammed Ziaul Haider
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1504
  2. A person’s sense of coherence (SoC) is likely to affect coping when exposed to a life changing event like the COVID -19 pandemic, which impacted the older population especially hard, an age group that already ...

    Authors: Jenny Koppner, Ann Lindelöf, Fredrik Iredahl, Staffan Nilsson, Annika Thorsell, Hanna Israelsson Larsen and Åshild Faresjö
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1502
  3. This study aims to evaluate healthcare systems and pandemic responses in relation to marginalized and vulnerable groups, identify populations requiring urgent care, and assess the differential impacts on their...

    Authors: Jakyung Lee, Susan Park, Soong-nang Jang, Katherine Ann Reyes, Fernando Garcia Jr., Carmelita Canila, Joseph Oraño, Alfredo Jose Ballesteros, Tri Muhartini, Sandra Frans, Tiara Marthias, Likke Prawidya Putri, Yodi Mahendradhata and Chuan De Foo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1501
  4. In the context of persistent wars and conflicts worldwide, the impact of acute, excessive and constant exposure to media coverage of such events on mental health outcomes becomes a serious problem for public h...

    Authors: Feten Fekih-Romdhane, Mai Helmy, Amthal Alhuwailah, Hanaa Ahmed Mohamed Shuwiekh, Abdallah Y. Naser, Emna Maalej, Sahar Obeid, Majda Cheour and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1498
  5. Many ethnic minorities in Hong Kong seek medical tourism after encountering inequalities in access to local healthcare because of language barriers and cultural-religious differences. The present study explore...

    Authors: Sik Yee Leung and Hok Bun Ku
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1497
  6. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) carries a high public health burden yet little is known about the relationship between metalworking fluid (MWF) aerosols, occupational noise and CKD. We aimed to explore the relati...

    Authors: Li Zhou, Beining Wu, Minzhu Tang, Geyang Li, Weiling Chan, Lin Song, Jin Wang, Lejia Zhu, Lan Lin and Yulong Lian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1495
  7. Unintended pregnancies and abortions among unmarried adolescents in Nigeria are outcomes of the interplay of multifaceted factors. Abortion, a global public health and social issue, impacts both developed and ...

    Authors: Love Bukola Ayamolowo, Sunday Joseph Ayamolowo, Dorcas Oluwatola Adelakun and Bukola Abimbola Adesoji
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1494
  8. Adolescents frequently have emotional and behavioral difficulties as they struggle with the challenges of transition from childhood to adulthood. Many struggle with issues of body image and eating distress as...

    Authors: Joan Abaatyo, Godwin Twakiire, Alain Favina, Gideon Munaru and Godfrey Zari Rukundo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1493
  9. Infection by Legionella bacteria is a risk to elderly individuals in health care facilities and should be managed by preventing bacterial proliferation in internal water systems. Norwegian legislation calls for a...

    Authors: Anders Bekkelund, Line Ødegård Angeloff, Ettore Amato and Susanne Hyllestad
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1491
  10. The rapid development of digital technology has radically changed people’s lives. Simultaneously, as the population is rapidly aging, academic research is focusing on the use of Internet technology to improve ...

    Authors: Ying Wang and Hong Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1490
  11. During the pandemic, many police dentists had the crucial responsibility of ensuring law and order while providing dental care by taking government-approved health measures to stop the spread of the coronaviru...

    Authors: Arturo Verástegui-Sandoval, Flor Aquiles-Barzola, Heriberto Machco-Pasmiño, Marysela Ladera-Castañeda, Gissela Briceño-Vergel, Miriam Castro-Rojas, Alberto Cornejo-Pinto, Luis Cervantes-Ganoza and César Cayo-Rojas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1488
  12. Poor sanitation and/or open defecation are a significant public health problem in Ethiopia, where access to improved sanitation facilities is still limited. There is a growing body of literature about the effe...

    Authors: Biniyam Sahiledengle, Pammla Petrucka, Fikreab Desta, Yordanos Sintayehu, Telila Mesfin and Lillian Mwanri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1484
  13. HIV prevention remains a global priority, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Our research team previously developed an evidence-based peer group program for HIV prevention called Mzake ndi Mzake (Friend to Friend)...

    Authors: Kathleen F. Norr, Chimwemwe K. Banda, Cecilia Chang, Shruthi Krishna, Lily C. Kumbani, Li Liu, Linda L. McCreary and Crystal L. Patil
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1483
  14. In the World Health Organization European Region, an estimated 14 million people live with a chronic hepatitis B virus infection (HBV), and 12 million are affected by a hepatitis C virus infection (HCV). Uzbek...

