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  1. Excessive alcohol consumption is responsible for considerable harm from chronic disease and injury. Within most developed countries, members of sporting clubs participate in at-risk alcohol consumption at leve...

    Authors: Melanie Kingsland, Luke Wolfenden, Bosco C Rowland, Karen E Gillham, Vanessa J Kennedy, Robyn L Ramsden, Richard W Colbran, Sarah Weir and John H Wiggers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:762
  2. Physical activity is important for children’s health, but successful physical activity promotion is challenging. Whether performing many different types of activities (Variety) is associated with higher physic...

    Authors: Hannah L Brooke, Kirsten Corder, Simon J Griffin, Ulf Ekelund and Esther MF van Sluijs
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:761
  3. In the educational sector job demands have intensified, while job resources remained the same. A prolonged disbalance between demands and resources contributes to lowered vitality and heightened need for recov...

    Authors: Roosmarijn MC Schelvis, Karen M Oude Hengel, Noortje M Wiezer, Birgitte M Blatter, Joost AGM van Genabeek, Ernst T Bohlmeijer and Allard J van der Beek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:760
  4. Asthma in older adults is underdiagnosed and poorly self-managed. This population has little knowledge about the key symptoms, the prevalence among older adults, and the serious consequences of untreated asthm...

    Authors: Uwana Evers, Sandra C Jones, Don Iverson and Peter Caputi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:759
  5. In the current two decades, dyslipidemia and increased blood glucose as metabolic abnormalities are the most common health threats with a high incidence among HIV/AIDS patients on antiretroviral (ARV) treatmen...

    Authors: Nazisa Hejazi, Roslee Rajikan, Christopher Lee Kwok Choong and Suzana Sahar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:758
  6. Process evaluations are useful for understanding how interventions are implemented in trial settings. This is important for interpreting main trial results and indicating how the intervention might function be...

    Authors: Catherine R Chittleborough, Alexandra L Nicholson, Elaine Young, Sarah Bell and Rona Campbell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:757
  7. Governments can intervene to change health-related behaviours using various measures but are sensitive to public attitudes towards such interventions. This review describes public attitudes towards a range of ...

    Authors: Stephanie Diepeveen, Tom Ling, Marc Suhrcke, Martin Roland and Theresa M Marteau
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:756
  8. Studies repeatedly highlight associations between the built environment and physical activity, particularly walking. Fewer studies have examined associations with cardiometabolic risk factors, with association...

    Authors: Falk Müller-Riemenschneider, Gavin Pereira, Karen Villanueva, Hayley Christian, Matthew Knuiman, Billie Giles-Corti and Fiona C Bull
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:755
  9. The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is similar in Japan and China and is increasing due to high rates of smoking in these countries. Reducing COPD is an important public health issue...

    Authors: Midori Yamaguchi, Motoyuki Nakao, Hideto Obata, Hideki Ikeda, Tetsuro Kanda, Qiao Wang, Yoriko Hara, Hisamitsu Omori and Yoko Ishihara
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:754
  10. High rates of physical inactivity compromise the health status of populations globally. Social networks have been shown to influence physical activity (PA), but little is known about how best to engineer socia...

    Authors: Liza S Rovniak, James F Sallis, Jennifer L Kraschnewski, Christopher N Sciamanna, Elizabeth J Kiser, Chester A Ray, Vernon M Chinchilli, Ding Ding, Stephen A Matthews, Melissa Bopp, Daniel R George and Melbourne F Hovell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:753
  11. Although the majority of postpartum women indicate a desire to delay a next birth, family planning (FP) methods are often not offered to, or taken up by, women in the first year postpartum. This study uses dat...

    Authors: Ilene S Speizer, Jean Christophe Fotso, Chinelo Okigbo, Cheikh Mbacké Faye and Cheikh Seck
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:752
  12. Studies indicate that physical damage to long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) occurs at a surprisingly rapid rate following net distribution. To what extent does such damage affect the impact of LLINs...

