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  1. We examined which adaptive coping strategies, referring to the concept of 'locus of disease control', were of relevance for patients with chronic pain conditions, and how they were interconnected with patients...

    Authors: Arndt Büssing, Thomas Ostermann, Edmund AM Neugebauer and Peter Heusser
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:507
  2. In pregnancy, untreated chlamydia infection has been associated with adverse outcomes for both mother and infant. Like most women, pregnant women infected with chlamydia do not report genital symptoms, and are...

    Authors: Jade E Bilardi, Deborah L De Guingand, Meredith J Temple-Smith, Suzanne Garland, Christopher K Fairley, Sonia Grover, Euan Wallace, Jane S Hocking, Sepehr Tabrizi, Marie Pirotta and Marcus Y Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:505
  3. In the face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic that has contributed to the dramatic increase in orphans and abandoned children (OAC) worldwide, caregiver attitudes about HIV, and HIV-related stigma, are two attributes t...

    Authors: Lynne C Messer, Brian W Pence, Kathryn Whetten, Rachel Whetten, Nathan Thielman, Karen O'Donnell and Jan Ostermann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:504
  4. The family plays a vital role in shaping adolescent behaviours. The present study investigated the associations between family structure and substance use among Hong Kong Chinese adolescents.

    Authors: Kwok-Kei Mak, Sai-Yin Ho, G Neil Thomas, C Mary Schooling, Sarah M McGhee and Tai-Hing Lam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:503
  5. Since July 2004, routine varicella vaccination is recommended by the German Standing Vaccination Committee in Germany. Health Insurance Funds started to cover vaccination costs at different time points between...

    Authors: Annicka M Reuss, Marcel Feig, Lutz Kappelmayer, Anette Siedler, Tim Eckmanns and Gabriele Poggensee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:502
  6. Against a background of pandemic threat posed by SARS and avian H5N1 influenza, this study used deliberative forums to elucidate informed community perspectives on aspects of pandemic planning.

    Authors: Annette J Braunack-Mayer, Jackie M Street, Wendy A Rogers, Rodney Givney, John R Moss and Janet E Hiller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:501
  7. Recent years have seen a growing research and policy interest in prevention in many developed countries. However, the actual efforts and resources devoted to prevention appear to have lagged well behind the li...

    Authors: Ulla Walter, Marc Suhrcke, Miriam G Gerlich and Till A Boluarte
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:500
  8. Prevention of postnatal mental disorders in women is an important component of comprehensive health service delivery because of the substantial potential benefits for population health. However, diverse approa...

    Authors: Heather J Rowe and Jane RW Fisher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:499
  9. Some countries have started to extend indoor smokefree laws to cover cars and various outdoor settings. However, policy-modifiable factors around smoker support for these new laws are not well described.

    Authors: Nick Wilson, Deepa Weerasekera, Tony Blakely, Richard Edwards, George Thomson and Heather Gifford
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:498
  10. India has an estimated 2.0 million to 3.1 million people living with HIV; it has the highest number of HIV-positive people in Asia and ranks third in the world. The Frontiers Prevention Project (FPP) was imple...

    Authors: Juan-Pablo Gutierrez, Sam McPherson, Ade Fakoya, Alexander Matheou and Stefano M Bertozzi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:497
  11. The ultimate goal of knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) activities is to facilitate incorporation of research knowledge into program and policy development decision making. Evidence-informed decision mak...

    Authors: Maureen Dobbins, Kara DeCorby, Paula Robeson, Heather Husson, Daiva Tirilis and Lori Greco
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:496
  12. Few data are available on prescriber adherence to tuberculosis (TB) treatment guidelines. In particular, excessively long treatment carries a risk of avoidable adverse effects and represents a waste of healthc...

    Authors: Nadia Valin, Gilles Hejblum, Isabelle Borget, Henri-Pierre Mallet, Fadi Antoun, Didier Che and Christos Chouaid
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:495
  13. One-third of all new HIV infections in Cambodia are estimated to be due to mother-to-child transmission. Although the Ministry of Health adopted a policy of provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling (PITC)...

    Authors: Yuri Sasaki, Moazzam Ali, Vong Sathiarany, Koum Kanal and Kazuhiro Kakimoto
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:494
  14. Although the correlation coefficient between body mass index (BMI) and percent body fat (%BF) or waist circumference (WC) has been reported, studies conducted among population-based schoolchildren to date have...

    Authors: Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Rimei Nishimura, Aya Morimoto, Naoki Shimada, Tadahiro Ohtsu, Emiko Kujirai, Hiromi Hoshino, Naoko Tajima and Akatsuki Kokaze
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:493
  15. The prevalence and correlates of physical disability and functional limitation among older people have been studied in many developed countries but not in a middle income country such as Malaysia. The present ...

    Authors: Noran N Hairi, Awang Bulgiba, Robert G Cumming, Vasi Naganathan and Izzuna Mudla
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:492
  16. Most households in low and middle income countries, including in India, use solid fuels (coal/coke/lignite, firewood, dung, and crop residue) for cooking and heating. Such fuels increase child mortality, chief...

