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  1. Public health triangulation is a process for reviewing, synthesising and interpreting secondary data from multiple sources that bear on the same question to make public health decisions. It can be used to unde...

    Authors: George W Rutherford, William McFarland, Hilary Spindler, Karen White, Sadhna V Patel, John Aberle-Grasse, Keith Sabin, Nathan Smith, Stephanie Taché, Jesus M Calleja-Garcia and Rand L Stoneburner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:447

    Content type: Correspondence

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  2. Guidelines on smoking cessation (SC) emphasize healthcare cooperation and community pharmacists' involvement. This study explored the familiarity and implementation of the National SC Guideline in Finnish comm...

    Authors: Terhi Kurko, Kari Linden, Kirsi Pietilä, Patrick Sandström and Marja Airaksinen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:444

    Content type: Research article

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  3. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of a primary prevention intervention program on risk behavior for allergic diseases among children up to 2 years of age. The setting was in ordinary pre- and postnatal p...

    Authors: Ola Storrø, Torbjørn Øien, Christian K Dotterud, Jon A Jenssen and Roar Johnsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:443

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Effective influenza pandemic management requires understanding of the factors influencing behavioral changes. We aim to determine the differences in knowledge, attitudes and practices in various different coho...

    Authors: Jonathan Yap, Vernon J Lee, Teng Yan Yau, Tze Pin Ng and Phern-Chern Tor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:442

    Content type: Research article

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  5. There is overwhelming scientific evidence that human activities have changed and will continue to change the climate of the Earth. Eco-environmental health, which refers to the interdependencies between ecolog...

    Authors: Linn B Strand, Shilu Tong, Rosemary Aird and David McRae

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:441

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Public health services in the Soviet Union and its satellite states in Central and Eastern Europe were delivered through centrally planned and managed networks of sanitary-epidemiological (san-epid) facilities...

    Authors: George Gotsadze, Ivdity Chikovani, Ketevan Goguadze, Dina Balabanova and Martin McKee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:440

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Developed countries are facing a huge rise in the prevalence of obesity and its associated chronic medical problems. In the UK Primary Care Trusts are charged with addressing this in the populations they serve...

    Authors: Kate Jolly, Amanda Daley, Peymane Adab, Amanda Lewis, John Denley, Jane Beach and Paul Aveyard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:439

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been associated with combat intensity, lack of social support, and adverse childhood factors among military personnel in previous studies. It has not been well establis...

    Authors: Cynthia A LeardMann, Besa Smith and Margaret AK Ryan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:437

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Hospital-based providers' willingness to report to work during an influenza pandemic is a critical yet under-studied phenomenon. Witte's Extended Parallel Process Model (EPPM) has been shown to be useful for u...

    Authors: Ran D Balicer, Daniel J Barnett, Carol B Thompson, Edbert B Hsu, Christina L Catlett, Christopher M Watson, Natalie L Semon, Howard S Gwon and Jonathan M Links

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:436

    Content type: Research article

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  10. We investigated the association between maternal anthropometric measurements in prepregnancy and at the end of pregnancy and their children's systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure at 11 years of ag...

    Authors: Helen C Laura, Ana B Menezes, Ricardo B Noal, Pedro C Hallal and Cora L Araújo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:434

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has dramatically reduced morbidity and mortality among people with HIV infection; however, mortality after the start of ART is high in resource-limited settings. We investigated ri...

    Authors: Elizabeth C Russell, Salome Charalambous, Lindiwe Pemba, Gavin J Churchyard, Alison D Grant and Katherine Fielding

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:433

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Universal interventions to prevent postnatal mental disorders in women have had limited success, perhaps because they were insufficiently theorised, not gender-informed and overlooked relevant risk factors. Th...

    Authors: Jane RW Fisher, Karen H Wynter and Heather J Rowe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:432

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Many national antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes encourage providers to identify and address baseline factors associated with poor treatment outcomes, including modifiable adherence-related behaviours, be...

    Authors: Mison Dahab, Salome Charalambous, Alan S Karstaedt, Katherine L Fielding, Robin Hamilton, Lettie La Grange, Gavin J Churchyard and Alison D Grant

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:430

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Although sex differences have been reported for associations between components of metabolic syndrome and inflammation, the question of whether there is an effect modification by sex in the association between...

    Authors: Ming-May Lai, Chia-Ing Li, Sharon LR Kardia, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin, Yih-Dar Lee, Pei-Chia Chang, Cheng-Chieh Lin and Tsai-Chung Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:429

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Due to the decrease in informal care by family members and the demographic development, the importance of professional geriatric care will rise considerably. Aim of this study was to investigate the psychosoci...

    Authors: Matthias Nübling, Martin Vomstein, Sascha G Schmidt, Sabine Gregersen, Madeleine Dulon and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:428

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The role of religious beliefs in the prevention of HIV and attitudes towards the infected has received considerable attention. However, little research has been conducted on Faith Leaders' (FLs) perceptions of...