    Authors: Virgile Gnanguenon, Roseric Azondekon, Frederic Oke-Agbo, Arthur Sovi, Razaki Ossè, Gil Padonou, Rock Aïkpon and Martin C Akogbeto
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:751
  13. The burden of sick leave for society and organisations underlines the urgent need to prevent sick leave. An effective workplace intervention for organisations to shorten sick leave episodes is the Participator...

    Authors: Ruben A Kraaijeveld, Frederieke G Schaafsma, Cécile RL Boot, William S Shaw, Ute Bültmann and Johannes R Anema
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:750
  14. The success of health programs is influenced not only by their acceptability but also their ability to meet and respond to community expectations of service delivery. The World Health Organization (WHO) and th...

    Authors: Anna Tynan, Peter S Hill, Angela Kelly, Martha Kupul, Herick Aeno, Richard Naketrumb, Peter Siba, John Kaldor and Andrew Vallely
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:749
  15. Work stress has become a major occupational risk factor in industrialized countries and an important economic issue. The objective was to estimate the annual costs of coronary heart diseases (CHD) and mental d...

    Authors: Hélène Sultan-Taïeb, Jean-François Chastang, Malika Mansouri and Isabelle Niedhammer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:748
  16. Both compulsory detoxification treatment and community-based methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) exist for heroin addicts in China. We aim to examine the effectiveness of three intervention models for referr...

    Authors: Liping Yan, Enwu Liu, Jennifer M McGoogan, Song Duan, Li-Tzy Wu, Scott Comulada and Zunyou Wu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:747
  17. Older people with intellectual disabilities have very low physical activity levels. Well designed, theory-driven and evidence-based health promotion programmes for the target population are lacking. This paper...

    Authors: Marieke van Schijndel-Speet, Heleen M Evenhuis, Pepijn van Empelen, Ruud van Wijck and Michael A Echteld
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:746
  18. Indigenous Australians suffer a disproportionate burden of preventable chronic disease compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts – much of it diet-related. Increasing fruit and vegetable intakes and reduci...

    Authors: Julie Brimblecombe, Megan Ferguson, Selma C Liberato, Kylie Ball, Marjory L Moodie, Anne Magnus, Edward Miles, Amanda J Leach, Mark D Chatfield, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Kerin O’Dea and Ross S Bailie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:744
  19. Illness conditions lead to medical expenditure. Even with various types of medical insurance, there can still be considerable out-of-pocket costs. Medical expenditure can affect other categories of household c...

    Authors: Kuangnan Fang, Chi Ma, Yefei Jiang, Linglong Ye, Benchang Shia and Shuangge Ma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:743
  20. To understand the full burden of a health condition, we need the information on the disease and the information on how that disease impacts the functioning of an individual. The ongoing revision of the Interna...

    Authors: Reuben Escorpizo, Nenad Kostanjsek, Cille Kennedy, Molly Meri Robinson Nicol, Gerold Stucki and Tevfik Bedirhan Üstün
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:742
  21. Effective interventions among female sex workers require a thorough knowledge of the context of local sex industries. We explore the organisation of female sex work in a low socio-economic setting in Kampala, ...

    Authors: Martin Mbonye, Sarah Nakamanya, Winifred Nalukenge, Rachel King, Judith Vandepitte and Janet Seeley
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:741
  22. To investigate the association between dietary components and development of chronic diabetic complications, the dietary evaluation should include a long period, months or years. The present manuscript aims to...

    Authors: Roberta Aguiar Sarmento, Bárbara Pelicioli Riboldi, Ticiana da Costa Rodrigues, Mirela Jobim de Azevedo and Jussara Carnevale de Almeida
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:740
  23. Infectious intestinal disease (IID) is a major health and economic burden in high-income countries. In the UK, there are an estimated 17 million IID cases annually, of which 6 million are caused by the 12 most...

    Authors: Clarence C Tam, Laura Viviani, Laura C Rodrigues and Sarah J O’Brien
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:739
  24. Baseline data were collected to inform the adoption, implementation and institutionalisation phases of a completely smoke free campus policy at a large Western Australian university with a diverse student and ...

