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  1. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the main cause of mortality throughout the world. With accumulating evidence suggesting that CVD has its origins in childhood, it is unsurprising that research into obesity prev...

    Authors: Duncan S Buchan, Stewart Ollis, Non E Thomas and Julien S Baker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:8

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  2. Improvement of utilization of malaria treatment services will depend on provision of treatment services that different population groups of consumers prefer and would want to use. Treatment of malaria in Niger...

    Authors: Nkoli P Uguru, Obinna E Onwujekwe, Nnenna G Tasie, Benjamin S Uzochukwu and Uche E Ezeoke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:7

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Spinal cord-injured (SCI) patients experience poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and they usually report lower HRQOL than the general population or population subgroups in Iran and elsewhere. The aim ...

    Authors: Soheil Saadat, Masoud Javadi, Baharak Sabet Divshali, Amir Hussein Tavakoli, Seyed Mohammad Ghodsi, Ali Montazeri and Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:6

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  4. Lone-mother led families are at increased risk of psychosocial disadvantage, social isolation and mental health morbidity. Community-based programs are more accessible for families seeking assistance. We exami...

    Authors: Ellen L Lipman, Meghan Kenny, Susan Jack, Ruth Cameron, Margaret Secord and Carolyn Byrne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:4

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Systematic reviews have identified a range of brief interventions which increase physical activity in previously sedentary people. There is an absence of evidence about whether follow up beyond three months ca...

    Authors: Daniel Hind, Emma J Scott, Robert Copeland, Jeff D Breckon, Helen Crank, Stephen J Walters, John E Brazier, Jon Nicholl, Cindy Cooper and Elizabeth Goyder

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:3

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  6. Intimate partner abuse (IPA) is a major public health problem with serious implications for the physical and psychosocial wellbeing of women, particularly women of child-bearing age. It is a common, hidden pro...

    Authors: Kelsey L Hegarty, Jane M Gunn, Lorna J O'Doherty, Angela Taft, Patty Chondros, Gene Feder, Jill Astbury and Stephanie Brown

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:2

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  7. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a World Health Organization treaty, has now been ratified by over 165 countries. However there are concerns that implementing the Articles of the treaty may ...

    Authors: Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Ann McNeill, Sarah Lewis, Anna Gilmore and John Britton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:1

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The CoAct (Cocreating Activity) study is investigating a novel lifestyle intervention, aimed at the working population, with daily activity monitoring and distance counselling via telephone and secure web mess...

    Authors: Karita Reijonsaari, Aki Vehtari, Willem van Mechelen, Timo Aro and Simo Taimela

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:494

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. The Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) is used for assessing nicotine dependence. A shorter test derived from the FTND used for the general population is the Heavy Smoking Index (HSI) (six question...

    Authors: M Pérez-Ríos, MI Santiago-Pérez, B Alonso, A Malvar, X Hervada and J de Leon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:493

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Since 2003 Thailand has waged an aggressive "war on drugs" campaign focused on arresting and incarcerating suspected drug users and dealers. However, little is known about incarceration experiences among IDU i...

    Authors: Kanna Hayashi, M-J Milloy, Nadia Fairbairn, Karyn Kaplan, Paisan Suwannawong, Calvin Lai, Evan Wood and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:492

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Telephone interviews have become established as an alternative to traditional mail surveys for collecting epidemiological data in public health research. However, the use of telephone and mail surveys raises t...

    Authors: Michael Erhart, Ralf M Wetzel, André Krügel and Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:491

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Pregnancy is a transition period in a woman's life characterized by increased worries and anxiety. The Cambridge Worry Scale (CWS) was developed to assess the content and extent of maternal worries in pregnanc...

    Authors: Juliana J Petersen, Michael A Paulitsch, Corina Guethlin, Jochen Gensichen and Albrecht Jahn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:490

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Good questionnaires are essential to support the early identification of children with psychosocial dysfunction in community based settings. Our aim was to assess which of three short questionnaires was most s...

    Authors: Antonius GC Vogels, Matty R Crone, Femke Hoekstra and Sijmen A Reijneveld

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:489

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Community quarantine is controversial, and the decision to use and prepare for it should be informed by specific quantitative evidence of benefit. Case-study reports on 2002-2004 SARS outbreaks have discussed ...

    Authors: Susan J Bondy, Margaret L Russell, Julie ML Laflèche and Elizabeth Rea

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:488

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Non-smoking, having a normal weight and increased levels of physical activity are perhaps the three key factors for preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the relative effects of these factors on he...

    Authors: Wilma J Nusselder, Oscar H Franco, Anna Peeters and Johan P Mackenbach

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:487

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are a major public health problem, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Among middle-income countries, Iran has one of the highest mortality rates from RTIs. Action is c...