    Authors: Maria Roura, Ray Nsigaye, Benjamin Nhandi, Joyce Wamoyi, Joanna Busza, Mark Urassa, Jim Todd and Basia Zaba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:427

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Common mental disorders (CMDs) are an important cause of sickness absence and long-term work disability. Although CMDs are known to have high recurrence rates, little is known about the recurrence of sickness ...

    Authors: Petra C Koopmans, Corné AM Roelen, Ute Bültmann, Rob Hoedeman, Jac JL van der Klink and Johan W Groothoff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:426

    Content type: Research article

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  18. An understanding of the factors that encourage young women to accept, and discourage them from accepting, STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing is needed to underpin opportunistic screening programs for...

    Authors: Myles Balfe, Ruairi Brugha, Diarmuid O'Donovan, Emer O'Connell and Deirdre Vaughan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:425

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The aims of the present study were to examine relations between parents' self-reported smoking behavior and infants' daily exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, as assessed by urinary cotinine-to-creatinine...

    Authors: Doris Kehl, Jochen R Thyrian, Jan Lüdemann, Matthias Nauck and Ulrich John

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:424

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Campylobacteriosis is the leading cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in most developed countries. People are exposed to infection from contaminated food and environmental sources. However, the translation of t...

    Authors: Paul R Bessell, Louise Matthews, Alison Smith-Palmer, Ovidiu Rotariu, Norval JC Strachan, Ken J Forbes, John M Cowden, Stuart WJ Reid and Giles T Innocent

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:423

    Content type: Research article

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  21. During the last 35 years the poor ranking of Hungary on the list of life expectancy at birth among European countries, has not changed. In 1970 our lag behind the leading European countries was the smallest. T...

    Authors: Sandor Balogh, Renata Papp, Peter Jozan and Albert Csaszar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:422

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The associations between socioeconomic status and community-acquired pneumonia outcomes in adults have been studied although studies did not always document a relationship.

    Authors: Conchita Izquierdo, Manuel Oviedo, Laura Ruiz, Xavier Sintes, Isabel Vera, Manel Nebot, Jose-María Bayas, Jordi Carratalà, Wenceslao Varona, Dolores Sousa, Jose-Miguel Celorrio, Luis Salleras and Angela Domínguez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:421

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Previous studies of public perceptions of obesity interventions have been quantitative and based on general population surveys. This study aims to explore the opinions and attitudes of obese individuals toward...

    Authors: Samantha L Thomas, Sophie Lewis, Jim Hyde, David Castle and Paul Komesaroff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:420

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Men who have sex with men (MSM) remain the group most at risk of acquiring HIV infection in Britain. HIV prevalence appears to vary widely between MSM from different ethnic minority groups in this country for ...

    Authors: Jonathan Elford, Eamonn McKeown, Rita Doerner, Simon Nelson, Nicola Low and Jane Anderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:419

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Hypertension is a major risk factor for many cardiovascular diseases in developing countries. A comprehensive review of the prevalence of hypertension provides crucial information for the evaluation and implem...

    Authors: William K Bosu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:418

    Content type: Research article

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  26. In 2001, the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) carried out a major reorganization to provide comprehensive preventive care to reinforce primary care services through the PREVENIMSS program. This prog...

    Authors: Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas, Santiago Levy, Hortensia Reyes, Benjamín Acosta, Sonia Fernández Cantón and Onofre Muñoz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:417

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Timely access to antiretroviral therapy is a key to controlling HIV infection. Late diagnosis and presentation to care diminish the benefits of antiretrovirals and increase risk of transmission. We aimed to id...

    Authors: Kamalika Mojumdar, Madhu Vajpayee, Neeraj K Chauhan and Sanjay Mendiratta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:416

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The primary objective was to systematically review the medical literature for instruments validated for use in epidemiological and clinical research on waterpipe smoking.

    Authors: Elie A Akl, Sohaib Aleem, Sameer K Gunukula, Roland Honeine, Philippe Abou Jaoude and Jihad Irani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:415

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Concerns have been raised about the public health implications of the presence of antibiotic residues in the aquatic environment and their effect on the development of bacterial resistance. While there is info...

    Authors: Vishal Diwan, Ashok J Tamhankar, Rakesh K Khandal, Shanta Sen, Manjeet Aggarwal, Yogyata Marothi, Rama V Iyer, Karin Sundblad-Tonderski and Cecilia Stålsby- Lundborg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:414

    Content type: Research article

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  30. During an influenza pandemic, higher education institutions with large populations of young adults can become serious outbreak centers. Since outbreak management is essential to disease control, we aimed to ex...