    Authors: Alyona Mazhnaya, Brogan Geurts, Krestina Brigida, Shokhista Bakieva, Shakhlo Sadirova, Annika Witzigmann, Erkin Musabaev, Michael Brandl, Heide Weishaar, Sandra Dudareva and Charbel El Bcheraoui
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1482
  15. This hemodialysis center experienced the pandemic from December 2022 to January 2023. Therefore, we sought to describe the clinical characteristics and mortality outcomes in hemodialysis patients during this O...

    Authors: Yiyang Xue, Weiwei Feng, Ling Shi, Ning Cui, Wei Zhang, Junxiu Dong, Chunying Li, Jinjin Hu and Junjun Wei
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1481
  16. Health literacy (HL) impacts people’s health and well-being. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), there are no general estimates of the prevalence of low HL. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of...

    Authors: Patricia Romualdo de Jesus, Bianca Vendruscolo Bianchini, Patrícia Klarmann Ziegelmann and Tatiane da Silva Dal Pizzol
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1478
  17. Intimate partner violence is a human rights violation that often involves violence against women, which appears to be the most prevalent type of abuse. Intimate partner violence is a major global public health...

    Authors: Mamaru Melkam, Setegn Fentahun, Gidey Rtbey, Fantahun Andualem, Girum Nakie, Techilo Tinsae, Mulat Awoke Kassa and Bezawit Melak Fente
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1476
  18. Globally, the counting of deaths based on gender identity and sexual orientation has been a challenge for health systems. In most cases, non-governmental organizations have dedicated themselves to this work. D...

    Authors: Ricardo de Mattos Russo Rafael, Kleison Pereira da Silva, Helena Gonçalves de Souza Santos, Davi Gomes Depret, Jaime Alonso Caravaca-Morera and Karen Marie Lucas Breda
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1475
  19. This study aims to validate a Perceived Social Support Scale for University Students (EPSSEU) during periods of social restrictions, by focusing on family and university support.

    Authors: Thaís Calcagno Vidon Bruno, Isis Danyelle Dias Custódio, Luiz Antônio Alves de Menezes-Junior, Adriana Lúcia Meireles, Ana Cláudia Morito Neves, Sabrina Martins Barroso and Júlia Cristina Cardoso Carraro
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1474
  20. The aim of this study was to investigate associations between exposure to work-related violence/threats and harassment, and future sickness absence (SA) due to common mental disorders (CMDs), taking familial f...

    Authors: Maria Wijkander, Pia Svedberg, Jurgita Narusyte, Iman Alaie, Petra Lindfors, Tianwei Xu and Linda L. Magnusson Hanson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1473
  21. Social media has evolved beyond its conventional purpose of communication and information sharing to become a potent tool for disseminating health and oral health awareness. This study seeks to assess the patt...

    Authors: Yovanthi Anurangi Jayasinghe, Kehinde Kazeem Kanmodi, Rasika Manori Jayasinghe and Ruwan Duminda Jayasinghe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1472
  22. Adolescent malignant-bone tumor patients' fear of cancer recurrence is a significant psychological issue, and exploring the influencing factors associated with fear of cancer recurrence in this population is i...

    Authors: Qun Ye, Meng Xue, Qun-fei Yu, Ying Ren, Yao Long, Yu-hong Yao, Jin-lei Du, Tian Ye and Xiu-qin Feng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1471
  23. Associations between perceived and actual risk of HIV infection and HIV prevention services uptake are inconclusive. This study aimed to evaluate the discrepancy between the perceived and actual HIV risk, and ...

    Authors: Yuxi Lin, Chuanxi Li, Meizhen Liao, Kedi Jiao, Jing Ma, Yu Yan, Yijun Li, Taoyu Wu, Chunxiao Cheng, Yanwen Cao, Wenwen Jia, Zhonghui Zhao, Lina Wang, Dongdong Hua, Ruixiao Li, Ningning Guo…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1470
  24. Mental health literacy (MHL) is especially important for young people, but comprehensive studies on MHL in adolescents are limited, with no nationwide studies in Spain. This research aims to study MHL among Sp...

    Authors: Clara González-Sanguino, Jairo Rodríguez-Medina, Jesús Redondo-Pacheco, Elena Betegón, Lorena Valdivieso-León and María Jesús Irurtia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1469
  25. Hypertension and frailty often coexist in older people. The present study aimed to evaluate the association of frailty status with overall survival in elderly hypertensive patients, using data from the Chinese...

    Authors: Liying Li, Yueting Liang, Dajun Xin, Lu Liu, Zhuomin Tan, Ziqiong Wang, Muxin Zhang, Haiyan Ruan, Liming Zhao, Kexin Wang, Yi Zheng, Ningying Song and Sen He
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1468
  26. Screening for sickle cell traits before marriage or producing children is one of the outstanding preventive measures for sickle cell disease (SCD).The disease is a collection of inherited blood disorders that ...