    Authors: Diego G Bassani, Prabhat Jha, Neeraj Dhingra and Rajesh Kumar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:491
  17. Social capital is hypothesized to be relevant to health promotion, and the association between community social capital and cigarette smoking has been examined. Individual-level social capital has been found t...

    Authors: Etsuji Suzuki, Takeo Fujiwara, Soshi Takao, S V Subramanian, Eiji Yamamoto and Ichiro Kawachi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:489
  18. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the industrialized world. Large variations in CVD mortality between countries and also between population subgroups within countries have been obse...

    Authors: Andreas Deckert, Volker Winkler, Ari Paltiel, Oliver Razum and Heiko Becher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:488
  19. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) have been widely advocated by government and the international community as cost-effective tools for diagnosis and treatment of mal...

    Authors: Benjamin SC Uzochukwu, Lausdeus O Chiegboka, Chibuike Enwereuzo, Usonwanne Nwosu, David Okorafor, Obinna E Onwujekwe, Nkoli P Uguru, Florence T Sibeudu and Ogochukwu P Ezeoke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:486
  20. Antenatal care aims to prevent maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. In Indonesia, at least four antenatal visits are recommended during pregnancy. However, this service has been underutilized. This ...

    Authors: Christiana R Titaley, Michael J Dibley and Christine L Roberts
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:485
  21. During the past two decades, the hypothesis of fetal origins of adult disease has received considerable attention. However, critique has also been raised regarding the failure to take the explanatory role of a...

    Authors: Per E Gustafsson, Urban Janlert, Töres Theorell, Hugo Westerlund and Anne Hammarström
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:484
  22. Little research has been done on the relationship between dental caries and the personal characteristics of institutionalized residents diagnosed with schizophrenia. This study investigates the individual and ...

    Authors: Kuan-Yu Chu, Nan-Ping Yang, Pesus Chou, Hsien-Jane Chiu and Lin-Yang Chi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:482
  23. We ascertained the degree to which language (English versus Spanish), and residence time in the US influence responses to survey questions concerning two topics: self-reported acculturation status, and recent ...

    Authors: David Berrigan, Barbara H Forsyth, Cynthia Helba, Kerry Levin, Alicia Norberg and Gordon B Willis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:481
  24. Diverse socioeconomic and cultural developments between geographic regions and cities/counties have resulted in different physical availability and socio-cultural acceptability of certain methods of suicide. T...

    Authors: Jin-Jia Lin, Shu-Sen Chang and Tsung-Hsueh Lu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:480
  25. Prospective cohorts represent an essential design for epidemiological studies and allow for the study of the combined effects of lifestyle, environment, genetic predisposition, and other risk factors on a larg...

    Authors: Marie Zins, Sébastien Bonenfant, Matthieu Carton, Mireille Coeuret-Pellicer, Alice Guéguen, Julie Gourmelen, Mélissa Nachtigal, Anna Ozguler, Ariane Quesnot, Céline Ribet, Grégory Rodrigues, Angel Serrano, Rémi Sitta, Alain Brigand, Joseph Henny and Marcel Goldberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:479
  26. Dental erosion has been investigated in developed and developing countries and the prevalence varies considerably in different countries, geographic locations, and age groups. With the lifestyle of the Chinese...

    Authors: Ping Wang, Huan Cai Lin, Jian Hong Chen and Huan You Liang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:478
  27. In many developing countries, adolescents have become increasingly prone to engage in habitual risky sexual behavior such as early sexual initiation and unprotected sex. The objective of this study was to iden...

    Authors: Siyan Yi, Krishna C Poudel, Junko Yasuoka, Paula H Palmer, Songky Yi and Masamine Jimba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:477
  28. Violence against female sex workers (FSWs) can impede HIV prevention efforts and contravenes their human rights. We developed a multi-layered violence intervention targeting policy makers, secondary stakeholde...

    Authors: Tara SH Beattie, Parinita Bhattacharjee, BM Ramesh, Vandana Gurnani, John Anthony, Shajy Isac, HL Mohan, Aparajita Ramakrishnan, Tisha Wheeler, Janet Bradley, James F Blanchard and Stephen Moses
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:476
  29. Little is known about the social determinants of sleep attainment. This study examines the relationship of race/ethnicity, socio-economic status (SES) and other factors upon sleep quality.

    Authors: Nirav P Patel, Michael A Grandner, Dawei Xie, Charles C Branas and Nalaka Gooneratne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:475
  30. Increasing physical activity (PA) among adolescents is an important health promotion goal. PA has numerous positive health effects, but the majority of Dutch adolescents do not meet PA requirements. The presen...

    Authors: Richard G Prins, Pepijn van Empelen, Marielle A Beenackers, Johannes Brug and Anke Oenema
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:474
  31. Area deprivation is a known determinant of health. It is also known that area deprivation is associated with lower impact health promotion. It is less well known, however, whether deprived areas are less respo...