    Authors: Sharyn Burns, Jonine Jancey, Nicole Bowser, Jude Comfort, Gemma Crawford, Jonathan Hallett, Bree Shields and Linda Portsmouth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:738
  25. This paper explores the exposure and impact of a Scottish mass media campaign: Make Your Position Clear. It ran from October 2009 to July 2010, targeted gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), and h...

    Authors: Paul Flowers, Lisa M McDaid and Christina Knussen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:737
  26. Human rights approaches to manage HIV and efforts to decriminalize HIV exposure/transmission globally offer hope to persons living with HIV (PLWH). However, among vulnerable populations of PLWH, substantial hu...

    Authors: J Craig Phillips, Allison Webel, Carol Dawson Rose, Inge B Corless, Kathleen M Sullivan, Joachim Voss, Dean Wantland, Kathleen Nokes, John Brion, Wei-Ti Chen, Scholastika Iipinge, Lucille Sanzero Eller, Lynda Tyer-Viola, Marta Rivero-Méndez, Patrice K Nicholas, Mallory O Johnson…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:736
  27. The uptake of HIV testing and counselling services remains low in risk groups around the world. Fear of stigmatisation, discrimination and breach of confidentiality results in low service usage among risk grou...

    Authors: Janne Krause, Friederike Subklew-Sehume, Chris Kenyon and Robert Colebunders
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:735
  28. Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the primary public health problems in developing countries. HIV/AIDS, poverty, undernutrition, over-crowded living conditions and lack of knowledge about the disease have been known...

    Authors: Jango Bati, Mengistu Legesse and Girmay Medhin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:734
  29. Thailand has for years attempted to address illicit drug use through aggressive drug law enforcement. Despite accounts of widespread violence by police against people who inject drugs (IDU), the impact of poli...

    Authors: Kanna Hayashi, Lianping Ti, Joanne Csete, Karyn Kaplan, Paisan Suwannawong, Evan Wood and Thomas Kerr
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:733
  30. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the majority of developed and developing countries. African countries are currently facing an increase in both cardiovascular and transmitted diseases....

    Authors: Daniel P Capingana, Pedro Magalhães, Amílcar BT Silva, Mauer AA Gonçalves, Marcelo P Baldo, Sérgio L Rodrigues, Cristóvão CF Simões, Albano VL Ferreira and José G Mill
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:732
  31. Informed consent based on comprehension of potential risks and benefits is fundamental to the ethical conduct of clinical research. We explored mental models of candidate HIV vaccines and clinical trials that ...

    Authors: Venkatesan Chakrapani, Peter A Newman, Neeti Singhal, Ruban Nelson and Murali Shunmugam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:731
  32. Prehypertension has been shown to be an early risk factor of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We investigated the prevalence and pattern of cardiometabolic risk factors in prehypertension in three ethnic Asian po...

    Authors: Peggy PC Chiang, Ecosse L Lamoureux, Anoop Shankar, E Shyong Tai, Tien Y Wong and Charumathi Sabanayagam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:730
  33. The serious consequences of diabetes mellitus, and the subsequent economic burden, call for urgent preventative action in developing countries. This study explores the clinical and economic outcomes of strateg...

    Authors: Xiaoqian Liu, Changping Li, Hui Gong, Zhuang Cui, Linlin Fan, Wenhua Yu, Cui Zhang and Jun Ma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:729
  34. Physical inactivity is a recognized public health concern. Inadequate proportions of children in the U.S, including those of preschool age, are meeting physical activity recommendations. In response to low num...

    Authors: Karin A Pfeiffer, Ruth P Saunders, William H Brown, Marsha Dowda, Cheryl L Addy and Russell R Pate
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:728
  35. Worldwide 2 billion people are exposed to hepatitis B infection, 350 million have chronic infection, 65 million in sub-Saharan Africa. Uganda is highly endemic with 10% national prevalence of hepatitis B infec...

    Authors: Emmanuel Ochola, Ponsiano Ocama, Christopher G Orach, Ziadah K Nankinga, Joan N Kalyango, Willi McFarland and Charles Karamagi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:727
  36. While Aboriginal Australian health providers prioritise identification of local community health needs and strategies, they do not always have the opportunity to access or interpret evidence-based literature t...