    Authors: Davoud Khorasani-Zavareh, Reza Mohammadi, Hamid Reza Khankeh, Lucie Laflamme, Ali Bikmoradi and Bo JA Haglund

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:486

    Content type: Research article

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  17. There is little information about height and weight status of Palestinian adolescents. The objective of this paper was to assess the prevalence of stunting, underweight, and overweight/obesity among Palestinia...

    Authors: Nahed Mikki, Hanan F Abdul-Rahim, Faisal Awartani and Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:485

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Although National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP), International Diabetes Federation (IDF), American Heart Association and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (AHA/NHLBI), World Health Organization (...

    Authors: Cheng-Chieh Lin, Chiu-Shong Liu, Chia-Ing Li, Wen-Yuan Lin, Ming-May Lai, Tsann 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 2009 9:484

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Since 2001, the District of Columbia Department of Health has been using an emergency room syndromic surveillance system to identify possible disease outbreaks. Data are received from a number of local hospita...

    Authors: Beth Ann Griffin, Arvind K Jain, John Davies-Cole, Chevelle Glymph, Garret Lum, Samuel C Washington and Michael A Stoto

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:483

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  20. Previous studies of Haitian immigrant and refugee youth have emphasized "externalizing" behaviors, such as substance use, high risk sexual behavior, and delinquency, with very little information available on "...

    Authors: Mary C Smith Fawzi, Theresa S Betancourt, Lilly Marcelin, Michelle Klopner, Kerim Munir, Anna C Muriel, Catherine Oswald and Joia S Mukherjee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:482

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Substantial empirical evidence has demonstrated that individuals who are socially isolated or have few positive social connections seem to age at a faster rate and have more chronic diseases. Oxytocin is a neu...

    Authors: Laura D Kubzansky, Wendy B Mendes, Allison Appleton, Jason Block and Gail K Adler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:481

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Childhood obesity is a major public health concern with serious implications for the sustainability of healthcare systems. Studies in the US and UK have shown that ethnicity is consistently associated with chi...

    Authors: Maria J Maynard, Graham Baker, Emma Rawlins, Annie Anderson and Seeromanie Harding

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:480

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  23. We hypothesize that the prevalence of unknown heart failure in diabetic patients aged 60 years and over is relatively high (15% or more) and that a cost-effective strategy can be developed to detect heart fail...

    Authors: Leandra JM Boonman-de Winter, Frans H Rutten, Maarten J Cramer, Anho H Liem, Marcel J Landman, Henk F van Stel, G Ardine de Wit, Guy EHM Rutten, Paulien AW van Hessen and Arno W Hoes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:479

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  24. Alcohol consumption among adolescents is a serious public health concern. Research has shown that prevention programs targeting parents can help prevent underage drinking. The problem is that parental particip...

    Authors: Camilla Pettersson, Margareta Lindén-Boström and Charli Eriksson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:478

    Content type: Research article

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  25. A strong increase in smoking is noted especially among adolescents. In the Netherlands, about 5% of all 10-year olds, 25% of all 13-year olds and 62% of all 17-year olds report ever smoking. In the U.S., an in...

    Authors: Marieke Hiemstra, Linda Ringlever, Roy Otten, Christine Jackson, Onno CP van Schayck and Rutger CME Engels

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:477

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  26. Prior studies addressing the impacts of regular physical activity or sedentary habits on the immune system have been conducted in adults and laboratory settings. Thus, it is practically unknown how a healthy a...

    Authors: Oscar L Veiga, Sonia Gómez-Martínez, David Martínez-Gómez, Ariel Villagra, María E Calle and Ascensión Marcos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:475

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  27. In recent times, medical schools have committed to developing good communication and history taking skills in students. However, there remains an unresolved question as to which constitutes the best educationa...

    Authors: Nilgun Ozcakar, Vildan Mevsim, Dilek Guldal, Tolga Gunvar, Ediz Yildirim, Zafer Sisli and Ilgi Semin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:474

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Analysing the observed differences for incidence or mortality of a particular disease between two different situations (such as time points, geographical areas, gender or other social characteristics) can be u...

    Authors: Joan Valls, Ramon Clèries, Jordi Gálvez, Victor Moreno, Rosa Gispert, Josep M Borràs and Josepa Ribes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:473

    Content type: Software

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  29. Outbreak investigation is a core function of public health agencies. Suboptimal outbreak investigation endangers both public health and agency reputations. While audits of clinical medical and nursing practice...

    Authors: Craig B Dalton, Tony D Merritt, David N Durrheim, Sally A Munnoch and Martyn D Kirk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:472

    Content type: Correspondence

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  30. Better understanding of the trends and disparities in health at old age in terms of life expectancy will help to provide appropriate responses to the growing needs of health and social care for the older popul...