    Authors: Priscilla Peter Dilli, Emmanuel Obeagu, Andrew Tamale, Anselm Ajugwo, Theophilus Pius and Danladi Makeri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1467
  27. Xerostomia is commonly experienced by older individuals. We sought to develop and evaluate the reliability and validity of the Korean version of the Summated Xerostomia Inventory (K-SXI) among older adults res...

    Authors: SeolHwa Moon, Eunmi Oh, Daum Chung, Rina Choi and Gwi-Ryung Son Hong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1466
  28. Malnutrition is related to impaired oral health and function that causes poor dietary intake, declining the general health of older adults. The role of dietary intake in the association between oral function a...

    Authors: Xiaoqing Wu, Yanqiu Xu, Yajun Liu, Aiguo Ma, Feng Zhong, Tianlin Gao, Jing Cai, Yong Chen, Yali Wang, Wenkai Zhou and Yan Ma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1465
  29. Mental health problems among adolescents is a global challenge. During the transition to adolescence, physiological, psychological, and social changes occur, leading to increased vulnerability. Thus, adolescen...

    Authors: Tonje Helland Lindborg, Inger Kristensson Hallström, Astrid Synnøve Litland and Helene Åvik Persson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1464
  30. The effects of household air pollution on urinary incontinence (UI) symptoms and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) symptoms have not been studied. This study seeks to investigate the correlation between househ...

    Authors: Xiaoyang Liu, Kai Ma, Shengzhuo Liu, Pan Song, Luchen Yang, Zhenghuan Liu, Jing Zhou, Linchun Wang, Xin Yan, Yunfei Yu and Qiang Dong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1462
  31. Cisgender women account for 1 in 5 new HIV infections in the United States, yet remain under-engaged in HIV prevention. Women experiencing violence face risk for HIV due to biological and behavioral mechanisms...

    Authors: Katherine M. Anderson, Jill Blumenthal, Sonia Jain, Xiaoying Sun, K. Rivet Amico, Raphael Landovitz, Christine M. Zachek, Sheldon Morris, David J. Moore and Jamila K. Stockman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1461
  32. The role of diet choline in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is uncertain. Findings from animal experiments are contradictory while there is a lack of clinical investigations. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Hui Lin, Zuoquan Zhong, Chuanjin Zhang, Xiaojun Jin, Xuchen Qi and Jiangfang Lian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1460
  33. The dapivirine vaginal ring is a self-administered, women-initiated, discreet, long-acting HIV-1 prevention option for women. It was found to be safe and effective in healthy HIV-negative women who adhered to ...

    Authors: Cecilia Milford, Hariska Ramlal, Rorisang Mofokeng, Letitia Rambally Greener, Annaléne Nel, Jennifer Smit and Mariëtte Malherbe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1458
  34. Pre-frailty provides an ideal opportunity to prevent physical frailty and promote healthy ageing. Excess adiposity has been associated with an increased risk of pre-frailty, but limited studies have explored w...

    Authors: Shreeshti Uchai, Lene Frost Andersen, Magne Thoresen, Laila A. Hopstock and Anette Hjartåker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1457
  35. As a chronic metabolic disease, diabetes poses a serious threat to human health and has become a major public health problem in China and worldwide. In 2020, 30% of Chinese people (aged ≥ 60 years) reported ha...

    Authors: Zi-chen Zhang, Qiu-hui Du, Hong-hong Jia, Yu-min Li, Yu-qin Liu and Shao-bo Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1456
  36. Various measures taken against the COVID-19 pandemic are not only effective in reducing the spread of the disease, but also lead to some unexpected results. This article regarded these measures as an intervent...

    Authors: Yaqian Su, Qiaocheng Chang, Ruiming Chen, Zhuanghao Chen, Jianxiong Lin, Hui Fu, Zicheng Cao, Liping Li and Suyang Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1454
  37. This study aimed to investigate the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) toward cardiovascular complications among end-stage renal disease patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis.

    Authors: Zhuo Li, Li Song, Ruifang Hua, Fangxiao Xia, Duanfeng Hu, Zhenghui Luo, Jianteng Xie, Sijia Li, Zhonglin Feng, Shuangxin Liu, Jianchao Ma, Ting Lin, Renwei Huang, Feng Wen, Lei Fu, Sheng Li…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1448
  38. The effort-reward imbalance (ERI) model is a widely used theoretical model to measure stress in the workplace. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between ERI and three common menta...

    Authors: Nastaran Nasirpour, Mohammadreza Shalbafan, Ebtesam Savari, Ahmad Pirani, Hamid Reza Baradaran and Abbas Motevalian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1447
  39. Transport accidents are one of the leading causes of child morbidity and mortality worldwide and represent a significant public health burden. This study aimed to investigate the hospitalization information an...

    Authors: Jing Yu, Lin Mei, Yanni Wang, Guoshuang Feng, Yueping Zeng, Xin Xu, Xinyu Wang and Jing Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1446

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