    Authors: Corina M Chivu and Daniel D Reidpath
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:473
  32. Injecting drug use is an increasingly important cause of HIV transmission in most countries worldwide, especially in eastern Europe, South America, and east and southeast Asia. Among people actively injecting ...

    Authors: Shelly Iskandar, Diba Basar, Teddy Hidayat, Ike MP Siregar, Lucas Pinxten, Reinout van Crevel, Andre JAM Van der Ven and Cor AJ De Jong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:472
  33. Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are emerging opportunistic pathogens whose role in human and animal disease is increasingly being recognized. Major concerns are their role as opportunistic pathogens in HIV/A...

    Authors: Clovice Kankya, Adrian Muwonge, Susan Olet, Musso Munyeme, Demelash Biffa, John Opuda-Asibo, Eystein Skjerve and James Oloya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:471
  34. Preventive interventions are developed for children of parents with mental and substance use disorders (COPMI), because these children have a higher risk of developing a psychological or behavioral disorder in...

    Authors: Marla Woolderink, Filip Smit, Rianne van der Zanden, Jennifer Beecham, Martin Knapp, Aggie Paulus and Silvia Evers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:470
  35. Rotavirus is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in young children worldwide. The aim of the study was to assess the health outcomes and the economic impact of a universal rotavirus vaccination programme ...

    Authors: Javier Diez-Domingo, Nuria Lara Suriñach, Natalia Malé Alcalde, Lourdes Betegón, Nathalie Largeron and Mélanie Trichard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:469
  36. The ORISCAV-LUX study is the first baseline survey of an on-going cardiovascular health monitoring programme in Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. The main objectives of the present manuscript were 1) to describe the ...

    Authors: Ala'a Alkerwi, Nicolas Sauvageot, Anne-Françoise Donneau, Marie-Lise Lair, Sophie Couffignal, Jean Beissel, Charles Delagardelle, Yolande Wagener, Adelin Albert and Michèle Guillaume
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:468
  37. Few studies have examined the association between weight perception and socioeconomic status (SES) in sub-Saharan Africa, and none made this association based on education, occupation and income simultaneously.

    Authors: Heba Alwan, Bharathi Viswanathan, Julita Williams, Fred Paccaud and Pascal Bovet
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:467
  38. Injuries in or around the home are the most important cause of death among children aged 0-4 years old. It is also a major source of morbidity and loss of quality of life. In order to reduce the number of inju...

    Authors: Mirjam EJ van Beelen, Tinneke MJ Beirens, Mirjam K Struijk, Paul den Hertog, Anke Oenema, Eduard F van Beeck and Hein Raat
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:466
  39. Overweight and obesity have become a global epidemic. The prevalence of overweight and obesity among U.S. adolescents has almost tripled in the last 30 years. Results from recent systematic reviews demonstrate...

    Authors: Jennifer Yost, Barbara Krainovich-Miller, Wendy Budin and Robert Norman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:465
  40. Despite the recognition of obesity in young people as a key health issue, there is limited evidence to inform health professionals regarding the most appropriate treatment options. The Eat Smart study aims to ...

    Authors: Helen Truby, Kimberley A Baxter, Paula Barrett, Robert S Ware, John C Cardinal, Peter SW Davies, Lynne A Daniels and Jennifer A Batch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:464
  41. Bovine Tuberculosis (BTB) is a widespread and endemic disease of cattle in Ethiopia posing a significant threat to public health. Regular surveillance by skin test, bacteriology and molecular methods is not fe...

    Authors: Demelash Biffa, Asseged Bogale and Eystein Skjerve
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:462
  42. To improve a sustainable healthy working life, we have developed the intervention 'Staying healthy at work', which endeavours to enhance work participation of employees aged 45 years and older by increasing th...

    Authors: Wendy Koolhaas, Sandra Brouwer, Johan W Groothoff and Jac JL van der Klink
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:461
  43. High birth weight has serious adverse impacts on chronic health conditions and development in children. This study identifies the social determinants and obstetric complications of high birth weight adjusted f...

    Authors: Shu-Kay Ng, Adriana Olog, Anneliese B Spinks, Cate M Cameron, Judy Searle and Rod J McClure
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:460
  44. The Kanyini Guidelines Adherence with the Polypill (Kanyini-GAP) Study aims to examine whether a polypill-based strategy (using a single capsule containing aspirin, a statin and two blood pressure-lowering age...

    Authors: Hueiming Liu, Anushka Patel, Alex Brown, Sandra Eades, Noel Hayman, Stephen Jan, Ian Ring, Greg Stewart, Andrew Tonkin, Tarun Weeramanthri, Vicki Wade, Anthony Rodgers, Tim Usherwood, Bruce Neal, David Peiris, Hugh Burke…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:458
  45. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have an increased risk to develop severe diabetes related complications, especially cardiovascular disease (CVD). The risk to develop CVD can be estimated by means...

    Authors: Laura MC Welschen, Sandra DM Bot, Jacqueline M Dekker, Daniëlle RM Timmermans, Trudy van der Weijden and Giel Nijpels
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:457

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