    Authors: Hulya Akan, Yesim Gurol, Guldal Izbirak, Sukran Ozdatlı, Gulden Yilmaz, Ayca Vitrinel and Osman Hayran

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:413

    Content type: Research article

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  31. HIV counseling and testing is considered an important component of HIV prevention and treatment. This paper examines the characteristics of young males and females at the time of first reported HIV test, inclu...

    Authors: Caroline W Kabiru, Nancy Luke, Chimaraoke O Izugbara and Eliya M Zulu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:412

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The number of Koreans diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections is increasing annually; however, CD4+ T-cell counts at diagnosis have decreased. The purpose of the present study was to ident...

    Authors: Jin-Hee Lee, Gab Jung Kim, Byeong-Sun Choi, Kee-Jong Hong, Mi-Kyung Heo, Sung Soon Kim and Mee-Kyung Kee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:411

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Physical activity and motor skills acquisition are of high importance for health-related prevention and a normal development in childhood. However, few intervention studies exist in preschool children focussin...

    Authors: Kristina Roth, Sonja Mauer, Matthias Obinger, Katharina C Ruf, Christine Graf, Susi Kriemler, Dorothea Lenz, Walter Lehmacher and Helge Hebestreit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:410

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Artesunate-amodiaquine (AS-AQ) was introduced in Ghana as the first line drug for treatment of uncomplicated malaria in 2004. We report the perceptions of malaria and malaria treatment behaviour, the community...

    Authors: Kwaku P Asante, Livesy Abokyi, Charles Zandoh, Ruth Owusu, Elizabeth Awini, Abubakari Sulemana, Seeba Amenga-Etego, Robert Adda, Owusu Boahen, Sylvester Segbaya, Emmanuel Mahama, Constance Bart-Plange, Daniel Chandramohan and Seth Owusu-Agyei

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:409

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Bicycle use entails high safety and health risks especially for adolescents. Most safety education programs aimed at adolescents focus on accident statistics and risk perceptions. This paper proposes the inves...

    Authors: Hans Feenstra, Robert AC Ruiter and Gerjo Kok

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:408

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Genetically Modified (GM) crops have been championed as one possible method to improve food security and individual nutritional status in sub Saharan Africa. Understanding and acceptability of GM crop technolo...

    Authors: Christopher P Lewis, James N Newell, Caroline M Herron and Haidari Nawabu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:407

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are a major public health problem, requiring concerted efforts both for their prevention and a reduction of their consequences. Timely arrival of the Emergency Medical Service (EMS...

    Authors: Maryam Bigdeli, Davoud Khorasani-Zavareh and Reza Mohammadi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:406

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In recent years some studies have been published supporting the efficacy of light exposure, physical activity, sleep control and a Mediterranean diet pattern on the improvement or prevention of Depression. How...

    Authors: Mauro Garcia-Toro, Olga Ibarra, Margalida Gili, Joan Salva, Saray Monzón, Margalida Vives, Maria J Serrano, Javier Garcia-Campayo and Miquel Roca

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:404

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Influenza is one of the most common vaccine-preventable diseases in travellers. By performing two cross-sectional questionnaire surveys during winter 2009 and winter 2010 among European travellers to resource-...

    Authors: Alena Pfeil, Margot Mütsch, Christoph Hatz and Thomas D Szucs

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:402

    Content type: Research article

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  40. In Ethiopia, where HIV and tuberculosis (TB) are very common, little is known about the prejudice and misconceptions of rural communities towards People living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) and TB.

    Authors: Amare Deribew, Gemeda Abebe, Ludwig Apers, Chali Jira, Markos Tesfaye, Jafar Shifa, Alemseged Abdisa, Kifle Woldemichael, Fetene Deribie, Mesele Bezabih, Abraham Aseffa and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:400

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The burden of non-communicable diseases, including type 2 diabetes, is growing in South Africa. This country has a complex mix of over- and under-nutrition, especially in low-income communities, and concerning...

    Authors: Catherine E Draper, Anniza de Villiers, Estelle V Lambert, Jean Fourie, Jillian Hill, Lucinda Dalais, Zulfa Abrahams and Nelia P Steyn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:398

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. The main goal of Hong Kong's publicly-funded general outpatient clinics (GOPCs) is to provide primary medical services for the financially vulnerable. The objective of the current study was to compare the prim...

    Authors: Samuel YS Wong, Kenny Kung, Sian M Griffiths, Tanya Carthy, Martin CS Wong, Su V Lo, Vincent CH Chung, William B Goggins and Barbara Starfield

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:397

    Content type: Research article

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  43. There is evidence that the use of any psychotropic and the concomitant use of two or more benzodiazepines are related to an increased risk of fractures in old age. However, also controversial results exist. Th...

    Authors: Janne Nurminen, Juha Puustinen, Maarit Piirtola, Tero Vahlberg and Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:396

    Content type: Research article

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