    Authors: Le V Hoi, Ho D Phuc, Truong V Dung, Nguyen TK Chuc and Lars Lindholm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:471

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The use of restrictive measures such as quarantine draws into sharp relief the dynamic interplay between the individual rights of the citizen on the one hand and the collective rights of the community on the o...

    Authors: C Shawn Tracy, Elizabeth Rea and Ross EG Upshur

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:470

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Hand hygiene is the most effective measure for preventing infections related to healthcare, and its impact on the reduction of these infections is estimated at 50%. Non-compliance has been highlighted in sever...

    Authors: Carmen Martín-Madrazo, Asunción Cañada-Dorado, Miguel Angel Salinero- Fort, Juan Carlos Abanades-Herranz, Rosa Arnal-Selfa, Inmaculada García-Ferradal, Flora Espejo-Matorral, Enrique Carrillo-de Santa-Pau and Sonia Soto-Diaz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:469

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  33. This analysis assessed whether Blacks, Whites and Puerto-Rican (PR) Hispanics differed in their ability to identify the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (TSS) via open-ended questions following lead-in recognition and ...

    Authors: Ralph V Katz, Germain Jean-Charles, B Lee Green, Nancy R Kressin, Cristina Claudio, MinQi Wang, Stefanie L Russell and Jason Outlaw

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:468

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease have been shown to track from childhood through to adulthood. Previous school-based physi...

    Authors: Gareth Knox, Julien S Baker, Bruce Davies, Susan Faulkner, Jaynie Rance, Anwen Rees, Kelly Morgan and Non Thomas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:466

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  35. Occupational health professionals may play an important role in preventive health promotion activities for employees. However, due to a lack of knowledge and evidence- and practice based methods and strategies...

    Authors: Lisanne M Verweij, Karin I Proper, Andre NH Weel, Carel TJ Hulshof and Willem van Mechelen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:461

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  36. In Australia there is a socioeconomic gradient in morbidity and mortality favouring socioeconomically advantaged people, much of which is accounted for by ischaemic heart disease. This study examines if Austra...

    Authors: Rosemary J Korda, Mark S Clements and Chris W Kelman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:460

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The capacity to form romantic relationships and sexual health of adolescents in the Netherlands are compromised by several factors, including young age of first intercourse and adolescent depression. Several t...

    Authors: Andrea Grauvogl, Silvia MAA Evers, Katy van den Hoek, Evert van der Veen, Anja Franke and Jacques JDM van Lankveld

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:459

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  38. We aimed to review systematically the needs for support in managing illness and maintaining social inclusion expressed by people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)

    Authors: Maria de Lourdes Drachler, Jose Carlos de Carvalho Leite, Lee Hooper, Chia Swee Hong, Derek Pheby, Luis Nacul, Eliana Lacerda, Peter Campion, Anne Killett, Maggie McArthur and Fiona Poland

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:458

    Content type: Research article

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  39. A relationship between quality of primary health care and preventable hospitalizations has been described in the US, especially among the elderly. In Europe, there has been a recent increase in the evaluation ...

    Authors: Nera Agabiti, Monica Pirani, Patrizia Schifano, Giulia Cesaroni, Marina Davoli, Luigi Bisanti, Nicola Caranci, Giuseppe Costa, Francesco Forastiere, Chiara Marinacci, Antonio Russo, Teresa Spadea and Carlo A Perucci

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:457

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  40. Despite the many antihypertensive medications available, two-thirds of patients with hypertension do not achieve blood pressure control. This is thought to be due to a combination of poor patient education, po...

    Authors: Heather Bennett, Kelsey Laird, David Margolius, Victoria Ngo, David H Thom and Thomas Bodenheimer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:456

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  41. Patients with type 2 diabetes can have an important role in discussing health risk within families. This study aimed to establish the acceptability to first degree relatives towards their relative with type 2 ...

    Authors: David L Whitford, Hannah McGee and Bernadette O'Sullivan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:455

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Health care seeking is a dynamic process that is influenced by socio-demographic, cultural and other factors. In Ethiopia, there are limited studies regarding the health seeking behaviour of tuberculosis (TB) ...

    Authors: Solomon Yimer, Carol Holm-Hansen, Tilahun Yimaldu and Gunnar Bjune

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:454

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Several studies considered the relation between long-term exposure to particulate matter (PM) and total mortality, as well as mortality from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Our aim was to provide a co...

    Authors: Claudio Pelucchi, Eva Negri, Silvano Gallus, Paolo Boffetta, Irene Tramacere and Carlo La Vecchia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:453

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