    Authors: Janya McCalman, Komla Tsey, Roxanne Bainbridge, Anthony Shakeshaft, Michele Singleton and Christopher Doran
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:726
  37. Evidence-informed policy-making (EIPM) is optimal when evidence-producers (researchers) and policy developers work collaboratively to ensure the production and use of the best available evidence. This paper ex...

    Authors: Gade Waqa, Helen Mavoa, Wendy Snowdon, Marj Moodie, Rigieta Nadakuitavuki, Marita Mc Cabe and Boyd Swinburn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:725
  38. University students face multiple stressors such as academic overload, constant pressure to succeed, competition with peers as well as concerns about the future. Stress should not be considered on its own, but...

    Authors: Marie Pierre Tavolacci, Joel Ladner, Sebastien Grigioni, Laure Richard, Herve Villet and Pierre Dechelotte
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:724
  39. Asbestos is a first level carcinogen. However, few epidemiological studies analyse the risk and protective factors associated with asbestos-related diseases and follow up these conditions in the general popula...

    Authors: Magdalena-Isabel Rosell-Murphy, Rafael Abós-Herràndiz, Josep Tarrés Olivella, Constança Alberti-Casas, Isabel García Allas, Xavier Martinez Artés, Ilona Krier Günther, Isidre Grimau Malet, Ramon Orriols Martínez and Jaume Canela-Soler
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:723
  40. A safe effective and affordable HIV vaccine is the most cost effective way to prevent HIV infection worldwide. Current studies of HIV prevalence and incidence are needed to determine potentially suitable cohor...

    Authors: Patricia J Munseri, Muhammad Bakari, Mohamed Janabi, Eric Aris, Said Aboud, Bo Hejdeman and Eric Sandstrom
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:722
  41. The use of reactive strategies to disseminate effective Internet-delivered lifestyle interventions restricts their level of reach within the target population. This stresses the need to invest in proactive str...

    Authors: Francine Schneider, Daniela N Schulz, Loes HL Pouwels, Hein de Vries and Liesbeth ADM van Osch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:721
  42. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence rate of latent TB infection (LTBI) and active TB among homeless in Seoul metropolitan city, South Korea, and to compare the TB burden among homeless people...

    Authors: Chang-Hoon Lee, Yun-Jeong Jeong, Eun Young Heo, Jong Sun Park, Ji Sun Lee, Byoung Jun Lee, Young Sik Park, Eun Hee Song, Yun Jung Yang, Young Soo Cho, En-hi Cho, Kyoung-in Na, Eun-Jeong Oh, Jin-beom Lee, Soo-Yeon Oh, HeeJin Kim…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:720
  43. Few large studies have examined adolescents’ views about increasing their physical activity (PA) to inform PA promotion. We assessed adolescent preference for activity type, co-participants, timing and locatio...

    Authors: Kirsten Corder, Andrew J Atkin, Ulf Ekelund and Esther MF van Sluijs
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:718
  44. We assessed the effectiveness of an integrated individual, community, and structural intervention to reduce risks of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among female sex workers (FSWs).

    Authors: Dianmin Kang, Xiaorun Tao, Meizhen Liao, Jianzhuo Li, Na Zhang, Xiaoyan Zhu, Xiaoguang Sun, Bin Lin, Shengli Su, Lianzheng Hao and Yujiang Jia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:717
  45. In a screening study for silent atrial fibrillation (AF), which is a frequent source of cardiac emboli with ischemic stroke, the proportion of non-participants was considerable and their clinical profile diffe...

    Authors: Johan Engdahl, Anders Holmén, Mårten Rosenqvist and Ulf Strömberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:715
  46. Structured observation is frequently used to measure handwashing at critical events, such as after fecal contact and before eating, but it is time-consuming. We aimed to assess the impact of reducing the durat...

    Authors: Amal K Halder, John W Molyneaux, Stephen P Luby and Pavani K Ram
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:705

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